In the spirit of wedding season, I thought I would share about our latest vacation…. Would make for a beautiful destination wedding or perfect honeymoon.
Trip of a life time for us…Our 20 year anniversary was February 25th. In 20 years & 2 boys, businesses a number of homes lived in and building a life together…. We never took a vacation without our kids! We took vacations as a family, don’t get me wrong we went on little weekend getaway’s or a overnight stay without our kids but a full blown relaxing trip with NO kids was 20 years in the making….
A year 1/2 ago our good friends talked about their trips to the British Virgin Islands and charting a private yacht. This was exciting and sounded like a Trip of a life time! We talked about it a couple more times with our Group of friends we call family, said we gotta do it! The Plans began for “Our Trip of a lifetime!”
Getting more details, and Date’s set for April, deposits made and Fight plans, we realized we Fly into St.Thomas, why not go a few days earlier and enjoy our time as a couple! Better yet I have been saving my American Exspress miles…. Let’s do everything 1St class!!! My research began…. I decided on Staying at The Ritz Carlton on St. Thomas for 4 days before our adventure with friends began! First class seats booked, hotel booked…. Now all we had to do was wait! The excitement of the months getting closer was like a kid going to Disneyland!!!
We were lucky Our Good friends had done this trip many times and knew what company to Book A private yacht with 5 staterooms, also what 6 islands in the British Virgin Islands to travel too, what ferry’s to take. Also What you need to stock your boat with, what to bring and what the important sight’s and outings to take on each Island! Our own personal guides ( we would not have had this experience without the Torman’s) You Fly into St Thomas take a ferry to Tortola and pick up your boat… Then off to Peter, Cooper, Norman, TheBaths,Bitter end and Jost VanDyke! Also Note our friend was the captain and ALL of the Hubby’s are very boat knowledgeable .
The couple day’s before our Trip the excitement was in full swing and I couldn’t sleep! All the months of planning, shopping and organizing was finally here and Man did we all feel like kid on Christmas eve❤️
We’re here…. Really we’re Here!!!! checked into the Ritz with Drinks handed to us upon arrival and it was like a dream ! A breathtaking resort with waters the color’s of Aqua, and Turquoise I have never Seen water so beautiful! We hurried to get into our swim suits and grabbed that cabana on the Beach! The View was so beautiful we kept saying ” we couldn’t believe it’s taken us this long to do this….enjoying each other and our time alone was pure peace. I love and adore my hubby and have always been very great full to share my life with him…. This was better then I could have imagined!
I really think I enjoyed it so much more because I knew my boys were at a age I didn’t have to worry about them ( plus Oma & Opa where taking perfect care of them!) I could relax & enjoy every moment with my hubby and take ALL the Breathtakingly beautiful views, perfect setting, wonderful service at this luxurious resort! We enjoyed the Beauty in the moment….. It was so perfect we never left the resort….A Private cabana, Snorkeling, pool side service, amazing dining, paddle boards, floating on rafts in the ocean in crystal clear water and a 5 star workout facilities! I couldn’t ask for a better Start to an amazing vacation! Guess what… I didn’t miss my boys ( is that bad?)
Sunday our Island Hoping began and man was that an adventure I’ll never forget! So beautiful! I could go on and on…. Our company was perfect! The Island’s were amazing each one having its own adventure and views to die for!! I could write on and on about everything we did and saw but I will say If you ever get the chance to go Island hoping in the BVI’s do it will Change you!! ( most of these little islands can not be reached by cruise ships…) So it a exsperience like no other! Quiet, calm and peaceful yet every island had a cool restaurant or bar and a little shop or two…. The waters …pictures don’t do justice and the pure joy you feel is like your a kid again!!!
Let’s not forget this is where the drinks…. The Painkiller and lime in the Coconut originated! Yummy!
Hope you ALL get your trip of a life time ❤️D’Arcy
Note…. All of my photo’s where taken with my IPhone and no filter or editing! I was very proud of this! I know I could go in and edit…. But I just wanted to show what I capitured with just the naked Eye and a phone:)