Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools Opens at Crown Bay Marina

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Lay back, relax and let the well-being flow. Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools offers a safe, affordable, effective and easy to use alternative healing treatment.

Acupressure is one of the safest and most effective ancient healing arts. An alternative medicine technique similar to acupuncture, and based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the goal of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.

Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools, now open at Crown Bay Marina, right in the heart of St. Thomas, is dedicated to enhancing the body's natural abilities to heal itself while guiding you to find your body's energy to relieve pain naturally and maintain good health & balance. At Balls of Bliss we apply acupressure techniques using Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools for a few minutes each day helping release muscular tension and restore the flow of vital energy. 

We have found Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools to be very effective in: 

  • Relieving tightness due to lower back and/or sciatic nerve pain
  • Releasing tension from the muscles in all areas of the neck, shoulders and back
  • Flushing out toxins, enabling the nervous system to relax
  • Increasing blood and oxygen flow even in the deepest body tissues, blocking pain and promoting overall well-being 

PDF DOWNLOAD: Brochure "Acupressure Healing by Balls of Bliss"

BALLS OF BLISS ACUPRESSURE TOOLS
Come see us right on site at Crown Bay Marina.
Kevin and Mona|  Tel 1: (340) 201-8718|  Tel 2: (340) 626-5677
ballsofbliss@gmail.com|  www.ballsofbliss.com

Crown Bay Marina at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016

The team at Crown Bay Marina is excited and getting ready to attend the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Please come see us and we'll be happy to give you details about Crown Bay, our unique offers, brochures, and special welcome-surprises for our booth guests.

We'll be located at the Dockwalk Captains' Hideout in Bahia Mar, which we proudly sponsor.

The Captains’ Hideout provides a space for superyacht captains and crew to relax and get away from the stress of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. To join us at the Hideout, please register in advance of the show here.

As well as providing complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments to hard-working crew, the private area is a great place for crew to catch up with old crewmates and industry contacts. In addition, high-speed Internet, soothing massages and a selection of activities and competitions are on offer for crew to enjoy in their limited downtime.

The Dockwalk Captains’ Hideout, which offers professional networking opportunities throughout the day, is supplemented by The Dockwalk Party, a fun-filled evening event for crews to enjoy together after a long day’s work. Organised by Boat International Media in conjunction with Dockwalk magazine, the Dockwalk Captains’ Hideout caters specifically to a highly targeted global audience, representative of our readership that we know inside out.

What: Crown Bay Marina at FLIBS 2016 (Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show)
When: November 3-7, 2016

Our booth: Dockwalk Captains' Hideout • Bahia Mar Hotel • Commodore Ballroom

Clyde Tapp and Liza Lord are returning to represent Crown Bay Marina at FLIBS 2016.

Crown Bay Marina is awarded the Blue Flag for the fifth year in a row

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We are very proud to have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for Sustainable Tourism for 2016–2017. The St Thomas Source recently published a complete article that summarizes the significance of this well known award as well as our great sense of accomplishment.

Four Beaches and Two Marinas Awarded Blue Flag for Sustainable Tourism 

BY KELSEY NOWAKOWSKI — SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

After an extensive annual review process, four of the territory’s beaches and two of its marinas will once again fly an eco-label that recognizes them for their dedication to sustainable tourism.

Known as the “Blue Flag Program,” the status is designated by the Foundation for Environmental Education and is based on compliance with 32 criteria, including environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management and safety.

The flags this year were awarded to:

  • St. Thomas: Emerald Beach, Great Bay Beach and Crown Bay Marina.
  • St. Croix: Green Cay Beach at Tamarind Reef, the Palms at Pelican Cove, and Green Cay Marina.

All have received the award at least once before. Crown Bay Marina and Green Cay Marina have now been certified for the fifth year in a row.

FEE sets the criteria the sites must comply with, but it’s all guided by information from the United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization. There’s also a $1,000 application fee and the beaches must cover some of the water monitoring costs.

