March 2018: 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.

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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, […]


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, […]

VInow Business Updates

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, please Email Us. St. Thomas Aqua […]


Virgin Islands Port Authority

Section: Government & Organization Updates

March 9th, 2018 – VIPA unveils plans for new airport on St. Thomas! Virgin Islands Port Authority officials met with its aviation consultant, Kimley-Horn and Associates, yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale to finalize plans to renovate and expand the Cyril E. King Airport Terminal on St. Thomas. The new terminal will enhance and improve the travel experience […]

Government House

Government House

Section: Government & Organization Updates

November 20th, 2017 – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp wished Virgin Islanders and all those in the Territory assisting with the recovery efforts a Happy Thanksgiving. The Governor said he was enormously thankful for the many blessings received during one of the Territory’s most difficult and challenging years. “I will remain eternally grateful that there were relatively […]


Starving Artists Day

Section: Event | Events

The St. Croix Landmarks Society will host Starving Artists Day on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm. In addition to the regular line up described below, this year’s event will have an Antiques and Collectibles Mart as well. Admission to the event is $5. About Starving Artists Day The event attracts residents and […]


Thanksgiving in the Park

Section: Events

On November 23rd, 2017 in Cruz Bay Park from 1pm to 6pm, the Rotary Club of St. John & St. John Community Foundation will be throwing a Thanksgiving community block party! Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal this season in Cruz Bay Park! We are reminded this year that we are thankful for our […]

Cruise Ship Dock Info

Cruise Ships are Coming Back

Section: Cruise Industry

November 14th, 2017 – VI Port Authority releases revised November and December cruise ship schedule for St. Croix, and adds the schedule for 2018. Review Cruise Ship Schedule. November 11, 2017 – Norwegian Cruise Lines cancels some of their scheduled calls to St. Croix for November and December 2017. October 31, 2017 – The countdown is […]


22nd Annual St. John 8 Tuff Miles

Section: Events

Because of the recent hurricane activity on and around St. John we will NOT be hosting The 22nd Annual St. John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race. However, on Saturday February 24th, 2018 at 7:15 AM I (Peter Alter) AKA your 8TM Race Director will be going for a 8.38 mile run, Cruz Bay to Coral Bay. If […]

Water Island Ferry Tickles

Water Island Ferry

Section: Ferry-Transportation

November 10, 2017 – The ferry between Water Island and St. Thomas will expand it’s schedule on November 13, 2017. The new schedule will be the following: Monday – Saturday From St. Thomas, Crown Bay: 7:00am, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00pm From Water Island: 7:15am, 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, […]

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