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Solo Female Caribbean - Please Help!

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I've browsed some of the forums here and done some research, but I think I need some help still to narrow this down! My price point is up to $2,000 including airfare. This eliminates St. Barts, Anguilla and probably most of the US Virgin Islands (not sure if some of the British are more affordable?). I'm not bound much my schedule so I can book out if I need to do that to meet my price point. Here's what I am looking for:

-I'm a solo female traveler. I'm not going for the purpose of meeting other singles, so I'm looking to avoid "meat market" but also looking to avoid "exclusively couples/families" where I feel out of place. If raging nightlife, party atmosphere with casinos/clubs/raucousness is a 10, and non-existent, shutdown by sundown, no-person-in-sight is a 0, I'm looking for between a score of 3 to 7, max.

-Island offerings: I am partial to the less populated, off-the-beaten path, rustic type, but not totally remote. Perhaps this feel could be achieved more by way of accommodations than the location itself? I want at least ONE amazing, pristine beach with white sands and those endless, shallow turquoise waters in walking distance from where I am staying. I'm also looking for a couple cool eco-tourist sites, whether they are snorkeling sites or cool rock formations or a cenote, or something... A scrubby, flat desert with nothing but beaches and resorts does NOT sound fun for me.

-Walkability/safety: I know I can go to beautiful resorts that are safe on the resort grounds but I'd like to be able to explore a little by myself instead of having to book an excursion to do that. So having spots on the island that I can walk, bike or scooter to would be nice. Some islands are less populated and beautiful but so spaced out you have to taxi everywhere and can't really walk, bike or even scooter to destination or establishment to establishment. Are there any Caribbean destinations where you CAN?

-I'm not bent on any particular kind of accommodation. I can go from rustic B&B (outdoor shower? sweet!) to vacation rental (I can cook) to boutique hotel (yoga and a thatched roof beach bungalow, anyone?) to sprawling resort (although potentially eliminated by my aforementioned caveats) but I'd like to be walking distance to that pristine beach, even if it's not part of the accommodation's premises.

Past experience: Sometimes it helps to understand what people are looking for if you know how they feel about where they've been. I've only been to Puerto Rico before, not solo though. We stayed at the Windham Rio Grande resort. After a day of that, we decided we needed a rent to car if we were going to see a substantial amount of anything else. There are tons of AMAZING things to do on PR, but they are very spaced out, and in between destinations you have either developed but impoverished areas or flat out rural areas. Some of the rural drives we had were breathtaking, but I'm not looking for that for this trip. My only other caveat is that it seemed the coastline north of Fajardo is mostly honey-colored sand/dark blue Atlantic waters, not the coveted white sand/turquoise waters you get farther south. We did venture off to the island of Vieques, although I don't recall it being very walkable either (we had to take a taxi from where the ferry dropped us off to the beach), but the beaches there were the coveted type, and not heavily populated. We snorkeled at an old dilapidated pier and we could see one of the other smaller PR islands across the way. Local teens were on horseback, establishments had open air entrances. I loved that flair. PR overall is really an amazing destination, but to me it seemed even on Vieques, car was a necessity for the tourist. Without, we would have been very much confined to the resort, and I do not want to have to rent a car for this vacation. San Juan/Old San Juan was awesome for their historic sights and walkability. Are there any other places like that, perhaps on a smaller scale, that also come with an exquisite beach within walking distance, in the Caribbean? Anyone?

Please help my selective self find the right Caribbean destination! Thank you!

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