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Honeymoon Help!

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Hiya -
My Fiance and I have decided on the Caribbean for our Honeymoon even though we are going in Summer. We leave very end of June 2013. I just cannot decide what Island is perfect for us... even though I am sure no matter where we go we will end up loving it.
We are looking for our own bungalow, cabana, suite...something to make us feel like we have our own place but also have the amenities of the hotel. We want to be able to relax and have great beaches/pool and also have plenty of activities (snorkle, hiking, boat trip) to keep us busy. Great food/restaurants is another want! but who doesn't want that? Nightlife is not a priority, but certainly wouldn't mind having the option of going to grab a drink after dinner. I am not looking for party bars till 2am or anything. We are hoping for 8 days and have about a 5-6k budget. We are flying out from the NYC area and don't want a super long flight.
I've been mostly intrigued by Turks & Caicos, St. Johns/Peter Island, Antigua and Belize. Help me choose!!


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    Turks & Caicos is a short flight from NYC. (airport code PLS) Beautiful long white sandy beaches, agua water, great restaurants , water activities, snorkel etc. We have been in late June and LOVE it--very warm and the water is so perfect. Along Grace Bay there are many resorts-most are condo style. We spent our Honeymoon at The Regent Palms-world class spa on site. Since then we have been staying next door at The Somerset resort--many times...more intimate -also great staff & close to restaurants like The Regent Palms.

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    When you say "St. Johns" I assume you actually mean the US Virgin Island of St. John (no "s") not St. Johns (with the "s") which is the capital city of Antigua. If so, it's a great choice for your honeymoon. Relatively short flight from NYC area via St. Thomas than a short ferry ride to reach the island. the island offers everything on your wish list. Look at staying at Caneel Bay, it should be within your budget at that time of year. The resort has seven beautiful beaches which are among the best on the island, there's lots of great "walk-in" snorkeling from the resort's beaches plus you have plenty of other beavhes around the island with very good to excellent snorkeling. The resort is not far from town so going out for a few meals and or drinks in the evening will not present a problem. You'll also have full access to daysails, boat trips, hiking, etc., etc., etc.

    Peter island (in the BVI's) is another nice resort, however, as the name implies it is a "private island" resort so you are going to be fairly "restricted" since it can be inconvenient to leave the resort, especially in the evenings as it will require taking the resort's launch over to Tortola. You'll be limited to specific departure and pick-up times. It's also a little difficult to get to from NYC airports. You'll have to first fly into San Juan than take and island hopper flight to Tortola then the resorts launch to the property or fly into St. thomas, take a ferry to Tortola then the resort's launch to the property. Go here if you don't plan on leaving the resort very often.

    If you choose Antigua look at Jumby Bay, Galley Bay, Carlisle Bay or Curtain Bluff resorts - all offer much of what you are seeking.

    There's a lot of Turks & Caicos fans on this forum but I'm not one of them so I'll leave it up to others to sing its praises. For me the only thing I like about the Turks & Caicos was Providenciales' Grace Bay (where you'll find 98% of the resorts in the T&C's) - it's a fantastic strand of 11 miles of white sand. But once you leave the beach the island lacks any real physical beauty- at least for me.

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    Forget Belize and Antigua. (only because they don't offer everything you seek. Belize beaches okay, no al decent snorkeling at Antigua)

    First off, what's your budget? Makes a huge difference.

    St. John has the scenery, hikes, bungalows (but not great pools at them for the most part, or not really on tue beach). It has a little bit of nightlife, not much. great snorkeling

    Turks has the best restaurants, best beach in the world, but not as many bungalows. Not much nightlife at all (live music, but wraps up around 9ish) not much hiking, great snorkeling.

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