Romantic Retreat?

Oct 18th, 2006, 03:52 PM
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Romantic Retreat?

My husband and I are contemplating a second honeymoon. We would like to go to an English speaking island in the Caribbean and stay at a very romantic hotel or resort. Any ideas? All are appreciated?
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Oct 18th, 2006, 05:22 PM
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Cap Jaluca in Anguilla.
Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos.
Caneel Bay in St. John.
Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda.
Pink Sands or Coral Sands in Harbour Island, Bahamas.
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Oct 18th, 2006, 07:19 PM
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Thanks Balmona, I just checked those resorts. They are magnificent, unfortunatly so are the pricetags. I wanted to be about $250 or $300 a night. Any other suggestions?
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Oct 18th, 2006, 07:48 PM
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consider Sugar Mill Hotel, Tortola,BVI's. a very nice small resort. the restaurant has gotten some very good reviews, as had the resort staff. this island is beautiful, friendly, safe. www.sugarmillhotel.com - also more in your price range !! easy days trips to either Jost Van Dyke or Virgin Gorda !
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Oct 19th, 2006, 01:28 AM
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I agree with Tess. It's owned (or at least was owned) by Jinx & Jefferson Morgan who used to write a column for Bon Appetit. Good food there.
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Oct 19th, 2006, 03:53 AM
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Tortola is a nice idea. Central to island hopping on ferries to Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke, even St. John, which are spectacular. Fun quirky beach bars to spend the day at too-like Pusser's Marina Cay, on it's own little island.
Also check out:
Royal West Indies in Turks and Caicos
Palm Bay Beach Club in Exumas, Bahamas
Dolphin Beach Inn in Abacos, Bahamas
Rendezvous Bay in Anguilla
You will find almost all Caribbean islands are generally english speaking.
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Oct 19th, 2006, 05:16 AM
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I'd advise you to take a look at the following:

On Nevis, www.nisbet.com.
On St. Kitts, www.ottleys.com
On Antigua, www.bluewaters.com
On St. Lucia, www.tikaye.com
On Grenada, www.laluna.com
On Jamaica, www.rockhousehotel.com or www.jamaicainn.com

If you're staying in the off season, these should all be well under your price range, with LaLuna pushing the upper end. I was able to get LaLuna for under $300 last summer, but their rack rate was higher. Most hotels offer some kind of travel package with extras like airport transfers, a massage, free breakfast, or an island tour, and many of them will offer a discount in the summer over and above the lowered high season rates.

If you give us more of an idea of what constitutes romantic (lack of children? lingering candlelight dinners? billowing mosquito nets over four-poster beds?) and what kinds of activities you're looking for. Do you need a pool on site? Do you need to be on the beach? (Many of the more romantic plantation inns are actually hillside, for example.) Do you want an all-inclusive? Do you prefer to get out and about and sample more local fare? Somewhere in between?
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Oct 20th, 2006, 08:01 PM
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I am looking for candle lit dinners, nice restaurants Romantic rooms, sunsets, beachfront, blue waters and no children. I want total pampering and romance
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Oct 21st, 2006, 09:38 AM
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Jamaica Inn

Nisbet Plantation Inn, or Montpelier Plantation Inn on Nevis.

Depending on when you are travelling, all should be within your budget.

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