Best caribbean spot for 4 teens

Old Aug 5th, 2007, 08:12 PM
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Best caribbean spot for 4 teens

We're thinking of Bermuda, but we want to be sure the kids will enjoy the time. We'll have 2 boys (18, just graduated from high school), and their little sister (15 & 16). Any advice would be appreciated. We're thinking of renting a house. There will be 9 of us.
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Old Aug 5th, 2007, 08:26 PM
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You realize that Bermuda is not technically part of the Caribbean, right?

When would you be going? Parallel with North Carolina, it might not be warm enough weather for the beach at certain times of the year, depending on what you consider beach weather.
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Old Aug 5th, 2007, 09:20 PM
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You can check out my most recent two posts on our family trip to Puerto Rico. Bermuda is lovely, but you might find it hard to get around in such a large group. You can't rent cars and taxis are really expensive. I can't remember what the age minimum for moped rentals are--that's how most people get around, it seems to me it's at least 18, if not higher. But the bus lines work well all over the island.
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Old Aug 6th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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Bermuda is a beautiful island. It is a great vacation in the late spring or summer and early fall trip. I have never rented a house so I can't comment on how easy that is. It is a small island and the bus system is very easy safe and cheap to navigate.
I am not sure about moped ages. I would think 16 would be the age. It can be hairy driving a moped around the island. The cabbies will ride your butt. For resorts, the Elbow beach club or the Fairmont Southhampton would be my recommendations. Both are large, full scale resorts. So far, Bermuda is the only island we all agree we would love to return to. We have been several times. My kids were younger when we went last (10 years old).

The Cayman islands has lots of apartment/condo rentals. This may be easier for you. It is more common there to rent the condos.
Both islands are very friendly and very safe to walk around. Bermuda has a cuter town and more golf. It has more things for grown ups. (my opinion). The Caymans has snorkel/scuba trips and some of the best scuba diving in the world. It also has more watersports(parasailing, jetskiing,etc..)
Like I said before, both places are friendly, safe and have good food. We were nine people (two families) and we stayed at the Marriott in the GCayman this past June. We took one taxi out to dinner every night.
One more idea would be Aruba. We went to the Marriott there as well. They have timeshare properties you can rent with kitchens. Aruba also has the watersports everywhere, good dining and a friendly feel. We went there about 4 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We also just went to Puerto Rico. It has lots to do, but it is more spread out than the other islands. You will have to rent cars there to get around. I did not enjoy PR as much as the other places.
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Just to let you know, my kids are 13 and 14 and they really enjoyed the watersports this past trip to GC. They went parasailing and scubadiving and snorkeling. No fear!
Bermuda and GC are both quiet places with low-key nightlife. Aruba and Puerto Rico will have more nightlife with casinos and clubs.
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