Caribbean Islands

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Jan 31st, 2009, 03:01 PM
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Caribbean Islands

We are looking to go somewhere in the Caribbean in the end of March. We also would like to avoid the Spring Break kids. Any recommendations?
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Feb 1st, 2009, 04:55 AM
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Your question is much too general. The best recommendation anyone can give you is to first do some general research about the Caribbean. If you count the Bahamas out islands there are over 800 islands and cays in the Caribbean/Atlantic with 1,000's of resorts/hotels. You have to narrow your search.

One thing you should know is aside from Cancun, Cozemel and a few other spots the Caribbean is not a major destination for Spring Breakers so that shouldn't be of major concern.

Here's how to start your search. Go to the "Destinations" link at the top left of this pagge and click through to the Caribbean. Read the summaries of each island to determine which islands most appeal to you. What you'll find is all islands are different and no one island "has it all. There are big islands, small islands, arid islands, lush islands, island with long expanses of white beaches and others that have smaller darker sand beaches. There are American islands, British islands, French islands, Dutch islands, etc. There are expensive islands (no Spring Breakers) and relatively inexpensive islands (more popular with the Spring breakers).

Once you do your basic research make a list of the 10 or 15 "things" you want from a Caribbean vacation and then try to match those "things" with the different islands. After a little bit of reading you'll find it easy to begin narrowing your choice. Once you select one or two islands you can begin focusing on which resort or hotel will best fit YOUR particular lifestyle.

Your list should include the type of island experience you want, the type of resort you like, your budget for airfare, accomodations and meals and how much you are willing to travel to reach your destination - some islands take multiple connecting flights (with possible overnight layovers) and or ferries to reach. This will all become clear as you do your basic research.

Once you narrow your choices you can use the search feature on this forum to read recents posts about the islands/hotels that interest you or you can post a new question requesting specific information.
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