Resort $250 per nite in Feb?

Apr 4th, 2002, 05:16 AM
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Resort $250 per nite in Feb?

We are are a group in our 30's and 40's looking for a small to medium sized resort. The most important thing is a great swimming beach (soft sand all the way into the calm, clear water). While we don't need a full kitchen, a mini-fridge and coffee maker are a must. A pool and an on site restaurant should complete the picture. Nice but not necessary, another bar/restaurant w/in walking distance, a gym, access to water sports. Night life not required. All this for about $250 a night (hotel) in Feb?? Is it out there? Last two trips were Barbados and Jamaica, so we are looking for a new spot. Thanks for any suggestions.
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 06:38 AM
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Have you oonsidered an all=inclusive in the Dominican Republic? For information o on resorts go to www.debbiesdominicantravel.com
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 06:50 AM
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How about the Aruba Marriott.

Has all you are looking for. It has such awesome beaches, and it is on the end of the strip, so if you want seclusion, you have it. It is more quiet than alot of other resorts, so if youwant to relax by the pool, you don't have to worry about karaoke, etc. like some of the all inclusives have.

It also has an awesome gym, water aerobics in the AM, a very nice restauraunt, actually one very nice one called Tuscany, and a nice one that service breakfast buffets as well as ordering off the menu (it is less expensive than Tuscany). Then they have Simply Fish, which is an outside restaurant and you can have dinner in the sunset.

They have a swimup pool bar, which is fabulous and a wonderful tropical pool with waterfalls.

Boy all this talk, I can't wait to go back again in October.

My husband will be 40 and I am 33. So this resort is perfect.

One more thing...tons of watersports on site.
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 07:30 AM
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Susan:
Your description of the Aruba Marriott makes me want to book right now!!
Would this be a good spot for a family w/teens?
Aruba sounds like a wonderful island, if only the airfare was affordable!
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 07:40 AM
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Aruba is perfect for everyone. I'd also suggest the Wyndham. It is probably the best buy on Palm Beach. Large pool area with plenty of shade and the pool concierge comes around with cool face clothes, frozen fruit kabobs, personal CD players. It's at the opposite end from the Marriott but much closer to the other hotels and activities (which will be great for teens). Go to www.travelunlimited.com and see some of the package prices. They also have great rates for groups. They are Aruba specialists and can make knowledgeable recommendations as to which hotel would best suit your groups's needs.
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 08:48 AM
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thanks for the suggestions - I'm going to look into the Marriott.
Anybody else? Another island?
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 09:02 AM
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Message: How about the Aruba
Marriott.

Has all you are looking for. It has
such awesome beaches, and it is
on the end of the strip, so if you
want seclusion, you have it. It is
more quiet than alot of other
resorts, so if youwant to relax by
the pool, you don't have to worry
about karaoke, etc. like some of
the all inclusives have.

It also has an awesome gym, water
aerobics in the AM, a very nice
restauraunt, actually one very
nice one called Tuscany, and a
nice one that service breakfast
buffets as well as ordering off the
menu (it is less expensive than
Tuscany). Then they have Simply
Fish, which is an outside
restaurant and you can have
dinner in the sunset.

They have a swimup pool bar,
which is fabulous and a wonderful
tropical pool with waterfalls.

Boy all this talk, I can't wait to go
back again in October.

My husband will be 40 and I am
33. So this resort is perfect.

One more thing...tons of
watersports on site.

Jeanine-
We usually book our package to Aruba with airfare and hotel through a charter package such as Travel Charter or MLT Vacations, etc. Ask your travel agent.

Aruba is wonderful. My husband and I have been there twice in October and once in the summer. There were very few kids in October because they were all in school, but was packed with kids in the summer (felt like I was at Disney World-just kidding). I assume February would also have kids.

We remember that there were teenage kids there, and they were having a ball. They were not wild or anything, but really really enjoying themselves.
And a very good plus about Aruba is that you don't have to worry about the kids. There is virtually no crime and you can go anywhere without being afraid. Like I said you can eat and drink anything and not get sick. They have the largest desaltation plant which purifies the water, so it tastes like bottled water right from the tap (seriously)!! I can't imagine what teenager would not love Aruba.

They can snorkel, sail, jog, swim, walk the beach. It will be the trip of the lifetime for your family. I hope you can get a package deal. Aruba is awesome. I don't want to go anywhere else because I feel like i've already had the best!

Oh and the resorts are very upscale, clean and modern!!!!!

LOL
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 09:03 AM
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Look at Timothy Beach Resort in St. Kitts, it has everything your asking for. It is the only resort directly on the caribbean beach. www.timothybeachresort.com
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 09:05 AM
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Susan
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Jeanine-

We usually book our package to
Aruba with airfare and hotel
through a charter package such as
Travel Charter or MLT
Vacations, etc. Ask your travel
agent.

Aruba is wonderful. My husband
and I have been there twice in
October and once in the summer.
There were very few kids in
October because they were all in
school, but was packed with kids
in the summer (felt like I was at
Disney World-just kidding). I
assume February would also have
kids.

We remember that there were
teenage kids there, and they were
having a ball. They were not wild
or anything, but really really
enjoying themselves.
And a very good plus about Aruba
is that you don't have to worry
about the kids. There is virtually
no crime and you can go
anywhere without being afraid.
Like I said you can eat and drink
anything and not get sick. They
have the largest desaltation plant
which purifies the water, so it
tastes like bottled water right
from the tap (seriously)!! I can't
imagine what teenager would not
love Aruba.

They can snorkel, sail, jog, swim,
walk the beach. It will be the trip
of the lifetime for your family. I
hope you can get a package deal.
Aruba is awesome. I don't want to
go anywhere else because I feel
like i've already had the best!

Oh and the resorts are very
upscale, clean and modern!!!!!

LOL Anymore questions, please let me know. Also the Wyndham is very nice. All the resorts are great!
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 10:39 AM
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virginia
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I checked out the Timothy Beach web site and it does look like it has most of what we need. My only concern is that in the picture of the beach, it looks like there is coral or rock all the way up to the shoreline?? Funny picture or true? Thanks for the web address.
 
Apr 4th, 2002, 03:46 PM
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Bill
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The picture does not show the beach as it should. The beach is sand,shells and some rocks on the far end from Timothy Beach. Some small stones half way back and directly in front of the resort is mostly sand with a group or small patchs of stones in the water until about 3 feet out. The snorkling is great from the beach off to the left and all the way to South Friars Bay.
 

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