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Need Help! Jamaica, Bahamas, St.Lucia or Barbados

Need Help! Jamaica, Bahamas, St.Lucia or Barbados

Oct 11th, 2007, 04:54 PM
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Need Help! Jamaica, Bahamas, St.Lucia or Barbados

Hi Everyone,

Planning on taking my honeymoon second last week of November and really cannot decide where is the best place to go!

We are not total beach lovers, but definitely want it to be nice and not too crowded, we are very active, looking to golf a couple of rounds, snorkle, etc... We also would like good food, and the ability to leave the resort if we get bored.

We heard that in Jamaica you cannot really leave the resort....

Please help, very overwhelmed!!


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Oct 13th, 2007, 06:35 AM
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Barbados has everything--restaurants, nitelife, sightseeing, golf, variety of hotels and beaches, lovely people. Coral Reef Club is the class act on the island--family owned for 50+ years, low rise or cottage accommodations in gorgeous grounds on nice beach adjacent to an underwater park.
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Oct 13th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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barbados has tons to do and i think would make an excellent honeymoon spot. another nice resort on barbados is http://www.bougainvillearesort.com/
however the island is not known for snorkeling.

on jamaica you can definetly leave the resort. not known for snorkeling. has excellent golf courses. loads to do/explore. note: most resorts have planned excursions available if you want to do something and feel uncomfortable going on your own.

st. lucia is lush and beautiful but not easy to get around for exploring. and not known for snorkeling.

all 3 above islands do have some snorkeling just not the best in carib.

either grand cayman or provo (turks & caicos) have great snorkeling as well as all your other interests.
provo in particular is known for outstanding dining.
on grand cayman 7 mile beach is the happening area.
on provo it's 12 mile long grace bay beach. most resorts here are directly beachfront.

to help you more specifically we need to have an idea of your hotel budget.

also remember, depending on where you're coming from barbados and st. lucia might be very long travel days.

another suggestion is to look around playa del carman - south of cancun. so many things available to do. zip-lines, cenotes, ruins, shopping in pdc, golf, atv jungle tours, 2 fabulous water parks - not the ride kind , diving and snorkeling, etc.
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Oct 13th, 2007, 09:33 AM
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We have been to Jamaica several times and wouldn't recommend it. We stayed in Ocho, Negril, and Montego bay. The snorkeling is not good and it's not that safe to be walking around at night. We would recommend Grand Cayman because it's safe and the snorkeling is amazing. St. John and BVI are awesome as well but don't know how golfing is.
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Oct 13th, 2007, 01:42 PM
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Thanks a lot for your responses.

We actually did a lot more research and are really starting to like St.Lucia, Sandal Grande

The hotel in St. Lucia offers a lot of great tours that seem to match our active lifestyle.

For budget, we are looking at about $500- $600 a night and we are coming from Toronto, Canada ---- looking at around $5000-$6000 for airfare and hotel for two......

I went on trip advisor and read some really great comments about St.Lucian Sandals Grande.....

Any other thoughts to the Grande?
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Oct 16th, 2007, 06:37 AM
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