1. Elvina's is great on Tuesday evenings and
2. Governor's fish fry is super on Friday
3. James Cistern - Friday or Saturday afternoon
- Stubbs barbequeu - right across from the water in Brenda and Billy
Stubbs' side yard.
4. Tippy's for atmosphere (the food is fancier
than most, a bit pricey (but not as much as Rainbow Inn or CocodiMamas)
and very good)
5. Try lunch at Pammy's or Lucky You in Governor's.
6. Be in Tarpum Bay around 3pm to watch
the fishermen fillet their catch
7. Get out and walk the cliffs around
Glass Window Bridge
8. If you can find it, see the Queen's
Baths (just south of Glass Window Bridge, Atlantic side - only usable
at low tide).
9. Surfer's beach - be prepared to walk
to get there - road is BAD!!!
10. Friday night at the bar in Bluff (owner is Christine)
- The bar is by the lazy tree and doesn't have a name - right in the
center of the settlement. On Fridays they have a live band and fish
11. Briland... so much to do and see...
be there for an evening... go to whichever local bar is hopping...
Gustys, Vicums, Seagrapes, Berettas... but make sure you go into Vicums
to see their open air dance floor with greek columns and the world's
largest coconut! Have a drink at the really local bar JJs or go a little
more touristy and go to Charlie's. Check to see if the Brilanders are
playing at Seagrapes or if the Courage Band is back from their tour and
playing. Rent a golf cart so you can drive the island and discover the
incredible pink sand beaches. Walk thru Rock House (and maybe have a fancy
drink) so that you can see their wonderful decor. Have a conch burger at
the little shack on the left as you go off the government dock. Find the
intersection that has all the signs and license plates (if you take a
picture leave some change). Keep your eyes open for celebs! I've been there
with Elle McPhearson, Geraldo Rivera, Lenny Kravitz, Mic Jagger...
12. Lighthouse Beach is fabulous, but
hard to get to. The road is horrendous - took me a half hour to go 3
13. Wade out into Savannah Sound and
see the snail trails in the sand (lock your car here - I've had money
stolen from my purse while wading).
Here's another suggestion for sightseeing... contact George
Major (www.tarpumbay.com) to see if he'd be interested in leading
you on a sightseeing tour. He's gotten me to Lighthouse Beach and to
the ruins of an old church out in the bush. He's taken me to some wonderful
beaches off the beaten path and he knows all the great places to eat.
He knows all the history and politics of the island and is a delight to
Boy... I could go on and on... but just enjoy... Remember,
it's safe to pick up hitch hikers, it is the primary mode of transportation
for many on the island... and you can get more info from them on
great places to go.