Help Picking an Island

Old Aug 27th, 2002, 11:09 AM
  #1  
Michele
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Help Picking an Island

I am starting to plan a trip to the Caribbean for later this year. Are there any good sources to go to help pick the best island for me?

My desires:
Nice beaches
Good snorkeling (preferably from beach)
Some trees & vegetation (ie, not too dry)
A variety of restaurants - up to medium level of dining (don't want to eat at the same place every day)
Wildlife or Mountains - optional
Moderate price
Cities or other non-beach activities available
Night life - not important

Thanks,
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 11:19 AM
  #2  
Nancy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Michele,
I'd suggest St. John based on what you're asking for. It has most/all that's on your list. You can do day trips to hit anything not available on the island. Have fun!
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 03:56 PM
  #3  
Penney
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I would suggest Negril, Jamaica. While Jamaica does seem to get bashed due to crime and poverty, we have been numerous times and continue to enjoy ourselves each time. Negril inparticular is really the better part of the island - more low key, some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, great attractions to see of the resorts, excellent local food, good off shore snorkeling and the mountain ranges are beautiful. Good cliff diving too.

Good site on Negril is www.negril.com
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 04:57 PM
  #4  
Linda
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'd recommend St.Martin...be sure to stay on the French side. Fabulous white sand beaches (clothing optional, if you wish), great variety of restaurants at various price levels, shopping, nightlife. You'd believe you were on the French Riviera. We've been going there for 20 years.
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 05:20 PM
  #5  
dmotl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Visit isla-mujeres.net
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 05:20 PM
  #6  
Chris
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I completely agree with Nancy about St. John. St. John fits your criteria. I've been to St. Maarten and Jamaica and I believe that St. John offers better snorkeling, beaches, lush vegetation and great activities.
It sounds like it fits your needs perfectly.
 
Old Aug 27th, 2002, 05:30 PM
  #7  
Bill
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'd suggest St. Croix, USVI. It is a mixture of the other 2 USVI, St. John and St. Thomas. You have lots of nature and some very good restaurants and shopping, but on a small scale.
 
Old Aug 29th, 2002, 05:32 AM
  #8  
St. John
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
St. John!!! gorgeous!!! Beaches are phenominal!
 
Old Aug 29th, 2002, 01:27 PM
  #9  
roman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'd go with St Martin (French side). I liked the Meridien. The deciding factor could be the short taxi ride to Grand-Case which is famous for it's restaurants.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hebaseheart
Caribbean Islands
13
Mar 30th, 2016 11:09 AM
miaspapa
Caribbean Islands
5
Jul 18th, 2006 05:14 PM
fooika
Caribbean Islands
5
Aug 13th, 2005 06:38 AM
lizzydivine
Caribbean Islands
8
Jan 22nd, 2004 08:00 AM
Karina
Caribbean Islands
19
Jan 14th, 2003 05:49 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 - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information