March 26, 2012

USVI: The McCauley’s

The McCauley's came to visit St. Thomas and it was so much fun!

I met everyone at the airport and we rented a car for the week. As we were standing in line for the car rental I was explaining how the driving and roads work in St. Thomas. My aunt was shocked to hear that on St. Thomas they drive US cars but on the British side of the road. Whoops, did I forget to mention that? So I drove the rental.

The McCauley's stayed at Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort, my favorite beach on island.

{ Sapphire Beach }
{ View from the porch condo at Sapphire beach }
We visited St. John and finally made it out to the Tourist Trap for a delicious lunch:

{ Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI }

{ The Tourist Trap, St. John, USVI }
{ The Tourist Trap, St. John, USVI }
We toured the British Virgin Islands with an obvious stop at the Soggy Dollar Bar:

{ Soggy Dollar Bar, Jost Van Dyke, BVI }
{ White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, BVI }
We kayaked through the mangroves on a rainy afternoon, swam at the famous Magen’s Beach, stopped at Udder Delite for spiked milkshakes and ate some great food:

{ Iggie's Beach Bar and Grill with live music }
{ Pie Whole in Frenchtown }
The McCauley's loved Duffy's. I mean, who doesn't? So on the last night we danced away at Duffy's Love Shack: 

{ Uncle Jeff and Aunt Mary at Duffy's }
{ Duffy's Love Shack }

March 20, 2012

US Virgin Islands Backpacker Guide: Eat and Drink

 Below are a few of my favorite places from when I lived on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas. 
 
St. Thomas, eat:
Redhook:
Island Time Pizza (ITP) - outdoors with a view of the harbor, a local favorite
Fish Tails -  best breakfast on island, in my opinion

Bolongo Bay:
Iggies Beach Bar & Grill -  right on the beach with live music occasionally
Downtown:
Gourmet Gallery - sandwich shop across the street from the harbor 

St. Thomas, drink:
Duffy's Love Shack - is pretty much an island must, I mean it's a bar in a parking lot. Ladies night on Wednesday
XO Bistro - across from Duffy's. They make a great Firefly with lemonade
Fat Turtle - Friday night
Hubble Bubbly - Friday night
Mojo's  - more of an afternoon stop but you get to drink on the swings in a parking lot

St John, eat and drink:
Woody's - a St. John must in Cruz Bay
Skinny Legs Bar and Grill - for the t-shirt
The Tourist Trap - if you have a car this is a fun stop for lunch

Tap Room - Virgin Island beers in Cruz Bay

March 17, 2012

USVI: St Patrick’s Day


{ Molly Molone's }
{ Lindquist }
St. Patrick’s Day started early with Shawn’s birthday breakfast and bottomless mimosas at Molly Molone's in Redhook. Rise at 9am! It was a feast and a great gathering. Since we do live in the Caribbean it only seemed right to head to the beach for the afternoon. Lindquist, finally!

Happy St. Patty’s.

February 15, 2012

BVI: Stormy Petrel



As always back to the British Virgin Islands on a day off.

About two weeks ago Shawn and I went on Stromy Petrel to tour the British Virgin Islands. First stop was The Baths at Virgin Gorda. Then lunch at Cooper Island. Followed by snorkeling at The Indiands. Lucky Thursday.

January 1, 2012

USVI: 2012 NYE

I went home for Christmas this year since it has been four years. However, it is great to back on the island with salty hair and sun in January.

2012 New Years Eve at Duffy’s Love Shack.