Wednesday, June 6, 2018

5 Reasons to Choose St. John for Your Honeymoon

Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but the thought of a relaxing honeymoon after the big day is what aids a lot of newlyweds through the stress. Because of this, many newlyweds set out immediately after the wedding to an idyllic destination that amplifies the excitement of the big day (and the joy of the planning being done).  The idea is to head to a place that’s both intimitate an exciting, and for many, that means heading to a tropical island paradise.

Fortunately, there is one wedding planning decision that’s easy to make, and that’s to choose the Caribbean island of St. John for your honeymoon. A multitude of lavish St. John homes for rent make it easy to choose a home away from home that’s guaranteed to create lasting memories, and the picture-perfect surroundings create a romantic yet adventurous atmosphere that’s impossible to resist.

These are five reasons why you should choose St. John for your honeymoon. Trust us - you won’t be disappointed.

It’s Easy to Reach

You’ll probably want to fly to your honeymoon destination (driving long-distance is no way to start a marriage), and St. John is an easy island to access considering its secluded, deserted-isle feel.  The Cyril E. King Airport is a public airport found just 2 miles west of the Charlotte Amalie business district on the nearby island of St. Thomas. Once you arrive at Cyril E. King Airport, you’ll be able to take a pubic ferry or private water taxi to the gorgeous island of St. John. This is where you head out to sea, leave the wedding stresses behind, and truly begin to enjoy married life with your new husband or wife.

Luxurious Hotels and Villas

While on your honeymoon, you will demand the best, and St. John offers some of the most lavish resorts, villas, and eateries in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The esteemed Gallows Point Resort is one of the hotels that will spoil you with all of the amenities you desire, including a sumptuous suite with oceanfront balcony, snorkeling at your doorstep, a relaxing pool, tropical gardens and more.  

Or, you can opt for an over-the-top villa, like The Latitude in Great Cruz Bay, which includes a private pool and hot tub overlooking the turquoise waters of the bay.  Wherever you stay in St. John, you’re bound to enjoy quality services, whether you’re seeking award-winning cuisine, exciting ocean activities, or even private butler service at your room or villa. There are so many sumptuous places to stay -- for every budget -- that you simply can’t go wrong when planning your trip to St. John.

Vacation Rentals Too

Many honeymooners are seeking even more privacy, and the best way to enjoy a place entirely to yourself is by booking a vacation rental. The island is full of vacation rentals offered by real estate companies and individual home owners to give you a luxurious yet local living experience. Whether you’re searching for a smaller, more affordable home in a local neighborhood or a lavish rental with balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea, you can find the vacation rental you’re seeking. Luxury Retreats is a helpful booking site that will connect you with your dream vacation home away from the distractions of overly-crowded resorts and fellow tourists.  

Unbeatable Views and Landmarks

As newlyweds, there’s no doubt you’re craving a place that will provide the peace and tranquility of untouched natural beauty.  The Caribbean island of St. John is full of breathtaking landmarks and sights, determined to spruce ignite your honeymoon. For instance, a tour the Coral Bay is an experience that you and your husband or wife will remember for decades to come. In addition to Coral Bay, the white sand beaches of Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands National Park, and even Honeymoon Beach (aptly named) are just waiting to introduce you to the breathtaking natural wonders of the Caribbean. While you may want to relax in the comfort of your lavish hotel room or villa, there’s no doubt you should get out and experience the beaches and waters that surround you.

Water Sports Abound

Because St. John is a tropical island, most of the adventure activities you can enjoy there in involve beaches and the sea. Some of the most sought-after water activities on the island are kayaking the pristine Caneel Bay, the Hanley Cay Adventure tour, snorkeling at Cinnamon Bay, taking a day trip via boat to St. Thomas, embarking on a private sailing excursion, or diving among the brightly-coloured corals and sea creatures that call this area home.

And when your skin is too pruned to spend another day in the sea, you can spend a day exploring the historic Annaberg Sugar Plantation, hiking the Lind Point Trail, exploring Bordeaux Mountain, or shopping the galleries and stores of Cruz Bay and other popular tourist areas. Choose the activities that appeal most to you and your love, and you’re guaranteed to create lasting memories.

What Are You Waiting For?

Every wonderful wedding is completed with an unforgettable honeymoon. And we suggest you enjoy your honeymoon in one of the most picture-perfect places in the world -- St. John. Splash in the crystal clear Caribbean waters, sink your toes into the powder white sands, and lay in bed for hours simply feeling the warm sun and salty air on your skin. St. John is truly paradise on earth.

Trendy Birthday Gifts for Kids Under 12

Sometimes it may be hard to keep up with what is popular with today's kids. These things seem to be forever changing. What was in three month ago, may be out now.

