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sayanbali

Choosing the right carribbean island to visit

by sayanbali »

Hi All,

Having a bit of a dilemna on which island to visit. After quite a bit of research i have been able to circle a few of options (BVI, GrenadaSt Lucia and Anguilla/St Barths). Anyhow this is somewhat the scope of the trip: It is a honeymoon, post wedding celebration with friends.. most likely a small group of 6, possibly 8. Our first destination will be Jamaica(this is the only certainty thus far). We will be there for a week. And from there we plan to visit one of the other options. We don't like mass tourism and are not into a overly manicured destination (hence cruise ships, casino's, big hotel chains). I.E. would rather choose a villa rather then a resort. We are all in our late 20's or early 30's. Most of us will be coming with our partners. We are into doing fun things and appriciate natures beauty. Renting a scooter or ATV, staying in one house or villa. If not a funky hotel of some sorts. Good vibes, good music, beach bars, bright colors, fun people and being able to discover isolated beaches. Would like to cruise around indenpently and discover. Beach life and adventure life.. oh yeah, and a few of us dive too. From what i have gathered so far.. I can go to either grenada, BVI and st lucia independently... and alternatively visit anguilla and st barths (being the ease of travelleing to and from). Or am i completely missing something here? your thoughts and opinions would be much appriciated. I have penciled in the respective destiation based on our available budget, we are well aware the st barths would cost us alot more then grenada, hence we would not stay as long and perhaps extend our jamaica trip.

Thanks alot in advance.

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sayanbali

RE: Choosing the right carribbean island to visit

by sayanbali »

forgot to mention that we have 8 days to work with :)

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louvrelover

RE: Choosing the right carribbean island to visit

by louvrelover »

Have you considered St. John's in the USVI?  A coworker and her husband rented a cottage right on the beach.  Lots of snorkeling and (I think) scuba diving.  I liked St. Croix.  Busier than St. John's but not nearly as touristy as St. Thomas.  They have an underwater National Park which was really cool.

 

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Pauline Frommer

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by Pauline Frommer »

I would mark off St. Bart's. Too pricey (and you don't necessarily want to extend Jamaica). For the people alone, I'd vote for Grenada. So welcoming, and so much fun, plus lovely beaches there. Though frankly, you won't go wrong with any of the places on your list (though the BVI can be pricey). Many congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

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EllieEva

RE: Choosing the right carribbean island to visit

by EllieEva »

If one is thinking of spending their holidays in the serene yet powerful ocean with the sun shining mightily, then they should consider chartering a yacht. The popularity of the Caribbean as a tourist destination is increasing all across the world.I have visited Caribbean sea with yacht charter book and enjoyed alot my trip. The main thing is to carry edible things and all the important things which are very necessary at the time of travel.

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