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I would like to take my family of 4 (kids ages 11 & 15) on a special vacation, so I am thinking Caribbean. My wife and kids have not traveled much in their lives and have certainly not seen anything like the Caribbean. As the kids get older, I'd like to take them somewhere that they'll always remember. So I am thinking Caribbean as the primary option. I am open for other ideas, but it seems the Caribbean is a good option.

I am on the fence between cruise or an island stay. I would consider either. I am trying to make a decision and gather some prices. Just as most others, budget is an important factor. Although I have not set a concrete budget, I am thinking that $10k is the absolute max out of pocket expense, but less is always welcomed

I live in the DC metro area, so my flights will have to be out of Dulles (IAD). My employer has all sorts of businesses that offer special deals on tons of things, including vacations so I am asking them for advice and pricing so I can compare. I am also looking at standard places like Costco travel. I am always looking for a deal, so any suggestions are welcome

I want to take the family on a nice vacation in a nice place. I would like to have a lot of available activities and something "inclusive" does sound like something that would be useful for us. I have 2 sons and they love to eat LOL. I do not want anything that is in Mexico. There's a few different reasons, but I am thinking Eastern or Southern Caribbean. I would prefer something that would rate in the 4 star range. Many years ago, I stayed at the Atlantis and I thought it was great. That was in 1996 though. I just know that style of place will be nice. Here is the core info for me:

Destination: Caribbean (Other Ideas Welcomed)
Duration: 7 Days (slightly flexible)
Type: Cruise or Island Stay
Budget: $8k -$10k (including activities/excursions, air fare, etc)
Passengers: 2 Adults, 2 Kids (ages 11 & 15)
Timeframe: Feb 2014
- All inclusive seems like a good idea.

With all of that said, does anyone have any suggestions? I have read a few things, but so far the best reviews for resorts I have seen have been Atlantis and Beaches Turks & Caicos. I also have some prices on cruises that I am considering. I am looking for suggestions on cruise vs hotel, location, best place to buy, best value, etc. Any advice is appreciated!

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