Best resort to go with adult children not Mexico

Old Oct 12th, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Best resort to go with adult children not Mexico

Taking vacation with our adult children 33 and 30. Looking for place to veg in sun and find things to do and we are tired of Florida. Open to any suggestions other nWill Palm Springs or any place in California be warm enough to enjoy laying out in the sun and use a pool. I understand the ocean will be too cold.

Suggestions welcome.
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Old Oct 12th, 2014, 12:28 PM
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We need more info from you to be of any real help.

When are you planning to travel? The answer could influence recommendations.

How long a trip are you planning?

Where are you traveling from?

What type of budget do you have for airfare, accommodations, meals and activities?

Define what "things to do " mean to you and your adult children - you can "veg in the sun" on any Caribbean island.
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Old Oct 12th, 2014, 01:53 PM
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Last minute this Christmas from 12-22 to 12-29. Leaving from outside of Detroit, Michigan. Budget 4 to 5 star. Airfare coach. We have have never stayed at an all inclusive and would consider one. As for activities. Clearly sun and fun and water activities. Children are single and are 30 and 33. Need restaurants on premises.
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Lots of All Inclusives on Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cancun and Playa del Carmen - all will fill your needs for sun, fun and water activities.

FYI - All Inclusives, by definition, have restaurants on premises. As for non-All Inclusive Resorts, all 4/5 star resorts will have at least one restaurant on premises and many will multiple dining venues.

Two caveats for your dates of travel:
1) Many resorts have minimum stay requirements during the week between Christmas and New Years meaning that even though you are arriving BEFORE Christmas you might have to pay for you rooms through New Years Day (even though you are departing on December 29).

2) The week between Christmas & New Years is the most popular week for travel to the Caribbean. Many resorts are booked up to a year in advance so give the last minute nature of your trip your hotel/resort choices may be limited.
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Old Oct 14th, 2014, 02:35 PM
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But they said "no Mexico" (which would have been my best suggestion as well)

That leaves the DR around Punta Cana (not my favorite) and Jamaica for islands that feature AIs. Would you consider Negril?

It's really late to be booking for the holidays. Are you sure you wouldn't consider Mexico? Because that would give you loads more options that fit exactly what you are describing.
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We recently spent a week at St Croix's wonderful Buccaneer Resort, with our twenty-somethings and one of their guests. It is a lovely, low-key place with two restaurants (one oceanside and one more dressy) and a pool snack shop with good food.

A full breakfast buffet is included, which is served at the big house on the hill, with gorgeous sweeping views.

It is not AI. It's a very good value. Kayaks and snorkel gear are complimentary. The resort has three beaches. A snorkel boat picks up right at the hotel's dock.

It's an historic property, owned by the same family for quite a while. The owner hosts a cocktail evening and leads tours of the grounds.

We had three oceanview rooms reserved, and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to three oceanfront rooms.

Very nice place and great service.

We liked St Croix because it is green and hilly, not desert-like. The people are friendly. Because it's USVI, no problem with using USD or with language.

Highly recommend the Buccaneer.
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