Wednesday, December 23, 2015

St Barths, Part II

Picking up where I left off, here is the Part II recap of our vacation to St. Barths!

Day 3: Sunday 11/29/15
On Sunday we were up very early again and enjoyed a breakfast of bananas that the owner of our cottage left for us.  They were straight from the yard and tasted a little more sweet than the bananas here.
After breakfast we made our way over to the windward side of the island to Le Sereno, the hotel where we had a couples massage scheduled.  We arrived early and enjoyed lounging on the beach beds at the hotel.
This was where we had our massage, before they set up the second bed.
The breeze off the lagoon was perfection as was the massage.
After the massage,
 we took advantage of the outdoor shower and the relaxation area.
From there we went back to the beach to enjoy the water sports offered at the hotel.
This was not exactly what I had in mind when I asked K to get a picture of me SUPing.  Good for a laugh, though.
Just down the beach (Grande Cul-de-Sac) we grabbed lunch at O'Corail, which ended up being one of our favorite stops of the trip.  For reference, the white buildings in the top left of this photo are the spa treatment rooms at Le Sereno, so it's a short walk.  This burger

After resting at the cottage for a while we went into Gustavia for a late dinner.  
On our walk we saw a church with a choir performance.  The hymns were in French and it was such a beautiful scene to stumble upon.
Dinner was at L'isola.  This restaurant is one of the highest rated on the island but was a disappointment for us.  First was the fact that we were seated at a table that was so close to our neighbor that it was as if we were dining together.  This is a surefire way to kill my husband's vibe.
Also, the waiter was extremely pushy. While sipping on my cocktail he came over no less than 3 times to ask us if we were ready to order.  Huge pet peeve, especially in nicer places.
Anyway, the meal was just fine but my drink was really fun, flowers and fruit sticking out of it.
No other photos because it was incredibly dim inside, lit only by candlelight:
We ended our night sitting on the back deck of our cottage enjoying the stars and the breeze off the ocean.
Day 4: Monday 11/30/15

We had a snorkeling trip scheduled at 9:00 Monday morning.
We left on our own private excursion out of Gustavia Harbor and headed to the Nature Preserve off the Coast.  These photos below were taken with a disposable waterproof camera and all of the colors are muted, but I still think we got a few good shots.


This picture is disappointing because in person this stingray was HUGE and extremely vivid.
 After snorkeling we spent the rest of the day in St. Jean, my favorite area of St. Barths.  We both agree that when we visit again we will stay in this area, preferably in one of the little villas you can see behind K in this pic :)  Everything is very walkable there and it's smack in the middle of the island.

We spent the afternoon lounging on the beach and having a light lunch from a to-go spot close by.  Lots of gorgeous pics from our afternoon:
Later on, on our way to dinner, we noticed some Christmas Decorations:

We ate at Eddy's, which was really really good.
It was a very laid back restaurant with a courtyard setting and Caribbean cuisine.
We started with the cod fritters which I loved, they reminded me of hushpuppies.
Our dinners:

And then home to Vitet after a fun filled and exhausting day!
That closes out Days 3 and 4,  I'll post my next, and last, recap soon!
I'm signing off for the next week or so...
Until then, 
Je vous souhaite de joyeuses fĂȘtes!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you had such a wonderful time! I have always wanted to go to St. Barths. I'm definitely ready for a vacation and a spa day.


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