Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 586

Simpson Bay Lagoon Things of interest Downtown Shopping Although Downtown Philipsburg is considered by tourists to be the place on the island for shopping, especially where Guavaberry Rum and jewelry is concerned, most locals also consider it the best place to buy food. Road side BBQs serve inexpensive casual dinners, usually accompanied by the island’s delicious home-made “Johnny Cakes”. Jet skiing is a popular activity all around the island and many visitors consider the best place for this activity to be on the Simpson Bay Lagoon. An exhilarating sport, for sure, but it is also a scenic one as the lagoon’s location allows for one to admire the impressive mountain scenery in its vicinity. Be careful, however, as there will be many sail boats and yachts moored in the lagoon.