Christmas vacation ideas

Sep 26th, 2007, 10:28 AM
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Christmas vacation ideas

Hi. We are trying, last minute I know, to figure out where to go over the Christmas vacation with our two children, ages 13 and 15. We want to go somewhere where the hotel is really nice with a beautiful beach. We are traveling from Boston and what to go for 506 nights. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Sep 26th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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I'm assuming you mean 5-6 nights? Christmas is the busiest travel time in the Carib. and they typically have min. stay requirements--7-14 nts. and the rates are usually higher. Also things tend to be all booked up at least 6-12 mos ahead. We go every Christmas and book a year ahead. In other words, you may be limited by where there is availability.
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Sep 26th, 2007, 05:20 PM
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ignoring NM altogether i suggest you do stay for 506 nights. and i feel i should go along as personal chef.

i suggest you look at maya riviera. so many resorts there that some should still be some available. cancun is an easy flight from most places. also less pricey than many islands. with tons to do for the kids. ruins, marine parks, atv jungle rides, zip lines, dive/snorkel and more...
and you def may be required to stay a full week.
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Sep 27th, 2007, 03:17 AM
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Check out the Apple Vacation and Fun Jet sites.
If you are really staying 506 problem, but as NM said, most resorts require a seven night stay during the holidays. Book something ASAP as they fill up quickly.
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Sep 27th, 2007, 05:34 AM
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I booked Riveria Maya staying at the Bahia Gran Principe Coba from Dec 17-23 through Apple vacations. They still have some reasonable prices.

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Sep 27th, 2007, 03:09 PM
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Things don't book up quite as early as they used to, and minimum stays at most places are not as tight as they used to be.

I'm in Cayman (naturally), and know for a fact that you can still get a good choice of places to stay that meet your requirements here... no non-stop service out of Boston anymore, but one stop out of Miami on AA is pretty convenient (connections work well), and only one hour from Miami to Cayman.
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Sep 28th, 2007, 04:07 AM
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Thanks. That is 5-6 nights! What are the top places to stay in the Caymans? What is the Hyatt like? Has anyone been to Beaches in Turks and Caicos? Would our 13 and 15 year old have fun?
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