Islands of Delight: A visit to Washington’s San Juan Islands
Lopez is the flattest and least developed of the islands. Shops and restaurants are in Lopez Village.
ON THE WATER
Lopez Island Kayaks. Rentals and full-day kayak tours. From $75. 2845 Fisherman Bay Rd.; (360) 468-2847 or www.lopezkayaks.com.
ON THE LAND
Lopez Bicycle Works. $5 per hour to rent; 2847 Fisherman Bay; (360) 468-2847 or www.lopezbicycleworks.com.
Bay Café. One of the islands’ best restaurants, featuring contemporary Northwestern cuisine. 9 Old Post Rd., Lopez Village; (360) 468-3700.
Isabel’s Espresso. Great for coffee and baked goods. On Lopez Rd., in the Village House at Lopez Village; (360) 468-4114.
Inn at Swifts Bay. Quiet, gracious, luxurious rooms in Tudor home. From $95. 856 Port Stanley Rd.; (360) 468-3636 or www.swiftsbay.com.
MacKaye Harbor Inn. Pretty, five-room farmhouse; convenient for kayaking (they offer rentals too). From $99. 949 MacKaye Harbor Rd.; (888) 314-6140 or www.mackayeharborinn.com.