That night we had one of our formal nights. It was fun to be out all day in the jungle, and then clean up and head to a nice dinner. And I also enjoy any opportunity to see Ryan in a handsome suit :)
Day four we stopped in St. Lucia. We took an hour or so car ride around the island to get to a volcano! It seemed that every place we stopped along the way had a fantastic view. I loved seeing all the mountains mixed with the beaches. Once we reached the volcano, we dove right in to the mud-baths. Apparently the mud from the volcano contains a lot of sulfur (which smells great…), and is good for your skin. My skin did feel smoother, but I was also finding mud everywhere the rest of the day! But I can now say I’ve had an official volcano sulfur mud bath.
I think I am up to day five now, with was in St. Kitts. Honestly, I had never heard of this island before we booked the cruise, so I was very curious. We decided to take it easy and took a self-guided tour of downtown Basseterre. All of the islands have so much culture from being “owned” by so many different European counties throughout history. Anyway, it was fun to explore a little, but it was very hot and the pool on the boat was calling our name…
Day six, our last day on the boat, we rented a jeep and drove around the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin. The island is half French and half Dutch, so we wanted to see both sides. We visited several beaches, walked through a large market, snorkeled, and discovered an old French fort.
And this, sadly, brings me to our final day of vacation. After we left the boat, our flight home didn’t leave for a while…so we did some more exploring! Our cruise started and ended in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which is a really cool place! One of my favorites of the whole trip actually. There was a ton of Spanish architecture, and the town of San Juan is so colorful. And, we visited another fort! The fort is huge, and pretty much encircles all of San Juan. This was a very educational day, and we were definitely worn out and ready to be home by the end of it!