It's four in the afternoon on the Harbor of Charlotte Amalie, in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Happy hour at Frenchman's Cove, a newer timeshare subdivision of the Marriott Hotel, in Frenchman's Bay is featuring St. Thomas' hot new groups, two for one drinks, breath taking scenery, happy tourist, a few local folks and lots of sunshine of more than one kind.
I was invited by friends, who I have been working with to find an investment property. Their daughter is the vocalist for Liquid Sunshine. When my business partner and I arrived, they were sitting at a table just outside of the bar in front of the band. We had just picked up a new listing of a great lot with a stunning view in Mahogany Run and looked at a condo on the East end of the island that is in the process of being rehabbed. When offered a drink, I decide to celebrate a bit and ordered a rum punch (what else would you order when your neighboring island, St. Croix, manufactures some of the best rum in the world, Cruzan).
As I took the elevator down to the pool area I had noticed a fair sized gathering of people were scattered around the facilities, sitting at tables, at the bar, lounging in the pool, on deck chairs, in the hot tub or laying on the beach.
Liquid Sunshine Band, the entertainment; consists of vocalist Ines, Tim on guitar and vocals and Tom as the percussionist. They begin to play, preforming a wide range of numbers all of which make you smile, sway and sing along. People pull closer to the band, Children stop playing to listen to the smooth tunes and easy beat. Babies clap as their moms rock them to the rhythm. It is infectious. Some people dance by themselves, others dance and sing together. Watching them makes me smile even more because I know they are enjoying it as much as I am.
We playfully joke about a guy who gets out of the hot tub with a Speedo style bathing suite with large stars on it. My friends husband request that his wife buy him one with both stars and stripes. No harm meant, just fun. The man was mature and actually wore the suite well.
What a great way to spend a late afternoon. I was able to schedule showings for the next day and respond to some inquiries via text, ahhh, technology.
If you are interested in real estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands follow the link, to search the Multiple Listings (MLS) to look at what is available or call 340 344 2959 for personal assistance. My website is www.talk-to-tanya.com