SWIMSUIT: CLOVER CANYON ONE PIECE (HAS ADJUSTABLE STRAPS + I LOVE THIS NEW PLAID AND FLORAL SWIMSUIT) | SHORTS: HIGH RISE STRETCHY DENIM SHORTS | HAT: PANAMA HAT | SUNGLASSES: MIRRORED AVIATOR SUNGLASSES
One of the things I love most about tropical vacation is the lack of clothing required. To wake up and throw on a swimsuit and be ready for the day is seriously the life haha. I love this one piece swimsuit by Clover Canyon, mostly because I love the print and it has adjustable straps, making it suitable for all. They came out with a new print here and if you’re curious, I also posted about this swimsuit here.
For our sixth day sailing in the British Virgin Islands, we woke up and sailed from The Bitter End on Virgin Gorda all the way to Jost Van Dyke (it took a few hours is all). On our way to Jost, we made a pit stop at this tiny little uninhabited island called Sandy Spit and it was seriously like something out of the movies or on Gilligan’s Island where you see someone stranded on an island no bigger than half an acre. There is literally nothing but white sand, turquoise waters and a few palm trees… and it was beautiful (and one of my favorite islands for sure). The snorkeling is awesome (we saw a turtle right next to our boat) and on a calm day you can just float and relax in the water. We had a bit of a storm roll in right as we were leaving so I am glad we missed that.
I am sure the island can get busy since it’s just a “spitting distance” from Jost, but thankfully we pretty much had the island to ourselves that afternoon.
After visiting Sandy Spit, we sailed over to White Bay on Jost Van Dyke to catch an overnight mooring ball. For those of you who are sailing, most overnight mooring balls are white… so we were a bit confused when all we saw was red/orange (which usually means they are for daytime use only)… but we asked and in White Bay there are two different companies that own the moorings balls (who you pay to stay overnight), and you can use any of them for overnight use (just FYI). PS you can read more about the mooring balls here.
After getting settled, we took the dinghy onto White Bay to grab a few ‘painkillers’ at the Soggy Dollar Bar. The beach itself is absolutely beautiful (just find a chair or lay in a hammock and enjoy)… but beware because it does get super crowded and the Soggy Dollar Bar brings in a lot of (annoyingly drunk) tourists. My ideal vacation includes more of the off-the-beaten path route where I feel secluded and can have an adventure. I have never loved being around a bunch of other tourists doing the same old typical touristy things, so it just didn’t jive with my personality as much as, say, Sandy Spit. So if I were to do it again, I would spend more time at Sandy Spit (you can’t moor overnight there though). Also, the food options on White Bay were more limited (expensive and didn’t sound that appealing or worth their prices). Just my two cents.
But all in all, I loved our entire vacation in the British Virgin Islands. Next up, we returned the boat back at Tortola and took the ferry over to St. John, a US Virgin Island… so you definitely will want to stay tuned for that because St. John was definitely a major favorite!
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