After having to cancel a year ago due to covid travel restrictions (the owner was very kind and accommodating with us!), we made our attempt this year, and were truly amazed at the experience.
A perfect cottage for two, steps from an incredible beach—the sunsets every night were incredible! (But bring a little bug spray as the no-see-ums would come out around dusk).
The Island Farm just up the road was a perfect spot to find fresh produce, breads, snacks, meats, and even a liquor store! Tip: go early on Tuesdays to pick up some fresh cinnamon rolls!
Ten Bay was a great beach for snorkeling. The south and north ends had some nice structure when the tide was up.
We visited Lighthouse beach(good snorkeling here too if calmer—definitely make the drive and spend the full day!). French Leave, and Navy beach were both very nice too. Plus it was cool (history-nerd kind of way!) to check out the old Club Med ruins and the old Navy base.
We took a partial day off from the sun and checked out the Leon Levy preserve. Nice shaded trails and a nice collection of the plants and history of the island. We capped that off with a nice dinner and drinks just down the road at Tippys. Wonderful beach bar/restaurant.
Thank you to the owner for sharing this wonderful home. It was everything we were looking for! The AC was excellent when the humidity got pretty high, and it had everything we needed to make some nice breakfasts for out on the porch, the cooler made it great to bring snacks and drinks to the beach (don’t forget to bring some bags to carry out your trash—the beaches don’t have garbage cans), and we made some wonderful dinners as well. The evenings were pure solitude (the stars are amazing from the beach!) and the few visitors we saw at the beach usually left around 5 or 6, so an evening swim left you with the whole bay to yourself.
Thank you again! Truly wonderful! Definitely coming back!