Wanderlust Wednesday ~ St. Thomas, USVI

One of my favorite ways to travel is cruising (you can read more about why and some of my favorite itineraries and ships here), and I've visited St. Thomas in the USVI a few times on cruise stops. St. Thomas is one of the more expensive islands in the Caribbean to fly into and stay on, so cruising is by far the most affordable way to see the island and explore for the day.
In 2009, I visited St. Thomas for the first time while sailing on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas. H had been a few times before on cruises with his family, so i was excited to finally check out the island. We booked an excursion through the cruise line called the 1/2 Day Champagne Catamaran Sail to St. John.
Our excursion included a trolley that picked us all up, and brought us to the other side of the island to board the catamaran for the day. The crew was amazing, not only were they informative but they were super fun and kept bringing out food (which was delish) and the drinks flowing. Once we got to St. John, we were able to explore Honeymoon Beach and go snorkeling which was gorgeous. Unfortunately, our "waterproof" camera was not so waterproof and our snorkeling pictures never came out. Once we boarded the catamaran to return to St. Thomas, the drinks started flowing again, the music cranked up, and we had a dance party. They even let me "drive" the boat for a bit. So much fun!

In March of 2015, we arrived in St. Thomas again and this time we decided to explore the island more instead of venturing over to St. John like we did a few years before. One of our friends was also living on the island for a work project, so it was nice to meet up with her and have her show us around the island from a local's point of view.
*Enjoying a cup of coffee on our balcony while pulling into port*

After exploring the port area for a little bit, we headed over to Magens Bay to enjoy the beach and wait for our friend to pick us up.
*We stopped to take a picture of Magens Bay before heading down - gorgeous*




Some rain moved in after our friend met up with us, so we went back to her place for a little bit before heading to the other side of the island to check out one of the local spots.
*View from her place - imagine waking up to that every morning*


*She knew the bartender, so lets just say our drinks were nice and strong*
We were able to take our drinks to-go, and headed back down to the cruise port for one last drink at Mojo's. It's a cute little tiki hut bar right in the port area, and bonus points for it being happy hour when we arrived.

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58 comments:

  1. Ugh you are REALLY making me want to go on a beach vacation soon! I need some fruity drinks and pretty water! Love the bar with swings although I could see that being dangerous after a few too many haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. After the week I have had, that sounds like the perfect place to be! Love it!

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  3. I went on a cruise to St Thomas when I was young and STILL remember the beautiful beaches and gorgeous blue water. Such a lovely island. I have quite a few coffee cups while pulling into port pictures, too. Loved that part of the morning.

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  4. I want, I NEED to be there right now!! Wow, just wow!! Oh and make sure you link up your adorable swing dress with our link up today, will be on 15 blogs!!

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  5. The place looks amazing , look at that view! Lovely pictures and you look amazing in your swim wear.

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  6. Gorgeous! I have never been on a cruise, but it sounds like taking one would be ideal to see a bunch of different places!

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  7. This looks like a dream! I've never been but I'll have to put it on my places to go list!!

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  8. St. Thomas looks stunning! I have always wanted to visit, I have heard so many great things. How cute are those chairs in all different colors?!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  9. It looks beautiful there! St. Thomas is definitely on my list of places to visit!

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  10. St. Thomas is so beautiful! I went in college with a friend who lived there, and it was paradise! After seeing these pictures, I think it's time to go back!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. I am seriously craving a beach vacation and it looks absolutely gorgeous there!

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  12. I haven't been to St. Thomas yet and it's definitely on my list of islands to visit...even more so now after seeing all your pretty pictures! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  13. man now i want summer! that water looks amazing. and look at you two babies :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  14. I've never been but it is definitely on my list!

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  15. oh my gosh i want to go to the swings place!! that looks so fun (and also dangerous). Magens Bay really does look absolutley gorgeous, and a champagne catamaran excursion? FUN!

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  16. Wow does this look like an incredible vacation!! Thank you for sharing such great pics! You definitely gave me wanderlust today! PS-love your cute bikini :)

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  17. Someone please send me there right now!! Haha. Love your swimsuit too!! Thanks for sharing too. :-)

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  18. Oh this looks like so much fun! We just did a mini trip... but I've been itching to get back out there already... hehe. The beach sounds SO good right now. :) I haven't ever taken a cruise to somewhere warm. I like the convenience of cruising... but it's so wasteful and it makes me nervous environmentally. I'm a little undecided on whether or not we would take another one. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  19. We did that same catamaran snorkel thing on that same boat. It was fun! I can't remember what year and I'm too lazy to look it up. I wonder if we had the same crew?

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  20. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and make me want to plan a beach vacation ASAP! Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. What beautiful pictures. My friend use to go to St. Thomas every year and loved it.

