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mauricerob3715 Apr 18th, 2022 07:33 AM

Which Island to visit??
 
New here!
Doing a solo trip to 1 of the Caribbean Islands. Looking to get great Drone footage, would prefer a all inclusive spot to save some money, do Jet Skiiing & ATV tours and eat good. Thats about it. Help me out

RoamsAround Apr 18th, 2022 10:13 AM

We need more info from you in order to make meaningful suggestions:

How long a trip are you planning?

When do you plan to travel?

Where are you traveling from?

Are you willing to take one or more connecting flights and or ferries to reach your final destination or do you want as shot a flight as possible?

Are you looking to stay on a large island or small island?

Do you want an arid island with long stretches of light sand beaches or do you prefer a lush mountainous island with smaller cove-like beaches?

What type of budget do you have for airfare and accommodations? Give specific dollar amounts not some meaningless term like “affordable” or “won’t break the bank”.

Define what you mean by “eat good”. Do you mean high end gourmet dining or does your “good” mean large portions of mediocre food?

Just so you are aware, you can jetski and take ATV tours on just about every island so that really doesn’t help narrow down your choices.

As for going All Inclusive - most AI resorts have just OK food so unless you go to a really high end AI resort the food will not be gourmet quality. For what it is worth, going AI isn’t necessarily any less expensive than going non-AI.

If All Inclusive is a must for you look at places like the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cancun, Cozumel as they have the highest concentration of AI’s in the Caribbean. If going non-AI then you might like the US or British Virgin Islands.

mauricerob3715 Apr 19th, 2022 07:26 AM

Forgot to add CASINO is a MUST along with the other things

Trip will be about 5-6 days long
Travelling from DC area
If I have to take a ferry thats find but would prefer short as possible
Larger Island would suffice
Lonng strech of beaches
Looking in the 3-4k range
It can mediocre, as long as there seafood and chicken lol
Well I know DR they banned Jet Ski's so not sure other Islands have done the same

schmerl Apr 19th, 2022 08:42 AM

Check into Puerto Rico. It has all you said you want.

suze Apr 19th, 2022 08:44 PM

Gosh, none of the places I've been in the Caribbean come anywhere close (cross off the USVI St Thomas and St John. Dominican Republic, and Jamaica). All fantastic trips but no drone footage allowed, no casinos, no jet skis or ATVs, the the coolest place were not "all inclusives". buena suerte!


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