Jost Van Dyke Day Trip

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

 

Visiting the B.V.I.

Having been lucky enough to visit St. Thomas recently, I feel even more blessed to have been able to hop aboard the Ritz Carlton catamaran, Lady Lynsey, for a day trip to the British Virgin Islands. The whole week spent in St. Thomas was incredible, but the excursion to the BVI was all the more surreal. I had been to a few of the BVI when I was younger, like the baths in Virgin Gorda, but I had never visited White Bay on Jost Van Dyke – home of the famous Soggy Dollar bar.

If you follow me on Instagram (@thelilacpress), you might’ve seen this Instagram and that I mentioned all the painkillers we’d been trying. I quickly realized that maybe I should have been more clear about that – the painkiller is a pineapple coconut rum drink originally invented by the Soggy Dollar. It just tastes like vacation.

 

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

 

Sailboat Style

Looking back on all of these photos now, I’m dying to plan a trip back! I’d love to spend a little more time in the BVI. Before arriving at Jost Van Dyke, we went snorkeling with the prettiest fish, but it wasn’t enough! I could have spent all day in the water, but after lots of swimming we were all ready to hit the beach and enjoy some refreshments.

I knew I’d be in my bathing suit for most of the day, so I made sure to wear a suit I’d feel super comfortable in for a long period of time. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a bikini kind of girl, but recently I’ve been exploring different styles as well as one-pieces. My current favorite style suit to wear is a high waisted bikini, like the Tommy Hilfiger one I’m wearing here. I feel covered and confident in this style, so I knew it would be great for wearing all day (I wore a very similar style last year, too).

When I was shopping for vacation, I knew I wanted a coverup that would be lightweight, loose-fitting and comfortable, but also cute, of course! Splendid is one of my favorite brands (i.e., these pjs and this shirtdress) because everything is just so soft, so when I came across this Splendid chambray dress, I knew it would be the perfect piece to the day long excursion.

 

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

 

Outfit Details

Bathing suit: Tommy Hilfiger bikini top and high waisted bottoms
Coverup: Splendid chambray shirtdress
Hat: Nordstrom slub knit panama hat
Sunnies: Lanvin (similar options here and here, as well as a less expensive option here)

Anyone else heading somewhere fun soon?
xo -L

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

Lifestyle blogger Leigha Gardner of The Lilac Press enjoying the Soggy Dollar while exploring White Bay on Jost Van Dyke

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    • March 8, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much Daniela! It really was magical!