Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vie's Beach and others

Vie's Beach, St. John, USVI
The beaches and water are terrific in St. John:  clean, warm and clear.  Our first couple of days, we hit three areas: Salt Pond Bay, Waterlemon Cay and Vie’s Beach. 
To Salt Pond Beach

Among their distinguishing features are their entrances.  For Salt Pond Beach, it’s a few hundred yards down a rutted dirt road.  For Waterlemon Cay, we walked about one mile along the Leinster Bay until we found a place to get in the water and snorkel to, and nearly around, the little island. 
Leinster Bay Trail

For Vie’s beach, people enter through the deep fryer.  
At Vie's Snack Shack

Vie owns Vie’s Beach.  You drive up, park near Vie's Snack Shack, and pay $2.50 per person to enter the beach along Hansen Bay.  Vie’s is also known for good hospitality and local food.  So, since we’d already hiked and snorkeled around Waterlemon Cay that morning, we felt just fine ordering the fried garlic chicken with Johnny Cake (a local favorite consisting of fried bread garnished with honey), plus an order of conch fritters. 

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