Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Top 5 Things to Do in St.Thomas


St.Thomas was the perfect location for our honeymoon. The island was absolutely gorgeous. We had an amazing trip and got to do some truly amazing things. Here is our top 5 favorite things to do in St. Thomas

1. Mangrove Tour 
This was my favorite adventure from our trip. We did a mangrove tour through Virgin Islands Ecotours. Our adventure consisted of kayaking through the mangroves to the perfect snorkeling spot. After some amazing snorkeling we went on a short hike to some tide pools. We booked the earliest time for our Ecotour and it worked out wonderful for us because we only had our guide, another couple, and us. We saw some later tours that had up to 20 people. Booking an early tour will likely be more personal and it will be less hot! We also got out to the snorkeling spot before any of the other tours; therefore, the fish were not scared off yet from all of the snorkelers. This by far was my favorite adventure on our honeymoon.

2. Take a Charter
Another wonderful thing that we did on our honeymoon was take a day charter through Simplicity Charters. We did the 6 hour full day sail which included lunch and unlimited drinks. There were two other couples with us on our sail. Charlie, Josh, and Hinckley (the sailboat's dog) were wonderful tour guides! They gave us tons of information about the island and took us to some amazing snorkeling spots. I was super excited because we finally saw sea turtles! The sail was well worth the money and I would highly recommend using Simplicity Charters.

Hinckley was the sweetest thing!

Grant and Laura relaxing with Hinckley

View from our sail

3. Take a Ferry to St. John 
St. John is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands and just like St. Thomas a passport is not needed. A ferry ride over to the island takes less than 20 minutes and does not cost a lot of money. We got to St. John and hiked down to Honeymoon Beach. The hike and the beach were well worth the ferry ride over.
Along the trail to Honeymoon Beach

Laura and Grant hiking to Honeymoon Beach


St. John

4. Relax on the Beach
St.Thomas has beautiful beaches and it would be a shame to not relax and take in that beauty. Our resort had hammocks that were right on the beach under a palm tree. It was the perfect combination. Our resort also had snorkeling gear that could be rented out for the day, so we took advantage of it. One of our favorite parts of hanging out on the beach was to look for shells. We found a lot of really neat shells, that we brought home and I was able to make a really great keepsake out of them.

View from our room 

Keepsake I made from all the shells we collected

5. Enjoy Good Eats at Red Hook 
Red Hook became our favorite place to hang out, after that days adventures, to grab some good food and tasty drinks. The atmosphere was very laid back and chill. Our favorite place was called Fish Tails Bar and Grill. There crab cakes were to die for and they had great happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers. Needless to say, we went back a few times! A heads up, islanders are serious about their rum and there is such a thing called an "island pour". They make the drinks strong! I had to start asking for a little less in my drinks, otherwise I wasn't going to make it!

View from Fish Tails' patio




St. Thomas was a beautiful place! Have you been? What was your favorite thing to do? Comment below!

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