Category: San Juan Island

3 Unique San Juan Islands Vacation Rentals on the Waterfront

Arguably the most alluring factor to consider when looking for where to stay in our slice of paradise is whether you want to take advantage of the oceanside vistas. Thankfully, Northwest Island Escapes has a stunning array of dazzling San Juan Islands vacation rentals with easy access to the waterfront.

What You’ll Find at the San Juan Island Farmers Market

Warmer weather, longer days, and budding flowers are just a few of the things we at Northwest Island Escapes have on our minds as we anticipate the upcoming spring months. And of course, another sign of spring—the San Juan Island Farmers Market will be welcoming back weekly vendors presenting mouth-watering produce and unique artisanal crafts […]

Finding the Best Cup of Coffee on the San Juan Islands

By now, it’s no secret that Washingtonians love their coffee. After all, the largest global coffee chain, Starbucks, is headquartered in Seattle. When you think of coffee, it’s easy to imagine a busy café on a crowded city street. Still, our laid-back island community also boasts its fair share of coffee shops and roasters. For […]

The Best Brewery on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Island

San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and Lopez Island each have their own memorable brewery. There are some truly delicious and unique brews to taste when you stay in the San Juan Islands. Northwest Island Escapes has many rental properties scattered all over the islands, too, making it easy to find an exceptional brewery and beer […]

6 Tasty Restaurants on Orcas and San Juan Island

There’s an intimidating amount of delicious spots to eat around the San Juan Islands. We suggest trying all the San Juan Islands restaurants if you have unlimited time, but that’s typically not the case. So we’ve done the hard work and found six total Orcas and San Juan Island restaurants that everyone should stop in […]

Insider’s Guide to Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are one of the best places in the world to see orca whales in the wild. Visitors can also see humpbacks, minkes, and the occasional gray whale. Here at Northwest Island Escapes, we recommend booking a whale-watching tour to get the best experience. A major perk of doing a tour instead […]