We stayed at Paradise Villas in July - right next door to Blue Tang. We loved the location - best out of 7 trips. Blue Tang looks very nice.
There are two local markets right behind the Blue Tang and at the time we stayed a fresh produce stand too.
It's a quick walk south to the Greenhouse & The San Pedro Market.
They are both on front street - from the beach cut through on the alley by the cemetary. I found the San Pedro Market to have better prices than the two stores behind the condos.
Also, in that same direction on one of the side streets is Dianetta's - fabulous for breakfast - didn't try any other meals. I HIGHLY recommend Warumguma's - absolutely the best lobster burritos.
A little further south down the beach is Celi's (by the Holiday Hotel) - it was very good.
Do not hesitate to try any of the local places especially if they smell good - the food is simple and very tasty.
Reef Adventures is in front of Blue Tang - they offer a variety of day trips.
Our favorite part of the location is that it's close to the residential area and we fished off of the pier with the locals - what fun.
I like to cook as well when I'm down - I bring seasonings in little zip lock bags - the kind for jewelry - pasta is expensive on the island so I bring that, too. We also bring candy bars, granola bars, cold tea bags & splenda, coffee and coffeemate (cause I like it in my coffee).
I'm jealous now
I wish I was going back soon