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"Island time" suggestions

It is amusing to constantly read about visitors being upset with the slow service in the islands. RELAX!!! If you are concerned about time I'd suggest you politely mention it to your server--that usually works for me. Also all waiters will delay bringing your bill until you literally ask for it. If in a rush simply ask for the bill when you receive your last course. This works for me....but the best advice is to simply enjoy being in Paradise!

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Good post..but I have news for you...

Island Time is a myth!

Island Time normally is referred to the local spots. Normally. All those local places are in the business to make money just like higher end places. The people that work there are not on vacation. With that said, to keep the costs down so you can afford it they don't exactly employ a team of chefs that will cook for you within minutes, plus they don't have any idea on how many people will turn out for this particular lunch or dinner. Very often if you take a look inside the kitchen youll see one cook working her/his butt off.

Also, to keep things tasty for you they make the stuff fresh to order for you which takes a little time. So before you say Island Time take a quick peek at the kitchen

Lunches on the island are generally between 1 to 2 hours which is normal. You go to Europe and you'll experience the same thing. The quick lunch is sort of an American thing.

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oh, no! Island time a myth? Say it ain't so.... I always thought Island time was a state of mind.......or in my case a way of life. I'm just talkin'!!!!

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Personally....when we are out for a meal....part of the experience is the time relaxing and having conversation.

As long as the food is good....who really cares if it takes a while....after all ...you are on vacation.

I'm just sayn'.


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I have to add it's a cultural thing. That is their way of life. We are the ones that live in the rat race. Many years ago, my kids would ask when dinner was coming and I would explain that we were in no rush to go anywhere, no schedule,and as Mike said, sit and talk.

After all it is us visiting their country.

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As long as the drinks keep coming, I have no problem with a long extended meal...especially on vacation.


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