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need help deciding what island: heres a wish list

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My boyfriend and i are planning a 7 day vacation in december. Our budget is around 3k total, maybe a little more. We don't love the dominican republic, costa rica, puerto rico or mexico. Which makes my life difficult, because I cannot find an island that fits all our wish list items that is affordable. We went to ocho rios, Jamaica last july, and I was amazed. I thought, if the water is this blue up here, how blue is it if we go farther south?! I need to see! So here is our wish list, and please give me suggestions as to which island would be best:

-BEAUTIFUL turquoise or blue water. we live in NJ, so any water resembling the jersey shore will not due.
-some terrain, like rainforest or mountains to explore
-interesting animal life
-waterfalls
-CALM waters. Even though we are near the jersey shore, i hate hate hate choppy water with waves that take me down.
-Have AI resorts. We prefer to go on vacation and not worry about the bill or how much a drink costs.
-Wind is a concern. I hear Aruba is uncomfortably windy, but others say it would be way too hot without it.
-I am scared of horse flies, so if anyone knows of a climate or island with less of those, I would love to know of it!
-the hotter the better. I know going in december makes it more temperate, but we are stuck going at that time because of time availability.
-We are flying out of philadelphia. I don't care about distance or length of flight, but my boyfriend is very scared of flying. So the quicker the better. But i am not against stuffing him with a few anti anxieties and being his resident plane pillow just to deal with a long plane ride, haha.

I understand not all of those items can be obtained, but an island that fits most of them would be ideal. I know, I am being so difficult! I have been scouring the internet, trying to decide which island is best. But nothing beats personal experience and opinion.

Thank you in advance, and i really hope you guys can give me a suggestion or two!! : )

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