September 23, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Eco-Honeymoon

We finally booked our honeymoon!! The plan is to spend a week on St. John (how appropriate I thought) in the U.S. Virgin Islands (also helpful that it's U.S. since my passport is expiring!). We decided to wait until December to honeymoon, mainly to avoid the fall hurricane season in the Caribbean. During our time on this tropical island, we will be splitting our time between three resorts.



The first four days we will be staying at two eco-resorts, the Estate Concordia Studios and Maho Bay Harmony Studios. Concordia is located in the southern part of the island, adjacent to the US Virgin Islands National Park. We will have views across Salt Bay Pond and be able to enjoy the secluded beaches and lush vegetation on this isolated part of the island. Then we move north to Maho Bay, and a little closer to civilization. In addition to all of the beach and hiking activities, they also have glassblowing, pottery, and yoga classes! These resorts are constructed almost entirely from recycled materials, are powered by the sun and wind, and are built using techniques to help preserve the delicate ecosystem that exists on the island. Definitely something to feel good about while we're kicking back on the beach or enjoying a hike in the forest.



Then we will move further west to Caneel Bay, where we will spend our final few nights on the island. Here we will enjoy a luxurious resort that has plenty to offer, including kayaking, sailing trips, and rum tastings!



I can't wait till December gets here!!

4 comments:

goldenberg1 said...

Oh My!!!!
looks like heaven.

Johanna3 said...

Truly beautiful!

Elaine Shipp said...

Amanda,
You are going to love St. John. We have spent the last two vacations there and it is the most beautiful, relaxing place in the world. I have lots of great pictures if you are interested.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time. Micah and Brandie are taking a road trip up old hwy 101 on the coast of California. They have plans to stay a a bed and breakfast in Big Sir and see Hurst Castle. Other than that it is where the wind takes them and the pocket book stretches. "come on money dance" ;o) I asked Brandie what she was going to eat (she is very close to going 100% vegetarian. Her answer salads everywhere they have them.