Thursday, December 1, 2016

Our Trip to the Islands | Part 2: British Virgin Islands

Remember the turquoise waters, fruity drinks and sunny days I shared with you a few weeks ago in my recap of our trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands? I didn't think our trip could get any better, but it did!  For those of you that missed it, Whit and I took a trip to the Virgin Islands to celebrate our three year wedding anniversary in October. Check out part one of my recap here
On day three of our vacation we said goodbye to St. Thomas and headed for The British Virgin Islands. A few ferries and cab rides later, we finally arrived at Scrub Island Resort, where an amazing room with a breathtaking views awaited us. 
After a day mostly spent traveling, all we wanted to do was jump right in that crystal clear Caribbean water. The colorful kayaks sitting in the sand on the resort's private pavilion beach immediately caught our eyes. We were told that we must go check out the coral reef a few yards away from shore. So, Whit and I popped in the resort's marina store, rented some snorkel gear and were on our way. Thank goodness I didn't bring my phone or camera with me, because the first thing we did was flip the boat. Aside from that, we saw some pretty colorful fish darting in and out of the coral.
After our snorkel adventure, we had just enough time to enjoy a few pain killers by the pool before heading to the room to get ready for dinner. We had a delicious meal at Caravela, one of the three restaurants the resort has to offer. 
Whit had arranged a boat excursion for us the next day, so we called it an early night after dinner. 
Of course, the first thing on my mind when I woke up the next morning was what we were going to eat for breakfast. A filling meal seemed suitable given we were about to spend the whole day on the water. We also had breakfast at Caravela, which was just a good as dinner. Eggs benedict for the win!
The boat excursion was scheduled to depart from the marina at 9:30 am and take us island -hopping for the day. Our first stop was at Sandy Cay, a beautiful beach known for its role in the Corona commercials. 
I was most excited for our next stop Jost Van Dyke to visit the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, home of the original pain killer.
We had a great lunch next door at Hendo's Hideout. A glass of island rosé with a side of fish and chips hit the spot.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip, making it difficult to leave. Knowing that we were going to back to our beautiful resort made it a little easier. 

We decided to join some new friends we made on the boat excursion and venture away from the resort for dinner that evening. We headed to Tortola for dinner, but in order to get there we had to take a ferry to Trellis Bay. I was most excited for the pit stop we had to make on the way. We arrived at Pusser's Marina Cay just in time for cocktails at sunset. Pusser's is a restaurant and bar located on this eight-acre island, surrounded by white sand and blue water.
Pusser's is also known for their popular red phone booth, with a camera located outside of it, snapping photos every fifteen seconds. You can log onto their website and search for yourself later — if you can remember the date and time you took the photo, that is. 
Once in Tortola, we made our way to dinner at a spot recommended by the locals called The Pub. This harbor-front restaurant has an easygoing atmosphere with a full bar and menu to match. I'll spare you another photo of pizza and just inform you that it's what I ordered. It was nice to have dinner away from the resort with new friends. Pizza and beer was the perfect way to end a long day of being on the water. 
Check back later for the final recap of our trip, which also happens to be my favorite part. It may or may not include more island-hopping! :)





12 comments:

  1. the water looks so beautiful!!!

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    1. It was even more beautiful in person!

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  2. What a gorgeous trip! I'd love to visit there!
    Kari
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  3. I have always wanted to travel to the BVIs! Looks so amazing!

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  4. I have been to the US Virgin Islands many times but never the British Virgin Islands. They look even prettier!! It looks like you had a great time. Congratulations!!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, you should definitely check out the BVI's if you get a chance.

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  5. This looks like paradise! How was snorkling? Were you scared at all?! I'd love to try!

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    1. It was paradise! Snorkeling was awesome. At first it's a little nerve racking because you don't know what's really down there, but it was fun!

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  6. The BVI's are one of my favorite places to visit! I hope you made it to Foxy's while you were there!

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    1. No! Didn't make it there! What did we miss out on??? I think we are going to have to make a trip back to visit all the cool little spots that we didn't get to check out.

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