Cooper Island, BVI

 

 

Cooper Island
British Virgin Islands

Top things to do when you are staying in St. Thomas or St. John:

Take a charter to this most gorgeous island for either lunch or dinner.

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The Cooper Beach Club Restaurant, very popular amongst sailors

 

The beach club is gorgeous. Waterfront views, British folks with an awesome accent.

Who doesn’t like an accent?

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Ah, I’ve found paradise

The restaurant is pretty good. It’s very laid back. Big portions. The fish and chips are great!

Immaculate maintained grounds. With gorgeous beautiful beaches.

It is almost entirely run on solar power. A very “green” island, mateys.

Although this island is very small only 489 acres, it offers a lot of punch and glitz.

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The gorgeous tropical grounds

The beaches are white, soft, and powdery.

For scuba lovers, this serves as a main base hub in the Caribbean.

Offering shipwrecks, reefs, and many tropical fish.

Also, great for the snorkeling enthusiasts.

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Manchioneel Bay Beach, Cooper Island

We took this excursion with the Bad Kitty charter (out of St. John) and very glad this is a stop amongst their tour.

I would truly like to come back and stay on the island.

However, there is at least a year in advance reservations to even stay here.

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The huge dock

You are better off chartering a boat to come here for the day or rent a boat and Moor offshore to enjoy this gorgeous beauty.

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Clear water in the bay

Enjoy this great little island if you ever get a chance to!

Salt Pond Bay, St. John

Salt Pond Bay
St. John, USVI

One of the south shore beaches that can compare to the north shore beaches.

Salt Pond Bay. A gem in the Coral Bay vicinity.

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Salt Pond is sexy.

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Salt Pond is a keeper.

A ton of winding roads to get here. Also, a bit of a hike to get to. This Bay is worth it. The views along the drive on the way are well worth coming here.

There are also a few restaurants in this vicinity if hungry and a nice little lunch truck that is at the entrance to the Bay.

Great spot for lunch is Shipwreck. You can never go wrong here.

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the trail to the bay

This is known as one of the best snorkeling locations in St. John.

I truly believe the name fits the bay. Salt was burning my eyes left and right to the point where I had to have my friend drive me back to the villa. I could hardly see.

This is also a popular mooring location since there is a pay station here.

It can get rough here on certain days making it difficult to snorkel.

A pretty convenient beach if staying in the Coral Bay vicinity.

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking uphill on your way back up the trail.

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Another beautiful picture

Or you will regret it my friends. Hahaha, evil laugh my friends….evil laugh.

The Italian Festival Hammonton NJ top Places to do in the Philly Area before you die

The Italian Festival Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hammonton, NJ.

This is a top thing to do in the Philly Area before you die.

The Italian festival in Hammonton is the longest running Italian festival in the United States.

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Hammonton Italian Festival

 

It is in it’s 137th year running and started in 1875.

It is a Hammonton tradition.

Man oh man do they put on a great festival.

The festival begins July 11th-16th with fireworks on the last day (the 16th)

Live and FREE entertainment on all running days. Showcasing bands to DJs.

Amusement Rides, Concessions, Italian marching bands, a beer garden, and Italian gardens.

It is blocks and blocks full of fun and entertainment.

A great way to celebrate the middle of the summer with great Italian goodies.

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last year’s flyer

Check out the our lady of Mt. Carmel site for more details. It is awesome.