All posts tagged: Caribbean

Dolphin Discovery Tortola

I går hadde vi en fantastisk dag her nede! Vi dro over til Tortola, en av de Britiske Jomfruøyene, på dagstur. Selve båtturen fra St. Thomas til Tortola tar rett under en time. Her hadde vi en liten time med byvandring i Road Town før vi satte kursen mot Dolphin Discovery senteret på Tortola. På Dolphin Discovery har de 10 delfiner i parken sin. Delfinene er 2. generasjons delfiner for parken, og er født og oppvokst i parken. De fleste delfinene i parken lever til de er over 40 år, mot delfiner som lever fritt som blir i snitt 25-30 år.Parken fungerer også som en del av skoleprogrammet her, og tar imot skoleklasser for å lære dem om miljøet i havet, samt mer om marinebiologi. Barna lærer om anatomien til delfinene, samt hvordan de lever sammen. Noen av barna får også tid sammen med delfinene i vannet. Du kan også besøke parken som turist. Mange som drar på ferie eller cruise til de Amerikanske Jomfruøyene besøker parken. Vi fikk være med på et utvidet treningsprogram sammen …

Stay at The Blue Sandcastle!

Are you planning your Virgin Islands vacation? Stay at The Blue Sandcastle! We currently have two rental units for rent. One International Villa at Pavilions and Pools, and the Honeymoon Suite at the Blue Sandcastle. From September 1st, 2015,  we will also have the entire upper floor at the Blue Sandcastle available for renting with its large 4 bedrooms with 4 private bathrooms, huge kitchen and living room, dining room and laundry. The Honeymoon Suite – The Blue Sandcastle The Honeymoon Suite is private and perfect for a short stay. You will have access to our wi-fi. In the room there is a fridge and a coffee/ tea station. You can order breakfast and/ or dinner if you don’t feel like eating out. The Honeymoon Suite is yours for only $ 100 pr. night (+tax 10%) up to October 31st. For weekly stays we offer STAY for 7, PAY for 6. The Honeymoon Suite is on the lower floor in the West Ving. It has a private entrance. Large kingsize bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. There …

Sailing on Three Moons

What a great weekend! Memorial Day weekend was very special to us down here on St. Thomas. Saturday we spent most of the day at the beach and on Sunday we were invited by Captain Richard on to the Three Moons. The Three Moons is a 72 ft large monohull sailboat.                                           We started our sail from Water Island. Our goal for the day was Buck Island. (Named after the colonial slave days.) Buck islands were islands where the slave ships would drop of the healthy and strong men before they headed to shore to sell the women and children. There are 17 Buck islands in the Caribbean. Our first stop at Buck Island was Turtle Cove. At Turtle Cove you are almost certain to see turtles. We were very lucky! We got to snorkel with five turtles and two sting rays. The turtles were very friendly! They were so up close and personal that they …

A day out on Steppin Up

On Saturday we had the pleasure of sailing with the Steppin Up. The Steppin Up is a 43″ large catamaran owned by Capt. Bill and Michelle. Bill and Michelle have been doing charters in the Caribbean since 2012. On Saturday we were invited to come with them on a day sail. Saturday morning we sailed off from the marina and headed over to Christmas Cove. Sophia quickly found her favourite spot on the boat. The big trampolines in front was just perfect for relaxing and bird/ fish watching as we sailed out. As we approached Christmas Cove we were all excited to get into the water. Christmas Cove is a favourite for both Bill and Michelle for night snorkelling. It is also a popular “first” stop when they take guests out on a charter. Anchored up in Christmas Cove we are ready to have some fun! Sophia was first in and loved the big float Bill pumped up for her. The Steppin Up is filled with fun toys for the entire family. Sophia also got to …

CARNIVAL!

The first weekend of May held the annual St. Thomas Carnival. This is a great festival filled with fun, colors and music from morning until late night. On Wednesday there is a food fair with tons of flavors, Friday is the children’s parade and Saturday is the big day with the adult parade ending with fireworks at Waterfront. The market place is filled up with people, both tourists and locals.There is a lot happening all the time; music, dancing… You really get to see some of the local traditions. The children’s parade is great fun to watch! Look at that head piece! What to eat? Try out some local juices and food! Definitely get a Johnny Cake and some Passion Juice. Eat baked Tamarinds for dessert. When to be there? Go to the food fair on Wednesday around noon. For the Children’s Parade and the adult parade on Friday and Saturday it’s best to be in town around 11.00 am. The carnival village with rides, bars, fast food etc. usually opens around 6 pm every …

Quick guide to St. Thomas

Finally we have a direct connection to Scandinavia. Norwegian did a press release a week ago stating that they will now have direct flights from Scandinavia to both Puerto Rico and St. Croix. We are less than 30 minutes away from both islands (by plane). Prices are as low as NOK 1690,. one way (US $200). St. Thomas – a  quick guide on who, what and where St. Thomas combines the natural beauty of the Caribbean with an urban atmosphere. The VI’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, is the most visited port in the Caribbean and boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. From here, you can go anywhere! St. Thomas had something for everyone; world-class shopping, tons of adventures to explore, for the sports-minded, St. Thomas is well known for its world-class yachting and sport fishing, and welcomes golfers to Mahogany Run Course. Where to stay? St. Thomas offers a varity of hotels, villas and condos! Endure in five star luxury at one of the big resorts, or rent your own villa with …

Day trip to the BVIs

While we’re still looking thru memories… This was one of our best days down here on vacation last year. Our last day on St. Thomas last summer we spent on a day trip to the BVIs. We boareded the Bad Kitty (day charter) in Red Hook and headed over to St. John to pick up more passengers. This gave us a great view of St. Thomas and St. John. Our first stop was Spanish Town at Virgin Gorda. Here we checked in with the BVI customs. Then we headed over to the Baths on the south tip of the Virgin Gorda. We started our walk through the impressive geological formation.   The sights were amazing. And the water so clear! After seeing the Baths we headed over to Scrub Island for some lunch and relaxing. After some “fuel” we were ready to go snorkeling. We stopped next to Norman Island for some fabulous under the sea reef views. This was great fun for all of us. Our last stop was Jost van Dyke and Soggy Dollar …