My husband and I just got back from a trip to PI (we left our 1 year old at home with grandma). The best weather was the night we got there and the rest of our trip was during the coldest weather of the season so far. Most of our cab drivers said that the weather was unusually cold. I booked our room at Harborside on Expedia, even though I am an owner there in a different season. We had a one bedroom deluxe. We didn't cook, but we went to the city market for to pick up juice, soda, and stuff for breakfast and sandwiches at lunch. We ate out for dinner every night. Bimini Road had good music and food, I was a little disappointed in our meal at Villa dEste (not much flavor). Seafire steakhouse was good, but for the price we can get a much better steak here in KC. We also went into Senor Frogs for dinner one night and really enjoyed the fun atmosphere. I like Atlas Grill for lunch. We also went to the Green Parrot for a few Happy Hour drinks, I think it would really be a fun place to go when the weather is nice (it was 60 and windy).
On our last day there it was finally sunny enough for the "northerners" to hit the beach and the pools for a while. There were mostly kids in the pools and only a few of us out in the waves at the beach. We also snorkeled with Stuart Cove that day. We needed the wetsuits, a shorty was fine for me (I grew up in Minnesota), but most people went with full suits. The first reef had lots of fish and some very nice corals. The second site was a Cessna wreck, I didn't find that site overly interesting, and the reef wasn't as nice. The third site was the sharks. It was incredible and well worth the price of the trip alone. There where about 30 sharks swimming around and it was quite a rush being so close to them. The only problem with Stuart Cove was that it is a very long bus trip there. It's about a half hour past the airport. If you don't want to swim with the sharks you may not want to waste the time traveling from PI, their are plenty of closer places to snorkel. Although I was disappointed with the weather (only a day and a half of sun), it was a good relaxing trip. I can't imagine staying anywhere other than Harborside when I go to PI, but next time I'll probably go when I know the weather will be warmer. I can't wait to bring my daughter when she is a little older and can do the kids club.