Notices

May22 last minute honeymoon-Strict desires

Old Apr 28th, 2006, 07:31 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
May22 last minute honeymoon-Strict desires

Ok, I've searched all over in the Caribbean forum and I've done as much as I can with my time in the Latin American forum. Unfortunately, I'm not finding any locations that embody what we're looking for entirely. (Maybe this is impossible, I don't know). Either way, here's my situation:

-Last minute wedding because of military date change...doing the wedding in one month on MAY 21.
-This means we don't want to spend all our time traveling on airline layovers(hence avoiding the islands)
-Have a enough RCI points for anything if that's an option
-Don't want to spend more than $2900 (if possible including airline)
-Want beautiful beaches for swimming, SCUBA, snorkling, etc that aren't packed (would any be in May?)
-Want nightlife if that's what we felt like doing but we don't need to go out every night
-Want a gorgeous room that is slightly secluded
-Activities or sightseeing during the day but also the option to enjoy quiet and rest
-We like our food but aren't drinkers.

All that said, how expensive is the food in this area? With what I have above, should I go AI?

ANY HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IS BEST. WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!

NACHO
nacho is offline  
Old Apr 29th, 2006, 07:35 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 77
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How about renting a small house in Grand Cayman Island? Great snorkeling and scuba. If you rent a small house (which we have done twice) you can pick up groceries near the airport, do a little cooking (fresh fish can be purchased from the fisherman at the dock!) And eat out when you desire. Fun to swim w/ the rays. Quiet on the opposite side of 7 mile beach area, night life at 7 mile beach. However, there may be more on the other side of island now that Marriott bought a small place to rebuild there a few years ago- haven't been there since they purchased that piece of property. Friendly people, very safe area, easy to get to. I'm not sure on the financial stuff, you'd have to look into it. Could probably get info by googling it. Good luck! Congrats!!
58smom is offline  
Old Apr 29th, 2006, 07:43 PM
  #3  
Cvechko
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
What part of the US are you flying out of?
 
Old Apr 29th, 2006, 07:52 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Chicago. I was able to find a $338 flight from Kyack.com. The more and more I read about AIs, the more I'm getting scared of them.
nacho is offline  
Old Apr 29th, 2006, 07:58 PM
  #5  
Cvechko
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hate to sound stupid - what is the AIs?
 
Old Apr 29th, 2006, 08:03 PM
  #6  
Cvechko
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
All Inclusive? I never thought I would like an All Inclusive until we stayed at a couple - the reason they were AI is because there was no where else around to eat. The food was awesome though.

 
Old Apr 30th, 2006, 12:37 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yea, All inclusive. Humm....Where did you stay for the AI? I still checking out Grand Cayman too.
nacho is offline  
Old Apr 30th, 2006, 03:36 PM
  #8  
Cvechko
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The AI were Jaguar Reef Lodge, Belize (check out my pix of our trip at http://webpages.charter.net/cvechkol...zeTrip2006.htm or the Jaguar Website at http://www.jaguarreef.com/ and other AI is The Danzante, Loreto, Mexico. The Jaguar Reef Lodge is awesome - lots of adventure, not a lot of nightlife.

In Grand Cayman, you can go to Seven Mile Beach which is very busy & has a lot of construction going on (Caymans got hit by Hurricane Ivan a couple years ago).

However, as 58smom suggested, you may want to check out the Cayman Kai area of Grand Cayman. That area is actually our favorite place on the planet & we have been to several islands. The main reason we love it - it is secluded and you can snorkel to the reef right from the beach. My hubby doesn't even bother to scuba because we see as much snorkeling there (lobster, rays, etc). We are planning a vacation for next year & staying in one of the 2 bedroom sea lodges. Have "talked" with Paula who owns a 1 bedroom called the Lucky Dog Sea Lodge. You can email her at [email protected]. To see pix & lots of info on the area, goto http://www.sealodgical.com/index.html

Prices in Grand Cayman are high. But I think the Sea Lodges are reasonable (by Cayman standards).

Another option is The Retreat condos at http://www.theretreat.com.ky/. They sit at Rum Point. The beach could get busy when the ferry was running. However, I do not think the ferry from Rum Point to Seven Mile Beach area is running. The Hyatt (is at Seven Mile Beach but owns Rum Point) got wiped out by the Hurricane, have rebuilt the beach part but not the main hotel so the ferry is not back up & running yet. It used to take Hyatt guests & others to Rum Point. Of course, you can always walk around the corner (toward the sea lodges) and get to secluded great snorkeling.

For more info on the Caymans, goto http://www.caymanislands.ky/

Sorry so wordy. But if you want more info, let me know.

 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
willowjane
Caribbean Islands
7
May 5th, 2011 04:55 PM
camelbak
Caribbean Islands
10
Apr 2nd, 2008 10:49 AM
tmkamer
United States
4
Jan 27th, 2006 08:01 AM
pbucagjp
Caribbean Islands
4
Apr 13th, 2003 12:08 AM
TC
Caribbean Islands
16
Jan 16th, 2003 01:51 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information