Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Caribbean Islands
Reload this Page >

celebrating husband's 50th birthday AI suggestions needed

celebrating husband's 50th birthday AI suggestions needed

Old Jul 1st, 2017, 07:15 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
celebrating husband's 50th birthday AI suggestions needed

I had thought we'd do a long cruise but hubby decided he wanted to try an AI instead. So now we are trying to find a place in September. He likes the idea of St Martin (I think because I can be topless on beaches). St Lucia's Jade Mountain would be amazing but it is out of our price range (love the idea of our own private pool). We live in Savannah but can drive to other airports if needed for a flight out. We are looking for an adult only (we like children, raised 3, and enjoy hanging out with our friends who have kids BUT for this trip we'd prefer adult only places). We are wanting pretty beach with beautiful clear water, water activities such as snorkeling and scuba for beginners, food/drinks included, and if we could have a private pool that would be awesome. I'd prefer a budget of $5000-$6000 for 5-7 days. My husband is not a fan of Jamaica or DR so those 2 are out. I noticed good flight prices to Aruba but not many adult only AI there. Thanks in advance for all of your advice and suggestions
heymom32000 is offline  
Old Jul 3rd, 2017, 04:18 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 13,988
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Friends of mine just returned from the RIU Palace in Aruba. There are two RIU resorts there. They were are the adults only one and loved it.
schmerl is offline  
Old Aug 4th, 2017, 12:00 PM
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 40
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Try Curacao, you will love it
jelijo is offline  
Old Aug 4th, 2017, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,966
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I doubt you'll find adult only AI's on St. Martin - there are very few AI's on that island mainly because there are so many great restaurants that most people don't want to take all their meals at just one resort.

Just so you know by crossing out the Dominican Republic and Jamaica you've effectively eliminated about half of all the AI's in the Caribbean.

You might want to look in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel- next to the DR and Jamaica they have the most adult only AI's. Many will be in your price range.
RoamsAround is offline  
Old Aug 4th, 2017, 02:31 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 97,179
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
I'd do this in reverse. Instead of deciding on your island then trying to find an appropriate resort, I would instead look at where there are Adult Only All Inclusive resorts and work from there. Because they aren't all that common and as already mentioned you've eliminated the two islands that feature the most options.
suze is online now  
Old Aug 4th, 2017, 05:16 PM
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,585
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We were thrown out if the hotel I had booked at playa del carmen because it was an adult only hotel albeit I had specified coming with children.
After checking we found nearly all boutique hotels there were adults only and most hotels had an adult only section.
I do agree you'll have difficulties on st martin and certainly not in the French side that I find better than the Dutch one.
Whathello is offline  
Old Aug 5th, 2017, 05:55 PM
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 40
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Curious why he has ruled out DR and Jamaica, cause these are the two places I refuse to go
jelijo is offline  
Old Aug 5th, 2017, 08:49 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4,968
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There are many AIs on other Caribbean islands, DR/Jamaica/Mexico might have the largest choice being the biggest islands/country but that doesn't mean there aren't choices on other islands.
Check out Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia (other choices apart from Jade Mountain). Some hotels offer AI packages e.g. Anse Chastenet. AI is not needed in Aruba, Curaçao or St Martin/St Maarten.
Odin is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Caribbean Islands
Jan 13th, 2017 04:37 AM
Caribbean Islands
Aug 24th, 2015 03:07 PM
Caribbean Islands
Dec 4th, 2011 08:07 AM
Caribbean Islands
Nov 4th, 2010 05:42 AM
Caribbean Islands
Aug 23rd, 2009 03:47 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -