hi spice ;D
been there 3 times and we never take all incl. NEVER
you will miss all the great resto. they have, just walk and you will see resto. everywere :o, dont be afraid in the evening, it's safe, i walk to the store to get stuff at the ( depanneur) all alone and i felt safe.
it's not that expensive, me and huby about 20$+30$ per night for super, lunch well if you're at the beach it's CHEAP, and if you have a stove and fridge in you're room (we did) you go to the market and get food, and it's not that $$$$, we stayd in christchurch too, ( amarillys) and ( butterfly hotel) and ( blue horizon)if i'm not rong i think silversands hotel was near blue horizon hotel if yes well you will not have a problem to eat out, and it will not cost you an arm and a leg :o if you have more question dont be shy :-*