Low Hassle Island for Fast Visit

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Jun 4th, 2003, 09:42 AM
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Low Hassle Island for Fast Visit

We're in Florida and would like to fly down to the Caribbean for 3 or 4 nights (like to do this often). What islands would you say are good for fast visits ... airport close to hotel, restaurants convenient, easy to get around, not too expensive, etc. Sort of thinking of Turks & Caicos, BVI, St. Thomas/St. John. We LOVE Cozumel but have been there a few times already. Any suggestions? (Doesn't have to be an island)
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Jun 4th, 2003, 10:16 AM
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From Florida, the T&C are an easy hop, as are the Bahamas (including the Out Islands) -- many airlines have direct service from FLL, MIA, PBI, etc. You'll have a harder time getting to the BVI/USVI, as many flights are routed through San Juan. As an example, I would suggest a visit to the Abacos. The airport is in Marsh Harbour and you can be there by lunchtime, and on a ferry to the outer cays in a matter of minutes. (There are hotels and restaurants in Marsh Harbour, but the best BEACHES are on the outer cayes). Stay in a hotel or a rental villa in Hopetown (Elbow Cay), and you will be in the center of a charming village and walking distance to restaurants, small shops, and a long, glorious ocean beach with snorkeling just offshore. To go further, rent a golf cart (this will enable you to access the entire cay ... including gorgeous Tahiti Beach at its southern tip) or a rental boat (to access other cays). But, a mere 3 or 4 days will only leave you wanting more ... so, the next time, you'll visit Great Guana Cay, or Green Turtle Cay, etc...
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Jun 4th, 2003, 04:18 PM
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Just a thought; what about Bimini, Bahamas? 20 minute flight by Chalks seaplane. The Big Game Club is nice. Robert
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