Lime Out – St. John’s New Floating Taco Bar is a Winner!

There’s a new floating taco bar, Lime Out VI, on the Coral Bay side of St. John and it’s not to be missed! The Island Abodes team loves the delicious tacos and amazing craft cocktails in the beautiful setting of Round Bay on the East End. We highly recommend that you check it out during your next St. John vacation.

First let’s talk about the food offerings. It’s all tacos! But these aren’t any ordinary tacos…they are downright scrumptious. From Ceviche to Tuna to Surf and Turf (shrimp and short rib) and even a Vegan Taco, we’ve devoured them all. They are made-to-order with fresh ingredients wrapped in a soft tortilla. They are pretty big and we feel like you get a lot for $7-10 each.

You can’t eat tacos without a cold beverage, right? For libations Lime Out offers awesome craft cocktails, St. John Brewers beer on tap, and even bottles of bubbly if you really want to celebrate.

But the best thing about Lime Out is the location. You can either arrive by power boat, or swim/raft/kayak/paddleboard from Hanson Bay. If you’re going from shore there’s a swim up bar where you can comfortably hang out while enjoying the food, drinks and views.

Lime Out was started by the owners of the Lime Inn restaurant in Cruz Bay, which is one of our favorites. So they know good food. They are also a multi generational St. John family and have gone to great lengths to make Lime Out an environmentally responsible operation. Power comes from solar, they have only reusable cups, no straws, and they are very strict about collecting trash to make sure none ends up in the pristine surrounding waters.

How to get there? If you’re on a charter boat, just tell your captain it’s taco time! If driving, take Centerline Road to Coral Bay and turn left at the ball field. Go past Skinny Legs and keep on driving. Just past Haulover Bay is Hanson Bay where you can park. There’s a nice beach and other offerings for a small fee. Look out in the water and you can’t miss Lime Out!

Map Of Lime Out In St John USVI

4 Reasons to Get a Vacation Rental in St. John

If you’re planning a trip to the islands of the Caribbean, you’ve already made the first step toward an amazing vacation experience. St. John and the U.S. Virgin Islands are filled with fun attractions, delicious food, and beautiful beaches. To get the most out of Carribean vacation, you need to steer clear of the hotels and tourist traps. Here are four reasons why you should get a vacation rental from Island Abodes when you plan a trip to St. John.

Affordable Pricing

It may seem counterintuitive, but renting a home can be more affordable than staying at a hotel in St. John. When the cost of the vacation villa is split between party members, a vacation rental from Island Abodes is less expensive than staying at a hotel, especially for all of the amenities, the beachside view, and the private space you get from an Island Abodes vacation rental. We even have a Best Price Guarantee, so you know you’re getting a good deal. You will never find a lower rate on any of our villas somewhere else.

All the Comforts of Home

Staying in a hotel is one of the more frustrating parts of traveling because it’s so different from everyday life. You go from living in a private residence to sharing accommodations with hundreds of guests. You have a smaller bathroom and little access to a kitchen if any at all. Rentals from Island Abode give you all the comforts of home. You get large bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchens (some that are fully equipped), and more. All of our rentals except the Papaya Suite, even have private washers and dryers.

Enjoy a More Authentic Experience

When you stay in a vacation villa from Island Abodes, you get to enjoy a more authentic Caribbean vacation experience. Hotels and the areas around them become tourist traps. Since people know that tourists with money are in the area, merchants can raise prices or sell goods that are lower quality than what locals would accept. Since we live here, we know the restaurants, island activities, tour operators, and the beaches. We’ll make sure you always know the best places to go to fulfill your vacation dreams.

Takes the Middleman Out of Travel Plans

With Island Abodes, renting a vacation villa is fast and easy. You don’t have to go through a travel agent or a booking service. Not only do you get a fantastic place to stay, but you also save money on booking fees. You also don’t have to worry about any surprise issues that may arise once you reach your destination. We own and operate each villa on our website, so we can accurately answer any questions you have about the villa and its features. Plus, we are on the island if you need anything at all. Our personal approach ensures you have a great visit when you stay in one of our vacation villas.

Next time you plan a trip to the Caribbean, you should consider staying at an Island Abodes vacation rental. You will save money and have a better experience overall. It’s a win-win scenario. If you have any questions about renting a vacation rental, send us a message online.

Taxi Information

St. John Taxis

 

  • Lisa and Mitchell: 340-513-7444
  • Chico: 340-690-6507
  • Elvis: 340-642-0555
  • Ricky Penn: 340-513-1627
  • Owen: 340-626-6274
  • Merv: 340-690-1244
  • Erin: 340-344-4234
  • Avery: 340-690-0177
  • Starfish: 340-998-6139

If you are staying at Sunset Serenade Suites (Papaya, Honeymoon Suite, Penthouse, or Hibiscus Suite) tell the taxi driver you are staying at Sirenusa. This is the resort right next door to Sunset Serenade. Since we do not have addresses on island, this is the closest landmark that the taxi drivers will know. We are one lot over after the Sirenusa gate, so pass the Sirenusa gate and we are on the left.

If you are staying in one of our Chocolate Hole rentals (Down Yonder Pool Villa or Garden Suite) we are the first house on the left when you turn off Southshore Road onto Travelers Trail. Garden Suite is the LOWER driveway while Down Yonder is the UPPER driveway.

