Tortola : Day 14

The final day of our trip : the saddest day of all. My month long vacation and two week trip to the islands was finally coming to an end. Needless to say, we were all pretty depressed in Tortola. We checked the boat back into the charter company, The Moorings, and checked into The Mariner Inn. Most people that are chartering a boat out of Tortola stay at this hotel as it is in the main marina. 

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Cooper Island : Day 13

Not to say all of the British Islands weren't incredible because they absolutely were - but Cooper island totally charmed me! It is a very small island but perhaps that is what I enjoyed about it - so relaxed! The Cooper Island Beach Club has been adorably renovated in recent years and houses a coffee shop, boutique, rum bar, and restaurant. We had some great tartare at the restaurant and some gelato from the coffee shop to finish off our meal!

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The Baths : Day 12

One of the more renowned tourist spots in the British Virgin Islands is a located about a mile from Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda. The Baths are unique as they are formed out of granite whereas most of the BVI's are formed from volcanism. The huge boulders (the biggest are about 40ft tall) form tidal pools, arches and tunnels that lead to either Spring Bay or Devil's Bay.

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Bitter End : Day 11

Bitter End on Virgin Gorda is by far the most manicured island I visited in the BVI's. Their walkways are kept impeccably clean and are lined with gorgeous, brightly colored flowers. If you're looking for a bit of luxury - you've found the spot. Bitter End Yacht Club is world renowned for their waterfront resort, watersport acitivities/racing/regattas, 5-star dining, and fishing tournaments.

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Marina Cay and Leverick Bay : Day 10

By day 10 on our island trip, we all had a good amount of laundry that needed to be done. Luckily Marina cay (only 8 acres and covered in flowers) has washers, dryers, and showers that you pay for by the load/minute. We were almost completely out of water so we filled up at the docking station as well.

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Norman and Peter Island : Day 8

By the start of the second day on the catamaran, I started feeling more comfortable with sailing and got into a rhythm of making breakfast/coffee for everyone in the morning (I'm limited to cooking breakfast, as I am not much of a cook - thankfully my fiance is :)). The ReliefBand really helped with the nausea and I was no longer hungover from my friend's wedding - yay! 

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Jost Van Dyke and Sandy Cay : Day 7

A quick side note about seasickness : I purchased a couple of ReliefBands for James and I after doing a bit of research on the best methods to combat nausea. Dramamine is another option but is known to cause drowsiness, so I wanted to find a method that let me be wide awake and fully enjoy my experience aboard! Needless to say, the RefliefBands have worked impeccably the last few days. They even helped me not be so queasy when I was hungover! Serious score. I seriously suggest these, as they are comfortable, easy to use, and start working immediately. There is no worse way to ruin your trip than by being uncontrollably nauseous the whole time. And no, this is not a paid advertisement - they simply work.

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St. John : Day 3-6

After relaxing on the beaches in St. Thomas for a couple of days, James and I were ready to explore as much of St. John as possible. Although not necessary, we rented a jeep to get around the island easily. Taxis are fine too, they just take longer and I prefer to come and go on my own time (there isn't good cell service on the eastern side of the island and taxis can take up to an hour to pick up). I have put together an insider's guide of some must-see spots around the island!

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St. Thomas : Day 1-2

After having just come off a plane from a bachelorette party in Mexico on Sunday, I was a bit tired coming into St. Thomas. One of my best friends is getting married in St. John on Saturday, so James and I both are ready to have a few relaxing days before all of the exciting wedding festivities!

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