When we woke up, we headed to the Wind Jammer Cafe for a buffet style breakfast. We both had yummy omelets filled with tomatoes, peppers and onions along with some fresh fruit and yogurt.
Matt and Melissa met us at our room at 9am to begin exploring the island. We decided to get an early start to beat the crowds and the heat.
Once we got off the ship, we spent some time looking through some of the shops before getting in a taxi to Magen’s Bay.
Magen’s Bay is consistently rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world. It was a short ride (15 min) with breathtaking views as we drove over the mountains from Charlotte Amalie. We wanted to take pictures of the trip, but we seemed to capture mostly trees in our pictures from the road.
The beach had a small entrance fee, but it was worth it. The water was very calm and a perfect temperature.
The boys played with a frisbee for awhile until they lost it in the bottom of the sea. Next time, they’ll have to bring toys that float!
We spent three hours there and our taxi driver, nicknamed WoodPecker, came back to pick us up. We thought about stopping in downtown, but he said that most things would be closed because it is Sunday. We came back to the ship to eat lunch and stay out of the sun for awhile.
The boys entered a 3 vs 3 basketball tournament and won! We are pretty much a minority on this cruise and the boys played with another guy who only spoke Spanish and of course they only speak English. So it’s amazing how a sport can work with limited communication! Here is a picture of them with their medals! Medal Count: 1 gold. Here they are showing them off before dinner:
Tonight was the first of the formal nights.
We had another fabulous dinner. Dustin had lamb and I had the strip steak.
We came back to the room & changed clothes then we played a few rounds of Euchre then Melissa and I went to a show featuring singing and dancing from broadway musicals. The boys played billiards instead.
Afterwards we met up & headed to the finish that lyric gameshow. Matt got to play! He made it to the finals…only because everyone else was just as bad as him, ha! The music was mostly before our time. We needed some 90’s music like backstreet boys! It was fun to watch & there was a small crowd.
Here’s a picture of Matt in action.
We headed back to our room and found our first towel creature! Here he is…
That was the end of our day, tomorrow is a relaxing day at sea!