Crow's Nest rests on the best vantage point of the island. Windows on all sides affords 360 degree views, from the ocean to the bay. The house has a laid back beachy feel but with all the amenities you'll need. While we tried not to check email, we loved that it had fast wireless just in case. The loft bedroom with sunrise views are an incredible way to wake up each morning.
The ocean side beach is beautiful, wide, and private. We saw two people on it the entire week. Snorkeling is good right off the house. When it got windy, we simply went over to the lagoon side where there is your own private gazebo and swimming hole. Go at high tide to get a little more depth. There are other great beaches too. We went to Pirate's Trap on the north side and another one just SE of the airstrip on the lagoon side (Hoi Chi Beach?), both great at low tide to get some fun tidal flats.
Pam and Glenn are great owners and hosts. They give 5 star treatment. They provided all the information we needed, and Pam helped us place a food order on the mail boat. While we were there, she even had someone come out and do the windows one more time so the views were crystal clear.
We rented a boat to see the swimming pigs, iguanas, and grotto. Well worth it. See my friend Coral at Island Rentals. She has a 15 foot zodiac that was perfect for two people. If there is any breeze, I wouldn't get anything smaller because the channels can get rough. Bring apples and bananas for the pigs!
We got fresh fish from Sandy at the Government Dock. Call ahead or head down around 3pm. They'll be a half dozen fish that they caught that morning, and they'll clean them right there. Can't get much fresher than that.
We never really went to the Yacht Club as the vibe is very different than the serenity of Crow's Nest. Lot of money (and HUGE yachts) at the Club. It's interesting to go have a peek and a drink though. The kids will like watching the nurse sharks and sting rays.
Definitely get a golf cart. Rent from Berkie who has the best prices.
For air travel, we took Flamingo Air. They're definitely cheaper, but next time, I might pay the extra for Watermaker Air. Flamingo's schedules are not very reliable, and that can get worrisome if you have a tight connection. I had airplane envy when I saw Watermaker's planes next to ours.
Overall, a wonderful way to spend a week. I still can't get over the colors. Thank you Pam and Glenn!