Caribbean Islands Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Christmas vacation
  2. 2 SWIMMING AND FOOD...WHICH ISLAND TO CHOOSE?
  3. 3 Southern Caribbean Getaway Advice
  4. 4 Spring Trip with 7 & 5 y/o
  5. 5 Aruba All Inclusive vs. Not
  6. 6 NYE in Punta Cana
  7. 7 Chacchoben Ruins, The Real Thing?
  8. 8 Bicycle Ride in Ocho Rios
  9. 9 st.thomas vs st. croix
  10. 10 Favorites and Must-dos in St. Lucia
  11. 11 Abaco day trips
  12. 12 BEWARE of TU Bahamas Rentals
  13. 13 Caneel Bay in St. John?
  14. 14 Staniel Cay surrounds - end of year
  15. 15 Yoga & Surf vacation for my family
  16. 16 St Croix at Christmas with small children
  17. 17 Grand Cayman Beaches
  18. 18 Barbados Cruise to Airport
  19. 19 New EasyBreathe Snorkel Mask
  20. 20 sailing the Abacos
  21. 21 Grace Bay after hurricane
  22. 22 Private secluded Carribean Cottage
  23. 23 Advise for first timers to St.Lucia
  24. 24 1st time to Barbados
  25. 25 Help selecting an island destination!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Planning stages... would love opinions and advice

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are in our early 40's without children. We've been wanting to take a trip to the beach for a while. We always travel in off season to save $$. For example, we normally go to Scottsdale in the summer and hang out by the pool for a week or plan city trips like Paris in February.

We are planning on early September and will be flying from Chicago. This will be our first trip to an island.

After looking at all the usual suspects(hawaii, mexico, caribbean), I've decided on Turks and Caicos. It's the first island I've researched that seems a perfect fit for us. We enjoy peace and quiet, hanging out together, relaxing, reading, playing in the water. We are conscious of how we spend our money and would rather stay in a nice space(resort with amenities) rather than eat out every night, if that makes sense. So, with that, I am hoping you all can lend me your opinions and advice.

We want to stay somewhere on the beach with a view at a place that offers nice beach lounging (preferably at no additional cost), bikes to ride into town, and paddle boards/kayaks. I would like to keep the accommodation cost under $3000-3500 for 7 nights. Anything over that and my husband may have a heart attack. I'm not opposed to renting a condo/villa, as long as it provides the few things we desire.

I've read many times over that we will need to rent a car. I'm not opposed to renting one for a part of our trip. I just don't want to have to jump in the car every time we want to do something, hence the bikes.

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement