This local spot has become a landmark of sorts, a staple on international "Best Beach Bar" lists and even hyped as one of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." All we can say is, it may not be the second coming, but it sure is a lot of fun. The whitewashed shack sits on a rise above a beach in Blue Hills, a local community on the island's northwest coast. Most of the dining is done on picnic tables in the palm-shaded sand. Da Conch Shack's crossover appeal is built on its sun-dappled barefoot charm, blue-sea/blue-sky setting, and deft way with fresh conch, harvested hourly from conch pens in the water along the beach. The conch preparations here are as good as anywhere on the island; expect mouth-watering conch fritters, conch chowder, and cracked conch. The kitchen is equally talented with non-conch dishes like jerk chicken or ribs, grilled fish, and curry lobster (in season). You can make a meal of sides like peas and rice and sautéed plantains. Finish up with the "world-famous" rum cake topped with drunken raisins. The "Hump and Bump" beach party every Wednesday at 7pm features live music.