First I want to thank all the contributors on this forum for your invaluable advice. It really helped us to make the most of our trip!
We are St. John junkies so I can't help but make comparisons. So here goes....
Local people are much friendlier on VG.
Food is much better on St. John. It's hard to get a bad meal on STJ. We are "foodies". We found the best food on VG to be the BBQ. We couldn't stay away from Hog Heaven. We sampled everything on the menu and it was all good!! The Friday night BBQ buffet at Leverick was also surprisingly delicious. Perhaps our best food find were the ladies that set up their stands on Saturdays in front of Friendly Andies and Grandma's kitchen in Spanishtown. Probably the best chicken I've ever had!
We found that if you order anything Conch, Stewed or BBQ you were in for a treat!
I know we are not in the majority here but we were underwhelmed by Chez Bamboo and Coco Maya. At Chez bamboo our appetizers were really good but for dinner my husband ordered shrimp and I had the curried lobster. A big pet peeve of mine is overcooked shellfish and that's what we got! Maybe just an off night? We ate at Coco Maya twice. This was definitely our favorite place for sunset, relaxing and drinks! We tried several menu items. A couple were outstanding but most were just ok.