Azamara: USVI Tranquility

St. John's famous Trunk Bay

St. John’s famous Trunk Bay

Typical panoramic view along St. John's winding northshore road (driving on the left); highest point just over 1,000'.

Typical panoramic view along St. John’s winding northshore road (driving on the left); highest point just over 1,000′.

On most trips, my husband forgets at least one essential item – this time, it was shorts. For a South Florida guy who pretty much lives in shorts, this was a big surprise. So, we have another fairly immediate shopping opportunity.

Yesterday we flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico to sail on the Azamara Quest for a New Year’s trip in the Caribbean. This morning we woke up in the USVI, St. John to be specific, to bright blue skies, turquoise water and an amazing rainbow. Awfully nice of the Azamara folks to schedule that rainbow; we hear the President of the company is on board, so maybe it was planned. . .

It was a relaxing day visiting the Virgin Islands National Park (covering 2/3 of this small island), enjoying  incredible views, seeing ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and walking along the famously beautiful Trunk Bay beach. Got some great scenic shots before lunching on Mahi tacos and Conch fritters at the harbor-side restaurant, High Tide. We concluded our shore visit by successfully searching the Cruz Bay area shops for shorts!

Now, about time for that massage.

Trunk Bay, USVI

Trunk Bay, USVI

 

The Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins, from 1718 - 1848 one of the largest.

The Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins; from 1718 – 1848 one of the area’s largest. 

About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on December 29, 2013, in Caribbean, Cruising and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for posting the pics of one our favorite beaches. Going there Friday so Trolling for new insights and places is always fun. Not sure Ive been to the High Tide restaurant so I will look for it. Happy New Year.

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