When it comes to destinations that encompass all that’s incredible about island living, St. John has it all. White sand beaches, endless blue waves, and weather that bring summertime vibes year-round make St. John the ideal destination for a variety of island-inspired restaurants. When you’re visiting and looking for a casual locale that provides big on tropical flavors, look no further than The Longboard.
Built on Passion and Experience
Easily recognized by its white board exterior sitting happily upon a teal foundation, The Longboard came about when owners Tyler Beckstead and Clint Gaskins mutually decided that St. John was a place made to inspire a new wave of oceanside dining. Once they put their combined culinary experience together, The Longboard became a reality and opened its doors at Cruz Bay directly below Café Roma.
Fresh Island Fare
This one-of-a-kind coastal cantina is a perfect stop for those looking to indulge in a variety of island-inspired dishes that are crafted using the freshest local produce and ingredients. While the dishes are an elegant combination of flavors and spices, the ambiance here is strictly casual. Sticking closely to the island-life mentality, guests are encouraged to mix and mingle as they enjoy food, beverages and a view. In fact, many of the dishes are best enjoyed with the company of friends and family. Starter plates and small snacks tease the taste buds before main dishes including gourmet tacos, ceviche and Baja bowls make their way to the table. Fresh-caught seafood is always on the menu, but it’s the cocktails that give this establishment it’s well-loved reputation. Known by locals as “Frozen Pain Killers,” it’s imperative that guests try one of The Longboard’s infamous hand-crafted cocktails while they’re here. While The Longboard doesn’t take reservations, those looking to reserve space for groups of 12 or more are invited to reach out at (340) 715-2210 or send an email to [email protected].
Browse for Souvenirs
For many visitors, a first trip to St. John often turns into the first of many in the years that follow. The island’s pristine beauty, welcoming atmosphere and delicious dining opportunities mean there’s always more to explore. In the spirit of keeping St. John close even after you’ve left, The Longboard provides a full-service gift shop so diners can pick up that perfect souvenir on their way out. Hats, shirts, cupholders, decals and baby onesies make up a small part of the larger collection hosted at this charming boutique. Not only does an item purchased at this store remind visitors of their time in St. John, but it keeps the flavorful experience at The Longboard top of mind for the next time you’re in town!
Sip the Night Away then Stay
A hand-crafted cocktail at The Longboard should be followed by a sweet island night’s sleep in a beautiful vacation home. When you’re here and looking for a property that matches your vacation expectations, be sure to reach out to the team at Cimmaron St John. With a vast collection of beachfront villas and condos waiting to be booked, we’re happy to help you find a location that meets your every need. Contact us today to start planning your next island getaway.