All posts tagged: st.john

Cruz Bay – St. John

Cruz Bay på St. John er veldig lett tilgjengelig fra St. Thomas. Om du skal på en dagstur tar du bare passasjerferjen fra Red Hook eller Charlotte Amalie. Du kan komme deg rundt på St. John på Safari bussene eller ta bilferjen over om du trenger bil for dagen. Men for bare en dagstur til Cruz Bay trenger du ikke bil. Cruz Bay byr på hvite strender og pastellfargede butikker og hus når du kommer i land. I nærheten av båtterminalen finner du flere restauranter og barer. Spaser ned Wharfside Landing for litt shopping og sightseeing. Stopp på Joe’s Rumhut eller Waterfront Bistro for noe og drikke og litt snacks. Utsikten fra restaurantene er fantastisk! Når du har tråklet gjennom butikkene langs vannkanten i sentrum er det på tide og ta en tur over til Mongoose Junction. På veien over mot Mongoose Junction finner du mange fargerike små hytter med lokale butikker i. St. John er store på lokal kunst og håndlagde artikler. Her finner du garantert et unikt suvenir eller en unik gave. En av våre favoritter for lunch er Sun Dog Café. Denne caféen ligger …

Cruz Bay – St. John

Cruz Bay on St. John is very easy accessible from St. Thomas. If you are going on a day trip you can take the ferry from either Red Hook or Charlotte Amalie. You can get around on St. John on the Safari busses or take the car ferry if you need a car. But for just a day in Cruz Bay you don’t really need a car. Cruz Bay welcomes you with a white sandy beach with pastel coloured shops and houses. Close to the docks you will find several bars and restaurants along with cozy and small shops. Take a walk down Wharfside Landing for some shopping. Stop at Joe’s Rumhut or the Waterfront Bistro for some refreshments. The view from the bars and restaurants are great! When you have explored the waterfront shopping and dining it’s time to head over to Mongoose Junction for some more shopping.  Along the road over here you will find several small and bright coloured shops. St. John is great for getting local art and handcrafted items. You will …

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 …

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 …

Sunday on St. John

Yesterday we enjoyed a wonderful day at our neighboring island; St. John. We took the car ferry over to Cruz Bay. We were lucky enough to see dolphins in the marina before the ferry left!  First we stopped at Mongoose Junction for some luck and shopping. Then we headed over to Leinster Bay to snorkel with a scenic drive along the coast and beaches. After a 30 minute hike we came to the beach. We were rewarded with turtles and even a stingray when we first came under water. St. John is beautiful! We are looking forward to our next visit! Here is a little clip of our trip to St. John made with our GoPro – Hero 4 Silver.