BC: Created for Ryan and Jenny by Sandy Sutton | Published May 2013
FC: PARADISE | Our Honeymoon
1: St.Thomas | March 18-23, 2013
2: Our condo on the beach | Sapphire Beach Resort Unit #E204
4: View from our porch
5: What a view | After a red-eye flight, we finally arrived on Monday afternoon (Mar 18th). After settling in we took a trip to the Food Center for groceries.
6: Shopping in Red Hook | Tuesday morning March 19th
7: Lunch at Duffy's Love Shack | Cool souvenir glasses and yummy pulled pork nachos
8: Tuesday afternoon
9: On the ferry to the island of St. John
10: Bones Rum Shop
11: St. John
12: Cruz Bay | in | St. John
13: "I'm all ready to go snorkeling!" | Tuesday's activities ended with dinner from Senor Pizza
14: Coral World | Wednesday, March 20th | Coral World is a marine life park with underwater observatories, aquariums and exhibits. We did the shark encounter. | ocean park
15: YIKES, SHARKS
16: SHARK ENCOUNTER | The tickets were a gift from Mom/Cindy. | These photos were all taken of the demonstration before we got in the water with the sharks.
17: Wednesday morning
18: The scenery around Coral World
20: undersea observatory | The air conditioned Undersea Observatory Tower stands 100 feet offshore and is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean.
22: Marine Gardens Aquarium Gallery | Viewing hundreds of exotic marine species in their unique habitat.
24: TURTLE POOL | Endangered sea turtles in their home by the sea.
25: Stingray | Lagoon | As a disguise, stingrays like to bury themselves in the sand.
26: Iguana Alley | You can find iguanas everywhere on the Virgin Islands, but dozens have made their home in the small area above the Turtle Pool.
27: And more iguanas visiting us during our lunch.
28: Tree Limin' Extreme Ziplining Trip | Tree Limin' Extreme is located in the lush tropical rain forest on St. Peter Mountain in St. Thomas. "Limin" is a big part of the local culture which means "to hang out." | Thursday morning March 21st
29: Here we go . . .
30: Are we ready? | And there she goes!!!!
31: Views of the popular Magens Bay | Scenery from | the tree tops
32: St. Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens | Thursday afternoon
33: St. Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens is a restored world-class estate nestled high in the volcanic peaks of St. Thomas. In the 1800's the scenic location was originally part of the 150-acre Plantation St. Peter. Today, the Great House boasts classic West Indian architecture with lush Botanical Gardens and a Nature Trail. The property comprises a total of 20,000 square feet under beautiful pastel tiled roofs offering a variety of special areas to accommodate large and small weddings, events and special occasions. | We visited this place after we got done with the zip lining.
34: Beautiful Magens Bay | Magens Bay is one of the most popular tourist beach destinations on the island. Photos were taken from St. Peter's Great House.
35: Nature Trail | through the scenic Botanical Gardens at St. Peter Great House
36: Sunset Dinner Cruise | The "New Horizons" was docked at Sapphire Beach Resort Marina, which was only a short walk from our condo. We sailed around Christmas Cove for dinner and drinks. | Friday, March 22nd 5:00 pm
37: The Menu | * Fresh Mahi Mahi *Island-style Caribbean chicken breast, baked in a sweet & sour sauce* *Peel & eat shrimp* *Classic Caesar salad, tossed with homemade toasted croutons* *Tri-colored fusilli mixed with grapes and vegetables in a sweet & creamy honey dressing* *Assortment of fresh homemade breads* *Green beans tossed with crumbled feta cheese, onion, dill & a creamy Italian dressing* *Montage of fresh fruits & vine-ripened seasonal fruits* *Chocolate Jungle: homemade fudge brownies topped with fresh kiwis & strawberries, and New York-style cheesecake* *Dessert mints accompanied by freshly brewed coffee and liqueurs* and of course, an open premium stocked bar!!!!!! | Dinner | Appetizers | *Tomato & Basil Bruschetta and Smoked Salmon & Caviar over cream cheese rounds*
39: Summary of our | SUNDAY, March 17th: Departed Tucson around 9pm and flew all night with a 3 hr layover in Philadelphia. MONDAY, March 18th: Arrived in St. Thomas early afternoon, checked in to Sapphire Beach Resort in condo #E204 (the closest one to the marina), then took an expensive taxi trip to the Food Center for groceries ($5 pp/each way=$20!!) TUESDAY, March 19th: Shopped in Red Hook in the morning, ate lunch at Duffy's Love Shack, sailed to St. John's in the afternoon, then came back to our condo for some snorkeling, ordered pizza for dinner from Senor Pizza. WEDNESDAY, March 20th: Visited Coral World, then did some more snorkeling, then went to dinner in Red Hook. THURSDAY, March 21st: Went on the zip lining tour in the morning, then visited St. Peter Great House in the afternoon, and came back to the condo in time to catch the NCAA tourney -- CATS beat Belmont!! FRIDAY, March 22nd: Kayaked at Sapphire Beach, did some snorkeling, then relaxed on a dinner cruise in the evening. SATURDAY, March 23rd: Departed St. Thomas in the early afternoon via Philadelphia and didn't get home until 11:30 pm. SUNDAY, March 24th: Back to reality!!