Hopped a ferry ride from the cruise ship over to St. john. Used the island tour booked from the ship to get a good price and no island traffic to contend with. Rented a hard rubber zodiac and cruised down the coast hitting some of the bays along the way. Went down to Waterlemon Cay which was the best snorkeling we had. It was a little rough that day and would have been perfect if it had been smoother. A lot of fun for 4 people and a neat way to see the island and it's beautiful water in a different way.
Just did some shopping in the port area. Had some very good shopping and would recommend using here for any jewelry purchases. Nice port area and not bothered by too many vendors. Very windy day in port and would have been tough doing any water or sailing activities.
Rented a car in port from a local car rental place for $50 for the day. Nice enough car with AC. Went to baby beach and did a little sight seeing. Nice little beach with locals playing in the water. Very blue water!! Little cool out so the ladies didn't go swimming. Went down the coast and went to the natural bridge area. Some incredible scenery with the huge waves crashing on shore. Continued on to see the casabari rock formations which was pretty neat. Rough stairs and climbing might not be for the elderly at this spot. Huge boulders in the middle of a neighborhood. Headed up to the Arashi beach area. Nice spot with pretty water but unfortunately every time we got out to go swimming after this point it rained on us. Girls wanted none of that so we skipped most of the beach time we had been hoping for. Beautiful sandy beaches that are definitely worth seeing. Note if you rent a car; the roads have little to no road markers which make navigatin even with a map very difficult. Wasted at least an hour of the day getting lost on the roads. Ugh!! Good thing we were in port til 10 PM.
Once again rented a car and drove up to hit all of the beaches that we could along the SW coast. Grote knip and Playa Jeremi were among our favorites. Spent a few dollars to go to private beach at south end and had some great snorkeling and very nice beach. Curacao had the most beautiful blue water out of any place we have visited yet. Pictures don't do it justice!!