Wanted: Inexpensive Caribbean Destination

Sep 17th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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I am on the mailing list for cheapcaribbean.com and get sales sent to me all the time. You might want to check out what they have on sale and then check trip advisor to make sure the hotel isn't a flea bag hotel.

http://www.cheapcaribbean.com/
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Oct 15th, 2006, 09:44 AM
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Hey everyone, thank you for all the great advice! Work has kept me away for awhile and given me plenty of time to think about Aruba. Any other suggestions would be appreciated!
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Oct 15th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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We're planning a trip to Curacao; haven't been there yet but it looks like there are inexpensive options (maybe cheaper than Aruba?) and it's out of the hurricane belt. I would recommend Isla Mujures or Tulum in Mexico (you can get VERY cheap accommodations in Tulum)...but I wouldn't head that way in November. They got slammed by a hurricane last year. I haven't heard of any island in the Carribbean having "great" food; my experience in Mexico was OK, anywhere from excellent seafood to...just OK food; Curacao sounds just OK too in the food dept, but with excellent snorkeling. Good luck!
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Oct 16th, 2006, 12:05 PM
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Have you checked out the British Virgin Islands? There are a lot of places on Cane Garden that you can get for under $100. Some are hotels with kitchenettes or 1 bedroom villas. Elm Beach Suites, Agape Cottages, Mongoose Apartments and Ole Work Inn are all doable (you can google any of them). You can make your own breakfast and lunch in the room and then hit the restaurant/bars (about 7 of them) on Cane Garden Bay. Over on Jost Van Dyke island there is Sandcastle. If you really want to get away from everything, check out Neptune's Treasure on Anegada. But, the ferry to Anegada only runs on MWF, so you'll need to factor that in (maybe a one night stay on Tortola). Fly into St Thomas and ferry over (about $40 round trip), generally cheaper. If your miles are with American, book a flight all the way to Tortola (EIS airport code).

I picked BVI for similar reasons as you. Did not want to spend a lot of money, but wanted to enjoy the "ilons" more than you get at an AI.

Check out the Travel Talk Online forum (again, google it). Loads of good info there and very helpful.
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Oct 25th, 2006, 06:27 PM
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I stayed at a place called Negril Inn in Jamaica. Great little place right on the beach in a great location. It's a small all-inclusive. No watersports like the bigger AI but you couldn't beat the price and the location to all the beach bars and entertainment.
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