Friday, June 13, 2008

Natasha - British Virgin Islands

Climbing on the ferry from St.John to head over to Little Dix Bay Resort in the British Virgin Islands, my husband and I couldn't imagine a more beautiful place than Caneel Bay. Well, we sure did find it when we arrived to Virgin Gorda! Rosewood Resorts did it again with an amazing setting on the Little Dix Bay. Our room's balcony overlooked the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. All we wanted to do was head out and walk along the water, and we were thrilled to have another four nights in paradise. We stopped to have a light casual lunch and a Mojito at the Beach Grill before we went for a swim. I, of course, loved taking a dip showing off my Malibu Strings bikinis. You could walk into the bay for a hundred yards before your feet could no longer touch bottom.

In the evening, we made reservations at the Sugar Mill and had a romantic dinner on the bay. The Caribbean food was incredible and the wine list offered excellent choices...just the way we like it. After dinner, there was always festive music playing at the Pavilion Bar. Every evening my husband enjoyed a Cuban cigar along with our night cap sitting outside enjoying the warm trade winds. It was a beautiful walk back along the bay to our room, and somehow we couldn't help ourselves but skinny dip under the moonlight! What a great way to cool off before heating up again!

The resort offers many excursions during the day. No trip to Virgin Gorda is complete without a visit to The Baths which are located only five minutes from the property. The rocks sit directly on the water and each climb through the formations bring you to incredible views of the clear blue water.

Our favorite excursion, however, was a trip to a private island. A twenty minute trip by boat will drop you off at a nearby uninhabited island. For four hours you can swim, enjoy the sun, and sip cold beers from the ice chest they send you with. It did feel like we were a million miles away, and for a while we hoped our ride back would forget about us. Malibu Strings, or any bikini, were definitely not required on this beach, but I brought them along anyway to take plenty of pictures to remember our unforgettable trip to Virgin Gorda!

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