Luxury without poverty?

Jan 14th, 2005, 11:04 PM
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E-mail is sometimes hard to connote that one's tongue is protruding from one's cheek. Lighten up on the elitism-slams, tho. This board's for helping people find whatever escape THEY fancy, water, beer or champagne budget.
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Jan 15th, 2005, 11:28 AM
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Anguilla and St. Barts may be just the place.
 
Jan 16th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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A private island with only a resort on it might be the option for you:
Peter Island, Petit St. Vincent, Jumby Bay, Cayo Espanto, etc..
 
Jan 16th, 2005, 09:04 AM
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Wow. Thanks to all that responded. Usually when I travel, I don't have this problem since I would not stay in such luxury accomodations. I always enjoy going to a place where I can really get a feel for how life is lived there. The idea of the Carribean honeymoon will be a short trip for us, and really to splurge and enjoy some nice accomodations and spa, a real trip of relaxation. First we had looked into just the US, but I have been to the Carribean before and thought the beaches were just amazing. I think we will be able to find a spot. It's weird, I'm not the usual "honeymoon" type person, but for some reason really want to have this luxury thing. Thanks to girlonthego especially for understanding! I will be looking into all your suggestions... thanks!
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Jan 16th, 2005, 09:20 AM
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Traveler needs to quit preaching and stick to travel advice.

kmainenti----go to Cayman or Hawaii---full scale amenities and may suit what you want.

If you want the real Caribean go to St. Lucia. Having said that we love both Cayman and St Lucia---actually all of the Caribean for all of its islands different attractions. Been to about 8 islands and truly hope to visit them all at some point. The whole region is mesmerizing.

And yes if you want to be a snob that is fine---Snobs have to go somewhere and be happy!!
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Jan 16th, 2005, 11:15 AM
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Howard, a frequent poster here, will be returning soon from the new THE BEACH HOUSE, a heavily-publicized luxe remake of the former Palemtto House on BARBUDA. I'd check in to see his much-awaited rewport. The beaches on Barbuda are second to none and there are only 2-3 luxe resorts, a few villas. Many islands, amongst them, St. Martin, import sand from Barbuda to gussy up their own beaches. For a honeymoon, the privacy here would be superb for a short-say.
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Jan 16th, 2005, 02:47 PM
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I give my opinion, if that sounds like preaching then tough. If you don't agree then thats fine too, to each his own.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 09:45 AM
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Traveler - you crack me up. Your type of attitude floors me. You come across as self-righteous and close-minded. Everyone has different reasons for traveling and just because someone is more interested in a beautiful beach or a coral reef rather than getting to know the locals, does not make their travel any less valuable or worthy than yours. It is ridiculous and illogical for you to say that everyone who doesn't travel to meet the locals should go to Ocean City or some other spot in the US.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 11:10 AM
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Having "grown up as a socialist" also, I found this thread hilarious. The presence of "poverty" has never contributed negatively to any of my vacations. I like to spend at local businesses and hope that some of the money I am spending would make it directly or indirectly to some of the "poor" locals and their families. I do feel that some people need to see how the rest of the world lives. If poverty disturbs you so much that you have to avoid even a glimpse of it, you should seriously consider making a major contribution to a reputable charity working in the 3rd world (How about some of that cash reserved for the "luxury" honeymoon. You would probably still have enough left to stay in budget accomodations with a clear conscience.)
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Jan 18th, 2005, 02:59 PM
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I think this thread should be closed! Enough already! Everyone is making pot shots at one another. Are you a better person if you hang out with the locals? Are you a better person if you stay only in low end resorts? Are you a better person if you stay in a five star resort and do not want to see poverty while on vacation? Who cares anymore! We are all people who love to travel. Whether it be in the nicest of accomodations or not. We all have something to tell one another about our travels- what we loved and what we hated. All is fair. The good the bad and the ugly...One more thing.... since so many of us love to travel, than most of us save a few bucks here and there in order to do so. Are we bad people for spending it on ourselves in a little bit of paradise? I think not!
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Jan 18th, 2005, 07:17 PM
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Define "poverty"? I find the natives of many Caribbean islands amongst the richest in the world. Maybe not in material possessions.
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Jan 19th, 2005, 04:53 PM
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Wow CaribbeanSoul and I agree on something. Happy travels to all and do what YOU like, thats the best vacation! Can't help having my opinions!
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Jan 20th, 2005, 04:31 PM
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I'm just curious as to what a "socialist" is??? Is that just another fancy word for snob? Inquiring minds want to know.

Maybe it's me, but some of these replies sound like really spoiled, snobby people. Come down to earth....relax, and enjoy where ever you go, it may just be your last.

So little time, and so many wonderful places to experience. Call me crazy, but talking with a person that has a blanket for a front door seem a whole lot more interesting that talking with Tad & Buffy and their Range Rover....

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