Caribbean Islands Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Caribbean vacation - destination advice?

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are planning a 4 night vacation in June to the Caribbean. We're a little overwhelmed with all the choices, so I was hoping the Fodorites might give us some advice.

We're looking for an upscale resort, with nice, preferably oceanfront rooms. Relatively easy to get to from DC. My priority is a nice, relaxing beach and good food; my husband's main request is to play golf at least once. We're not averse to an all inclusive, but not bound to it either - I don't think we tend to eat/drink enough to make it necessary, plus this is a babymoon/30th birthday trip, so it'll be more low-key than usual. Besides golf, a good spa would be nice, and possibly kayaking or bike riding, but our main focus is a relaxing beach vacation. Price wise, we're looking for something around $400-500 a night if all inclusive, $350 or so if not. I'd prefer to keep our airfare (for both) around $1500.

We tend to prefer smaller resorts - we did Belize/Guatemala for our honeymoon (Turtle Bay, Blancaneaux Lodge and La Lancha) and loved it; recently tried the El Dorado Maroma in Riviera Maya and thought it was okay size-wise, but the food was a bit lacking.

Thus far, I'm looking at Galley Bay in Antigua, but I don't think Antigua's golf is the best. I looked at Cap Juluca in Anguilla, but it seems a bit hard to get to (both of these have deals on Jetsetter, so they fall in our price range). I'm considering Jamaica - maybe Round Hill - since golf is supposed to be good, but can't seem to pull the trigger.

Any thoughts or suggestions outside of these are welcome - time is flying so I have to make a decision soon!

2 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 celebrating 40
  2. 2 Trip Report It's Excellent in the Exumas ~ A week on Staniel Cay (+ Atlantis)
  3. 3 Where to go in February/March
  4. 4 Trip Report A U.S. citizen's tour to Cuba
  5. 5 Anguilla Honeymoon in June
  6. 6 My First Vacation Alone & First Vacation in 13 Years
  7. 7 looking for rustic on the beach, north side
  8. 8 Please help me decide to go to Cuba!
  9. 9 Best place for two single girls in early 20s?!
  10. 10 Seeking luxury resort with private villas/pools
  11. 11 St. Thomas Frenchman's Reef Marriot Resort - Need advice
  12. 12 Which island?
  13. 13 Puerto Rico Public Transportation
  14. 14 Planning possible retirement in USVI
  15. 15 Trip Report St. Thomas is dangerous
  16. 16 Need Help..Large group, wedding?
  17. 17 St. Croix and sea grass
  18. 18 Multiple flights in Caribbean
  19. 19 Rainforest Question: Better to do a Tour or go on your own?
  20. 20 Bahamas Resort
  21. 21 Which country?
  22. 22 Seeking general advice on one-to-two-month Caribbean villa rental
  23. 23 back to TCI, for 3rd time...
  24. 24 Antigua or St Martin
  25. 25 South Beach Hotel Barbados
View next 25 » Back to the top