A day at the beach
Photography: Shaquille Pesso
The first day of the cruise landed us on the beautiful island of Saint Thomas. In another life I must have been a mermaid because I love the water and so it was only natural to have a beach day.
On our way to Coki Beach, the driver stopped at this lookout point on the road which is where I capture this stunning photo of the scenery you see above. There where locals selling food and souvenirs and they were very friendly but not pushy.
The beach was absolutely beautiful, the sand was white and as you can see in the pictures the water was crystal clear and stunning. The only little downside was that there was a lot of seaweed in the water. The driver had already informed us that alot of the beaches were closed due to how much seaweed had washed up on the shores but Coki Beach was one of the better ones.
If you visit this beach I highly recommend trying the ice cream, it was so delicious and they had grapenut, which, if you’re from an island you’ll understand what North America is missing out on.
The swimwear I am wearing is from Zaful, and I love this so much, it is so stunning. I love the shade of yellow (trendy), the smocking detailing (SUPER trendy) and the off the shoulder silhouette is everything. Hands down my most complimented swimwear of this trip.
With that said, the most talked about part of this day was my cover up which is a sarong I tied around my neck. A a group we opted to rep our Jamaican roots by being decked out in the colours of the flag, and I loved it.
Taxi’s from the ports charge round trip fees which you pay at the end (roughly $8 per person)
The fee for taxi depends on which beach you choose out of whats offered.
When your dropped off you give the driver a time in which to pick you back up from the beach.
Everything is charged in USD.
Saint Thomas is a beautiful place that is now on my list of places I want to explore more of, but I loved this bite size snapshot and I am excited to visit again but for much longer.
Stay tune to see where I went next on this island hopping trip,let me know in the comments what you think. Where have you traveled so far this summer or where are you planning to?