Jun 052013

The Painkiller had its start at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke and now is a staple  Virgin Island drThe World Famous Pusser's Painkiller®ink.   When vacationing on St. John I enjoy the island cocktail on the deck of Hummingbird Hill while watching the boats and ferry   shuttle  back and forth to St. Thomas.  The Drink is simple to make and enjoyable:

  • 4 ozs pineapple juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut

and your Rum options are: (I prefer 151 when available) :

  • 2 parts rum (pessimista)
  • 3 parts rum (mediocrità)
  • 4 parts rum(ottimista)

Shake or blend with ice, top with shaved fresh nutmeg and enjoy.


Click here for the Pusser’s Painkiller® Story

Feb 022013

Much of the Artwork in the Hummingbird Hill Villa was created by homeowner and artist, Roy Imhoff.  St. John being his favorite vacation spot is often the subject of his work.  He has been sketching and painting the island for over 4 decades.  His work can be found on St. John at Bajo el Sol – Under the Sun – Gallery Art Studio in Mongoose Junction.  Visit the Gallery on line at http://www.bajoelsolgallery.com/artists/painting/roy-imhoff.

Love City, St. John USVIJewell's Kitchen, St. John USVI

Additional work can be found at http://royimhoff.com/.


Aug 272011

St. John being the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands with  approximately 60%  of the land dedicated to the Virgin Island National Park, there is no airport.  However, St. Thomas is only a short ferry ride away.  Once  you arrive at St. Thomas Airport (STT) you board one of the abundant taxis just outside of the baggage claim area.  Two common options for ferry service  to St. John are the Red Hook ferry (my favorite) and the more frequent, or Charlotte Amalie ferry.

  • The Red Hook ferry departs 6:30 am, 7:30 am then hourly from 8:00 am to Midnight. (a 15-20 minutes ride)
  • The Charlotte Amalie  ferry departs at  10:00 am, 1:00 pm ,  5:30 pm. (a 40-45 minutes ride)

Both ferries arrive at Cruz Bay

(Ferry service details)                 

There are also private water taxis and car barges available if you rent a car on St. Thomas instead of St. John.

Ferry from Red Hook (St. Thomas) to Cruz Bay, St. John

Ferry from Red Hook (St. Thomas) to Cruz Bay, St. John



Aboard the ferry

Aboard the ferry


Aug 182011

Hummingbird Hill will always be a special place for our family.  Over the years Hummingbird Hill has witnessed many special occasions with friends and family. Weddings, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, girls’ weekends and great family vacations are all easy in the paradise called St. John.   We have many repeat guests and hope you enjoy your stay and create your own memorable experiences.  Link to guest comments

From the moment you arrive at Hummingbird Hill you will enjoy the Panoramic view.

The home is filled with memories and special pieces from our lives and we hope you will enjoy them.  From the Hallway painting of Alonzo, who was our Island neighbor and the first to welcome us Hummingbird Hill, to items on and in the walls that carrying special meaning.

Explore the Island’s many treasures.

Explore the Island of St. John USVI