Day Four- St Thomas
We had heard that it was a major
hassle to go through immigration here prior to leaving the ship, so we had
coffee on the balcony & took our time. It wasn't bad after all. You just got in
line and walked along until they checked your passport. We were off the ship at
Our first stop was Paradise Point, where you ride a gondola like at a ski resort to the top of a mountain. The view was great and the frozen drinks were delicious. They had a lady there who put on a show with lots of different birds, well worth the trip. We took some pictures, then headed back to the ship for some late lunch.
We took a taxi to Coki Beach, as it was supposed to be good snorkeling. We saw a few fish, and the beach was very small, but we had fun anyway. The taxi driver who took us back to the ship was very nice, he stopped a few times to show us the sights.
Since we were leaving after dark, we got some pictures of the ships all lit up.
Day Five- St.Maarten
This was by far our favorite port.
We were determined to get some serious beach time, so we headed to Orient Beach
as soon as we got off the ship. We walked a while and there was Mexicano, which
offered 2 chairs, an umbrella, & 2 drinks for $8. Then if you buy lunch, you get
free salsa & chips and a shot of tequila! The lounge chairs had thick cushions &
the bartenders were great, so we settled in for a day in the sun. Behind the
beach were outdoor shops where Bonnie & I bought some cute sun dresses & T
shirts before leaving.
We caught a cab back to town, where we did a little shopping & had a nice frozen drink while watching the street entertainers. Then we just walked back to the ship, which took about 15 minutes.