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Trying to decide where to go for a girl's trip


Aug 18th, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Trying to decide where to go for a girl's trip

I'm planning a trip for 6 of my girlfriends next March and we've narrowed down our choice of islands to Eleuthera, Curacao and St. John. All of us are in our late 20s/early 30s and we're all looking for a relaxing vacation and want to rent a villa in order to cook and hang out with each other in the evenings.

St John looks gorgeous although we'd have to drive anytime we wanted to go to the beach. The snorkeling and hiking looks great. In Eleuthera, I'm looking at Sky Beach Club since their 4-bedroom villas look amazing and it's right on the ocean but I'm worried we might get bored after a week. Curacao seems nice in that there's a wide diversity of activities and prices on the island aren't as expensive as St. John or Eleuthera.

Does anyone have thoughts as to which destination might be best for a group of girls?
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Aug 19th, 2011, 04:16 AM
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betterbidding.com Westin St John maho.org vrbo.com beautiful

safe might also look at www.magenspoint.com St Thomas better

party shopping island good flights down on spirit.com aa.com

Eleuthera hot isolated boring from personal experience but

www.runawayhill.com best #1 beach good food dive little party

Curacao dodgier beaches are not as great ok party cheaper.

Happy Planning!
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Aug 21st, 2011, 07:45 PM
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St. John. It's not bad driving around. I think you'd actually see more of the island that way. It's also a quick ferry ride over to St. Thomas where there is nightlife, fun and plenty of shopping in Charlotte Amalie. I went there with friends twice for a girls trip in my 20's and there was plenty to do at night and during the day. There was a great restaurant/bar right in Charlotte Amalie on the main strip that was so much fun! It's called the "Greenhouse Restaurant". Great for a group of girls. We did a day trip over to St. John to go snorkeling and for some more shopping. St. John is much quieter than St. Thomas but staying on St. John I think you'd get the best of both worlds. The main cruise ship port is Charlotte Amalie. Good luck!
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Aug 23rd, 2011, 10:04 AM
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Been to all three. I would pick between St John and Eleuthera. If you are not looking for nightlife and shopping and are purely interested in beaches you cannot go wrong on Eleuthera. We love it there. Miles and miles of isolated stunning beaches to explore all over the island. St John has better selection of restaurants and a town center for some shopping. Houses are not on the beaches and you will be driving on some steep roads. We also found the beaches to be somewhat 'crowded' by our standards (35-40 people on every beach was normal). Parking gets a bit crowded as well (maybe the fact that we were there during spring break in April had something to do with that). Lovely views on St John. Curacao is one of my least fav islands because the beaches are just ok and does not have the same feel as the other two.
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