Relaxing in Paradise

Travelling to new places comes with its share of adventure. When travelling to a new destination you want to immerse yourself in the place, soak up the culture and see the key sights. If you're anything like me though, sometimes you just need to sit the heck down! We were staying in a beautiful villa… Read More

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Mardi Gras Carnival

We woke up the following day to Pancake day or Mari Gras as is celebrated in St Barth. From the balcony I noticed that the sea was incredibly choppy with waves crashing from all directions. There were parts were two waves would charge towards each other before colliding. I had never seen waves act in… Read More

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

A Day at Isle De France Hotel, St Barth

One of the first things that I noticed about St Barth was the lack of beaches. You had to know where the beaches were - you couldn't find them by chance. Well, you could but it may take a while. The majority of the St Barth coastline consists of cliffs and rocks. The first beach… Read More

Monday, 11 February 2013

A Tour of Our Villa in St Barts

In February half term, during my final year of school, we flew to St Barts. St Barts is a small French island found in the Caribbean. I had been here twice before but without actually staying on the island. Let me explain. In 2009, we went island-hopping round the Caribbean and one of our stops… Read More

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Jet Skiing in Barbados

I was awoken by the boat's anchor one final time. We had arrived in Barbados, our final stop. When we departed the ship today, we wouldn't be returning and that fact made me feel slightly empty inside. This boat, Silver Spirit, had been my home. My room had been cosy, I'd bonded with all the… Read More

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Black Sand Beaches of St Vincent

We docked up at St Vincent, the largest island in the Grenadines. I visited the Grenadines for my 10th birthday but missed out St Vincent so this was my first time visiting this island. First impressions were good. Sitting on my balcony, I looked at the roughed cliffs that scoured the coastlines, jagged rocks at… Read More

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A Wall of Cruise Ships in St Lucia

Another day, another island! What would our view be of today? I wondered as I clambered, bleary-eyed towards the window. I wiped the sleep from my eyes and clasped the curtains in my hands. More mountains? Forests? Beaches? The possibilities were endless. I knew we were arriving in St Lucia today and I was curious… Read More

Monday, 9 April 2012

Swimming in Waterfalls in Grenada

After St Barth, we endured another day at sea, however it was a lot better than lost time. The Caribbean seas are a lot quiet than that of the Atlantic making it plain sailing - ha! The relentless humming of the anchor being dropped awoke me once again. Where were we today? I flung open… Read More

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Shopping & Sunbathing in St Barth

The next day, I was awoken once again by the dropping of the anchor. Instead of feeling filled with irritation, I threw open the curtains immediately, greatly anticipating the new view. The sun shone through our balcony window as I laid eyes on St Barthélemy or St Barth for short. I noticed that this time… Read More

Friday, 6 April 2012

Kayaking Through the Mangroves of Tortola

After 2 full, horrific days at sea, we arrived at our first island, Tortola. As I thought would be the case, I was terribly sea-sick. However, nothing could have prepared me for just how sea-sick I got. After leaving Miami, our ship, Silver Spirit, had to travel through the Atlantic to get to the Caribbean.… Read More

Thursday, 5 April 2012