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Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is Yacht Haven

For this, my fourth year doing the challenge, I've decided to share place names from the Virgin Islands. For such a small spot in the ocean, it seems like every rock, cove, hill and house has been christened. The names are a unique mix of Spanish, Danish, French, Dutch, English, and African to name a few.

Yacht Haven, St. Thomas
Back in the 1950s Yacht Haven mostly consisted of a labyrinth of narrow wooden finger piers and was home to many, many sailboats and houseboats. At the end of one of those piers was a palm thatched bar. It was a community with its fair share of characters. In 1995, a hotel that had been built was destroyed by  Hurricane Marilyn. Now it is a marina for the wealthy who have private yachts and simply must run to the Gucci store for a new purse.

Here's bit of conspicuous consumption. Notice it carries its own private helicopter.

Other Y names:
Yawzi Point Trail, St. John. There's a nice video of the trail and the swim at the end HERE. It can get hot on the trail so it's advised to bring water.


  1. Of course one needs the helicopter to get to the Gucci store.
    Good underwater photography in the video.

  2. The original Yacht Haven sounds like fun.

  3. I think I'll buy me a yacht and go to St. John. That's the kind of life I've decided suits me best.

  4. I would much prefer the thatched bar and its characters, as long as I had an air conditioned place to sleep :)

    Awesome video.

  5. I'm going to miss these posts once the A-Z is done. The photos alone bring me to places my mind needs to envision. Thanks so much.

  6. What a shame a bunch of rich folks came in and took over the place.

  7. That's one amazing boat. Hi, I'm a new follower from the challenge.

  8. They tore down paradise and put in a Yacht parking lot.

  9. Hi Bish .. I thought you said yacht Heaven! And I echo Susan's words - they tore down paradise for that monstrosity! Still I wouldn't mind a ride - just one little one!

    Cheers Hilary

  10. That helicopter even matches the yacht! Nice to see how others live. The VI sounds like a very lovely spot to visit, but the idea of being destroyed by a hurricane doesn't really appeal.

    Congrats on finishing the challenge! Big Kudos for that!


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