Antigua - August 2000

Old Jan 13th, 2000, 08:10 AM
Claire McAulay
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Antigua - August 2000


Honeymooning in Antigua for 7 days in August 2000 then onto St Lucia for 7 days after that. What like is the weather? Is this the best time to go - near the end of August. Would like to try out watersports as part of the trip. Just want to check out weather.

Mauritius is the other option that are we are swayed with.

Help needed!!!!
Old Jan 13th, 2000, 09:41 AM
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Unfortunately, you are planning to go to the Caribbean at the peak of Hurricane Season, which runs from July-November. You might have beautiful weather, or you might end up in the middle of a hurricane- there is no way to tell. Maybe you could change your wedding dated?? And if you're planning to go to Sandals, read the archived posts about their "so-called Hurricane guarantee."

Antigua is a GREAT place! The weather there is basically the same year-round: highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s. It is a really fun island with lots of things to see and do. Be sure and go to Shirley Heights for the BBQ party on Sunday night! The watersports that are available there include jetskis, Sunfish sailboats, and of course, snorkeling. There are also fun cruises, like the Kokomo and Wadadli Catamarans, and the Jolly Roger pirate ship.
Old Jan 21st, 2000, 08:53 AM
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My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Sandals Halcyon St. Lucia Sept 98. The resort and people were wonderful. However, Sandals does not honor their hurricane gaurantee. We were hit with one and had to stay extra days till the airports were back in shape. Sandals actually charged us for the extra nights!! we have not been able to get any recourse on the orginal trip amount as promised in the brochure. Would i go back? Absolutely, just not during hurricane season.
Old Jan 21st, 2000, 10:52 AM
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I hope that those who have been ripped-off by Sandals will fight until they get justice.

Post your experiences to as many forums as possible and then send a letter informing them of it. Also, contact television and radio stations, newspapers, and other media outlets to try and get them to do a story on this.

Good luck! If we don't fight for our rights as consumers, who will?
Old Jan 21st, 2000, 02:02 PM
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Lisa -

Just wondering ... why would you go back to a resort that not only failed to honor their hurricane guarantee (which I might add is well-publicized by them & used to attract numerous guests to their resorts during the hurricane season), but then also charged you for the extra nights? Personally, I wouldn't want to give my money to them again if they did that to me! This is certainly not the first time that I have heard of people having problems like this with Sandals, and I think it is shameful that such an organization would run themselves like that. Just my $0.02.

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