Coconut water sipped through a papaya stem straw ~ A great way to beat the heat on St. Croix!
One of the highlights of the trip to St. Croix was the Ridge to Reef Farm tour setup by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. After touring the grounds of the area's only certified organic farm, I noticed someone drinking straight from a coconut. I knew immediately that I had to try this for myself and soon learned the joys of sipping coconut water out of a freshly opened coconut with a papaya stem. It was a fun way to recover from a long hot day walking around in the Caribbean and the papaya stem straw gave it an interesting twist.