January 2018: The Virgin Islands has been recovering in the aftermath of September 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Many beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened! We are welcoming visitors back; and look forward to welcoming you! Learn more on the Recovery Blog.
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Hurricanes Irma and Maria Recovery

Dear Friends, On September 6th, 2017 and again on September 19th, 2017 the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit by category 5 hurricanes. Hurricane Irma devastated St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. Hurricane Maria arrived under two weeks later, devastating St. Croix and added further damage to the sister islands.

Over the last months we have been recovering; many beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened. Cruise ships have returned, and some travelers are arriving by air to visit and many to help. We thank you for your prayers, thoughts and support. We look forward to seeing you soon. Wishing you and yours all the best for the holidays!

Latest Update: January 3, 2018

U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Property Updates

Section: Hotel Property Updates

Update January 3rd, 2018 St. Croix The Buccaneer The Buccaneer welcomes back guests on November 1, 2017. Caravelle Hotel & Casino Caravelle Hotel & Casino is open and accommodating emergency and relief workers. On April 30, 2018, the hotel will close to repair damage caused by Hurricane Maria and will re-open on September 1, 2018. […]

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Beach Cleanup

Section: Environment

Brewers Bay Beach Clean Up Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM Join us to clean up Brewers Beach! Meet by the bathrooms on the left side for trash bags. Bring friends and reusable water bottles. We look forward to seeing you there! Frenchtown Shoreline Clean Up Saturday, January 20, 2018 at […]

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Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Section: Events

Resilience of Culture Just in time for St. Croix’s Crucian Christmas Festival, which takes place annually in December and January, we learned of a great article on VI culture and hurricane recovery! Charlie Weber, managing editor of the Folklife Magazine at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, recently wrote to us to […]

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Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 26, 2017 ELECTRIC SYSTEM Restoration crews worked throughout the holiday weekend to restore service to approximately 2,700 customers between Friday and Tuesday. On Christmas Day, more than 600 customers were restored across the territory. On St. Croix, additional customers were restored in Anna’s Hope, Bugby Hole, Calquahoun, Cane, Carlton, Castle Coakley, Catherine’s Rest, Clifton Hill, […]

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St. Thomas International Regatta

Section: Events

It’s Back to the Good Old Days of Caribbean Racing! 45th St. Thomas International Regatta Set for March 23-25, 2018 St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. If you enjoyed Caribbean racing in the 1970s and 1980s – or heard the stories and wished you were there – this year’s St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), set for March […]

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Virgin Islands National Park

National Park Update

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 20th 2017 –  Virgin Islands National Park today declared all roads, trails and beaches open at the park, 105 days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the island of St. John. “Virgin Islands National Park is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in America and is a major economic contributor to the Island’s economy, […]

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Downtown Rock City Clean Streets 2.0

Section: Environment

Join us for our second Downtown Rock City Clean Streets cleanup! With all the festivities this season the streets are filling with trash, and we need to do our best to keep our streets clean! Meet at the Fort Christian Parking Lot at 9AM and don’t forget your reusable water bottle and reef-safe sun protection! […]

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25th Miracle on Main Street is Reinstated

Section: Events

The St.  Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Announces Miracle on Main Street will be held on December 22, 2017 due to the outpouring of support pledged by the private sector after the announcement earlier this week that the event would be cancelled.  Amid recovery, it seems we all require some cheer this year and our community has […]

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St. John Friends of the V.I. National Park

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 10th, 2017 – Planning a trip to St. John? Look to the Friends 1st Annual “Villas for the Park” online auction to make arrangements for your stay! Each year (for the past 8 years) at this time we host an online auction with gifts, services and experiences donated by local businesses. In light of […]

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viNGN Provides New Free Wi-Fi in Roosevelt Park St. Thomas and Loredon Boynes Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay St. John

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 8th 2017 – The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN), is pleased to announce its newest free Wi-Fi hot spot locations, in Roosevelt Park, St. Thomas and at the Loredon Boynes Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay on St. John. The Roosevelt Park location is central, offers seating, and provides a relaxed atmosphere, while the […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands and Royal Caribbean Celebrate Reopening of Magens Bay on St. Thomas

Section: Cruise Industry

December 7th, 2017 – Speaking at the official reopening and dedication of Magens Bay on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp asserted the September hurricanes, which damaged large swaths of the Territory, present an opportunity for the destination to create a more vibrant tourism product. Governor Mapp said, “Hurricanes are about devastation, […]

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St. John Community Foundation

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 6, 2017 – Update BOAT DEADLINE HAS PASSED Dec. 1 was the deadline to notify the Coast Guard of vessel salvage/removal intentions. Call the Vessel Owner Notification Hotline at‪ 340-423-6353‬ or email caribbean_recovery@nps.gov. Over 20 boat owners have arranged to have vessels salvaged and returned to them at no cost! +Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar! […]

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Love City Live! Summer in January 2018

Section: Events

Cancellation of Love City Live! Summer in January 2018. Love City Live! was founded on the tenets of highlighting culture, lifestyle and vibe on St. John, USVI and the surrounding region. Over the past eight (8) years we have had the privilege and the pleasure of sharing our beautiful people, food, beaches, music, watering holes, […]

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Airport

Section: Airport

December 1, 2017 – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be able to return to their assigned area in the Cyril E. King Airport Terminal and use their equipment to screen travelers by this weekend, announced Virgin Islands Port Authority Executive Director David Mapp.  The use of scanning equipment and machines should significantly reduce wait […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Business Updates

Section: Business Updates

Update: We are reaching out to tourism based businesses in the Virgin Islands to see how they are doing after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We will add to the list as we get information. If you are a business owner and want to share your status with us at VInow.com, please Email Us. St. Thomas Aqua […]

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Ferry Schedule

St. Thomas – St. John Ferry and Barge

Section: Ferry-Transportation

November 24th, 2017: Extended hours for passenger ferry service between St. Thomas and St. John. New additional hours as of Sunday the 26th of November 2017. Leaving Cruz Bay – every hour on the hour from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. With the last trip from Cruz Bay at 7:30 p.m. Leaving Red Hook – at 6:30 and 7:30 a.m., […]

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