The west end of the island is lusher and quieter—with fewer houses and less traffic. Here there are roller-coaster routes (made all the scarier because the roads have no shoulders) as well as incredible vistas. Leave time in the afternoon for a swim and enjoy a slice of pizza at Magens Bay before leaving. A day in the country will reveal the tropical pleasures that have enticed more than one visitor to become a resident.
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