Virgin Islands 2016
We spent Christmas in St Thomas and St John because we wanted to visit and hike in our 16th national park - Virgin Islands National Park in St. John. We flew to St. Thomas where our fabulous home for five days was a condo in Point Pleasant Resort. We spent twos days hiking, kayaking, and enjoying beautiful beaches in Virgin Islands national park.
A great view from our rented condo in
Point Pleasant Resort in St. Thomas
Reaching St. John - a 20 minute ferry from
Red Hook, St Thomas
Hiking on strenuous 2.6 mile Reef Bay Trail
Yes! We spotted a white tail deer on the trail!
Ruins of a sugar mill and other ancient buildings off Reef Bay Trail
After a strenuous hike, time to cool off in crystal clear aqua-green ocean water on Reef Bay Beach
Back in St. John for Mass Christmas morning before another day of hiking and the beach.
From the Lind Trailhead - a view of
beautiful St. Thomas
Honeymoon Beach will make
jump for joy!
Back on the ferry to St Thomas
Welcome to St. John for a great day of
hiking and the beach
One of many humungous spiders spinning their massive webs along the trail
One of hundreds of hermit crabs crawling
throughout the forest and trail.
Reaching the end of the 2.9 Reef Bay trail hike where a little piece of heavy awaits us
A great day of exploring, hiking, and swimming ends with a beautiful sunset as we wait on the ferry back to St. Thomas
The gorgeous view of Cruze Bay from atop the Lind Trailhead to Honeymoon Beach
We can see a beautiful blue ocean and Honeymoon Beach
Lying on cool aqua-blue ocean water is more refreshing than lying out on
the hot sand beach
A great day of hiking & kayakg in St. John. Now time to leave our hiking sticks behind for others to enjoy!
There was no junior ranger program to participate in so I bought a patch to sew onto my fleece
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Hope you've been inspired to visit and hike in Virgin Islands national park. To plan you trip, visit Virgin Islands National Park website.