Caribbean Vacation Diaries: Part 3
We spent the last two days of our Caribbean vacation on the beach laid under unbrellas in hopes of recovering from the sunburns (shame on me for always underestimating the sun!), ate lots of Caribbean food and sipped on pina coladas.
(Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea)
On our way to the beach and saw this amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean (left) / Caribbean Sea (right)… and of course we are heading right!
(Raggae Beach, St. Kitts)
Two orders of roasted seawood coming right up!
Caribbean Spiny Lobster at Raggae Beach was delicious but since the restaurant was outdoor, all the friendly neighborhood flies were trying to take over our food!
Swim: Vix bikini Dress: Free People white cover up (old) Sunglasses: Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses (Carambola Beach Club, South Friar’s Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts)
After the attack of the flies, we took off with my lobsters wrapped securely by our sides and headed over to South Friar’s Bay. It was only a short 10-min drive but the atmosphere and beach was very different… A resort-like magnificent setting on a beautiful white sand beach is the restaurant Carambola Beach Club which was a new addition to St. Kitts.
The Beach has been there for years but the restaurant just opened this year. The staff was extremely friendly, the food was good and the drinks were strong, plus there was a cabana where you could stop by for a relaxing massage right on the beach. I think I could stay here forever.
Coconuts at your request. It can’t get any better than this… :DSwim: Vix teal leopard print bikini
St. Maarten (last stop)
Swim: Becca crochet cover-up dress, H&M bikini top Hat: Charlotte Russe Straw cowboy hat Sunglasses: Giorgio Armani Aviators
After getting off the ship, we walked 10 minutes left towards Great Bay Beach. When I was researching beaches in St. Maarten, I was overwhelmed with reviews of nudist. Apparently it was typical to be topless/nude in St. Maarten beaches. We didn’t plan on participating but thought it would be fun to people watch.
To our disappointment, Great Bay was on the Dutch side of the island and apparently all the “sight seeing” was on the French side. To be honest, I wasn’t very impressed with this beach because the water was not what I expected. It’s murky, filled with seaweed and was deep as soon as we I stepped in. I was even bitten 5-6 times by something in the water. :( We’ll definitely check out another beach next time around but if you like to combine a day of shopping, lazying in lounge chairs and hanging out by the bars, this area would be ideal.
[Photos by NR]
Good bye St. Maarten!
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed our vacation photos and reviews (also see Part 1 and 2). I have always love the Caribbean islands. It is a beautiful place to visit but what makes these islands a paradise are the warmth of the residents and the amazing food and culture. We try to visit at least once a year to detox and get away from the hectic world….What about you? Where’s your favorite place to vacation?
Readers: Where’s your favorite place to vacation?
St. Kitts! My island! Glad you enjoyed :)
Glad you enjoyed my beautiful island of St. Kitts and hope you come back for a longer visit.
It’s beautiful and thank you so much for sharing the pics. I would love to go there someday. The sea looks blue and the pic of Caribbean Sea (right) and Atlantic Ocean (left) looks cool!
Currently, my beach dream holiday is still Maldives! =D
These photos are so freaking gorgeous!!! Totally making me wish I were on vacation right now lol!!
I am so jealous!!!
from Poland with love <33
your trip looks amazing! gorgeous photos!
Those photos are so freaking awesome. I especially love the first one right by the water’s edge. The hat and sunglasses are the perfect complement to your swimsuit!
Looks like such a great time! I love that teal swim top!!
Thanks for the tips! 3rd set of vacay pics look great!
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You looks fabulous in all your swimsuit. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vacation with us.
Such gorgeous pictures, what a beautiful place! I love your bathing suit!
Wow ! The pictures are awesome and you are also looking gorgeous.
Looks like you’re having the most fantastic vacay ever!
wow girl.these pictures are so HOT.you look so beautifull and relaxed!
I love these shots
the purple maxidress is amazing!!
looks like you had an amazing time
thnx for the comment on my blog girl you are too sweet hihi
muwaaaah hugs xoxo
Oooh, SO BEAUTIFUL! You, the scenery, everything! Girl, you rock colors like nothing else! :D Totally going to get on Vince so we can plan our own tropical getaway!
Looks like paradise. You are one very lucky lady! Wow! What a vacation!
You look gorgeous! The pictures are beautiful, looks like such a good time.
The pics look lovely and your outfits were too cute! Just out of curiosity, do you have any tips on fitness/health? I would like to start working out, but not sure where to start…
I’m not really a fitness guru but I believe in moderation (well I try)and balance. No matter how much time a person spend at the gym, I think the key to fitness is what you put in your body. I love food but try to eat in moderation and stir clear from too much fried food and sweets (although it’s healthy to treat yourself once in a while to some goodies :). I also snack a lot but try to snack mostly on dried fruits, fresh fruits, veggies and nuts.
When I’m trying to lose lbs or tone up, cardio is my best friend. It can be anything from a dance class to running on the good old fashion treadmill. Finally drink lots of water (and green tea helps speed up your metabolism) and get a good night sleep! I hope this helps! xo
Wow you look amazing and it looked like you had a blast!
Seems like you had loads of fun! Love your swimmsuit color combo!
Oh what wonderful pictures!! Looks like paradise!! Absolutely love your blog, I’m following you now. Thanks so much for your comment on mine!
Love from South Africa
Gorgeous pictures! Your holidays are perfect!
I looved all three posts! We’re trying to plan our next vaca but want to stay on this half of the US side and the Caribbean is one of the few options. I’ve been before on a cruise but we only spent a few hours stopped there and didn’t really get to explore. Thanks for the great tour. Can I borrow your vibrany vacation and beach coverup wardrobe? : )
Thanks Jean! I think the tricks to explore the islands are to plan in advance and get off the ship early (9/10amish). That way you’ll have 8-9 hours on the island for an excursion + lunch and explore, etc. We have cruise every year for 5 years now and love to try for a 3-4 night on one island next time and of course, borrow away! I know you’d look great in colors! :)