The Journey

The Journey is the Destination

Oh, the places you'll go

Oh, the places you'll go


Monday, September 7, 2015

Exploring the Best Tropical Island

Paradise Point ($21 well spent)
If Jimmy Buffet had 2 tickets to paradise and he gave them to you, St. Thomas is where you would be heading. "A water lovers paradise". Visit, for details on the geography of St. Thomas.

Whether you come by cruise, plane, or sail, you will most likely end up at Long Bay at one point or another.

Long Bay is the central bay port and is the destination for tourists who want to shop, drink, and discover other ways to spend money. The main attraction in this area is Paradise Point.

Paradise Point is a sky lift that takes you to one of the highest points you can reach on the island and you are free to roam around the top and view sites of the entire southwest side of the island. At the top, you will be able to meet other tourists and meet locals who work the attraction. Feel free to grab an adult beverage and enjoy the day away as your senses are overloaded by a beautiful view.

If you are like me, and you like a more interactive attraction with some adventure, you will want to check out a smaller bay with a smaller crowd. I advise you to check out one of the smallest bays on the island- Coki Bay.

Coki Bay - Locals claim this is the best snorkeling bay
At Coki Bay, you can snag snorkeling gear and fish bait for $15 and enjoy the beauty of the sea. From what the locals told me, this was by far the best snorkeling destination as far as scenery goes, and they were right! I snorkeled for about an hour and saw a plethora of different fish (they will literally eat from your hand), an octopus, a sea turtle, sea urchins, crabs, iguanas everywhere, and sea horses, but no sharks. It was the best experience on the island. After I was almost finished, I was swimming around the bay and came across the local lifeguard, Tomi, who exclaimed to me in the most Jamaican/tropical accent, "You just out here swimmin, and you ain't scared of nothin huh?!" We chatted for a while then parted ways.

This island is one of those small islands, but it has a lot going on. You can snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, take boat tours, go on hikes, see amazing views, drink loads of alcohol, shop, interact with locals, or just simply relax on the beach. For more information on this beautiful island, visit -