Visiting a Caribbean Getaway: Fun Things to Do in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

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We had the opportunity to do some great traveling recently.  And if, you have been reading the blog for some time, you know that I love to travel.  Earlier this month, we went back to my island home in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Actually if you are planning a trip to the Virgin Islands, you’ll want to read my 5 Tips to Travel Like a Local to the Virgin Islands.

Beach in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

While we did not do much in terms of “island touring”, we did make time for family, the beach and some of my favorite island treats.

Coral World

Coral World Observatory, St. Thomas

Coral World is an ocean park, observatory and even has a Sea Trek that guests can take advantage of.  While we did not do the Sea Trek, we visited Coral World so that I could share with my daughter some of what I had learned to appreciate growing up.  It was a hot and humid Caribbean day though, so we did have to cut the trip a bit short.

Some of the sea creatures that you can touch and see:

Starfish at Coral World, St. Thomas, VI

sea creature in hand at coral world

There are many other sea creatures and fish to behold.  There are even sea lions! But my little princess was tired, so we had to leave early.  But not before I took a picture of everyone’s favorite Caribbean local, the iguana.

iguana in st. thomas, vi

Here are some of my Island Favorites:

Drinking Coconut Water from a Coconut 

There are several great benefits of coconut water, here's a few
Benefits of Coconut Water

St. Peter Great House & Botanical Gardens
Delly Deck in St. Thomas, Local Island Breakfastjohnny cakes

Texas Pit: Texan BBQ on a Caribbean Isle

Texas pit bbq chicken in St. Thomas
Bill’s Texas Pit BBQ: Texan Flavor on a Caribbean Isle

Salt Fish Pate: An Island Food Favorite

salt fish pate

Johnny Cake and Cheese

Johnny cake and cheese

(Think fried bread with cheese, I love this stuff)

My Absolute Favorite:

mom and baby on beach
Playing with my daughter and watching her discover that traditional sandboxes are so overrated compared to the beach.

Before you head on your trip, make sure you have a great camera for the journey. The Virgin Islands has some of the best photo backdrops around. I have a Cannon Rebel T3i and love it. On Amazon the Cannon Rebel T5 is getting rave reviews. The Nikon D3200 is loved my many. And who hasn’t been amazed my the photos taken with a GoPro?

Looking for some Caribbean recipes, here’s a few that you may enjoy:

Homemade Ginger Beer 

Virgin Islands Coleslaw 

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