8 Tuff Miles 2017

Photo by Steve Simonsen   The 21st Annual St.John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race is coming right up on  Saturday February 25th 2017  at 7:15am. The course is Cruz Bay to Coral Bay Via Centerline Road. Distance  is 8.375 miles. Are you up for it?? Register   at:    http://www.lightboxreg.com/index.php?func=eventlist&op=&mobile=0&search=8+tuff+miles  

New Owners at Concordia? LaVie Boutique Resorts

  “LaVie is developing a new style of Boutique Resorts located in spectacular natural settings and inspired by local cultures. LaVie is a pioneer in Positive Impact tourism, creating a symbiotic relationship with both the community and surrounding natural environment.  Lavie is currently planning boutique Resorts in the US Virgin Islands, Charleston SC, and Cartagena […]

St. John Tradewinds News

The Labor Day Parade on St. John in Coral Bay is a tad funkier than many of the Labor Day Parades on the mainland.  The Tradewinds on-line news source nailed it with their writing and photography.  To read about the parade and enjoy more photos click here!    http://www.stjohntradewindsnews.com/ The article on ‘Young Dr. Harley’, […]

Blues Festival This Weekend

The third annual St. John Blues Festival is going to take over the island March 25 – 27.  Estate Susannaberg Ruins is the main site for the event.  Click on this link to get the scoop…..    stjohnbluesblowout.com/ To get a real estate market update contact Jane at…..jane@islandiarealestate.com or 941.544.5855

8 Tuff Miles is Tomorrow!

  The race is on tomorrow, starting at 7:15am.  This is the 20th annual 8 Tuff Miles Road Race.  The facebook link is below.  Remember to stay off of Centerline Road in the morning.  Congratulations to all those that are running, great job! https://www.facebook.com/The-St-John-8-Tuff-Miles-Road-Race-210045092090/

Kokomo Cottage Now Pending

An excited couple has just contracted on this serene cottage in Estate Carolina.  The views are amazing, the peace and quiet are enchanting.  We are seeing lots of activity this 2016 season.  I currently have 5 pending contracts and I am looking forward to the sellers and buyers coming to a happy conclusion.  Now is […]

VOGUE Magazine ~ Step Aside, Tulum—These Are the Five Hottest Winter Escapes of 2016

The January issue of Vogue Magazine named St. John in the top 5 places to visit, we would have to agree! Instead of St. Barth’s, try St. John  St. Barth’s has long been the It destination for East Coasters in the winter because of its relatively close proximity and posh hotels. If you aren’t looking […]

Islandia Building Sold!

Our founding mother,Inga,  has sold the Islandia Building.  The good news is that it is staying in the family as Nick Vanassche, now owner of Islandia Real Estate, is the buyer.  The purchase assures that Islandia will be able to keep our superb location for many years to come.  Nick and a group of investors […]

New York Times Names Coral Bay #4 on Places to Visit List

Coral Bay 2016 Coral Bay 1955 . From the New York Times interactive article Jan 7, 2016 (click here for the link) . Coral Bay St. John Visit the U.S. Virgin Island’s quiet corner before big development. The beaches are less crowded, the emphasis is on local over commercial, and the people share a friendly […]

Islandia’s New Office Manager

  Islandia welcomes our new office manager, Paige Cope.  Paige comes to us from Atlanta and we are really enjoying  her smiling face and her soft and slightly southern accent.


The Tradewinds newspaper, which closed last month, has been resurected by a group of local residents.  Jamie Elliot will be running the show and we look forward to the first issue on Monday November 16th.  Pick up a copy at local vendors or read it on line. Merry  merryvi@aol.com      

St. John Realtors floating board meeting

Yesterday the St. John Board of Realtors held its annual meeting aboard the sailing vessel Kekoa, a 55 ft. custom built catamaran with room for up to 78 passengers.  Our barefoot board of directors called the meeting to order and we dispensed with the business at hand efficiently and then kicked back for a beautiful […]

Only on St. John…

  The character of St. John is all about the characters of St. John:  Aren’t these goats are doing a fine job keeping the Coral Bay landscape neat and trimmed?  The other day they were working on the ball field and gave it a very becoming close cropped look.  They work diligently all day and […]

Moon Over St. John

Last night we watched the lunar eclipse from our home in Coral Bay.  It was an amazing sight.  It made me wonder what the ancients must have thought.  Imagine them gazing at the full moon when suddenly it begins to disappear and then turn blood red right before their startled eyes.  Our modern scientific explanations […]

Looking for the Rain!

The St. John community has pulled together once again.  Along Centerline Rd. there are number of donkey watering stations where volunteers throughout the area are keeping the buckets full for the donkeys both young and old.  If you are on island bring some water with you and fill one or two of the buckets up!   […]