Don’t think Vegas. Not at all. Think a row of beach shacks up and down the sand just steps from the ocean. Think great music, cold rum punch, and throngs of people, locals and tourists alike. Not far from the St. Kitts Marriott where I was staying, the Strip was the place to be on Friday night. By the time I headed off to bed at 1:45am, I could tell some folks were just getting started.
What I appreciated most at The Shiggidy Shack, The Rainbow, and the rest of the clubs was that everyone mixed and mingled and danced and partied. Medical students living on the island, resort guests, locals, time share owners. Everyone. Only problem is, this is no place for someone who doesn’t like to dance. Luckily, that’s not an issue for me. I may not be good. But I sure have a good time trying, especially that night in St. Kitts!
Jenny Block is the author of “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called “Sex Talk with Jenny Block” (quickdfw.com). Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.