Caribbean Honeymoon: Where to go?

Old Sep 14th, 2005, 07:55 AM
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Caribbean Honeymoon: Where to go?

We are planning our honeymoon for Oct. 2006. We are aware that this is hurricane season. We thought about HI but want to stay in the Caribbean. We are torn between Cap Juluca, Peter Island, Grace Bay Club, Sandy Lane, Caneel Bay or Parrot Cay just to name a few. We got engaged in Antigua so we'd prefer to go someplace new for our honeymoon. Any thoughts?
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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Since you've mentioned Sandy Lane, Barbados is much less likely to be struck by a hurricane than places further north. And Barbados is a wonderful island. If Sandy Lane prices blow you away, check out Coral Reef Club; less ostentatious, but special in a more casual way. Someone once commented that many people with $$$ go to Sandy Lane to be seen, others go to Coral Reef to NOT be seen. BTW, Caneel Bay, as wonderful as it is, is VERY casual, the exact opposite ambiance from Sandy Lane.
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 11:34 AM
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Cap Juluca is closed during the month of October.

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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 11:40 AM
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I vote Parrot Cay.
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 11:44 AM
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thank you for your responses...if anyone has any other suggestions I would appreciate it. I was a bit disappointed to read that Cap Juluca is closed during the month of October but I know there are many places to consider.
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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We are going to Peter Island and St. John in about a month for our honeymoon. We're not staying at Caneel, but a private villa instead on St. John. I'll post a review when we get back! I can't wait!
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 02:03 PM
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anyone been to Little Dix Bay?

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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 03:40 PM
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rbs: I've been thru all of them, nor spent the nights, but used the restaurants, seen the rooms, etc. They are all great choices, so please give us more of your tastes, that can help us help you. ex: mountain with hiking, lush rainfalls, or flat dry. Is it all about the beach? Do you need a TV or A/C? Do you like to island hop or stay put. Want shopping, or quiet time. Do you want the best beach, or an all around kind of island? some of your choices are very different from each other, so tell us more about likes and dislikes.
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 03:54 PM
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rbs....agree w/blamona..if you'll give more info on what the two of you are interested in we may be more helpfull w/suggestions.
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 03:56 PM
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We were in Antigua this past July and loved it. The beaches were beautiful and the food was amazing. I think I had lobster every night. Beautiful water and beaches are very important to us as is great food. We are a very active couple so hiking would be a great option and/or a good fitness center. We are looking for luxury in rooms and service but think Parrot Cay might be too quiet for us. Island hopping is an option if by ferry, I would prefer not to take a small plane. Overall we'd like to have options in addition to relaxing on the beach. Coulples only. And finally AC is VERY important! Let me know if that helps. Thanks,Rbs
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 04:03 PM
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IMO Caneel Bay blows away Little Dix. LDB has its rooms just behind one beach. Behind the rooms the grounds are ordinary. At Caneel, the rooms are scattered around 170 acres and SEVEN beaches. One of the most romantic settings anywhere. The grounds are so spread out, you can nearly get lost, and there are views of sea, coves, beaches,other islands from everywhere.
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