Bahamas or Turks

May 6th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Bahamas or Turks

We have been to St. John, Tortola, St. Marten, Anguilla, Aruba, Nassau, DR, and Mexico. So far our favorite is St. John and Anguilla. I'm looking for amazing beaches/water for our next trip, and relaxation. We loved having Saloman beach on St. John to ourselves, so that's what we're looking for in our next vacation. VRBO.com preferably..any suggestions? Out Islands (eleuretha/abaco/exuma) look amazing, as do T&C. All we care about is good restaurants and nice beaches.....rent a car and explore every beach. I have a 4 month old that I'm leaving with the grandparents so we need some r&r.....that's it! What do you prefer, T&C's or Out Islands? If Out Islands, which one? I would island hop if thats suggested. Spend 4 nights on one island, 4 on another. Can you island hop between T&C and Bahamas Out Islands? Thanks for your suggestions!
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May 6th, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Although you can hop between bahamas and T&C, you have to choose your dates wisely, as Bahamas Air only flies to Provo a couple days a week. That's from Nassau, so then you have to figure out which Out Island to do and get there, which may require overnight in Nassau.

First things first, budget! Without that there's too much information to say.

Both have stunning glorious beaches. Provo has terrific restaurants, Bahamas not so much, but has more character. Harbour Island has nice restaurants, the rest are more "rustic". Both have beaches you can have pretty much to yourself.

Also time of year.
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May 7th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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If you are looking to beach hop and love having beaches to yourself pick Eleuthera. Check out the link below. We've been to Eleuthera twice and still have many more left to explore. Simply put its littered with stunning beaches. The dining will not be as fine but I think the island has a nice mix of formal and casual restaurants (Turks has better dining). I would not suggest island hopping since there are no convinient inter island flights between the out island. Plus as indicated before, there is no chance you will run out of things to do.


http://www.discover-eleuthera-bahama...s-beaches.html
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May 7th, 2012, 08:07 AM
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We'd like to spend roughly $2,500 on a villa/house (vrbo) for a week. We have another $1,000 to spend on meals drinks, etc. Flights $1,000 so we are looking to stay in the $5,000 range. Is there enough to do on Eleuthera for a week (island exploring?) or should we do 5/6 days on Eleuthera and 2 or so days on another Out Island? We don't need fancy restaurants. Just casual good food is fine for us. Is Double Bay on Eleuthera a good place to stay (for beaches and convenience to grocery store/restaurants?)
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May 8th, 2012, 06:19 AM
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In my view, there is plenty to explore for a week. The island is long so location is key. Gov Harbor area is central and double bay on the atlantic side is a bit south of Gov Harbor but not a bad choice. Double bay beach is beautiful and there are some nice homes there. Other beaches to explore are club med, cocodimama beach, ten bay, pomponi beach, winding bay. Lighthouse beach in the far south of the island is supposed to be breathtaking (we've never made it there but I've heard folks say its simply breathtaking). Another day you may want to go north and take the ferry over to check out Harbour island (cute town that feels like nantucket with a 3 mile stretch of pink sand beach). You will see the Glass window bridge along the way.
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May 8th, 2012, 07:09 AM
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I stayed at Pineapple Fields last time. In the middle (close to Governors Harbour) so you can explore the beaches on both ends. Across the street from Tippys, the best restaurant. You can explore Window Bridge, caves, day trip to Harbour Island too.

Be warmed though, it's an extremely sleepy destination, and really dark at night! I'd suggest beaching up your trip with Valentines on Harbour Island, but that's going to raise your budget.
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