i was there, when i was 11...for 2 days. i remember eating at a restaurant called poppa joe's and it was horrible. i also went to the beach. they seaweed there is cool...like unravelled cassette tape, good for makeshift wigs.
I go there pretty much every year. You have to check out Souris. The sand is white and it's located at the eastern tip of the island. Also check out Cavendish & Summerside if you really want to take wicked shots of the outdoors...If you're going in July and/or August you should go deep sea fishing as well.
There is no commercial transportation on the Island so you would have to rent a vehicle. July, August & September are the best times to go. Just don't go in the Winter. PEI bites in the winter....well if ya wanna play with snow, go for it......
went last summer, it was fantastic. unreal sunsets every night, uncrowded beaches and campgrounds - you can drive across the whole island in a ccouple hours, so it's easy to get around and explore. just stay away from the annoying anne of green gables and tourist areas and you'll have a great time.
I was there one time when I was like two years old so my advice on getting around is to let your mom carry you and then when you want to eat she'll bring you food and you can just stay where ever she stays and taking pictures is kind of hard when you're two years old so I can't really comment on that part but I think my parents let me play in the red soil and I thought I was on Mars or something and I was afraid that if they left me there for much longer I'd get swallowed up in a hole in the ground and become a potato but then we went home and that's all I have to say about that.
I think one of the Numbah Three boys is from there!
I lived in PEI for three years while I went to College in Charlottetown. There are some cool little places to investigate there, the city is also right on the ocean so it gives it a cool energy. There is a very artsy community there, small galleries. The College there, Holland College has a two year photography course there and so you may even want to just check out what is going on at the school. They are pretty casual there and it might be fun for them to meet with you too!
As an aside, at one time I came across a autographed copy of a book by Oscar Wilde in the Charlottetown library, that he must have signed while he toured North America. One of his stops was in PEI.