Antigua, Aruba, or St. Lucia all-inclusive?

Old Sep 1st, 2003, 01:32 PM
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Antigua, Aruba, or St. Lucia all-inclusive?

Got it narrowed down to an all-inclusive on either Antigua, Aruba or St. Lucia. Which island and which resort is best, best meaning good beach for snorkeling and swimming, good food, pool and friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We're not huge on nightlife.
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Old Sep 1st, 2003, 05:44 PM
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Therre is a pretty big difference between the three islands. Aruba is very american in my opinion. Beaches are beautiful but the resorts and town area feel as life you in Florida.

St. Lucia is beautiful - very mountainous and green, lush and tropical. Have to remember since it is a volcanoe island, that the sand is dark which throws some off but water is clear and calm in most ara's. So much to see and enjoy off the resorts.

Antigua is laid back, not as green but nice. Great beaches, not as lush but nice island. More of a tropical feel then ARuba.
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If I wanted to do an AI, I would choose Antigua. The Sandals property has a very nice pool area, very friendly staff, is on a good beach and has good food. Aruba has a reputation for great food, so I would never do an AI there and we just didn't like St. Lucia. Depending on when you go and what part of the island you are on, access to the water can be impossible. So, if beaches and snorkeling are important to you, that may be a concern. Frankly, the food is not very good and it's in a part of the Carribbean that tends to be a little more expensive.
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St. Lucia is very lush and tropical and, from what I hear, very beautiful. Aruba is going to be very Americanized with high rise hotels and casinos.

We honeymooned in Antigua and loved the island. It doesn't get a lot of rain so it is a rather dry island (not very lush). The beaches are beautiful. We also stayed at Sandals and couldn't have enjoyed it more. It's on a great beach, a nice property and very relaxing atmosphere. If I had the money though, I would stay at Jumby Bay. It is a more expensive, luxury all inclusive. Enjoy whatever you choose!
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