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  22. Its so pretty!!! Thats awesome that you got to see a friend while you were there! I want a job that sends me to the Virgin Islands for work!

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  23. That looks so amazing! How cool that you got to see a friend while there too. I always think that's so special!!
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  24. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. That has to be one of the best parts about living in Florida - you are so close to the Caribbean!! I've always wanted to go to St. Thomas!!

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  25. I wouldn't even have to think twice! Lets go!

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  26. I'm not much of a beach person...crazy, I know...but you are making me want to visit St. Thomas! I would love to take a cruise, definitely need to!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  27. How FUN...I loved our cruise and being able to just enjoy the day at a different stop each morning. That swing looks like a lot of fun ;)

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  28. I've wanted to go here ever since my parents talked about loving it on their honeymoon (like 35 years ago!). How gorgeous! And you're killing it in that bikini, lady!

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  29. Such beautiful photos! I've always wanted to visit St. Thomas. Great post!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  30. You are totally giving me wanderlust! Meanwhile it's rainy and gross outside. Not fair!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  31. My heart loves this post so much - we honeymooned in St. Thomas! We talk about going back all the time, but we want to stay on St. John instead of St. Thomas - we spent a full day in St. John and absolutely fell in love. It's seriously heaven on earth!

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  32. Amazing pictures.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  33. I've never been to St Thomas but I would love to make a stop there on a cruise. Magens looks gorgeous and those catamaran cruises that include food, drinks and entertainment are always fun!!

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  34. St Thomas is beautiful!!!! One of my old coworkers was from St Thomas and he brought us back some rum one time...OMG!!! haha! I love your bright swim suit, so pretty. You are killing me with all these beach pictures! I need a vacation BAD!

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  35. omg i could use a trip after how things have been going lately! this looks like a wonderful holiday.

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  36. St Thomas looks awesome - I have a friend who grew up there, and she keeps telling me that I need to visit! We really want to do a cruise sometime next winter, so I think finding one with St Thomas on the itinerary would be perfect.

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  37. We've never had the chance to visit St. Thomas, but it looks like another amazing place to visit in the Caribbean! I love that you got to experience the island not only from a tourist's perspective, but also from a local's perspective as well!

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  38. Now I really want to go on a tropical getaway! This look amazing and your colorful bikini is too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  39. The shot of you enjoying that cup of coffee on the balcony is so stunning. Wow! Wish I was there. :]

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  40. This looks so heavenly! I can't wait to cruise again

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  41. All your travel pictures make me want to get on a plane, train, ferry, cruise ship to go to all these places! I need to go to St. Thomas, the water looks absolutely beautiful! I could easily wake up to that view every day!

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  42. You are such a beach queen! This looks beautiful and like so much fun!! Man, I miss beach huts.

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  43. I am in the UK and it still feels like winter! Your pics are amazing I do want to be where you are.
    Love
    Shanel
    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/nars-steven-klien-killer-heels-lipstick.html?m=1

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  44. I haven't been on a cruise with a St. Thomas stop yet, and I really want to! It looks absolutely stunning.

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  45. I want to be there right now!! Swing bars are so fun but can get a little messy with strong drinks, lol!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  46. Check out the colour of that water! Unbelievable. So, what job does your friend do and is she looking for an assistant by any chance??!

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  47. Such an amazing trip- loving these tropical shots, babe! Now I want to book a beach vacay STAT. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  48. How fun is this post!!! So gorgeous! So glad you had fun! Looks like a dream!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogpsot.com

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  49. I've been on cruises many times, but surprisingly I've never been to St. Thomas. It looks so beautiful & girl that body ♥ I'm planning a cruise for my 25th birthday. Definitely looking into booking St. Thomas as a stop!

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  50. Wow, this looks like so much fun!

    xo, Stephanie
    www.astyleofherownblog.com

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  51. Wow, this looks like so much fun!

    xo, Stephanie
    www.astyleofherownblog.com

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  52. Looks like such a fun trip -- and what a gorgeous place!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  53. Woooowww...those beaches and that water look amazing! I get no shortage of beach action here in SoCal but it doesn't have that clear blue serene look. Amazing!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  54. This looks ah-mazing! St. Thomas is on our list and we've heard great things! I love the swings at the bar - how cool!

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  55. What a beautiful place, I need to visit!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  56. Beautiful photos! Amazing places!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  57. I really need to find a way to convince my husband to visit the Carribean!! Those beautiful waters are just too amazing not to experience in person.

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  58. I've had a serious hankering for sandy beaches, clear water, and tropical drinks - and this post didn't help! Those photos look gorgeous and I may or may not be googling this trip right now... :-)

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