Pacific Wave is back in the Virgin Islands and we’re checking out how the anchorages look now 100 days after Hurricane Irma devastated the islands. Francis Bay on St John looks amazing check it out for yourself the island look very green again, the beach is covered in fine white sand and the water is crystal clear and warm!
We kayaked around the bay and you can still see turtles popping their heads up for air as we paddled around.
The beach has suffered from erosion but it is looking good! The white sand was glistening in the sunshine and the water was crystal clear as always.
We kayaked out to Whistling Cay and the Customs House is still standing and looks just like it always has.
Maho Bay did not weather the storms as well as Francis Bay, however a tremendous amount of work has been undertaken to clean the beach and it is now officially open. Maho Beach has suffered a lot of erosion so all of the Sea Grapes have been flattened, they’ve been picked up by the storm and laid flat on their backs. The road behind Maho Beach is totally visible at present due to the lack of vegetation. The pretty old buildings in the south corner of the beach were severely damaged by the storms so they have been totally demolished. Great news Maho Beach is now officially open!
Snorkeling is still good in the bay however the soft corals and sea fans have been damaged. Fish are plentiful and turtles are still hanging out in the bay feeding.
The anchorages are extremely quiet it’s fantastic, it’s almost like turning the clock back 30 years. Pacific Wave was in the bay all on her own!
Follow our blogs as we sail around the British Virgin Islands and update you on the latest status of the anchorages.