You will get detailed directions to your rental the week before your arrival to share with your taxi driver if you choose not to rent a jeep.

Taxi Tips:

  • Taxis are almost always available at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay (during regular ferry schedule hours) and also at the Westin. They frequently wait for passengers at the taxi stand area at Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay.
  • Although rates are standardized, we recommend that you speak to the driver and agree to your total rate (for you, your group, your luggage, waiting charges, etc.) before boarding the taxi.
  • Many taxis will wait to fill their vehicle before departing (particularly from the ferry dock and popular beaches).
  • To find out some approximate rates for popular beaches/destinations, visit vinow.com.
  • We highly recommend you rent your own jeep and not rely on taxis. Learn more reasons why here.

How to Travel Without Luggage

Although we normally think of traveling with luggage and we have gotten used to traveling with luggage, traveling without luggage can be done. It may not be the most convenient thing but it definitely can be done and can make traveling a lighter load. This also prevents you from having to worry about the dimensions of your luggage, the things inside of your luggage, and paying extra baggage fees while traveling by plane because you will not have any luggage. It can make traveling a lot easier. Follow these tips in order to begin traveling without luggage.

The Basics

If you are a woman, you will want to carry a large purse. If you are a man, you can use a duffle bag or a backpack. This can be packed full of your toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, change of underwear, pajamas, and makeup if you wear it. These basic items will hold you over and get you through needing the basic things if there is an emergency while traveling and you get delayed.

Shipping Packages

The best thing to do when traveling without luggage is to have your packages shipped to your vacation villa seven to ten days ahead of time. Island Abodes provides this service at no extra charge. We will just keep your packages and keep them safe and have them in your rental at check in.  Be sure that your packages do not have much value in case they are lost in the shipping process. You want to ensure that you address your packages correctly. Please let us know you are mailing a package and mail it to the following address:

Island Abodes

Your Name

Rental Name & Check in date

5000 Estate Enighed PMB 567

ST John, USVI 00830

Small Purchases

All Island Abodes rentals come equipped with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, sunscreen, bug spray etc.  so no need to purchase. Things like shaving cream, razor or specialty items can be purchased at any St John market or Chelsea Drug Store.

Only Take What You Need

The best way to avoid traveling with much luggage or any luggage at all is to only take what you need, swimsuit, few clothing items and flats. Most people overpack and don’t wear or use have of what they bring on vacation. If you are staying with us, we basically provide everything you need, you may get by with just bringing a couple of outfits and a swimsuit. Be sure to think about what you will do on your vacation and only take what you need. It will be nice to have less to keep track up while on vacation.

What Guests Are Saying About Us

Anne: Down Yonder Villa, March 2019:

“Just got home after spending a week at Down Yonder Pool Villa and it was one of the most memorable family vacations we’ve ever had. We have been to St. John several times and this house was the best we have ever stayed in! We were traveling with our kids, ages 14, 12 and 10, and the house was well equipped for everyone-board games, pool toys, sunscreen etc. The house is beautiful as are the views! It’s a short drive to the grocery store and Cruz Bay but still feels quiet and secluded. Would definitely recommend this house to anyone visiting the island, and we can’t wait to come back.” 

Kelly: Penthouse at Sunset Serenade, March 2019: 

“We greatly enjoyed our stay in the Penthouse of Island Abodes on St. John. The property is amazing with incredible views all times of the day and night. The accommodations are first class and Island Abodes has thought of everything you may need during your stay. I highly suggest you select any of there properties when visiting St. John. It’s the best vacation place in the world, seriously. Awesome place with very thoughtful amenities.”

Alex: Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole, March 2019

“Couldn’t recommend staying here more! Had the best of times and Brittany couldn’t have been more accommodating. 11/10”

Jackie: Hibiscus Suite at Sunset Serenade, March 2019

This was my second stay with Island Abodes but this time at the Hibiscus Suite. Super convenient location just outside of town and easy to get to if you’re not a STJ pro just yet. Large and comfortable apartment with a super comfy king bed. Super clean and has everything you need. The screened outside area was an unexpected bonus. I spent most of my time in the outside living room. Every night brings the most gorgeous sunsets on island. Brittany and Robert and amazing and attentive hosts. I can’t recommend them or their properties highly enough.”

Shannon: Honeymoon Suite at Sunset Serenade, February 2019

“My husband and I spent 5 amazing days at Honeymoon Suites.  Everything was even better than described and pictured.  The suite was private, clean and perfect for the two of us.  We loved the location and the view was just stunning. All the amenities that are provided make packing and planning much easier.  We loved having the towels, chairs and coolers to pack for a beach day.  Brittany was quick to respond to any questions that I had before and during our stay.  The self check in was super easy and convenient.  We would not hesitant to stay here again and can’t wait to return.”

Rhonda: Papaya Suite at Sunset Serenade, February 2019

“Was very impressed with the Papaya suite , the layout was accommodating and the view absolutely gorgeous, very impressed with our hosts Brittany & Robert, they sent emails filled with great information regarding the island , things to do and also sent a ferry schedule that would be accommodating to out flight times. Would definitely stay again. It is great when you are traveling and arrive at your accommodations and it is exactly as your host has informed you , thank you Brittany & Robert for a wonderful experience”