Caribbean Islands Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Evening temperatures
  2. 2 Choosing Between a Rental on Nassau or Eleuethera
  3. 3 Grand Cayman Ritz or Sandals Barbados
  4. 4 50th Birthday with Family
  5. 5 Cuba in November
  6. 6 8 days in USVI, St. Thomas safe yet?
  7. 7 Woman, alone, islandhopping
  8. 8 Best 'Swimming' Beaches in the Caribbean- from SFO
  9. 9 Birthday Celebration
  10. 10 DR - All inclusive
  11. 11 Young adults social scene at club med turks & caicos?
  12. 12 Young adults find others to spend time with at Club Med Columbus Isle?
  13. 13 St. Lucia or elsewhere?
  14. 14 would it be safe to drive from negril to port antonino?
  15. 15 50th Birthday Trip in Nov
  16. 16 Calling Beach and Island Lovers .. Need your Advice!!..
  17. 17 Late May Trip
  18. 18 St Thomas Hotel by Airport
  19. 19 West Bay or Seven Stars
  20. 20 Trip Report St. Thomas is dangerous
  21. 21 Cheers to Beers!
  22. 22 Where To Go Post Xmas- Mid Jaunary for under $4G
  23. 23 any advice about the Cayman Islands?
  24. 24 New Years Eve / St John
  25. 25 Trip Report St Lucia Trip Report 2014 Bay Gardens Beach Resort
View next 25 » Back to the top

Another "which island" question... I know

Jump to last reply

For whoever is following this, first the good news – we are no longer in the ‘spend’ freeze situation, so we can afford a little better winter getaway next year (Jan-Feb timeframe). This means a more generous budget of about 5000, maybe a little more, for a week (that includes the airfare from NYC).
We’ve been to (and loved them all): St.John, Virgin Gorda, Anguilla, Bonaire, Belize, Costa Rica. This time I am very undecided of where to go.

As much as I would like to go to St.Lucia, the robbery at gun point last year is a serious issue for us I would still consider it if the “incident” had happened in a non-touristic area, or if the tourists’ behavior was considered “not safe”, but I cannot say that.

So, don’t really want to return to any place we’ve visited before and don’t want to go to St.Lucia. A place where we could snorkel would be great (Curacao?) or where we could explore lush jungle vegetation (Dominica?). Please don’t suggest Roatan/Honduras, we are planning a longer trip in the future there.

We like renting a villa so a safe area fairly close to restaurants is important, and we usually rent a car. We prefer quiet islands or areas (no nightlife, no casinos) and safe. Other islands we are considering are Vieques, Jost van Dyke or the Grenadines, but I don’t know anything about any of them. Also, Turks and Caicos, but I heard the water is cold(er) there in Jan/Feb. What are you suggesting?

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.