You need this dose of sunshine today. I know I do. I swear it’s foggy outside right now because of the thickness of the clouds. But in reality, it’s just a gloomy, overcast day with no hint of warmth or sun. Even though it sounds cliched, the sun makes me happy. It’s refreshing and full of life.
These photos are a mish-mosh of three places: Secret Harbour Beach (first two), Waterlemon Cay (snorkel photos), and Honeymoon Bay. Even though the Caribbean may seem like it’s all the same with sand and water, there are distinct differences between each island. If you’ve ever been to lush Dominica, you know its terrain is completely opposite of the rest of the Caribbean. Secret Harbour (St Thomas) has some snorkeling and a great beach restaurant while Waterlemon Cay (St John) is purely a snorkeler’s paradise.
WATERLEMON KEY – ST JOHN
Honeymoon Bay was my favorite beach this trip. It’s located on Water Island (a $10/person, 15 minute ferry ride from St Thomas) and is basically just a residential island. No shops. No grocery stores. Nothing by way of conveniences.
In fact, we saw one lady carting her groceries from St Thomas to Water Island via the ferry. It seemed a bit of a pain but once you arrive on Water Island, you realize why people don’t mind the trek and extra work. It’s a quiet, go-cart friendly island with stunning views of the ocean. The beach is picturesque and idyllic. If you ever make it there, Heidi’s Grill is a must. It’s basically a food truck whose food will have you forgetting all stigmas associated with food trucks. Hands down best blackened catfish and vegetable salad I have ever had. (The hubs tried their fish tacos which were out of this world.)