Just returned from 7 days of pure bliss; white sandy beaches, turquoise water and no commitments. No schedule.
I've been to St. John before, 2 1/2 years ago. This time was like coming home. I didn't have to spend time sightseeing and getting familiar. I knew where to find the deals on bottled water (Pine Peace Market). I knew where the best Happy Hour was (Woody's. Duh.). Although, it was difficult to stay awake past dark. "What do you mean you're going out? It's dark outside! It's bedtime!"
Best day, by far, was the day we took a charter boat and did some island-hopping in the British Virgin Islands (BVIs). First was Virgin Gorda. We did a 1 1/2 mile hike through The Baths then came out at Devil's Bay Beach. Quite possibly the bluest water and whitest beach I've seen in my life. Then, we traveled to Marina Cay, which is owned by Pussers Rum. Did a little snorkeling, then we made our way to Jost van Dyke - to....the always-faithful, Soggy Dollar Bar. Swim in, drink, swim out! Just an incredible day. There's nothing like island hopping and being in your swimsuit from (LITERALLY) 7 in the morning until 11 at night.
This time, we stayed in a timeshare-resale villa at the Westin. Heckuva deal for an entire week. The nice thing about the Westin was the amenities. The pool, the towels, the beach, etc. (vs. last time when we stayed in a private house).
It's Sunday night now - back to life. Back to reality. I'm refreshed, rejuvenated and READY to rock The Homestead Inn!
Tiff, Sandy, Lisa - thanks for an incredible week. Love you girls!!!
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