What to Do
Hitting the waves, the sand, and the shore are certainly great options, but since Fishers Island is a little less known that other islands in the region—relaxing is always a great thing to add to the travel to-do list. Don’t expect a charming seaside village with t-shirt shops and souvenirs, but that’s probably part of its charm. Bringing your bike is a good idea to help you get around, but a visit to Fishers Island Bike Shop can rent you one as well.
Where to Stay
Renting a house is probably your best option if you’re looking for an extended stay. However, if you just want to visit for the evening there’s always the Pequot Inn. It’s the best option because it’s the only option, but even figuring out if it’s open or not is often a challenge.
Who Goes There
For the most part Fishers Island belongs to those comfortable with cash and looking to escape for the weekend or the season. Private clubs are where the elite meet to greet, and unless you know someone you’re not getting in to check things out for yourself.
Where to Eat
Like we said earlier the place is an attraction in itself, so just arriving on the island is probably the biggest accomplishment to be had. Packing a picnic or some other good eats from the mainland is probably a good idea. Try Toppers Ice Cream for a sweet treat—they’ve been scooping things up for over 20 years. There’s also Village Market for a quick bite or beverage or News Café.
The bottom line is that this place is lesser known for a reason, and isn’t necessarily as welcoming or accommodating when compared to other spots like Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, or Nantucket. However, to us, that’s part of the appeal. Just be sure to get a sticker for your car, bike, or water bottle—as you’ll need the documentation to prove you visited.