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Jan 10th, 2003, 01:47 PM
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Anne
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Seeking white sand beach, snorkeling and more

What are your top picks for a Caribbean destination with the following? (Cayman Is.?)
-coral white sand, plush, beautiful beach
-crystal water for excellent swimming & snorkeling
-kayaking and hiking excursions
-quaint shopping
-considerably safe
-any hotel recommendations (mid-range cost,possibly all inclusive)?
Thank you! -Anne
 
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Jan 10th, 2003, 01:53 PM
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Tortolla
 
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Jan 10th, 2003, 01:58 PM
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Anne
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Where's Tortolla? Thanks! I'm just starting to research the Caribbean.
-Anne
 
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Jan 10th, 2003, 02:02 PM
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Monica
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It's Tortola, and it's in the British Virgin Islands. I think that Grand Cayman...Seven Mile Beach would be more what you are looking for though.
 
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Jan 10th, 2003, 02:16 PM
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Anne,
It's difficult to pick one destination with all that you are looking for.
If paramount in your expectations are white sand and beautiful beaches combined with good snorkeling, then Caymans, TCI or Riviera Maya would be good choices. Only Riviera Maya has good opportunities for quaint shopping and hiking (Coba ruins would be a good choice.)
Most destinations in the Caribbean (including the above)are safe.


 
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Jan 10th, 2003, 10:26 PM
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St John is a beautiful island with over 30 beaches, quaint shopping, lush, mountainous and great restaurants.

Two hotels - Caneel Resort, upscale and the Westin. There are also an abundance of stunning villas that offer privacy and you get more for your money.

Great place for getting away from it all or a memorable honeymoon.
 
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Jan 11th, 2003, 04:32 AM
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Azure beaches, we recently began thinking about St. John for our next vacation. Could you suggest hotels, villas, websites so I may begin to do some research on the island and accommodations? Thanks.
 
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Jan 11th, 2003, 08:00 AM
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We got all our information from the
USVI Online forum. It truly is a gorgeous island and we have been to a few others. The only other island in my opinion, that compares in beauty is Bermuda. Hawaii is also stunning but if you live on the east coast, we found the trip to get there too long and very tiring.

I would opt for a villa on St. John, I'm so glad we researched and decided to go that route. Soooooooooo, much better than a resort and less expensive in the long run.

Good luck.
 
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Jan 11th, 2003, 08:03 AM
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usvi-on-line.com. For info on St. John. Another vote for a beautiful island with all that you are looking for.
 
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Jan 11th, 2003, 04:08 PM
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Negril - world famous for white sand and blue water... Nice reef for snorkeling too...
 
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