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Where can I find Maui in the Caribbean - ?St. Lucia


Apr 26th, 1998, 04:03 AM
Carl Boxhill
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Where can I find Maui in the Caribbean - ?St. Lucia

Dont have the time this year for Hawaii. Do you know a hotel/resort/villa in St. Lucia or elsewhere with luxury accomodations, great food, congeniality and safety. How is weather in November? What about the mosquitos?
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Apr 26th, 1998, 07:16 AM
Louis Dameson
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Maui is not the caribbean. They each have their own charm depending on your tastes. I am not certain what you mean by a luxury resort/hotel/villa. I can suggest many places in that catagory. What is defined as luxury in the Caribbean runs between $600 to $800 a night for two including meals. You can rent a villa in the range of $3,000 to $5,000 a week that would be considered in the luxury catagory. If you want really great food I do not recommend renting a villa and fixing your own. The grocery items available for purchase are limited. Top resorts bring most of their food items from Florida. In the British Virgin Islands, I would recommend Guana Island (http://www.guana.com), Biras Creek, and Little Dix. In Anquilla I would recommend Cap Juluca and the Malliouhana. In the Grenadines, I would recommend Petit Saint Vincent. This list can go on and on. I am not familiar with St. Lucia however. Weather in November is fine except that it is still in the hurricane season which has never bothered me. For years we most often went in August which is the middle of the season. Most say to go down to Aruba which is out of the hurricane belt, however the ABC islands do not have the characteristics I seek in the Carribean. To my experience, mosquitos are everywhere in the Caribbean with the possible exception of Salt Cay about 6 miles off of Grand Turk. It has no rain and thus no mosquitos. They are not has bad as they are in the Yucatan in Mexico. To get some real help I think you need define better your desires. Also I thing it is a mistake to look for something similar to Maui in character and price, the areas are completely different. If your idea of a resort is something similar to a cruise ship with golf then your best best bets are on Puerto Rico. Take into consideration that the things you really like on Maui may not exist anywhere in the Carribean.
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Apr 28th, 1998, 03:45 PM
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If you like Maui, the closest in my opinion (and it is a big stretch) are Tortola and Barbados. Both are big surfing and windsurfing islands with friendly local populations. I like them for that reason. Unlike many Caribbean islands which feature still waters, these two have great surf. They also are not over-saturated with large hotel resorts and the resort "mentality" that goes along with it. Both are beautiful with first rate beaches,laid-back restaurants, etc.
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Apr 29th, 1998, 06:16 AM
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The Caribbean in November is unpredictable weather-wise. It's the tail-end of the hurricane season, so while you might not run into a hurricane, you could get tropical storms.

I highly recommend the El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, PR since you are seeking luxurious accommodations. This resort is on a magnificient setting overlooking the eastern coast of Puerto Rico with breathtaking views of the rain forest, off-shore islands such as Vieques, Culebra and St. Thomas. It has everything you need: golf, tennis, beaches, restaurants, casino, nightclubs, discos, and an incredible spa. Hope you have a good trip.
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