We spent the next day at sea and then arrived in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for our 4th day. We had been told that we had to visit Magen's Bay which is always on the top 10 list for best beaches. When we first pulled up, it looked a little unimpressive because the locals haven't allowed tourism to take over. So it's not fancy. But the water and sand are beautiful. And it's surrounded by huge hills on 3 sides, which makes for incredibly still and perfectly clear water.
My favorite part of the ocean was being able to float on my back, which was a sight to see since my belly stuck out of the water! The next day we stopped at St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles which is half owned by the Dutch and half by the French. We docked on the dutch side which was really beautiful. The stores were all brightly colored and had so much character. We took a taxi to Dawn Beach on the dutch side first to go snorkeling. It was so pretty!
At dinner, we were assigned seats at a table for 6 with two other young couples. We all got along really well and I enjoyed getting to know them all. Two were from Arizona and had just gotten married and the other 2 from Florida were engaged. The food was amazing and we'd order 2-3 appetizers a piece, at least 1 entree, and usually several desserts. We had wonderful soups, fruit, lobster, steak, shrimp, etc. which is what I blame for my 5 pounds gained!