ST John Romantic Getaways: “Here at Last”

“I liked that one the best of all,” he says of her swimsuit, slowly raising an eyebrow above the rim of his sun-glinted shades.

She smiles, and glides catlike onto the beach towel beside him. She’d bought the two-piece showstopper only a few days before they’d left for St John and the beach vacation of which they always had dreamed. “Glad you approve,” she says with playful understatement.

For a few silent moments their oiled fingers gently intertwine as they watch a Brown Pelican soar above and then suddenly plunge-dive for its supper.  It was the only living creature to notice them on their newly deserted beach, the sun descending ever more quickly against the azure blue horizon.

He slowly caresses her waist and inhales the rich Caribbean sea air. “We’re here,” he whispers. “Just us.”

She squeezes his hand. Tears form. The moment has made words unnecessary, if not impossible. “Romantic getaways” was merely search term all those months ago–now their own private reality.  A sensual locale to seal their love and reignite their passion.

“I think we’re the only ones left on the beach,” he said with a glint in his eye. “Shall we head for our romantic little villa?”

This time it was her turn to raise an eyebrow over her sunglasses as she slowly began to transform her showstopping two-piece swimsuit into a lesser sum total.

“Now this … is a vacation,” he murmurs. - Best Honeymoon Desitnations and Romantic Villas

Blood Red Sun at Mooncottage

ST John Villas Road Gets Facelift

ST John Villas need nice roads to make life easier … but, on some parts of our lovely island still, the VI Territorial Government has never met their commitment to pave. In our case in Calabash Boom, many of our former guests have nothing but praise about our romantic Couples Getaways villas like Mooncottage and Villa Solemare–but, always wish the road up to the villas were a little better. Well, “us” ST John Villas owners on the hill have an association in which we collect private money and seasonally grade the road which is semi-paved. In addition, we are always working in conjunction with the Coral Bay Community Council to do work for matching Federal grants and pave the road a section at a time. This may not seem like a lot of work, but, believe me it is! The estimate for paving up to the top of our small road is in the $millions. So, we do it a bit at a time.

Now, since the weather has been so dry over the past few months, grading has not been possible because the dust would be everywhere. But, we had a nice stretch of rain recently, so the guys came up to give us a facelift that I am sure all of you who have endured (or laughed) at our little road will greatly appreciate. We are committed to investing our own funds semi-annually to keep the road more smooth and navigable. This is incidentally very important for the environment. Without paving, the fill from the roads can end up in Coral Bay when there rains are heavy, so we have an army of engineers always finding new ways to keep this from happening until the road is fully paved. “Swales” kept clear for water run off on the side of the road help keep the bay healthy.

So, enjoy a few photos of the smooth new results, and please come back to one of our super romantic ST John Villas soon and enjoy the fruits of all of this hard work–in a villa of course, not camping on the road.

Calabash Road 2

Calabash Road 2

Calabash Road 4

Calabash Road 4

5 Warnings About Romantic Getaways in ST John
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A most glorious day at Mooncottage, St. John USVI

Before you consider coming to the Virgin Islands and staying at one of our romantic getaways villas, there are a few important things you should consider. Please read the following so that you can reduce surprises and more accurately manage your expectations:

  1. Your Sense of Time Will Change.The slow-moving clouds and laid-back atmosphere will make you oblivious to the time of day. In fact, you’ll find yourself not caring one way or the other what time it is. Because, here in at one of our romantic getaways in Paradise, the time is always the same – “now.” Rum and Coke also accelerates this process.
  2. Your Defenses Will Drop.Yes, Mom always said, “Don’t talk to strangers.” But no matter which island you visit, you’ll find yourself charmed by the most warm and friendly people on the planet.
  3. Things Will Happen.Blame it on the pounding steel drums, the seductive, private views at a one of our romantic getaways or the undulating waves, but there’s something about this place that will make you twice as irresistible to one another. Can you handle that?
  4. You’ll Feel Bad for People at the Office.Within seconds of lounging on the deck of one of our villas, you’ll feel guilty that your co-workers are at that very moment slaving away on some high-stress task. This guilt could last up to three seconds.
  5. “Jersey Shore” Will Lose Its Importance. Activities such as swimming, snorkeling, dining, dancing and other exciting island pleasures will make latest adventures on your favorite reality show seem trivial in comparison. Besides, the water here is much warmer than in Jersey.

You have been warned — please book a romantic getaways vacation villa at your own risk!

Luxury Caribbean Villas & Learning to Swim

Should You Learn to Swim before Arriving?

Whether splashing in the pools at our Mooncottages Luxury Caribbean Villas or enjoying unlimited activities in the ocean, people come for the water. One of the major attraction for people visiting the Virgin Islands, is surely the water. But if you’re a person who doesn’t know how to swim, aquatic enticements sink fast.  There are endless amazing beaches both large and small, shallow and challenging to enjoy. I mean just look at this inviting shot below. It just draws you into it’s watery warmth. And, there is nothing more erotic than swimming alone on a deserted beach with the one you love.

Francis Bay : Coral Bay, St. John

Francis Bay : Coral Bay, St. John

Although there are endless things to do in the Virgin Islands that don’t require getting wet, being able to swim greatly expands your recreation options. Therefore, why not learn to swim … and learn it well enough so that, by the time you arrive you’re ready for the water? Swimming lessons are available in almost every town or city, at community pools and fitness centers. Plan your lessons as far in advance of your trip as possible, so you have plenty of time to learn and practice. If you have fears or phobias about swimming, consider hiring an experienced private instructor. A pre-screening will help determine if his or her teaching style suits your comfort level. For those fearful of the water, patience is a swimming instructor’s most important attribute.

Think of all of the great reasons to learn to swim:

Health. Swimming offers a very effective workout. It utilizes and tones the major muscle groups, burns calories, and can be beneficial for people of any age or weight.

Self Confidence. It feels good to develop any new skill, but swimming enhances your capacity for survival. Knowing you could take care of yourself enables you to feel safer in the water as well as aboard a boat of any size.

Safety. Knowing how to swim is a life skill that could one day save your life or the lives of others.

Fun. Once you learn to swim you can explore snorkeling, scuba diving, waterskiing, and swimming with dolphins, or take full advantage of your local water park.

Romance. You can slip outside to join your partner for a spontaneous, moonlit, midnight swim at your private romantic luxury caribbean villa. (We saved the best for last!)

Come swim with us at any of our incredible Mooncottages Luxury Caribbean Villas selected exclusively for couples.