Earlier this year, we had planned on traveling to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands for a week-long stay at Our Sapphire Bliss, a privately-owned condo at Sapphire Beach Resort. Between the time we booked our trip and the first week of April, the world fell apart and paused itself along with our spring break plans.
Now the time has come for us to finally make that spring break trip in the middle of December. While the conditions still aren’t ideal, we have been as safe as we can and look forward to revisiting a country we first laid eyes on four years ago.
Since our last stay on St. Thomas, the US Virgin Islands have endured some significant events. Beyond the current pandemic, the historically horrible hurricane season of 2017 left the country, and many of its brethren in the region, decimated. A mere two and a half years later and the islands are again dealing with a situation out of their control.
It will be interesting to see how the USVI have changed since the hurricanes of 2017 and how they are currently dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. That double whammy would make it hard on any region, let alone one that depends so heavily on tourism. With cruise ships still not in operation in this area of the globe and most travelers hesitant to board a plane, the islands have done all they can to welcome visitors safely and still keep their residents healthy and protected.
While we are in the US Virgin Islands, you can follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I plan on posting as much as possible in the moment and even hopefully doing some live videos. The interest in travel to the Caribbean is high among my readers and my hope is to provide them with as honest a review as possible … and in real time.
To make it easy to follow along on social media and this blog, I will be using the hashtag #bbbusvi20 in all of my posts and updates. 2020 has pretty much sucked but maybe we can end it on a high note, even if we have to do it virtually.
See ya online from somewhere warmer!