Our first trip we stayed at the Ren Marina. The private island was the absolute greatest thing ever. Iguana Joe's was the first place we went for food and drink and continues to be a favorite of ours to this day. It's a great place to sit and relax and people watch, get a table by the rail overlooking LG Smith. We still stop by Blu every visit for a drink. We enjoyed Paddock, the Dutch Pancake House, and of course Carlos and Charlie's now closed . We also enjoyed shopping on the streets downtown, it was more of an island-like experience and we ate in places I don't even remember the names of, but remember the food. We rode the bus everywhere, found Charlie's bar in San Nic and saw a lot of the island we would have never gone to otherwise. You guys will have a blast downtown.