When looking for fun, educational or  trendy gifts for kids, for gift giving, consider these suggestions below, that are sure to get a smile out of them.

When it’s raining outside, Lottie is quick to pull on her raincoat and boots and go on a muddy adventure. She loves the sound of the squelch of her boots in the mud, and it is great fun to find the deepest, muddiest puddle and jump up and down in it. Lottie also likes puddle jumping with her friends and having a competition to see who can make the biggest splash.

Birthday Girl Sophia is Lottie's younger sister - with the same long blonde hair as her sister, but styled differently. She is another welcome addition to the Lottie family! She loves celebrating her birthday - sharing cake and treats with her friend and family, and playing lots of games! She is dressed to impress in her silver tutu and sparkly bag, and comes with an invitation, birthday card and a thank you card!

Lottie loves to be out in the countryside riding her pony, Sirius. A Welsh Mountain Pony, Sirius is strong-willed, excitable and very determined. Like Lottie's other pony, Seren, Sirius's name is also star-themed. Sirius is the brightest star in the Earth's night sky.

Why are Lottie, Finn &a Friends the perfect Birthday Gift?

“Lottie, Finn & Friends are the perfect gift for your little one - Lottie Dolls are Inspired by Real Kids and have been created with childhood in mind! We want all kids to embrace childhood, have some amazing adventures, and most of all, to have lots of fun!

We believe that childhood should be an inclusive place where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability and aim to reflect that in our collection. Lottie, Finn & Friends are based on nine-year-old children and the dolls are relatable to all the elements of childhood – Lottie’s motto is Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You!”

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Mo’s Nose series by Margaret Hyde-

The entire Mo’s Nose series by Margaret Hyde follows a rescued dog named Mo on several journeys as he discovers the beauty and wonder of colors through his sense of smell. The series invites readers of all ages to explore and use their many senses while reading stories that celebrate discovery, organic play and inspire feelings of compassion, service and stewardship. In Mo Smells the Ballpark, the newest book in the series set to come out in May, Mo and his friends experience all of the sights, sounds and SMELLS of the big game.  The charitable elements, charming illustrations and scent-tastic sense of adventure make Mo’s Nose the perfect birthday gift for a special little one! The series is available through, and select brick-and-mortar booksellers nationwide.

Barbie® Potty Training Taffy: Barbie Doll and Pet Playset-

·         Barbie® doll shows how much she loves her pets by taking good care of them

·         With the Barbie Potty Training Taffy set, you can help Barbie doll feed and clean up after her pets

·         Taffy® dog actually poops — just push her tail!

·         Barbie® doll looks adorable in casually cool capri pants and print t-shirt

·         Animal accessories include a dog food-toting backpack (attached to Taffy® dog), a doggie food dish with treats, a pooper scooper, “poop,” and a trash can!

Global Groove-

Fun hand-felted bag for your young fashionista!  Moss-green bag featuring mushroom scene, with flower and lady bugs.  A perfect garden scene for any little girl!  Made in Nepal. **Your purchase helps a certified fair trade organization that works with women, supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal.

With this extensive set you can compose a total fleet! Build a bulldozer, a fire truck, a forklift, a tow truck, a pick-up truck or a van! The cockpits, cabins, scoops, wheels and other attachments can be easily clicked onto the bars. All parts can be combined with all existing SMARTMAX® sets. Together with the bars and metal balls, you can create an endless range of possibilities.

All SmartMax vehicle sets compliment and work with the SmartMax construction sets. 

A cordless and battery-free, the boozik (bamboo + music) synergizes nature with the age of technology. Being both sturdy, compact and light, the boozik is perfect for amplifying on-the-go music, videos and phone calls. 
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They'll draw the perfect picture every time using Drawmaster™! Now kids can bring to life their favourite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America and many more from the Marvel universe.


Science4you's scientific and educational toys help children to develop a wide range of skills and capabilities such as creativity, concentration, social skills among many others through combining fun with real-world education by fostering curiosity and experimentation. Finally, all Science4you toys are included into the STEM toys category as they provide kids with knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while having fun.


Lumiluvs are play friends by day and sleep pals by night! Just kiss your Lumiluvs to make it light up! These adorable pets are fun to cuddle, kiss and dream with.


CozyPhones Kid Character headphones are great for  kids. So much better than  those bulky headphones or those ear buds that keep falling out, they are made with their own built in concealed hearing pieces, and inside a cute headband perfect for young children.  Available in a variety of characters, they make a perfect birthday gift.

** Watch this spot for more trendy birthday gift ideas!