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Where to go in Caribbean- short vacation from Miami

Jun 14th, 2002, 10:57 AM
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wendy
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Where to go in Caribbean- short vacation from Miami

Hi there,
I live in california and will be in Miami mid-march for a wedding with my boyfriend. I am thinking that i would like to make a vacation out of the trip and go to the caribbean after the wedding is over. I have never been to the caribbean and dont really know much about it or the different islands.

I want something a fairly short flight from Miami and an island where i can get reasonable rates (around 150-250 night) for a clean beachfront hotel. I would like an island that has some shopping and nightlife- i dont want an ultra quiet island.

Any suggestions??
thanks so much!
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 01:04 PM
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Penney
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Both Bahamas and Jamaica are close to Miami.
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 01:46 PM
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Marlette
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$150-$250 night in high season is sometimes difficult. The only place that comes to mind is the Emerald Beach Resort in St. Thomas-coeanfront room $210 night I believe. Shopping is fantastic in St. Thomas. Get over to Magens Bay for the day. Friday night there is a west indian buffet with live music but otherwise on the quiet side. If its a short trip you'll still have a good time, there's water activities etc.
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 08:06 PM
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You can get a fairly short flight to Nassau or Paradise Island, stay at Comfort Suites, and have complimentary access to all the amenities of Atlantis. I think American and USAirways both fly there from Miami. There are also other islands in the Bahamas that are a short hop and also cheaper than Nassau/PI. Check wheretostay.com for good ideas and traveler reviews.
 
Jun 15th, 2002, 03:55 AM
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Sandra
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Nassau is not great--the outer islands are MUCH better--on your first trip go somewhere else where the people are friendly.
 
Jun 15th, 2002, 05:45 AM
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linda
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I don't like Grand Bahama or Paradise Island. Love Eleuthera and harbor Island, tho. Trip might not be easy, tho. Have you considered Puerto Rico? Easy and probably cheaper flight. There are some nice resorts- try doing a post for a good, reasonable one.
 
Jun 15th, 2002, 03:02 PM
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Mona
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For your information, mid-March is Spring Break so you might want to avoid Cancun, Nassau and Jamaica unless you like that kind of stuff.
 
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