Savoring the spirit of the holiday season is often best done surrounded by family and friends. However, when you’re looking to swap out chilly weather for warm-weather fun and scenic holiday beauty, you’ll want to be sure to book a stay on the island of St. John. Hosting the Virgin Islands National Park and brimming over with beautiful beaches, wildlife preserves and options for dining and shopping in island style, this is a vacation destination that caters to travelers of varying passions from near and far. No matter how you like to spend the holidays, give your traditions a bit of a tropical edge this year by visiting St. John which is sure to be an inspiring experience. Here are just a few reasons St. John makes for one of the best Christmas vacations:
The Music: Coral Bay Christmas Caroling
The holidays just aren’t the same without a seasonal soundtrack to go along with the fun. When you find yourself on St. John this holiday season, be sure to make time for the highly anticipated Coral Bay Christmas Caroling event. Since 1960, residents of St. John have made their way to Coral Bay to sing in the season in holiday style as a community. A Christmas tree lighting and children’s programs are all part of the annual tradition which brings residents together in a meaningful and musical way.
The Competition: Ten Bay 10K
For those that love a bit of friendly competition over the holidays, the Ten Bay 10K event is not to be missed. This 6.2-mile route begins at the Virgin Island National Park Visitors Center and ends at beautiful Maho Bay Beach. Along the way, participants will enjoy scenic island views and a challenging path that’s made that much more rewarding when you realize all you’ve had the opportunity to see. You’ll run past landmarks that include Salomon Bay, Hawksnest Bay, Trunk Bay and a collection of sugar mill ruins just to name a few! Enjoy the run and relish the rewards that are handed out to the top finishers each and every year in December.
The Sailing: Thanksgiving Regatta
Sponsored by the renowned Coral Bay Yacht Club, the annual Thanksgiving Regatta at Coral Bay is a thrilling holiday festivity that brings participants and spectators out in equal numbers. As sails are raised and vessels take to the waves, guests come to see the spectacular sight of fabric chasing the wind over deep blue waters. All classes of boats are welcome to enter this popular event that maximizes time on the waves and makes the most of incredible St. John scenery over the holiday season.
Enjoy a Holiday Escape to St. John
Leave the cold far behind and book a beautiful home away from home with Cimmaron St. John when you head to the island this holiday season. Contact us today for more details and to start planning your adventure! Book today.