Wednesday, May 1, 2013

St. John Bliss (USVI)

 Brian and I just returned from a beautiful week in St. John...pause...daydream...and it was nothing short of magical. The beaches were incredible, landscape nothing short of gorgeous, island architecture done to perfection, the food was delicious and fresh, and the tropical drinks (from what I witnessed) looked and had nothing but the most perfect tropical potions. We were there for our dear friends Kelly and Carlo's wedding on Caneel Bay and made a babymoon of it. We stayed in the beautiful Tennis Villa with 11 others and had the best time, it was the perfect combination of relaxation and fun and I would go back in a heartbeat!!!

I've never seen water so pretty

taking a breather on the veranda

We took a day trip to the BVI's and had a blast at Foxy's and the Soggy Dollar (yes, only virgin drinks for this mamma)

There is nothing like that blue...

or this aqua...

our Jeep rental

We went to this little bakery every morning for iced coffee and mango muffins, which I feel in love with - recipe to come!

That is a sunburn on my arm and the heels had not been put on yet, but you get the point...

lunch at Skinny Legs

followed by relaxation on the beach



We can't say enough good things about St. John but here are a few key pointers:

 Definitely try and fly direct into St. Thomas -- we took a connection and it made the journey too long for what it should be.

Rent a Jeep

Our favorite beach to spend the day was Hawksnest because it was super convenient. Cinnamon Bay was great, too for water sports.

Definitely eat at ZoZo's and La Tapa

Be prepared to be indulged in nothing but relaxation and decadence in the form of nature's most tropical beauty :) 


  1. There is nothing like the beautiful colors of that water. Wow, if I wasn't seriously needing some beach time already, I am now! Beautiful pics.

  2. Gorgeous! We stayed at Caneel Bay about 10 or 11 years ago and loved it! You are right - that water is amazing! Too bad you couldn't enjoy those rum punches but you look adorable with that little belly!

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  4. Thank you for the tips and the lovely photos. So glad you had a great time. I have had my eye on this island for awhile now.

  5. What beautiful photographs! The St. John beaches look stunning! Where is the long navy dress from that you wore to the wedding? I may want to copy the look :)

  6. Your trip looks fabulous. St. John is my favorite place. We stayed at Caneel Bay for our 10 year wedding anniversary and it was pure heaven. Loved it so much. Dying to go back and bring our kids with us this time! You'll have to bring your little one in the future x

  7. Wow, thanks for the mini vacation! Gorgeous photos! And you look incredible!

  8. Another island to add to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing your photos. It looks divine!

  9. I love these pictures, Liz and you guys just look so very happy!!

  10. You are a glowing island momma. So nice you got to spend some time in the islands. Lovely photo journal shared. Best wishes to you. xo

  11. May I please ask where your cover up is from?
    Thank you

  12. Liz,
    Love seeing you so happy and radiantly pregnant!!! Grant and I went to St John/St Thomas for our honeymoon and we have photos and great memories of Jost Van Dyke and Foxy's bar!!! I thought it was so funny that we had to swim ashore. Such fun.

    And, yes, this time next year you'll be a new mom. So exciting!!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  13. I love St. John it is my favorite destination! Love your pics and reminds me I need to go back soon. It's been almost a year since I've seen those turquoise waters sigh...