I haven't been active in these forums but I will try to contribute as best as I can now and update this thread all week. So ask any questions.
We arrived today @ Royal West Indies. We were here 6 - 7 years ago and nothing appears changed which is a good thing.
The weather was sunny and hot today. A tropical depression named Rafael is not coming this way but the ocean was very choppy today for the Grace Bay standard. The sand is very soft and the sunset was beautiful. The pool and beach water is nice and warm.
We rented the smallest vehicle from Avis for $29.95/day plus taxes/fees. No complaints there. They brought a tiny but newish vehicle right outside the terminal door so we were off the airport in no time. I know most people highly recommend Grace Bay Car Rentals but I am all for saving couple of dollars...
We went to IGA Graceway to pick up some necessities. Prices are roughly double what we would pay at home. So pack accordingly. Buy some alcohol from the duty free shop.
The restaurant/bar here at RWI is actually decent and there was good live entertainment at dinner time.
We got couple of mozzie bites so bring a repellant.
Hopefully the beach is calmer tomorrow as we have a little one. Maybe we will try Taylor Bay. da Conch Shack is in the plans.