The Love: St. Thomas + BVI

Frenchman's Reef Marriott, a beautiful place to stay

Frenchman's Reef Marriott, a beautiful place to stay

I traveled semi-solo to St. Thomas last June and had the time of my life! Similar to how I visited Turks & Caicos with Restoration Weekend, I went to St. Thomas with Parlour Magazine. Parlour Magazine is an online destination for black women who travel fly or have big dreams of doing so. Let me just say, I've never felt more FLY in my life there at the Frenchman's Reef Marriott. The grounds of the resort are beautiful; perfect for impromptu photo shoots and candid selfies. 

I was there from a Thursday to a Sunday. On Friday I spent the entire day on the beach at the resort. I can't forget to mention that I also experienced the most relaxing massage at the resort's spa (Lazule Sea Spa and Salon) that morning. Unfortunately I arrived a little late (got the appointment time mixed up) so I wasn't able to enjoy the full hour. However, the Body Bliss Aromatherapy Massage was all that and more. Best part of the massage? The shower heads. There were about six of them above the table I was laying on. Each shower head seemed to be strategically placed above my body in different areas. It was like taking a shower lying down. A dream. 

On Saturday, I spent the day on the water. At 7:45am I took a cab ride to the ferry terminal and hopped aboard the Bad Kitty to visit BVI (British Virgin Islands). I always try to island hop when I'm in the Caribbean (the more stamps the better!). This day trip allowed me to see Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Cooper Island. Keep in mind I did all of this on my own. Yes, I was part of a group with Parlour Magazine, but again on these "semi-solo" trips you can either choose to make friends and mingle or do the solo thing. It's totally up to you. I mingled as I saw fit (there was a cocktail hour/meet & greet) but I really just wanted to be on my own schedule and do my own thing.

Over the next two days I'll be showcasing the baths at Virgin Gorda, the world famous Painkiller cocktail at Jost Van Dyke and lunch on Cooper Island. Stay tuned!