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50's mom + 19 yo son Mid-Jan vaca ideas

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I want to have a vacation to remember. For the last 20 years I've usually just carted my kid and his friends around places close to home that were cheap. Now I want some degree of luxury on a vacation for ME, although the $12000/week at one resort is definately more luxury than I can afford.
I dont want to feel like I am in the USA or surrounded by tourists... want beautiful beaches, interesting things to sightsee in the day, interesting people to meet, and snorkeling (we're both certified divers but out of practice) for sure. I dont care about shopping and am not a big drinker or foodie.
OTOH, at night I would like SOMEthing to do besides stare at stars.
My son who is in the middle of his sophomore year at college, asked if he could come along. Says he needs a break someplace warm. He's paying his airfare with his summer job savings - I'll pay the rest. I don't mind but this means I now have to factor in that HE might not enjoy those places that are uber private. He isn't a big niteclub partier, but I'm sure he would like to be around other young people his age now and then and do what college kids do.
Some of the resorts I liked the most online were tagged for romantic couples. THe others for families with young kids.
What is in the middle for us?
I've been considering Aruba as the casinos at night sound fun, the weather reliable, and the beaches beautiful. But I heard its more arid than tropical, fairly commercial, and feels like Florida. I've also considered the Virgin Islands, but dont know much about them yet. Someone also suggested Panama or Costa Rica (I know, that's another board - but I thot I'd add it in) but I keeping thinking lush jungle island with beaches and a fun town we can drive to in the evening.

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