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Need an Island with lots of excursions and fun things to do!

Need an Island with lots of excursions and fun things to do!

Old Aug 4th, 2001, 11:39 AM
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Ryan
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Need an Island with lots of excursions and fun things to do!

I am planning a vacation with my girlfriend
in January. Would love some advise on a great place where you will not be hasseled and feel safe. We would like to do as much activites and outside excursions as we possible can in a week. We have been to the Bahamas but would like someplace different.
 
Old Aug 4th, 2001, 11:47 AM
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I'd say St Martin (the French side). There is alot to do visiting both sides of the island, daytrips to Angilla or St Barths. Fabulous restaurants on the French side. Casinos on the Dutch side, if you're into that. On the Dutch side, in particular, you will be hassled to check out time shares, but you can say NO if you don't want to waste the time. (And it is a waste of time, altho sometimes you get a good free daytrip out of it but they're not that expensive to begin with).
 
Old Aug 4th, 2001, 03:09 PM
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dtour
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st martin
 
Old Aug 4th, 2001, 04:18 PM
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My husband and I went to Jamaica last three years, loved it so much we are going again in two weeks with our kids. There are alot of different deals, but some ones to look into: Swept Away Resort in Negril, and also check out Ciboney in Ocho Rios, I am not sure what your price range is but these are all inclusive, so enjoy them! Premium brands, all the food you can eat, and lots of romance... We loved both of these and also stayed at the Grand Lido in Negril....very posh and nice people....have a great trip!
 
Old Aug 4th, 2001, 05:44 PM
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Hi Ryan, A good island for you to try would be Exuma, Eleuthera or Abaco in the Bahamas. I noticed you have been to the Bahamas in the past but there are 700 islands that are located in the archipelago of the Bahamas each offering a unique charm. Most visit Nassau, Freeport or Bimini, but there are many more places to see in the Bahamas and they are truly worth visiting.
 
Old Aug 4th, 2001, 07:38 PM
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Dave
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The BVI offer everything you've noted.
 
Old Aug 5th, 2001, 09:59 AM
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Ryan
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St. Thomas was requested any feed back on that? by the way we are taking her uncle with us. He has never been out of the country so it will be a treat for him as well as us. Considering going the 2nd week of January, hope to find some really good deals at that time.
 
Old Aug 6th, 2001, 03:39 AM
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Stu
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January is high season in the Caribbean so prices will be higher then drop again after Easter.
 
Old Aug 6th, 2001, 04:25 PM
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Michelle
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I'd skip St. Thomas, very commercial and rough in many places. Many many other islands to choose from in Caribbean!
 
Old Aug 6th, 2001, 04:51 PM
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St. Thomas will give you lots of fun and things to do including all the excursions to the BVI's or even to St. John. There are some nice properties on the island and some excellent restaurants. Only in the "commercial area" is it commercial and busy - that is, downtown when all the cruisers flood the stores. The resorts are all on their own little beaches or bays rather than lined up along one beach. Sure it might be "rough" in places that touists don't go and wouldn't want to go and have no reason to go. But it can provide great activity from beach to snorkling, dining, shopping, excursions and sails to many of the BVI's either by charter or by sail or by public ferry. Definately enuf to keep anyone busy. Wouldn't go into downtown at nite but otherwise isalnd is safe as any other. No hasseling, no pan handlers other than the timeshare people looking for marks in the shopping area.
 

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