Help with last minute trip

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Feb 17th, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Help with last minute trip

Trying to decide between several islands for a very last minute trip. We've been to several caribbean islands over the years but are looking to find a luxurious yet unpretentious resort at one of the following islands: St. Barth's, Anguilla, BVI (Virgin Gorda?), Antigua -- prices are outrageous at many of these resorts -- we don't mind paying $1000 per night but 1500, 2000, 4000 for a room seem outrageous (as does $1000 but that appears to be standard for most luxury hotels). Haven't been to any of those islands and are concerned about Anguilla as we usually prefer lush tropical islands (Grenadines, St John, etc). Also, read about some interesting resorts in Jamaica (which we've been to only on a cruise) but are very concerned about crime. Geejam/Goldeneye, Round Hill are some we had investigated -- any recommendations on islands/resorts???
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Feb 18th, 2011, 04:18 AM
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Gallows Point The Westin www.spg.com good deals sometimes

on www.betterbidding.com as an SPG member

usually get free suite upgrades

or www.caneelbay.com safe beautiful...

Good cheap first class down on www.spirit.com www.aa.com

Grace Bay Resort Turks and Caicos safe Jamaica not too safe.

www.jalousieplantation.com

www.nisbettplantation.com

are excellent if budget is excellent.
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Feb 18th, 2011, 04:22 AM
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Sorry Not clear above St. John USVI my fav for quick trip.

Usually can pick up the Westin bidding priceline from $100/nt

as an SPG guest get free suite upgrades.
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Feb 18th, 2011, 05:00 AM
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Try Turks and Caicos where you get more for your money:

The Somerset
Grace Bay Club
Regent Palms
Ganseevort
Seven Stars

On a lessor scale, yet rooms still quite luxurious:
West Bay Club
Veranda (all inclusive! yet luxurious and quiet)
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Feb 18th, 2011, 05:02 AM
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Oh, I know you like lush, which T&C and Anguilla are not, but once you see those beaches, you won't care, the beaches definitely make up for the lack of lush ones and will become your future beach standard.
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Feb 18th, 2011, 06:19 AM
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Jade Mountain/ St Lucia.
Ladera/ St Lucia
La Luna/ Grenada
Jalousie Plantation/ St Lucia( soon to be The Tides/ Sugar Beach )
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Feb 18th, 2011, 07:25 AM
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do look at caneel on st. john
on virgin gorda you could look at little dix bay or biras creek
on anguilla you might like cap juluca

a site that might be helpful for this or future trips is luxurylink.com
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Feb 18th, 2011, 09:36 AM
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How about Sandals Exuma,or Fowl Cay in bahamas.
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