Beach is clean, no tar, no jellyfish
Great weather, great restaurants. We liked Blackbeards best, fast service, good food. We tried B&A as reported here, it was closed?
In the 7 days we were there, between airport and on island, we probably saw 25-30 highway patrol or city police-DRIVE the speed limit!!!!! Every single day we saw at least 7 police cars. This is not a bad thing, just obey the laws.
I heard two kids trying to buy beer-did not succeed. They even checked the ID of my 27 yr old son at the restaurant.
Try the Italian Ice Cream (two places) excellent.
Gas is cheaper than Dallas area, even on island.
We bought shrimp at Port Isabel and boiled it at condo, delish!
My husband/son/son in law went deep sea fishing, caught a few, we all went parasailing-$20 cheaper if you go before noon-fun, all just to right of bridge when you come over. post if you have questions.