Beach + Island

29 Restaurants on 11 Caribbean Islands

Sweet Spot: Stanley's Welcome Bar

Island: Tortola

For one of the more fabled Caribbean experiences, meander past the busy kayak rentals on Cane Garden Bay, navigate your way through the cruise ship crowds marveling at the panoramic views, and take a seat at Stanley's. Contrary to popular belief, Jimmy Buffett did not write "Cheeseburger in Paradise" about Stanley's, but he did immortalize the bay in "Mañana." If attempting your own lyric-writing, get an assist from the signature rum punch (cut with pineapple and orange juices). Postlunch, you have two options: Take a short taxi ride to the rain forest in Mount Sage National Park for a stroll amid the mahogany trees and raptors, or order another cocktail and snag one of Stanley's lounge chairs on the beach.

Length of beach: About 1 mile

Meal Ticket: Entrées, $8–$45

Vibe: Casual convivial clubhouse

Most Popular Order: Cheeseburger

Stumbling Distance to Nearest Hotel: 250 yards to Rhymer's

Contact: 284-495-9424

*9 islands in sight: Great Tobago, Green Cay, Hans Lollik Island, Jost Van Dyke, Little Hans Lollikisland, Little Jost Van Dyke, Little Tobago, St. Thomas, and Sandy Cay

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Photograph by Julien Capmeil for Condé Nast Traveler

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