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Resort/hotel suggestions for December for a family

Old Mar 29th, 2019, 10:01 AM
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Resort/hotel suggestions for December for a family

Hi, I am looking for an all inclusive resort on the beach for a family of four. We like to relax by a pool and enjoy the beach. BUT we are not the type of family that likes a Disney resort, Hard Rock etc.,. We like something more low key but nice.

HELP! What suggestions do you have?
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Old Mar 29th, 2019, 04:50 PM
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We need more info from you to make meaningful suggestions:

How long a trip are you planning?

When in December are you planning to travel? If Christmas week you could run into minimum stay requirements.

Where are you flying from?

How old are your children?

What type of budget do you have for airfare? Give actual dollar figure.

How long a flight are you willing to endure?

Are you willing to take one or more connecting flights and or ferries after departing from your nearest international gateway airport to reach your final destination?

What budget do you have for accommodations? Again, give dollar range not some nebulous term like “affordable” or “won’t break the bank”.


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Old Apr 5th, 2019, 05:37 AM
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Info is a little vague to offer advice....
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 04:11 AM
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Just returned from Beaches TCI. Downside - expensive. Upside - fabulous beach, multiple pools and restaurants. Plenty to do but very quiet. Relatively easy air arrangements from much of eastern US. Non-stop flights from FLL, MIA, ATL, CLT - plus several other cities on weekends. On real planes, not Caribbean puddle jumpers.
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 08:32 AM
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Bermuda is not in the Caribbean and will not be "beach" weather in December.
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Old Apr 18th, 2019, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Bette View Post
Bermuda is not in the Caribbean and will not be "beach" weather in December.
Who said anything about Bermuda????
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Old Apr 18th, 2019, 05:45 AM
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OP tagged "Bermuda" in subject line of post. Doesn't matter though as he/she has not returned to provide meaningful background info to help narrow down possibilities.
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Yes, OP tagged Bermuda...........
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Old May 14th, 2019, 07:57 AM
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You might want to check this out... The Hilton La Romana has amazing rates for an all-inclusive beach resort. Rooms for two guests are currently $204, less if you pay in advance, and depending on your dates, of course.
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Old May 17th, 2019, 08:40 AM
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Look at the Buccaneer Resort on St Croix. Not truly an all-inclusive, but it does include a fabulous breakfast buffet. Our family of 5 adults loved it.
https://www.thebuccaneer.com
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Old May 17th, 2019, 05:03 PM
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The OP hasn't been back since posting in March -- pretty sure they aren't interested
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Originally Posted by Continental_Drifter View Post
You might want to check this out... The Hilton La Romana has amazing rates for an all-inclusive beach resort. Rooms for two guests are currently $204, less if you pay in advance, and depending on your dates, of course.
Ooohhh! Good to know. i need to check out their points situation. Thanks!

Also, rumar has it that I'll be spending more time near Cedar Key this year. I'll give you a shout!
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Old Jan 16th, 2020, 09:26 AM
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Thanks all we booked the Buccaneer!!!!
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Originally Posted by frenchtoile View Post
Thanks all we booked the Buccaneer!!!!
That's a good choice!

If you are driving around the island, be sure to go to Off the Wall for lunch one day (or many). We would eat there every day we loved it so much. Ended up feeling like locals. I lot of locals and work/ delivery folks stop their daily for lunch. We were there YEARS ago when Jake's parents had just moved down from VT (or NH?) and another couple on the plane had moved there full time after a previous vacation. It's the only place where an entire restaurant waved "bye" to us as we left the next day. Our very own tropical "Cheers".
https://otwstx.com/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...n_Islands.html

I love St. Croix. After St. Lucia, it's my favorite island.

If you don't know about Buck Island you need to know - and take a catamarran tour out there. We went with Captain Heinz, but again this was years ago. A US national monument. Magical.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...n_Islands.html
https://www.nps.gov/buis/index.htm

Wow! Captain Heinz is still taking tours. He was great!
http://www.stcroixtourism.com/buck-island-charters.htm

One of my favorite snorkeling trips ever!

If you go into town, look for the famous St. Croix hook bracelets for sale. But find out which days are cruise ship days and don't go into town on those days.

One last favorite - a horseback riding trip above Cane Bay. At the end of the ride, they will let you (if you want) ride the horse into the ocean. It was one of my very favorite things ever. That moment that the horse walks off the ocean floor and starts swimming with long strokes. I think they enjoy swimming as much as labrador retrievers. It was just fabulous. Here's a link although this is not the same company we used -
http://www.stcroixtourism.com/equus.htm

And if you scuba, Cane Bay is fantastic.
http://www.canebayscuba.com/

I really need to go back. We used to stay at Chenay Bay and then a villa near overlooking Cane Bay. But the Buccaneer is great with a lot of options on site.

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I think you'll love the Buccaneer. Be sure to contact them directly, for the best service.
We had booked rooms in the big house, but were upgraded when we arrived, to oceanfront rooms. Maybe you'll be lucky, too.
The breakfast buffet there is the best, with a gorgeous, sweeping view to the water.
Have fun!

P.S. We rented a car for the day, with easy pick-up and drop-off right at the Buccaneer. I recommend doing that for one day, so you can drive around the island. The 'beer drinking pigs' are fun, and we liked Rainbow Beach. We had a snack at Rhythms, https://www.rainbowbeachstx.com/
One night, we took a cab into town and ate at Savant, which we highly recommend. https://savantstx.com/

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