Honeymoon--mid-April '07

Dec 5th, 2006, 04:01 PM
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Honeymoon--mid-April '07

We're looking to go to the Caribbean from approx. April 17-25, 2007. Our budget is about 500-600 dollars per day. Open to both all-inclusive and traditional.

Things that are important to us:
-Snorkelling
-Relaxation on a nice beach
-Some sort of hiking or outdoors activity
-'Grown-up' nightlife, i.e. nice dinner and dancing-type places, casino--not a wild and crazy spring break bar
-Fishing (not as important, but would be fun)

Not important:
-Shopping
-Eco-tourism
-We'd love to avoid places that have heavy cruise ship traffic

Thanks in advance!
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Dec 5th, 2006, 04:46 PM
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You may want to try Puerto Rico.
Have you thought of Hawaii?
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Dec 6th, 2006, 05:25 AM
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I am going to suggest Curacao. Out of all the islands I have visited it may best fit the bill. Here's why -- great snorkeling and lots of interesting beaches to visit -- the beaches are "cove type" beaches bordered by rocks and cliffs rather than one long stretch of beach. A great town with an interesting european/caribbean influence, lots of wonderful restaurants, casinos (at the Marriott and the Hilton)and some nightlife (most of the islands we have been to are really really quiet at night with the activity being a nice dinner and early to bed). Curacao also has some hiking and there is a mountain with a national park but the name escapes me. Not tons of cruise ships and should fit your budge, especially in April -- check out the Marriott (we stayed there in a beachfront executive suite and loved it) or the Kura Hulanda Beach Lodge. Easy 2 1/2 hour flight from Miami.
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Dec 12th, 2006, 01:13 PM
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I agree with Eileen. With it's wonderful beds and nice rooms, the Marriott and Curacao feels like a good fit for you. Plus, there are all the other perks: the beach is right there to relax on, drinks can be ordered poolside and the island offers the most inspired cuisine served outdoors and indoors and hiking at the popular Christoffel Park.
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Dec 12th, 2006, 01:30 PM
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Well, I would suggest Bermuda, but will be too chilly in April..How about Aruba..It is a very nice upscale island, with just the right amount of entertainment..Also, for 300$ a night, you can go to one o the finest places.If your looking for a large scale hotel check out the Radisson, otherwise check out Bucuti..Also look for these resorts with pictures on trip advisor.com
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Jan 4th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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Thanks, all, for your input.

We had decided on Caneel Bay, St. John, but it's booked up for our travel window.

So we've narrowed it down to Anse Chastanet St. Lucia, Nisbet Plantation Nevis, and Kura Hulanda Curacao (splitting time between the Lodge and the Hotel).

Would love to hear thoughts and opinions, especially from anyone who might have stayed in more than one of these places. Thanks!
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Jan 4th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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Check out Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda in Virgin Islands.
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Jan 4th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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By far the best honeymoon resort is Caneel Bay Resort St. John.

Where else can you snorkel at "Honeymoon Beach?

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Jan 4th, 2007, 05:59 PM
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If your considering Nevis, I would seriously consider looking at the Montpelier Plantation Inn. My fiance and I are going on our honeymoon the 22nd to the 29th of April 07 and we really considered going there. They have some really nice packages which include some really cool activities and they have pretty much nothing but rave reviews on TripAdvisor (which is not very common, usually someone always complains.)

Another place I saw that looked really cool and off the beaten path was Ti Kaye Village in St. Lucia. They had some really neat and fairly affordable packages and they have bungalows with their own private plunge pools for not that much of an upgrade.
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