May 8th, 2002, 07:13 PM
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My husband and I are looking for an upscale (better than Club Med) all-inclusive Caribbean resort. We'd like a resort with great food, a beautiful setting, tasteful accomodations, high-end service and some nightlife.
May 9th, 2002, 03:06 AM
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Which Island?
May 9th, 2002, 07:54 AM
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Try any Sandals Resort.
May 9th, 2002, 08:11 AM
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If you also would like to be pampered then you should check out the upscale Super Clubs Grand Lido Sans Souci Jamaica.
May 9th, 2002, 03:52 PM
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I agree on the Grand Lido resorts, specifically Negril or San Souci. Considered amoung the best in the Caribbean.

The newer Beaches Royal Plantation also gets favorable reviews.
May 12th, 2002, 09:47 AM
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I stayed at "Swept Away" in Negril Jamaica ten years ago. It was only two years old then and everything was top notch. Check it out. They don't do a lot of advertising, but their business is good. That says something. It's an all inclusive without the camplike atmoshere. There was no money spared to build this resort.
May 12th, 2002, 09:59 AM
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Just a note from previous post, Swept Away is fantastic but I believe it is under renovation until December of this year, need to check that out if you're interested.
May 12th, 2002, 02:31 PM
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Any upscale inclusives NOT in Jamaica?
May 13th, 2002, 06:31 AM
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Jamaica has wonderful All_Inclusives. We go to Jamaica every year and love the people they are great.If you dont ck out Jamaica you are missing the best!
May 13th, 2002, 06:58 AM
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Jumby Bay, Antigua, and not the prepackaged Sandals-type thing.
May 13th, 2002, 07:49 AM
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Just spent several days at Wyndham Sugar Bay in St Thomas and thought it was really nice. Incredible staff, beautiful manicured property and the food was good sometimes exceptional. There is a ton of stuff to do on the island so you won't get bored. They do have a night club, but we kept falling aspleep to early to really enjoy it.
May 13th, 2002, 07:55 AM
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Other than Jamacia? Sure. How about Jalouise Hilton Resort & Spa on St. Lucia or Blue Water on Antigua or Spice Island Resort on Grenada or the Turtle Beach Resort in Barbados or the Royal Pavilion also on Barbados at,2993,property%25255Fseq%253D100132,00.html

These are just a few suggestions. There may be other suggestions from other folks to research.

Happy Travels!!!
May 13th, 2002, 01:10 PM
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Galley Bay, Antigua!
May 14th, 2002, 03:26 PM
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Just posted in Caribbean Travle and Life was a list of the top all-inclusives:

Grand Lido San Souci, Jamaica
Jalousie Hilton, St. Lucia
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Royal Hideaway Playacar, Mexico
Biras Creek, BVI
Coral Marien Beach Hotel and Spa, DR
Jumby Bay, Antigua
May 14th, 2002, 05:24 PM
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I agree, Swept Away Negil Jamacia was awesome. If your looking for a resort with a really nice beach, this is the palce to go. The water is beautiful and the beach is awesome, white sand. The resort itself if set in really beautiful gardens with paths that lead from the rooms to the beach, pool, restaurants, etc.
May 22nd, 2002, 10:07 AM
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An all inclusive better than a club med would be,in my opinion, the Riu Palace in the Mayan Coast (mainland across from Cozumel). The hotel is breath-taking, the accomodations immaculate and the service is top notch. The mini bar in the room has a pull-down dispenser for booze (if you wish to use it. The bathroom has a bidet. The meals are served with white linens, and the staff in the evenings are in white dinner jackets. The atmosphere is not stuffy ....woderful all around.
May 22nd, 2002, 11:07 AM
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we are thinking about Wyndham sugar Bay but have seen mixed reports. What in particular did you like? Could you see any reasons for negative views! Would really appreciate your views!
Jun 2nd, 2002, 11:34 AM
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RIU Palace- Just returned from paradise!!!!. The beach was beautiful and so clear(walk forever too). Lots of palm trees if you want to get out of the sun. The rooms were excellant(standards have a sunk in living room and balcony.)FYI- Tip the bartenders at the biggining of your stay and you will be taken care of!! If you stay at the palace you have access to their 3 other resorts all in walking distance. Pool was also excellant(swim-up bar). Night shows were great too. We saw a musical(Grease)and a show that had a Michael Jackson impersonator. Food was very very good. If you want a top-notch place to stay in Playa del Carmen this is it! We will definitley go back. Visit The pictures don't do the hotel enough justice!
Jun 2nd, 2002, 09:30 PM
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Ritz Carlton Rose Hall Jamaica. High end service, high end room, high end setting, and high end food for a very reasonable price with their all-inclusive package.
Jun 3rd, 2002, 05:03 AM
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Fiona -
I stayed at the Wyndam Sugar Bay on St. Thomas a few years ago. My husband and I found it to be just okay. The rooms and service were fine. We did have issues with the food and the beach though.

The food was mediocre (I equated it to Ruby-Tuesday/Bennigans type food). Also, there are only like 3 restaurants and only 1 was somewhat dinner worthy. The buffet place was not good at all. THe best food we had were the burgers by the pool for lunch.

The beach is horrible. It is really small and people jet ski from it, so you constantly smell jet ski fuel while you are laying out and swimming.

All that being said, I got what I paid for at the Wyndam - it was clean, safe, and I had a beautiful view from my room. We got pretty cheap rates, so we were able to venture out quite a bit for dinner anyway - there are some good restaurants on St. Thomas & St. John. St. John is only about a 15 minute ($3) ferry ride. After a day or 2 at our resort, we decided to go to St. John every day because its beaches are beautiful.

Take the day cruise to the Baths at Virgin Gorda - it's a great trip. We still had a great time in St. Thomas/St. John, but I thought you should be aware of some of the possible negative sides of the resort
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