My Island - Fall 2014
Marcus Cumber, Owner of Island Air,
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. www.islandair.ky
Island must-do: Swim with the stingrays at the sandbar.
Coffee shop: Find the best java at Paperman’s, The Strand.
Drink spot: The Wharf at ‘happy hour’ is spectacular. Ask for a piña colada or a smooth Manhattan.
Meal must-eats: The deck at the Lobster Pot is perfect for lunch or dinner
Best beach: Little Sandbar next to Rum Point.
Island insider tip: Don’t forget your anti-humidity hairspray – sometimes bigger isn’t better!
Karin Goodfellow, Owner of Goodfellow Farms,
New Providence, The Bahamas. www.goodfellowfarms.com
Island must-do: Stuart Cove for a dive, snorkel or guided encounter with sharks.
Coffee shop: The Farm serves great croissant and coffee on weekends.
Drink spot: Compass Point – amazing view, superlative drinks.
Meal must-eats: Goodfellows is great for lunch and Cafe Matisse is ideal for dinner.
Best beach: Old Fort Bay and Rose Island.
Island insider tip: Stop at the roadside Daq Shack for fresh daiquiris or Conchy Joe food truck off Fort Montegue.
Chrissann Nickel, writer, yoga teacher and toucan lady on
Virgin Gorda in the BVI. www.chrissannnickel.com
Island must-do: Go boating!
Coffee stop: Coffee shops are few and far between, but the peace of the early island morning is reason enough to wake up with the roosters.
Spot for a drink: Hog Heaven on Virgin Gorda.
Don't miss meal: Saba Rock Resort’s vegetarian tacos rock!
Best beach: Devil’s Bay, attached to The Baths on Virgin Gorda.
Island insider tip: Get on the water in any way possible.
Jon Baker, Founder & Co-owner, Geejam Collection
Port Antonio & New York. www.geejamcollection.com
Island must-do: Rafting on the Rio Grande, hiking in the Blue Mountains and visiting Reach Falls.
Coffee stop: Wallenford Blue Mountain coffee on the Trident hotel veranda.
Spot for a drink: Time Bar at Trident.
Don’t miss meal: Jamaican-Japanese fusion at Mike’s Supper Club.
Best beach: Winnifred beach. It’s a beautiful, laid-back local beach.
Island insider tip: Jamaica is particularly beautiful in the spring and summer.
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