Caribbean Islands Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

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 http://www.usatoday.com/story/cruiselog/2013/04/15/st-lucia-cruise-robbery/2083533/. 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

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Turks and Caicos, where to stay
  2. 2 Anguilla Honeymoon in June
  3. 3 Best/most luxurious Luxury resort on Grace bay
  4. 4 Trip Report Lobster, Heat & Banged Up Feet - Another Awesome Exumas Adventure
  5. 5 St Barts/One Day
  6. 6 Why Barbados?
  7. 7 T&C - tropical storm Cristobal
  8. 8 Best luxury resort on grace bay Turks and Caicos
  9. 9 Too many choices.....
  10. 10 Late September cruise, is this a bad time of year?
  11. 11 Southern Caribbean Cruise
  12. 12 Best Island for Me?
  13. 13 Trip Report fox. car rental montego bay jamaica
  14. 14 Trip Report walking to the lighthouse
  15. 15 Anyone found a cruise comparable to Windjammer Barefoot Cruise experience?
  16. 16 Best caribbean island to suit us.
  17. 17 Where to visit from San Juan for grown ups + family vacation?
  18. 18 Cayman Islands in April for 7 days
  19. 19 Best island for Christmas vacation with 4 teenage girls
  20. 20 Cuba with Gate 1
  21. 21 Anguilla stay?
  22. 22 Trip Report It's Excellent in the Exumas ~ A week on Staniel Cay (+ Atlantis)
  23. 23 Trip Report Back from San Juan
  24. 24 Bermuda visit in Sept. - 1st time
  25. 25 San Juan Airport
View next 25 » Back to the top