Are You a Hiker, Diver, or Sloth?

112315-slothsOne of the interesting things about living on St. John is you get to observe how people vacation – what they do, where they do it, and who they do it with. My theory is that there are 3 types of vacationers who visit St. John: Hikers, Divers, and Sloths. Hikers enjoy St. John’s National Parks and can be seen huffing it with backpacks and water bottles along the trails and beaches. Hikers sometimes camp at Cinnamon Bay or Concordia Eco Resorts, but they are also just as likely to rent a villa for the week. Hikers like to let the day take them wherever it may go, while Divers plan ahead and schedule diving excursions around their air travel. They know what they want and they will get it – they’re regimented. Sloths make up the rest of the folks, and are my favorite category. Sloths take vacation to punch out and leave the real world behind. I see Sloths floating in their villa pool, relaxing on a floatie noodle at Maho Bay, or making the cocktail menu their personal bucket list for happy hour. Hikers and Divers hit happy hour, too, recapping the day’s activities and telling others what they saw. Bar seats for all, belly up!