Thought I'd post briefly, although I've only been here since Saturday.
Arrival not auspicious, cold rain, delayed flights etc.
But, staying at Jasmine, and loving it. Lovely house, beautiful beach, friendly neighbors.
Highlights so far: the library in Governors Harbor, lovely building on lovely site, nice librarian; we joined, happily.
Leon Levy Preserve - wonderful experience, and good exercise!
Great lunch at Banks Road Deli.
Fun lunch at Buccaneer, good chowder and grouper sandwich.
Home made rum cake.
Delicious dinner at Tippy's - conch fritters, goat cheese salad, chicken fajitas and roast grouper.
I hate to post negative stuff, but we had dinner at Sky Beach, and it was not good at all. The service was friendly, but I honestly feel that I have to say something to warn people because it was expensive and I would have been disappointed even if it weren't.
Both our dishes were fish based, and had tiny overcooked pieces of fish on them . They were mostly rice.
Maybe the chef had an off night? But at Tippy's the fish was plentiful and perfectly cooked, and we won't take a chance on Sky Beach again.
It's a bit scary driving here at night, and we were warned repeatedly by people who live here year round to be very careful. There have been some pretty bad accidents lately, apparently.
Went to Ten Bay and Double Bay beaches. Snorkeling on Double Bay, according to my husband, good for coral, not many fish. Quite a lot of seaweed on both beaches.
The weather is beautiful now, and I've had two lovely swims already this morning on "our" beach.
Oh - we are used to Anguilla, and didn't realize how cool it is here at night. I bought a sweatshirt. Going to dinner in evening can require some layers. The lady at the table next to us last night was using a blanket!
My post seems a bit negative to me - sorry - we are having a lovely time here, even if I haven't managed to get that across.
Oops - forgot to mention Da Perk in Governors Harbor, very good espresso and carrot cake (I guess everyone can tell I like my food!)