“The Blue Flag Program is increasingly being conducted within a wider context, improving the environmental quality of beaches and marinas and the management of coastal areas in a holistic way,” said the V.I. Blue Flag coordinator Valerie Peters. Peters explained that having multiple stakeholders on one beach can be very challenging, since part of the beach could be managed, but not all of it. At Emerald Beach, the Blue Flag designation only covers the part of the beach that is maintained by the resort.

“It is a system that does not curtail recreation and tourism in the coastal area but rather deals with it through a wide range of subjects, activities and users that have direct and indirect interactions with the coastal environment,” Peters added. 

When the territory’s Blue Flag sites raise their flags on Dec. 1, they can promote the designation on their websites and social media accounts. The V.I. Department of Tourism, the V.I. Hotel and Tourism Industry and the national Blue Flag website will promote their eco-conscious status.

According to Peters, anyone interested in coastal conservation, sustainability, marine eco-systems, water safety and quality will appreciate the designation.

The sites must apply for designation every year even if they’ve been awarded the status in previous years. A team of national jurors from agencies and departments including the Environmental Protection Agency, V.I. Waste Management Authority, Coast Zone Management and the Department of Education review the applications and conduct an on-site inspection.

“The Blue Flag Program serves to encourage authorities and managers to provide beaches and marinas with a certain level of environmental quality, cleanliness, and safety standards for local populations and tourists” Peters said.

Peters said that not all of the benefits of having Blue Flag status are obvious, and listed the following additional additional advantages:

  • Clean beaches and regularly monitored bathing water quality,
  • Environmental education activities and information for residents and visitors,
  • Access to life saving equipment and other safety services,
  • Healthy and safe coastal environments,
  • Preservation of the local natural resources,
  • Promote sound environmental values and sustainable lifestyles,
  • Bring together the tourism and environmental sectors at local, national and regional levels,
  • International exposure and recognition for the USVI, and
  • Foster community pride.

Founded in 1987, the Blue Flag Program started with 10 participating countries and is now found in 48 countries and more than 4,000 beaches and marinas around the world. 

New free marina WiFi services for crew and guests

New free marina WiFi services for crew and guests

Crown Bay Marina is happy to announce our new WiFi system was recently installed and is fully operational. Since the new WiFi was activated it has been easy to use, fast and reliable.

HOW TO ACCESS OUR WiFi?

Just grab an Access Code from the office and off you go!

Coverage is good throughout the marina including the picnic areas. There is even a special set up for those guests that have extra-heavy data needs, so they can get faster download speed. So stop-in and grab a boatload of data!

 

Crown Bay is honored to raise the Blue Flag once again.

For the 4th consecutive year Crown Bay Marina has received the Blue Flag. The 2015–2016 Blue Flag raising took place a few weeks ago and was the pride of the Crown Bay Marina staff in St. Thomas.

The Blue Flag is one of the most prestigious international awards—trusted by millions around the globe—given to beaches, marinas and boats that are implementing solid strategies that improve the local environment and nature. The criteria for awarding the blue flag is based on compliance with 24 items within the following categories:

  1. Environmental Education and Information
  2. Water Quality
  3. Environmental Management
  4. Safety and Services

From raising awareness about the need to care for the environment, to instituting policies and regulations that ensure an appropriate code of conduct, offering educational activities to guests and staff, providing recycling facilities, creating adequate signage and so much more, The Blue Flag is making a difference.

"The Blue Flag represents a serious and profound commitment to both people and the environment".

—http://www.blueflag.global

There are currently 4,154 Beaches and Marinas that bear the Blue Flag, across 49 countries. Crown Bay Marina is honored to be one of them and shares the goal of the Blue Flag programme, of creating connections between people and their surroundings, in order to help them get to know their environment and learn ways to preserve it.

“We educate to protect. To protect not just our environment but the people who live in it, the communities who depend on it, the businesses who profit from it and the ecosystems which rely on it!”

—http://www.blueflag.global/our-programme/