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Help! Which Caribbean island to visit -- on a budget and single

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Hello, dear Fodorites,

I am planning my first visit to the Caribbean in late November.

I am currently travelling on a Round the World ticket and have already booked a ticket to St Lucia. It seemed to me like a small laid back island that would allow me to rest for eight days while at the same time enjoying its Caribbean feel.

I am now in China, half way through my round the world trip. I will fly to the US in a couple of weeks and then to the Caribbean from Miami.

However, I am now having second thoughts about St Lucia. I am a 29-year-old single guy on a budget. My two main concerns are:

1) Will it be too expensive for me? Will I need to indulge in all-inclusive resorts or boutique hotels to enjoy my time there? My preferences would be towards cozy simple guesthouses

2) Will it be too "boring"? While I am not looking for an all-time partying period, I would enjoy some sightseeing and some nightlife besides relaxing on the beach

What are your thoughts?

Thanks a lot!


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