We are heading home today from an amazing vacation! My husband and I loved Saint Thomas and Saint John! They were beautiful islands, even after the devastation they encountered by the hurricanes in September 2017.
March 4th: Coki Beach and Sugar Bay (STT)
On our first full day we went to Coki Beach for most of the day! It was a little crowded (due to cruise ships coming in). It drizzled for about 30 minutes and then lots of sunshine! Most of the day we laid on the beach, but we got in the crystal water as well, and adventured on the rocks too!
For the remainder of the day we went to Sugar Bay. It wasn’t crowded at all. It was really nice to be 1 of 2 couples on the whole beach. We snorkeled out there and saw some cool fish and reefs.
For dinner, Cody cooked us some rosemary chicken with mushrooms and potatoes. We watched the sunset from our room. Then we hung out with some locals in the restaurant on the water in our resort. It was a great day!
March 5th: Maho Bay & Cinnamon Beach (STJ)
The next day we heard there were gonna be a lot of cruise ships in, so we headed on a $16 round trip ferry (each) to Saint John. We went to Maho Bay because we heard there were sea turtles there! The beach was beautiful and not too crowded. We did see turtles, but our go pro died!!
We headed to Cinnamon Beach a little later and it was a cute, quaint beach. Super quiet. We met a hermit crab friend, but he did not stock around long. We adventured around some rocks and had a beach all to ourselves! We would’ve loved to have gone there most of the day.
For dinner we tried Margaritaville next door. They had live music with a great singer. The food was great! We sat outside and it was so nice. We walked there and back from our room, and it was a nice stroll with my husband.
March 6th: Magens Bay (STT)
The next day, only 3 ships were coming in, so we took our chances and went to Magens Bay. It paid off. We weren’t expecting to see sea turtles, but we got a surprise. It was so cool to swim with them and just hang out with them. This was one of my favorite things to see and do while we were here. Other than the sea turtles we hung out and soaked up the sun.
For dinner, Cody made some great steaks with corn and green beans. It was a nice night in. We were exhausted, so we went to bed early..
March 7th: Sapphire Bay (STT)
The next day we headed 5 minutes from our resort to Sapphire Bay. It was such a cute beach. They had cornhole on the beach (yes we played, yes we won) and some frisbee. It was a neat spot. There were a lot of palm trees and a little walk way out into the water. We found lots of sea glass here. We had a really nice day here!
For dinner we tried a place called Slice, which I would not recommend. It was like eating microwaved frozen foods. But we still ate it and enjoyed our date night!
March 8th: Trunk Bay (STJ)
On our last full day, we got up super early for some reason (my fault) and we watched the sunrise. It was so beautiful. & so nice to sit out and watch the island wake up. Then we went back to sleep!
We headed back to Saint John to Trunk Bay. They have an underwater snorkel trail and it was super cool. The markers underwater that tell you the animals got washed away and destroyed with the hurricanes, but the fish were still around and it was cool to watch.
Our trip was overall super nice! We got to do exactly what we wanted to- be beach bums all day, everyday! We got so much sun.. too much sun. & we overpacked way too much! All you need on a trip like this is a carryon bag with bathing suits, a few dresses (ladies), a few pairs of shorts and shirts, and that’s all! You pretty much live in your bathing suit!
Honeymooning with my husband was a success! I love you Cody Sellars! Cheers to so many more trips!
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