Poll: What is everyone's favorite island...

Jun 18th, 2003, 06:52 AM
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Poll: What is everyone's favorite island...

and why?
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Jun 18th, 2003, 07:40 AM
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Provo in the Turks and Caicos - best beach and clearest most beautiful water,good off the beach snorkeling, friendly people
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Jun 18th, 2003, 07:17 PM
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Ditto everything JMM said. Provo wins for the most beautiful beaches. Simply gorgeous!
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Jun 19th, 2003, 05:53 AM
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Although it's not in the Caribbean..Bermuda...beautiful beaches, easy to get around and the people are wonderful...they actually welcome tourists.
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Jun 19th, 2003, 08:36 AM
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I have to agree with Provo. Grace Bay certainly is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. I would also have to suggest Grenada. Grande Anse beach is wonderful. Grendadians must be some of the friendliest islanders I have ever met. Third, I would say Cane Garden Bay on Tortola in the BVI.
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Jun 19th, 2003, 04:52 PM
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Abaco island in the Bahamas. The beaches are absolutely beautiful and there is peace and quiet there.
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Jun 20th, 2003, 06:50 AM
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Definitely Bermuda. Such a pretty island, lovely people, great restaurants, lovely secluded beaches. I could go on.......!!

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Curacao. Even though it's a little further to go, it overlooks a picturesque harbour. Shopping, restaurants, and nightlife are all good. Very friendly people.
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Jun 20th, 2003, 12:54 PM
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Deffinatly not in the Caribbean but most deffinatly an island: Cape Breton Island, quite possibly the most beautiful scenery ever!!!
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Jun 28th, 2003, 07:45 AM
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Where is Cape Breton Island ?
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Jun 28th, 2003, 08:18 AM
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Jamaica. After visiting 3-4 other Caribbean islands, this is the one we choose to return to over and over.

Why? It's big enough that we can do completely different things each time, explore new areas. It has beautiful beaches and if you avoid the "big 3" resort towns, they're usually near deserted. It has thousands of rivers and waterfalls and two large mountain ranges. There is lush rainforest and African-like desert plains with cactus. I really enjoy the people there (except the hustlers that frequent the tourist towns).

It has tourist amenities if you want htem, but it's very easy to get away from that and relax in a a natural setting iwth people who have nothing to do with tourism for a living.

All the villas, pretty much, come with a full staff which is unusual in the Caribbean. There's something for everyone accomodation-wise - $20 a night cabins to $1000's a night resorts/boutique hotels and everything in between.

It has a lot of historical sites, old churches, towns, forts. Coffee plantations, small veggie farms.

Eco-tourism is beginning to get popular, espeically on the east coast, when we were there recently there were a number of hiking/waterfall/caving combination tours in the area.

Overall I guess I just like the variety....we've been there 10-11 times now and there's still so much more to see.
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Jun 28th, 2003, 08:31 AM
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I've done Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti, St. Lucia, Aruba and St. John so far. St. John is first in my book by a long shot. Why? I go to the Caribbean for the water/beaches...St. John tops the others.
I think we'll do Turks & Caicos next year..I wanna see what everyone is raving about!
 
Jun 28th, 2003, 10:48 AM
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Cape Breton Island is in Nova Scotia Canada
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Jun 28th, 2003, 01:17 PM
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...affordable enough so I can go once a month...Beautiful beaches. Everything there is all I need.
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Jun 28th, 2003, 03:58 PM
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I have to agree with caribtraveler. St. John has beautiful AND uncrowded beaches with great snorkeling right off the beach. Lush landscape with great hiking trails, friendly people and great beaches and snorkeling. We are going to Turks & Caicos (Provo) in early 2004 and I can't wait to compare.
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