First vacation post - Ocean views!

Here we go, my first post about my vacation. 
We took the red eye to Puerto Rico on Saturday night, enough said on red eyes. We were taken to the pier with the ship, 13 floors tall with a rock climbing wall and mini golf course on top, it was grand! That night we set sail for the island of St. Thomas. I woke up so excited to tour the island, I couldn't wait to get out there and my Sean wanted to keep sleeping, my excitement wouldn't allow him to continue sleeping ;-) We got off the boat and took a taxi ride to the downtown area with plenty of shops. With all the hills in this island I got some great ocean views. 
Feast your eyes on the lovely views of each island in the order I visited them.

St. Thomas 



That is our boat on the left


That evening we all got back on the boat and departed to St. Kitts. This was by far my favorite island, I will explain more later why it was my favorite, but briefly it was the friendliness of the people that contributed to it being my favorite.

St. Kitts

Beach with a bunch of bars and restaurants


Our cab driver took us to the top of this hill for the greatest views!

The Atlantic Ocean is on the left and the Caribbean Sea is on the right!

Gorgeous!
That night we set sail again but we didn't get to Aruba until Thursday, so Wednesday was an entire day at sea with plenty to do on the ship. Casinos, two pools, a movie theatre, this was not a dull ship. Then on Thursday we got to Aruba! Aruba was full of brightly colored buildings, but I will show you those later. The ocean in Aruba was so bright and blue!

Aruba

That night we headed over to Curacao, which was the most populated island of all the ones we visited minus Puerto Rico. I enjoyed this island the second most after St. Kitts and again it was because we received great advice and information from the locals. Seriously don't be afraid to ask them, they will share with you and tell you stuff guide books won't.

 Curacao


After Curacao, we had another full day at sea until our final port of call back in Puerto Rico. Hard to believe my vacation is over already, I sat at work today feeling like I never ever left, what a sad feeling :-(

Puerto Rico



I hope you enjoyed some of the photos, believe me there will be plenty more!
P.S. I am super excited today because this beautiful girl below in the photo is moving back near me today from New York. She was away studying Social Work at NYU and I can't be more thrilled she is returning to CA. We were roommates two years in college, she was one of my bridesmaids and she helped me out through a rough patch during my sophomore year in college and I will always be grateful for her! Welcome back to CA, Laura, glad to have you back :-)



33 comments:

The Bases said...

Very pretty! What cruise line did you take? I have never been on a cruise...

Emily Marie said...

These photos are gorgeous! I went to Puerto Rico a few years back and loved every second. Your post made me want to take a vacation :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

omg!! i love st. thomas. we went on a cruise for our honeymoon and it was the best trip ever. one of our favorite days was when we stopped off at st thomas and took a champagne catamaran to st. john. one of my favorite days. ever. love the views out there.

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Julie said...

Gorgeous! It looks fantastic! My boyfriend's parents have a house in St. Thomas so your pictures are making me ache for a trip there.
Glad you had a great trip!

Camylla Leonardi said...

these photos are beautiful!! It looks like you had an amazing time!

Lots of love
simplycamylla.blogspot.com

ashley said...

oh wow, those pictures are gorgeous!! i would kill to go jump into that ocean right now ;)

amy b.s. said...

oh my gosh! this all looks amazing!

Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said...

Beautiful pictures! I have always wanted to go to St Kitts - what an incredible view!

Danielle said...

the water is so inviting. i love the colorful buildings in curacao - reminds me a bit of europe. beautiful photos, meg. can't wait to see more!

Amanda said...

I am so jealous! I went to St. Thomas when I was really little (aka 4), and I went to Puerto Rico a couple years ago, and I'm beyond jealous. Yes, I said that already. But I'm sitting here wishing I was going on vacay sometime soon.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Love the mountain photos overlooking the sea. And the water in aruba is...just wow!!

Which was your favorite...sight-seeing wise?

TaraMixandMatch said...

What amazing, gorgeous photos!

Kristin said...

Looks like an amazing cruise!!

Sweet Pea said...

It looks so pretty :)

Brunette & Blessed said...

looks amazing!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

So pretty Meg! I wish the water was that blue here! Can't wait for more pictures!!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

kira said...

Beautiful photos, looks like a fantastic vacation!

Holly said...

Oooo St. Kitts looks gorgeous!! It reminds me of Hawaii, mostly Oahu and Diamond Head State Park that I went to a few years ago. And Aruba...WOW, those waters look divine! I think talking to the locals is the best thing to do, always find the best places that way. Aww good friends like that are so awesome, I'm glad you have your friend back close by you!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

WOW! What gorgeous pictures! THanks for sharing them with us! In fact, I have already sent my husband some ideas (based on your pics) on where we're going for vaca this off-season! Thanks for visiting my blog! I truly appreciate it! xx

Michelle said...

It looks so beautiful! And it looks like you had great weather. I heard people LOVE St. Kitts. Glad to have you back!

Kara {A Little Bit of Lovely} said...

Welcome back! What goregeous pictures - looks like a fabulous time. Really makes me want to take a tropical getaway. Glad your good friend is moving back & will be closer to you!

Jenna said...

Oh my gosh- such stunning pictures! I am so excited to hear even more about your trip!!

And hooray for your friend moving back. That must be the best feeling ever! And you made such a beautiful bride!! :)

HazelandMare said...

Oh my gosh, I want to jump on a boat right now! It's awesome you got to see so much stuff at the ports- your photos are amazing!! And it's also cool that you got to see some things that are sort of off the tourist trail. I bet it was really fun to explore those beautiful places!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the follow =] Your blog is super cute, I followed too!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Your pictures make me want to jump on a plane and head to the beach! Beautiful pictures!

Allison said...

Wow! These pictures are amazing! I think I found my next vacation destination. Can't wait to see more pictures from your cruise.

Laura said...

Yep, that pretty much looks amazing.

Christina said...

How beautiful! I totally want to go on vacation now!

Annie said...

Beautiful! I'm jealous!

Lilly's Style said...

The pictures are SO beautiful! The view of two different oceans in St.Kitts is amazing. We'll definitely have to stop there this time around, October can't come soon enough :)

Stephanie said...

Looks like a fantastic trip!!

www.StarHughes.com said...

Wow, gorgeous pictures!!! That looks like an incredible vacation! I hope you have an amazing time!!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

How nice! Sounds like an amazing trip! The water and scenery in every picture is just beautiful!

My husband proposed to me in St. Thomas! We love it there!

http://thebeverlyfam.blogspot.com/2009/10/were-engaged.html