Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Lucia ?

Jan 2nd, 1999, 09:07 AM
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Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Lucia ?

I am planning a trip in the spring to the carribean and am looking into these 3 islands. I would love any input or suggestions. I'm looking for beautiful beaches! I've been to the Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Jamaica and would love any recommendations. Thanks.
 
Jan 2nd, 1999, 04:30 PM
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Been to Anguilla and St. Maarten/Martin and think Anguilla has the most beautiful beaches hands down. Upper Shoal Bay East is an incredible beach - white white sand, turquoise water, great seashells (at least when we were there in '96.) There are several reasonably priced (by Anguilla standards) places to stay on this beach - Anguilla Great House, Shoal Bay Villas and Shoal Bay something else, etc. We stayed at the Fountain Beach Hotel which we liked, but it's not for everyone. It's right on the beach, and aside from a pool, there isn't much to do, but that's why we went to Anguilla. Try looking up the Anguilla Online Tourist Guide at www.turq.com/anguilla.html for info.
 
Jan 2nd, 1999, 04:38 PM
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Made mistake on above post - Allamanda Beach House is on Shoal Bay E,. not Angiulla Great House - have read good things about both. And it's Shoal Bay Resort. There are also some VERY expensive and from what I've heard top notch incredible places on other beaches there.
 
Jan 9th, 1999, 02:09 PM
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I lived and worked in St. Maarten and Anguilla so I am a bit partial. Anguilla is a long flat island with the best beaches! Hotels tend to be pricey, island is quiet, no casinos, great food, and very peaceful and safe.
St, Maarten is a total resort island, over developed, wide range of hotels, casinos,huge cruise ship stopover which snarls traffic, great restaurants and nightlife!
St. Lucia is more old style caribbean in terms of island life. Less developed, good range of hotels, British influence, hilly terrain, beaches are more remote,more remote than other islands in terms of transportation.
To answer your orignal question: Anguilla is king for beaches (Celeb haunt like St. Barts), 20 min ferry ride to St. Martin. American Eagle serves Anguilla ( airport code AXA) from San Juan. Watch out for the wild goats
 
Jan 11th, 1999, 11:50 PM
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Shoal Bay has one of the best 10 beaches in the Carribean, located in Angilla, rhymes with vanilla, best if you want the best, bar none with the best people, water, mother nature at her finest try the Turks and Caicos.
Go to Provo or Turks Head Island.
It's the best. I've been to a dozen Carribean Islands (and not on a cruise) and I go to [email protected] once a year and the other visit I make yearly is to Negril Beach. One of the best also on the west coast of Jamaica.
 
Jan 15th, 1999, 02:17 PM
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To those of you who have been to all of the above, are there any clothing optional beaches on all or some of them? Thanks.
 
Jan 15th, 1999, 02:50 PM
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testing, I've not been able to post for 3 days now.
 
Jan 15th, 1999, 02:54 PM
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OK, now that its working:::::::::::
We spent our honeymoon in St.Lucia and feel it is one of the most beautiful, charming islands around. But, if you are looking for beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise water: st. lucia may not be your cup of tea.
St. Lucia is a volcanic island (vs. coral) therefore its sand is more like the colour of brown sugar (and some are very dark:black) and the water is not the same turquoise you would see at Bermuda or Jamaica. Saying this though, I must tell you that the beaches are still very nice; just different. Snorkeling was good.......but the best thing about St. Lucia is the breathtaking beauty of the island. It is so lush and tropical.....you'll feel as though you've found the 'garden of eden'.
Even with the beaches, it gets my vote!
 
Jan 15th, 1999, 02:58 PM
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Most of if not all of the beaches on the french side of St. Martin are clothing optional.
 

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