We sailed right past St. Eustatius (Statia) and waved! This is the island Matt and I met on and have many friends on still. We wanted to stop, but had lots of sea to cover so sailed on...
We arrived in Whitehouse Bay anchorage and had a swim/dryed off everything that got wet. Then made our way to shore to what looked like a "cruiser's bar". Nope. It was Salt Plage which is a super trendy and hip restaurant. A very cool place with great decor and atmosphere, but let's just say that we were the only cruisers there and definitely the only ones in dirty, wrinkled clothes with no shoes on. Oh, and the the drinks were $14 EACH. Had one anyways and sat in a cool reclining seat admiring our boat. Then went back and had our free beers onboard.
View of Varuna from Salt Plage.
Varuna in Whitehouse Bay, St. Kitts.
Headed to Shipwreck Beach Bar (much more our style). Great prices, great people, and MONKEYS! Matt was ready to stay there forever. It was a very cool place and we wish we could of stayed longer. Definitely a must see.
Monkeys in hammocks. Need I say more?
Then we made our way over to Nevis. A nice sail, uneventful. We found Nevis to be pretty boring. Everything was closed and not many people around. It is off season after all I suppose. We did venture out to see the "Famous" beach bar Sunshine. Had a delicious cheeseburger and the Killer Bee rum punch. Cheeseburger was awesome. The Killer Bee was so so (but nothing to run upstairs and yell down about), but next door at (I forgot already, musta been the rum punch to blame) had amazing ones. It was the next day, so no, it wasn't b/c I already had 3 of them.
Sunshine Bar and Restaurant Nevis
The Famous Killer Bee Rum Punch