Rituals Coffee, Kittian Village, St. Kitts

On our last morning at the Marriott Beach Club in St. Kitts, we decided to stroll down to Rituals Coffee House for the girls’ occasional doughnut breakfast, and to try the coffee. Our new friends from Wilmington, NC, Scott and Laura, had praised the coffee and espresso, and we’d used up the coffee in our villa. The first thing you notice about Rituals is that … Continue reading Rituals Coffee, Kittian Village, St. Kitts

Boozie’s at the Beach, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts

Just a good stretch of the legs from the Marriott Beach Club is The Strip on the beach along Frigate Bay, and it is an experience. The Strip is ground zero “limin’,” the Kittitian version of relaxing, having fun, and not worrying about anything. The Strip is lined with beach bars, some with live entertainment, all owned and operated by local folks, and most made … Continue reading Boozie’s at the Beach, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts

Marshall’s Restaurant, Frigate Bay, St Kitts

This man is a magician. Verral Marshall came to St. Kitts, got a job as a personal chef, and started a poolside cafe that morphed, as below, and expanded it into the Marshall’s of today. Well may you ask, just what is that? I’ll tell you. Sit back. Relax. Grab a beverage. Put your feet up. Imagine that you are high on a hill, in … Continue reading Marshall’s Restaurant, Frigate Bay, St Kitts

Rock Lobster, Kittian Village, St. Kitts

On night three of our trip to St. Kitts, we strolled (and Ella and Lily scooted) down from the Marriott Beach Club to Rock Lobster, a fine-dining restaurant by the St. Christopher’s Club condo/apartment complex. There is ample seating both inside and out. We were greeted warmly, but with the caution that marked St. Kitts: mandatory masks and gel for the hands before we were … Continue reading Rock Lobster, Kittian Village, St. Kitts

Tiranga, Kittian Village, St. Kitts

Where do you go for dinner when you have two small children who are reluctant to eat anything but chicken nuggets (dinosaur shape please) and macaroni and cheese in a country where no one serves chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese or even has a children’s menu? Why, to an Indian restaurant, of course. Tiranga is situated across the street from the Marriott Beach Club, … Continue reading Tiranga, Kittian Village, St. Kitts

Marriott St. Kitts Beach Club, Basseterre, St. Christopher and Nevis

Ah, what a week. The Marriott St. Kitts Beach Club is a broad resort and hotel/casino on the Atlantic beach in southeastern St. Kitts, right where the island narrows to a long peninsula separating the Atlantic and the Caribbean. An easy walk takes you to over to Frigate Bay and the Strip, a string of very local beach bars and restaurants. More about those later. … Continue reading Marriott St. Kitts Beach Club, Basseterre, St. Christopher and Nevis

The Easterly, Red Hook, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

On our last night in St. Thomas, Michael, Liza, and I had an outstanding dinner at The Easterly. As I look back, it was the best restaurant dinner of our trip. I know, I know. But really, Nancy insisted on staying home to babysit Ella and Lily, and wouldn’t hear of me staying home with her. It wouldn’t be the sort of thing I would … Continue reading The Easterly, Red Hook, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Bleuwater, Great Bay, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

After our sunset cruise, we (Tanners, Boyds, and Hammons) dropped the kids with a babysitter and went to dinner at Bleuwater, one of the in-house restaurants at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Regular readers will know that I’m not a fine dining guy. When I’m not eating barbecue, I gravitate toward places like the Blue and White, Lindsey’s Chevron, and my favorite breakfast place. But every … Continue reading Bleuwater, Great Bay, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Bikini’s on the Beach, Honeymoon Beach, St. John, US Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands have many nice, quiet beaches unspoiled by commerce, and no island has more than St. John. Over 60 percent of the island is a National Park. We visited a number of unspoiled beaches on previous trips, as well as Caneel Bay, which is now closed — and utterly devastated. This time, Scott (Hammons, of the annual barbecue Hammons) suggested Honeymoon Beach. Honeymoon … Continue reading Bikini’s on the Beach, Honeymoon Beach, St. John, US Virgin Islands