Anniversary Trip—Help me choose an island!

Old Feb 10th, 2020, 02:45 PM
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Anniversary Trip—Help me choose an island!

We are planning an anniversary trip in June, and I feel like I have done so much research my head is spinning. I’m looking for honest reviews from people who have experienced the islands. We enjoy snorkeling, hiking, culture, and the beach (duh! Lol). I am open to any and all suggestions! We have been to quite a few islands and don’t want to duplicate, so open to anywhere except: Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Belize, Mexico, and Jamaica.

We have been looking closely at: St Kitts, St Croix, Anguilla, Antigua, but willing to look elsewhere!
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Old Feb 21st, 2020, 07:42 PM
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Snorkeling and hiking? St John, absolutely.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2020, 05:45 AM
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If snorkeling is a high priority for you strike St. Kitts off your list. The island lacks a near shore reef system so there is very little snorkeling to speak of. To put things in perspective no one goes to St. Kitts for the snorkeling. On the plus side you'll find some very good hiking around the island.

Likewise, Antigua has very little "walk-in" snorkeling but has plenty of very nice beaches.

Anguilla has a few decent snorkeling spots and some of the most incredible white sand beaches in the world. The island is flat so if by hiking you mean trekking through mountainous rainforest you'll be disappointed.

As the previous poster suggested St. John (USVI's) offers a great combination of hiking and snorkeling.

You might also want to consider visiting the British Virgin Islands - they offer great beaches, very good to excellent snorkeling and plenty of hiking opportunities.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2020, 12:02 PM
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Antigua,Bonaire and St.John are great for snorkeling and beach! We love the Caribbean so much we take cruises there very often. We usually go with a cruise rather then on our own... I also suggest Cabo San Lucas and Cozumel in Mexico and Barbados and Turk islands...
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