Virgin Islands: Paradise, but not for foodies

My blog on the Virgin Islands will be rather extensive I feel it is our responsibility, as your trusted reviewers to give you a full, in depth review of food, places and beaches.

IMG_2573My sister and her family, my kids and Omar, my fiance (that’s right – we got engaged!! I posted a pic cause we are too darn cute) all went to the Virgin Islands last week. Beth (my sister) had rented the most awesome Villa. A big shout out to Blue Skies Villa, Magen’s Bay, Rashel and Jim, the villa concierges. The accommodations were amazing. Fully stocked with anything you could possibly imagine, and Rashel and Jim were great, picked us up from airport and even stocked the kitchen for us. Nothing like an iced cold beer waiting for you upon check in!

The trip there was long a grueling. With a 3 hour layover in Atlanta, and an early start to the day (3:30 a.m.) we were exhausted! We arrived about dinner time, and as the island is rather scary to drive, with driving on the left side of the road, twists and turns, and ups and downs over the mountains, it was a experience we didn’t want to do that first night. We picked a restaurant that was close, Three Sheets. Now this restaurant was charming. As it was also a resort, we had pool side seating, with great views of Magen’s Bay. The menu was eclectic and we were optimistic.

Jamie, still thinking about cheese trays from Europe, ordered the cheese and charcuterie tray. Included very stinky cheeses, dates, figs, walnuts, foccacia bread and olives. It was interesting, but not what I think she hoped for. Some ordered salads, my sister, mahi tacos. Omar and I both ordered a burger. Mine was good, not outstanding. The fries were tasty, and served with a spicy ketchup. Omar however, ordered a peanut butter burger. That’s right PEANUT BUTTER! It had peanut butter and fig jam, bacon and a Parmesan crisp. It was actually pretty tasty.

We split a mojito pitcher, which seemed to be endless, but got a wee bit weaker with every pour. I think our bartender kept extending it with soda. The views and dinner were great and a perfect start to day one.

We returned back to the amazing villa. Those thinking about going to the VI, I highly recommend Blue Skies. Beth and Andreas had their own master suite, Omar and I our own, and the girls shared their own private suite. Nikos got his own room with bunk beds. Plenty of room for all. 2 kitchens, private pool, and breathtaking views. As I said, stocked with bath products, paper products, cleaning products, washer/dryer, spices, condiments, dishes, utensils, you name it. They even had a garlic press!!
Click HERE to visit their website.

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