Young and in Love, Virgin Islands Style

Young and in Love, Virgin Islands Style

 

There they were exchanging vows; my roommate who I met in Virginia on an exchange

and her boyfriend from DC. The unbelievable thing about it is they were both 20 yrs. old.

Nevertheless, they were in love like I’ve never seen before. Three days prior to, I was just

getting off the plane to the coolest airport I’ve ever seen. Nothing but mountains and land

when you walk of the plane and onto the ground. I knew this trip would be an awesome

one.

I was born in Jamaica so I know a thing or two about Islands, but I’ve been living in the United States

for the last 8 years. Going to the Virgin Islands, specifically St. Thomas was the best

reminder of “happiness on earth.” The water was the bluest Ive ever seen, friendliest people

I’ve ever seen, but of course the businessmen taking advantage was not the first I’ve ever

seen.

Anyways, I loved it. I felt like I was on my own private Island. St. Thomas was one of the

most romantics places I’ve ever been. It’s true what they say, “it must be something in the

water” because everybody was in love. My roommate (Raydiance) introduced me to her

friends, all under 21 years of age, and most of them were engaged, living with their

boyfriends, or in a relationship; it was great to see.

 

The island of St. Thomas is really small, with cruise ships arriving everyday. You can stand

about ten miles away and still see a cruise ship. Heck you can see everything from ten miles

away! I stayed at two hotels while I was there, the Emerald Beach hotel and a hotel that was

directly across from it, over looking the water.  The

hotels were gorgeous, EXCEPT…while I was at the Emerald beach hotel I saw an iguana

that was the length of a 7 yr. old. It was the scariest thing I’ve seen thus far.

The hotel with the breathe taking view

Getting back into the wedding, it was a small intimate ceremony, just like the island itself.

I was sooooooooo beautiful. I was lost in my emotions and started thinking to myself “you

know…maybe getting married young is not a bad idea.” Raydiance and Sterling sure didn’t

make it look bad. Oh, and another thing, I CAUGHT THE BOUQUET 😉

 

Dinner food!!!

Picture of some f the best food the Island had to offer