What Island for a vegan?

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Dec 2nd, 2018, 12:22 PM
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What Island for a vegan?

Hi all, thanks for reading. I have never visited the Carribean but would really like to go. I would like to find somewhere to visit that doesn't have suffering stray animals. I was hoping to visit Turks and Caicos and possibly adopt a potcake (I previously had one) but concerned that it will be overwhelming seeing stray dogs in need on the island that I may not be able to help.

I would like a vacation spot that is less commercial, beautiful, and has snorkeling. If there was an area with vegan food that would be amazing, if not lodging with a kitchen would be fine...

I just want to find somewhere will I will not see any suffering strays...if this is not possible too it would be good to know.

Thanks to anyone with ideas. Open to any countries!
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Dec 2nd, 2018, 12:37 PM
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I went to T&C for the first time this year, I did not see any stray dogs anywhere. I did walk a potcake but that was from the Potcake Place in Grace Bay. They don't adopt to any place outside of North America.

The less commercialised islands will have stray dogs, I saw plenty in Tobago, I found it very upsetting. The more developed ones will not, I didn't see any in Grand Cayman.
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Dec 2nd, 2018, 01:28 PM
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Hi Odin,
Thanks for the reply! That is encouraging to hear. I am curious, did you go around the island much or did you stay inside a resort?

I do live in North America. I would like to at least walk some dogs and possibly adopt one if I am ready...my potcake just recently died a couple of weeks ago so we will see.
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Dec 2nd, 2018, 01:51 PM
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We rented a car for the entire week we were there and went around the whole island.
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Dec 3rd, 2018, 11:47 AM
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Jamaica. "Ital" food from Rastafari tradition would work well for vegans. I like Negril.
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Dec 3rd, 2018, 01:39 PM
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Thanks!
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Dec 4th, 2018, 04:09 AM
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Sounds like Turks and Caicos is your place!

all the upscale restaurants offer vegan options, and if not on menu you can ask and they’ll make it.

Theres es a few that actually love to make vegan food.

Potcake Place is amazing! The best in Caribbean. You can walk a puppy in the morning (usually until around lunch time.). You can visit with them any business hours and even volunteer.

Bring puppy supplies, always grateful.

The main hub of Grace Bay you won’t see many strays if at all. The population is pretty well controlled. You might see occasional one but with a collar.

But this is the case with almost every island. You’ll find TCI has the best program for them there is
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Dec 4th, 2018, 11:30 AM
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Ok thanks all. I am going to Turks and Caicos!!
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Dec 4th, 2018, 11:54 AM
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What time of the year are you planning to go?
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Dec 4th, 2018, 01:43 PM
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I have not decided yet. I would like to go in September but understand that is hurricane season. Maybe May.
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Dec 5th, 2018, 01:32 PM
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I wouldn't go to the Caribbean in the fall myself. Too much chance of rain (even if not an actual hurricane) that time of year most places.
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Dec 5th, 2018, 04:29 PM
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Okay thank you. I think I will go in either May or July.
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Dec 5th, 2018, 04:41 PM
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You can check for specific islands, but generally speaking May will have better weather most places than July (less hot less chance of rain).
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Dec 6th, 2018, 07:23 AM
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My experience in the Carribean in the summer is that most times if there is rain, it won't be an all day event. Often It may rain hard for a short period of time and then it's done. I have frequently traveled to Puerto Rico in July and August and rain hasn't been an issue. I've also been to the US Virgin Islands in the summer with no problems. Of course, it is hurricane season, so there is always a small chance to run into one. If you are flexible with when to go, I would probably opt for Winter or Spring.
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Dec 6th, 2018, 11:44 AM
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T&C are in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean.I was glad to in June as the weather earlier in the year looked very windy but it died down luckily during our visit. T&C can be affected by hurricanes too, it looked a very dry island so can't imagine days of rain or even much rain at all, in St Lucia and Barbados for example, I've experienced days of constant rain but you can get that anywhere in the Caribbean or tropical Atlantic. I would not go early in the year either as it would be too cool for me, Negril was too cool during March, the sea water was a bit cold for swimming and the air temps were pleasant but not hot enough.
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Dec 8th, 2018, 05:48 AM
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I went to Guadeloupe saw no stry dogs and there are vegan plates in all restaurants.
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