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Why an island?

Jimmy & Bridgett Key

We get asked this question all the time: Why St John?

Why not St John? Look around. It’s beautiful.

Bridgett and Jimmy Key

But what about the hurricane risk? Many mainland states have a hurricane risk. California has fire risk. The south has tornado risk. The Midwest has earthquake risk. Life is a risk. You choose where you love, and make it home. St. John is that home for us. The sense of community here is like nothing I’ve never experienced. I love the melting pot of people. Everyone connected by their desire for a non-ordinary life.

Jimmy and I moved to the island to enjoy life together. We have made more memories in the last four years than I feel some have made in a lifetime. Weekend trips to different islands, the friendships of the guests on the boat from all around the country, boat sunsets with friends, and the adventure of moving to an island where we didn’t know anybody, and then figuring it out.

Countless guests have asked how we spend 24/7 together. We can’t imagine it any other way. Last night we made a Mexican dinner and a pitcher of margaritas at home and talked for hours. What did we talk about? I have no idea. We have no computers or TV to run to at the end of the day. I can’t sit with my nose in my phone. I can’t run to Target for something we “need”.

We have seen this island rip people apart and pull them together. Both partners have to be on board with island life. I think some move here thinking it’s the same as stateside only smaller and near the ocean. They learn quickly that that is false. We promised each other if the other was ever not ok, we would move back stateside. We both actually love it. 🌴