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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Surf Spot
“A beautiful beach that's Onlybout 10/15 min drive away. It's located at the end of St Lawrence Gap. There are beach chairs and umbrellas for hire and food/drink stalls.”
  • 13 locals recommend
General Travel
“St. Lawrence Gap is filled with fantastic restaurants and bars. Whether you're looking for a seaside dining experience, a casual family night out or fine dining, 'The Gap' as we locals call it, has a variety of options! For Breakfast: Check out Bliss Cafe. Their menu filled with great breakfast options like flat bread toasties, paninis, waffles and egg platters. They are also well known for their amazing picturesque milkshakes like the Raspberry Ripple Crumble and Toasted Coconut Caramel. For casual/semi-dressy dining I personally would recommend: The Dive (great seafood and fast food - especially the Lobster Mac and Cheese!) Cocktail Kitchen (amazing local delicacies like breadfruit, local fish, and pigtails) Apsara has beautiful seaside seating options (wonderful Indian cuisine, curries and dahl are a must) For Fine Dining: Primo, also has seaside options (menu varies with seafood, local delicacies, pasta, etc.) For fabulous drinks: Cafe Sol (a mexican restaurant with daily drink specials - all day!) Hal's Bar (locally owned bar with drinks worth the money) For a night out on the town: McBrides (always a good vibe, with nightly party themes) The Gap has the stunning Dover Beach which has clear waters for swimming. It's easy to find beach chairs and umbrellas for rent onsite. There are also mini local shops and bars located on the beach, so you can grab a rum punch or our local beer - Banks Beer - while enjoying the sand, sea, and sun! If you like outdoor activities, I recommend checking out Barry's surf school, which offers surfing classes and surfboard rentals also located in The Gap. There is also E-Bike Adventures which offers some amazing e-bike scenic experiences on the South Coast of the island. The Dover Market located a little ways after the beach, offers fresh fruit, toiletries, medicine. It is a convenience store. For large and economical shopping, we recommend Trimart or Massy which are less than a 5 minute drive away.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Located in The Gap, you should definitely make a stop here for their famous margaritas!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Sundowner cocktails in their beachfront covered bar are a beautiful experience and there is a happy hour too. Pina Coladas, Rum Punch or Daiquiris recommended!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Car Rental
“Top notch service, diverse fleet of current vehicles to meet all your needs, and knowledgeable and friendly staff.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sublocality
  • 1 local recommends
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Formerly known as Waterside The recently-opened Beach One combines all the right ingredients needed to become a favourite amongst discerning diners – an unbeatable location, outstanding food and excellent service. Found along the seafront in the vibrant St Lawrence Gap, this restaurant is home to a multi award-winning head chef who is supported by a dedicated team. The chef and his team work closely together to create the elegant fusion of flavours in each and every dish that Waterside was known ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Sand Dollar is a small and basic cafe where the food is freshly made and very tasty as well as very reasonable. The place is in Dover street market and the staff will offer you a warm welcome whilst you take in some local colour. Secret tip, sometimes she has fresh lobster! But her pastas and salad are wonderful every day. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“Located in The Gap, you should definitely make a stop here for their famous margaritas!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“Formerly known as Waterside The recently-opened Beach One combines all the right ingredients needed to become a favourite amongst discerning diners – an unbeatable location, outstanding food and excellent service. Found along the seafront in the vibrant St Lawrence Gap, this restaurant is home to a multi award-winning head chef who is supported by a dedicated team. The chef and his team work closely together to create the elegant fusion of flavours in each and every dish that Waterside was known ”
  • 1 local recommends

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