Dripping wet in our bathing suits and towels our group sat down and enjoyed lunch at Cooper Island Beach Club. The was food was okay; I had a roti and rum punch. My lunchtime view was the highlight of my meal though.
After lunch, we hopped back on board the Bad Kitty and headed towards Norman Island for snorkeling. This is where I stayed onboard and chatted with a few others who decided to sit out as well. About 45 minutes later we anchored down in White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. One of my favorite places. The beach was beautiful (very similar to Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos), crystal clear water and powdery sand. JVD is well known for their signature drink - the Painkiller (coconut cream, dark rum, pineapple and orange juice sprinkled with fresh Grenadian nutmeg). It's definitely a good buzz for seven bucks. I also had some of the BEST ice cream here (both the ice cream and cone were freshly made from scratch and soooooo good!). We didn't get to spend much time here (about 45 minutes) but it was cool vibes all around. Lots of sailboats were anchored along the beach while their inhabitants enjoyed a drink (or three) on the beach. Certainly on my list for a revisit.
Jost Van Dyke was the last stop on our day trip. Afterwards, we headed to St. John to go through customs and then back to St. Thomas.
St. Thomas is a hub of sorts; you're able to visit so many other places from their ferry terminal. I missed out on Tortola during this trip which means I have to go back! I would also like to spend more time in BVI (especially Jost Van Dyke!) and see St. John as well.
Till next time keep in mind - The Caribbean is so much more than what we see on TV!