Once we landed in PEI we had a car that was rented for us through a company called Turo. Since it is almost impossible to rent cars out East, this company has created a program that individuals are able to rent out their personal vehicles for you to use during your stay. Like AirBnb but for cars! We picked it up at the airport, and dropped it off before our flight, and the whole process was seamless—highly recommend if you plan to take a trip out to PEI!
Our stay was planned out for the 4 days we were there to adventure around Cavendish, PEI. The restaurants, the landscape, and the people were what made this trip unforgettable. We stayed at Kindred Spirits Inn and Cottages which was a cute cottage type rental with a pool. It was right in the heart of Cavendish so it was easy for us to get around from this location.
When you go out East, you’re usually going to eat the seafood….but coming from a person that doesn’t eat seafood I was a bit nervous on what to expect. I will tell you that I ate fish down there and for the first time I ACTUALLY LIKED IT! Here is a list of restaurants you MUST see on your trip to Cavendish:
Blue Mussels Cafe: Try and get a reservation during their sunset, the view is incredible! We had the crab dip, Tilapia (which was caught that morning), and the steak!
We also had a trip down to Anne of Green Gables and had a tour through the property by horse and buggy. The man that took us on a tour and shared lots of fun information about the area. We were also able to head down to the coast where we walked along the private beach. Highly recommend doing the 1 hour tour if you are able to! It was lovely!
One of the highlights of the trip was the private dinner we went to right on Cavendish Beach! They have an event called Always Yours that runs all of June which organized different romantic dining experiences and signature events throughout the month. If you visit Cavendish, make sure to check out this event as it was amazing! The Fine dining on the beach was accompanied by live music by Tara MacLean, oysters and champagne on the beach to watch the sunset. It was my first time trying ceviche and I was blown away! Was this the trip to start me enjoying seafood? Quite possibly!
The trip was short, and sweet, and the perfect amount of time for Duncan and I to recharge, and spend some time together. Love our kids dearly, but it was nice to not have to wake up in the middle of the night, eat out at a restaurant and not think of the mess we were making, or stay up past 7 and watch the sunset each night! And as much as this trip was just what we needed after such a long time of survival mode, I can’t wait to head back here with our kids! We loved it so much we want to make this trip out east an annual thing!
If you have any questions about this trip, send me a message! I’d love to chat!