Two days in paradise!
We had two glorious days here. On the first day we had prearranged a snorkeling excursion with Reef Discoveries. As we exited the tender we could see a Reef Discoveries staff member waiting for us, and we were led to a boat where most of the six who were on this excursion were already waiting. With this small group we had an excellent snorkeling experience. We visited two sites, both quite far from the area around the tender port, including a "wall of fish" where there were more fish than either of us had ever seen. The guide was helpful, in the water with us, and made sure each person had a good experience. The sky was overcast and there was some rain, but it didn't detract from the day. We would recommend this group.
On the second day we toured with a ship tour to drive around the island. This was a good opportunity to see various parts of the island, including a local products center where we sampled local produce and saw a demonstration of local clothing construction. We stopped by the famous Blood Mary's where we could see the exterior only as the facility was closed for remodeling. The wind there was so strong! We also saw land crabs what came out of their ground nests when flowers were thrown by the guides—they like to eat the flowers. When we returned we had a very nice lunch at the local Aloe Cafe (see "Serendipity" above). We found the restaurant by just walking around, looking at menus, etc. and it was an excellent choice.