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a flamboyant tree is in bloom with bright red flowers crowning the top of the umbrella like tree

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Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

July, 2021

Mother Nature’s Magic Show at Flamboyan Resort

Throughout the tropics, particularly on St. Thomas, the island comes alive each July with the brilliant red-orange glow of flamboyant trees. The bright flowers on these “flaming trees” remain in bloom through the summer months —and sometimes longer.

It is in honor of the flamboyant trees thriving on the grounds that Flamboyan On The Bay selected its stylized name.

Top of page: Every summer, the brilliant colors of blooming flamboyant trees delight visitors at Flamboyan Resort.

a gardener show a moringa seed to a guest at flamboyan on the bay both are smiling at the camera

Above: Flamboyan staffer, Nervio Charleverin, explains the health benefits of moringa to resort guest Gina Caruso.

moringa trees are planted behind potted plants on the grounds at flamboyan on the bay

Above: The grounds at Flamboyan are alive with lush gifts from Mother Nature including several moringa trees. 

Another less flashy gift of Mother Nature found on the lush seven-and-a-half-acre property is the Moringa tree. 

Often called the “Miracle Tree,” the moringa flourishes with little soil and water. Nevertheless, a serving of moringa contains all nine essential amino acids. The leaves have seven times more vitamin C than oranges and 15 times more potassium than bananas. 

A healthy natural supplement, you can eat moringa leaves directly from the branch or crush and powder them to add to meals. 

Moringa contains calcium, protein, and iron to help the body heal and build muscle. Packed with antioxidants moringa protects cells from damage and may boost the immune system, as well.

Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas encourages guests to stroll the grounds and photograph the amazing array of flowers, plants, and trees flourishing on the property.

Click HERE for more information on the grounds at Flamboyan Resort.

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