Caribbean vs. Florida beaches ?

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Jan 5th, 2002, 09:58 AM
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Rose
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Caribbean vs. Florida beaches ?

Obviously we've never been to the Caribbeans and never been to Florida (only via the internet). Since Florida is on the "other" side of the Carribeans, are the beaches and greenery similar to those in Virgin Islands, for example ? And if so, where ? Florida seems to be more affordable for us this year.
We'd appreciate input from those who have seen it all. Thanks.
 
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Jan 5th, 2002, 11:40 AM
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Im not sure if it just the beaches or the whole atmosphere in the Caribbean which makes you feel a million miles away. The beaches in the caribbean are heaven and so are the sunsets, the most romantic we have ever seen.
 
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Jan 5th, 2002, 01:48 PM
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No comparison at all. Florida's Gulf coast has many nice beaches but he Virgins are much nicer. Do some more digging in regards to budget. You will be suprised that once you get past the airfare, it is not any more expensive for food and lodging in the Virgins. You will certainly have a nice trip with either choice. Lee in Austin,Tejas
 
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Jan 5th, 2002, 03:45 PM
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There is just something about the Caribbean that is soooooooo very different in atmsophere besides just he beaches.

There are however, beautiful beaches in Florida as well that can be very affordable. Have you looked at some of the smaller Keys in Florida? Not Key WEst, as it is a rocky man made beach but some of the other keys are truely beautiful.

We also spend time in the summer months on an island in South CArolina and while it is not the Caribbean, there are miles upon miles of empty, huge and prestine beaches that are very affordable as compared to the islands.
Alot of these islands are private and come with golf courses, club houses and pools without all the people - really beuaitful. I have alot of info on these islands if you are interested.
 
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Jan 5th, 2002, 10:58 PM
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Thank you everyone for your inputs and ideas !

Penney: Yes, please. I'd appreciate more info you on the South Carolina islands. Thanks !
 
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Jan 6th, 2002, 03:56 AM
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Have you looked into the Lee Island coast of Florida? Lodging in the Ft. Myers Beach area can be very affordable, and if you drive out to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva(about 30 min. drive), you will get that feel of being in the Caribbean. Beautiful beaches all around and very tropical. Hope this helps.
 
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Jan 6th, 2002, 07:06 AM
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Ross,

I emailed you some info on the island in SC. Let me know if it gets to you!

Penney
 
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Jan 6th, 2002, 09:08 AM
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No one has mentioned the water of the Caribbean compared to Florida. The water has the most fabulous shades of turquoise - you could sit and watch it change color during the day (and I have). I'd vote for the Caribbean if you are a water baby.
 
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Jan 6th, 2002, 09:48 AM
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Not sure of you are considering this, but the Bahamas are also a good choice as far as budget and beauty are concerned. The water has some tremendous variation in aqua and is lovely. Also some packages to the Bahamas are cheap. Just look into the hotel before you book if you go the package route to make sure you're getting the experience you want. And last but certainly not least, a trip to the Out Islands can be inexpensive and romantic as well. You can catch a ferry or small plane to some of the outer islands from Nassau. Good luck!
 
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