Best mid-priced accommodations

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Jun 18th, 2002, 11:14 AM
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Kate
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Best mid-priced accommodations

I know it’s asking a lot – but we’re trying to plan our November wedding/honeymoon in the Caribbean—just the two of us, no guests, on a $3000 budget including airfare (we’re in Florida, so flights are fairly cheap.) I pick a new island every day! I need help!!
We’d like to stay somewhere casual, private and as special as this kind of money will allow (away from casinos, tourist traps, high rises, golf courses, etc.) where we can lounge and walk on the beaches, snorkel, kayak, explore, and hike.
Does anyone know of a mid-priced hotel/villa/resort that fits the bill?
Thank you!
 
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Jun 18th, 2002, 12:51 PM
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El Dorado Royale (30 minutes south of Cancun Airport).
It is all inclusive, only about 250 rooms, secluded, quite, jacuzzi in all rooms.
 
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Jun 18th, 2002, 02:37 PM
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Hi. I haven't been but I've heard really good things about the Guavaberry Hotel in Virgin Gorda (a close friend stayed there and highly recommends it). I believe it is about $110 per night. I know that airfare to Tortola in November (where you'd have to fly in to) is running about $700 now (but with a travel agent/package can be had for as low as $550). See the reviews on wheretostay.com for more info.
 
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Jun 18th, 2002, 03:00 PM
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Frangipani on Anguilla is quite special (small, intimate - 8 units) & on the best beach on the island. You can get their "sun, sea & sand" special for $1500/wk & a rental car for $215/wk. Airfare from DC in November runs $420-450 so should be much cheaper from FL. Check out www.frangipani.ai. We saw a sunset wedding on their patio last November -- it was gorgeous.
 
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Jun 18th, 2002, 03:19 PM
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Kate:

Check out Estate Lindholm on St. John. It's a fairly new inn with about 10 units in a great location on St. John. (Great Island) The website is www.estatelindholm.com. They even do weddings, and the hosts Lauren and Brion are wonderful. A garden view room (which actually has a harborview)will cost $170.00 per night in November. Husband and I stayed there in April 2001 and are returning in 12 days. Our April 2001 trip was for 5 nights and with airfare and rental car (a must) cost was about #3,000. Best wishes!
 
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Jun 18th, 2002, 03:59 PM
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There is a great place in Jamaica that is a real treasure, especially for the money. It is called Enchanted Gardens. I did hear rumors that it closed for remodeling and you will find little aobut it one the web but I do have pic's (I think!) on http:/briefcase.yahoo.com/Penpen825


Very tropical atmosphere, waterfalls running throughout, rooms with plunge pools, great food.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 04:54 AM
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Thanks everyone! These suggestions are just what I had in mind!
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 08:25 AM
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Look at Ti Kaye Village Resort in the quiet area of St. Lucia--it's a fairly new property with gorgeous views.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 08:26 AM
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Suggest looking into Nail Bay Resort in Virgin Gorda--definitely quiet! Look at that scenery!
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 09:19 AM
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Posters aren't aware that Kate said WEDDING and honeymoon-- a lot of these places don't offer wedding packages.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 12:44 PM
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Suggestion is the Abaco Beach Resort in Abaco Bahamas--breathtaking waterfront location--wedding packages available. 80 new and remodeled oceanfront rooms and suites--tennis courts, private beach, watersports, scuba diving, fishing, 2 freshwater pools and swim up bar--best yet you don't have to travel far!
 
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