Successful Caribbean Islands are bashed!

Jun 21st, 2002, 01:08 PM
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Frank
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Successful Caribbean Islands are bashed!

Have you guys noticed, the most successful Caribbean islands are the ones being bashed on the board?!

Aruba, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos Islands and Bermuda all have solid tourism industries. Aruba, Cayman Islands and Bermuda are probably the safest islands in the region, with the highest standard of living in the Caribbean, they provide great hospitality and yet they are over bashed (perhaps a work by 1 person). It is unbelievable how people (person) on this board are stepping on the top 3 most upscale mass tourism destinations in the Caribbean.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 01:46 PM
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upscale and mass tourism in the same sentence doesn't work. imo, would not consider Turks upscale but there are a few upscale resorts. it is not a mass destination with all high denisty resorts. Aruba is not upscale and has no luxury resorts and is a mass destination. St.Bart's is not included nor Anguilla with standard of living and safest? But they are not mass destinations which are detestable.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 05:00 PM
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Grand Cayman has the highest crime rate. Unless you don't count money laundering and tax evasion crimes.

There is nothing in Aruba that is worth the trip except the weather.

Never been to T&C. It might be worth a visit.

St. Bart's is easily the safest and most upscale island. Debating that one is a wate of time. It's not even close.

Bermuda is not in the Carribean.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 09:37 PM
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Frank, Las Vegas is easily one of the top tourist destinations in the entire world and it is bashed mercilessly on the US board.
The Disney parks are also exceedingly popular, but bashed for being plastic/overpriced/tacky/brand obsessed places.
Just because someplace is popular doesn't mean it's classy.
And you're wrong to imply that Aruba and Cayman are upscale. They're safe, popular and clean, but not upscale.
Neither island has a true luxury resort or reasonable list of high end restaurants.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 10:13 PM
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Trolls, trolls, trolls! Good try, but you gals are minor league! Pretty obvious who has actually travelled and who just gets their info from travel boards....
 
Jun 22nd, 2002, 07:56 AM
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I'm missing your point Dana.
Do you believe some particular island has been misrepresented here?
Which one(s)?
Why?
 
Jun 22nd, 2002, 05:17 PM
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what is a successful island?
 
Jun 22nd, 2002, 06:12 PM
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Teacher
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Sorry... but you just failed Troll 101 miserably.
 
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