Caribbean Vacation Diaries: Part 1
Our 7-day journey via Carnival Victory cruise was an amazing trip. If you ever want to see the southern Caribbean in one week, this cruise is a must. We flew a red eye flight into Old San Juan, PR, then embarked our ship to five beautiful islands of the Caribbean: St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.
If you’re visiting Puerto Rico, Old San Juan is a must-visit place. It is quaint little town that is picturesque and truly authentic. Most of the restaurants here are the real deal if you are looking for an authentic Spanish meal.
Of course I can’t start off a vacation without finding a coconut :)
First stop: St. Thomas, USVI
Coki Beach is a beautiful little beach with crystal clear water and soft white sand. There are food/drink vendors along the beach so it’s perfect if you want to grab lunch and drinks. The restroom facilities are clean and there’s also a little gift shop if you need to buy little knick-knacks. You can rent jet skis on the other side of the beach or go snorkeling at Coral World nearby…I didn’t snorkel because I can’t swim :(
The locals here will approach you periodically to see if you want a drink, braid your hair, or just for random things. I have heard they can be aggressive on this beach but my experience was the opposite. Everyone was really warm and nice!
If you ever visit St. Thomas, please make sure you come to Cuzzins for lunch. We came back to St. Thomas specifically for this delicious meal: grilled Caribbean Spiny Lobster (see below – with fried sweet plaintains, mac-n-cheese and rice and beans), but they also have jerk chicken and many other amazing dishes.
If you’re a crab or lobster lover like me, you’d love the Caribbean Spiny Lobster. It’s not like Maine where the meat is kinda spongy and only in the tail. The meat is a little thicker in texture and kind of reminds me of crab. And as you can see the entire lobster is filled with meat, seasoned to perfection. This poor guy did not stand a chance (sorry little one)![Photos by NR] Outfit in San Juan: Top: Bandeau Express top / Dollman denim vest Bottom: Lush high waisted stripe shorts Bag: H&M Fringe purse Outfit in St. Thomas: Swim: Forever21 tie dye bikini with flutter top (similar here)/ Forever21 belted sheer shirtdress Hat: Charlotte Russe Straw cowboy hat / Glasses: Dior
I hope you enjoyed the first part of our journey! Stay tune for more pictures from Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarteen! xo
Lovely tips. Really great place too. Cool resorts and hotels perfect for weddings and honeymoons.
WOW, these pictures are so amazing! I love how you wear such colourful swimming suits! They look so flawless against your sun-kissed skin tone. You look great, and the Caribbean islands look fantastic!
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The beach is beautiful! So clean and blue! I’m so envious of you now =D
OMG I live in PR! I’m so glad you had an amazing time here. And your photos are amazing!
Wow! I don’t even know where to begin! It looks like you had a great time. I love your bikini and shirtdress. I am going to go look for them today!
Lots of incredible, vibrant, and amazing pictures! You two looked like you had such a wonderful time! I bet it was hard coming back to the comparably cold of the Bay Area, right? I love your outfits in the pics too, very colorful and vivid, as per your usual, but totally matching with your surroundings. Such a lovely post, all in all! I can’t wait to see the rest of your awesome Carribean photo diary. :)
P.S. LOL yes, Vince has been way too busy to take proper pictures of me… so sad. But hopefully he’ll wrap up his own project next week! Needless to say, I’ve been aching to do new posts!
Looks like you had a wonderful time. The beaches are gorgeous. The picture of the lobster is making me hungry.
Looks like you had a BLAST! I’m so jealous, I would love to go on a cruise!
omg ENVY!! love your outerwear and pics *faint
Oh you lucky girl! So pretty! I’m stuck slaving away at the office, so I’ll have to live vicariously through your photos! Looking forward to more.
And I feel so much better knowing I’m not the only beach babe around that can’t swim!
I’m glad you enjoyed my birthplace St. Thomas! :D
Wow what a beautiful place and the lobster is mouth watering! Is it spicy? It looks very seasoned which I love! My fiance and I are planning a trip soon and I want to take a cruise. I’ll have to check out this particularly cruise but I can’t wait to see your review of the rest of the trip and of course can’t wait to see more outfit pictures! :)
Aww thanks Tori, you are too sweet to me. This cruise was awesome…this is an older ship but the ports are amazing and you spend most of your time on the islands anyway. Def worth it! Let me know if you and your honey decide to take a cruise. I’d love to hear all about it and see pics! :)
I really love San Juan, it is such a cute little town with little shops and some amazing places to eat. And the beach in ST. Thomas looks GORGEOUS! Thanks for the review and the food at Cuzzins looks delicious. I’m starving from just looking at that! And of course, as always you look amazing. Where do you find all these cute outfits? I love that bathing suit and the cover up!
Thanks Mel, so sweet of you! :)
Love the pics, cant wait for part 2
The beaches are incredibly beautiful. You have such a gorgeous body and very photogenic. Enjoy your vacay :-) Thanks for stopping by FBI.
That shirtdress from F21 is gorgeous!! And the pic of the lobster literally made my mouth water…yum! Glad you had a good time :)