Babymoon in Paradise
Submitted: April 4, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
We had an amazing week at Hidden Cove on our "babymoon", soaking up the sea air, the sunshine (with a few major rainstorms in between), and the sand before our little one arrives in June. Joe was a gracious host, meeting us at the airport, showing us around his island, and answering all our questions. We were even supplied with some non-DEET bug spray for me (the pregnant one) which was essential!
We'd never been to St Thomas before, so exploring the island was a must for us. It felt so great to have a base as wonderful as this little hidden home - in such beautiful surroundings, it felt like such a luxury coming back at the end of every day.
Navigating the bumpy roads was tricky but not impossible... we certainly used the maps on our iphones to death on this trip to get around the island! But we didn't need to go far for some of our favorite days on the island. The house had everything we needed (beach chairs, beach towels, snorkels & flippers, cooler bag) and the kitchen was perfectly stocked. Felt so fancy making dinner one night using a Le Creuset pan!
Hull Bay provided a good workout walking up and down those hills to and from the beach (only a couple of times) and being close to Magens Bay was a bonus too (when the cruise crowds were minimal). We also loved Lindquist and Secret Harbour beaches (before it started to rain!) - Coki was our absolute favorite, but, again, got way overcrowded between about noon and 3 when the cruisers took over.
Dinners out were at Northside Bistro and Blue Orchid. Both highly recommended and delicious!
Breakfasts were always eaten on the deck, looking out over the water, hearing the waves crash, watching pelicans dive, and spotting iguanas all over the place. Such a special place... we'll never forget it!
And yes, the shower was heavenly! Especially showering during a beautiful sunset, like on our last night on St Thomas... what a way to end the vacation!
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