Virgin Islands Summer Vacay 2012 [part 2]

by West Parsons on July 25, 2012 · 18 comments

in peek into my world

This is a pretty dope shot don’t you think?  This is Creed lounging at the condo Sea Shore Allure at Turner Bay in St. John. I will post a few more pics of this spot in a FB album (in case you were ever interested in visiting).

After being on St. John for a few days, we headed over to St. Thomas to hit the beach. I originally wanted to go to my all time favorite beach on St. Thomas, Coki Beach, but I let my uncle convince us to go to Megan’s Bay instead.  Didn’t take many pics there for some reason, but here are a few from our impromptu photoshoot at my aunt’s house in Frenchman’s Reef after the beach.

Here’s a closer shot of my mini-braids. One reason I chose mini braids was to avoid shrinkage, but I now see it is unavoidable. Stretched my braids are grazing BSL.

While on St. Thomas, we had dinner at Havana Blue. I had the fish and wasabi mash. She had skirt steak and some other kind of weird-looking mash lol. Hers was good though. Mine …  :-/

After dinner we boarded the ferry and headed back to St. John. Below is another of my uncles picking a coconut for my aunty to make a coconut tart. Tart is one of the locally popular pastries which has fruit fillings such as pineapple, guava, gooseberry or mango.

Creed, sipping a beer at Maho Bay. Btw, I don’t drink.

An afternoon at Cinnamon Bay. The beach crowd typically dissipates around 4pm. Perfect time for those who love having the beach to themselves.

Check out more pics of the condo, Sea Shore Allure.  My cousin built, designed and owns this property. Interested in staying? Let him know I sent ya!

READ MORE: Virgin Islands Summer Vacay [part 1]

Do you know the name of this green fruit with white, meaty, grainy insides native to the Caribbean islands?


Gee July 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

We call it Sweetsop in Jamaica.

Rochelle B July 26, 2012 at 9:34 am

Yeaaa, as Gee said in Jamaica we call it Sweetsop! I prefer soursop tho

westNDNbeauty July 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

I guess every island has its own name. We call it sugar apple! Love that stuff!

asi July 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm

so lovely and beautiful pics .

AmeeraNakisha July 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Awesome. Hubby and I are always looking for a new vacay spot.

AmeeraNakisha July 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

OK so I looked at the FB pics and DOPE!!! MY hubby is from West Africa and is obsessed with places that have outside kitchens ( I don’t know why) However he would love that set up

westNDNbeauty July 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

It’s definitely a dope spot! There is a grill by the pool 0_o

Tenesha July 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

What’s the name of your cousin condo? I would like to stay there when we take a vacay!

westNDNbeauty July 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm

It’s called Sea Shore Allure on the island of St. John. There is a link in the post to more pics on my Facebook page.

Niecey July 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Sugar apple!!!

kenette August 1, 2012 at 3:36 am

I am from a french west indies and in french it s called ” Pomme-cannelle” , wchich means Apple-cinnamon

westNDNbeauty August 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Which island is that?

tdwan August 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Great photos… I need this vacation

Nikki White August 15, 2012 at 10:47 am


Shirley-Mae Moore October 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

It called a sowersop, lots of seed though.

Shirley-Mae Moore October 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

Sorry, thinking of something else, on Antigua is called a sugar apple.

Shenelle Francis December 7, 2012 at 1:59 am

First off…I love your blog!!!! From a fellow Virgin Islander…that sweet fruit is the sugar apple! Growing up in St. Thomas I was blessed to have several sugar apple trees right in the comfort if our yard. Keep up the good work! Xoxo

westNDNbeauty December 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Hey *waves* Thanks for visiting!