What’s Missing

There are quite a few things missing in Spanish Wells

  • no casino’s
  • no dance clubs
  • no cruise ships
  • no SNOW or ICE (except in your cocktail)
  • no line ups
  • no zombies (not a single one!..the only things that bite are a few mosquitoes and no-see-ums but they are easy to deal with by using a bit of bug spray and/or a fan; even a ‘bug magnet’ like me doesn’t have any real issues)
  • no crowds (about 15-20 people on the entire 3 miles of beach…when it is busy)
  • no shopping malls
  • no overpriced gift shops
  • no dry cleaners (oh no!! where will I get my shirts/suit/dress pants cleaned and pressed….oh, right don’t need any)
  • no traffic
  • no crime
  • no nasty things in the water
  • no pushy beach vendors (actually no beach vendors at all)
  • no Walmart (or Target or Sears or Marshalls or TJ Max)
  • no MacDonalds (or Burger King or Wendy’s or KFC or Tim Hortons)
  • no condo/timeshare scams
  • no spring break college crowds

But there are a lot of things there as well:

  • great restaurants (Shipyard, Sandbar, Wreckers, The Gap, Buda’s Snack Shack, Anchor Bar, Salt’n’Pepa)
  • a number of faster food, ice cream, bakery, etc. shops
  • did I mention ice cream?  Papa Scoop’s
  • really good grocery store
  • medical clinic
  • a couple of dentists
  • bank (with 24 hr ATM that accepts most common North American and European bank cards)
  • golf cart rental
  • boat rental
  • fishing, snorkeling tours
  • liquor stores (Budda’s and Value Liquor)
  • lots of friendly (but not annoyingly so) people
  • easy access to Harbour Island (if you want to hob nob with some movie stars and have a $250 lunch)
  • mobile phone store (BTC)
  • and of course, sun and a beautiful beach