We got home from our day in Cruz Bay, put away our purchases and got ready to go down to the private beach of Beach Music. As we wandered down the path to the beach, we kept hearing things falling from the trees but couldn’t figure out what it was. On our way back up to the villa we finally realized that it was the iguana. The iguana, which is not a true lizard, are vegetarians and are often found in trees. When threatened, they escape by dropping to the ground or into water. They can fall 40-50 feet to a hard surface without injuring themselves.
As we explored the beach, we found lots of shells. However, we could not bring them home. Virgin Islands law prohibits the removal of corals, shells or sand from the beaches. We were warned that any shell collections could be confiscated upon departure from the island. As you can see, there were lots of the Conch shells.