After a day like today where the temperature feels like 6 degrees and I have on approximately 6 layers, I want to be back in the warmth of the British Virgin Islands so badly. Bring back the days of tanning, jumping off the boat, and always enjoying the sun on my skin.
Today I am rehashing the second half of our spring break trip (click here for part 1!) and boy do I wish I could enjoy this extremely blue water today.
These are the really large fish aka Tarpon.
Day 5: Resort Crashers
In actuality, we definitely weren’t the only ones doing this. On Wednesday, we made the rocky (and when I say rocky I mean extremely wavy) ride over to Virgin Gorda. Once we got there, we suited up and went to shore on the dinky dingy to the Crawl Pub where we enjoyed some lunch (shrimp quesadillas anyone?) and pool (where I killed it and should’ve hustled everyone).
After lunch, we took a stroll around Bitter End Yacht Club down to the beach to lay in chaises and take a dip in the water. We jumped off a floating dock and then took time to soak up the rays.
A little while later, we intended to go play some sand volleyball but by the time we got to the court other people had already taken it. Instead, we went exploring around the hillside of the resort and had a mini photoshoot.
Later that evening, we took a water taxi to Saba rock for happy hour/appetizers (lobster tacos and of course more conch fritters… our week food staple) and got to see the *biggest* fish I have ever seen in my entire life… you can’t eat them and they don’t have teeth!
Before leaving, we got to see a bomb sunset and then retired to the boat for some dinner and then off to bed!
This is us under the boat! They have a cool window you can see out of!
Day 6: The Fat Virgin
The moment we had been waiting for… lunch at the Fat Virgin and the infamous chocolate cake! Susan had told us so much about this cafe and the shirt from it is kind of an inside joke for our apartment.
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get shirts because the shop was closed but we still got to enjoy some conch fritters and experience that which is the chocolate cake (10/10 would recommend).
This day was more of a relaxed day and we spent most of it in the water just hanging out on our noodles. After getting ready to go, we took the long journey that night up to an amazing restaurant with an even more perfect view (#views).
To get there, we took a ride with the trash master, took a car ride up every windy road of Virgin Gorda, and finally arrived at Hog Heaven, a barbecue place (ironic huh).
We enjoyed some ribs and then the ride back down to turn in for the night.
Day 7: The final rose (aka the final day of relaxing)
After leaving Virgin Gorda, we headed over to Marina Cay to anchor. We spent the day snorkeling, tanning, reading some books, and most importantly, having a photo shoot.
We finally got the one pic we had been planning since the trip was in motion. Also, we all practiced our yoga moves and made sure to get them on camera.
We also went snorkeling and I truly wish I had a GoPro for it. I got to see a stingray, large sea urchins, a fish that looked like a stone attacked another fish, and a large striped fish.
For our last supper, we took the ferry over to Tortola for a local barbecue dinner (did not compare to Hog Heaven but still delish). We took the ferry back after dinner and enjoyed the rest of our final night.
Day 8: The day that shall not be named
This final day was a travel day. It started out so nicely. We took a leisurely ride to return the boat and I took in all the last possible views I could. Once we returned the boat and took a taxi ride, we ended up on the ferry back.
After going through customs twice and finally getting into the airport, we had a major struggle. The St. Thomas airport is extremely small and hot. We battled our way to find seats and ended up sitting to wait for our plane for hours.
After a long day of traveling, we arrived back at Dulles where we met our ride to go home.
All in all, the trip was one for the books. It was so much fun to hang with my girls and to experience all of the beauty in BVI together. How was your spring break?