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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 08:17 AM
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what about Bermuda? June is a great time to go, should be warm enough for sunning and swimming. And its so close!

the main objection to Bermuda is the resorts are a little pricey, but you said money wasn't an issue.

We went to Pompano Beach Club in June a couple years ago and loved it.
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 02:49 PM
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Bermuda was actually the first place I looked into, but we can't get there Wednesday night.

On the San Juan conversation.. Here are my concerns and please correct me if I'm wrong:

San Juan faces the Atlantic, so the resorts there, while beachfront, will not look like the beach I went to last year in the Bahamas, right? I'd like the traditional Caribbean beach - white sand, clear water. Is that the case in San Juan? Somewhere in the middle maybe?

You know, that's really my only concern with San Juan. Just got a book on Puerto Rico at the library today, so maybe I'll learn something incredible (though knowing me, I'll probably just ask y'all!).

Current options, in my opinion:
1. Miami
2. Key West
3. San Juan
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Forgot to mention, Captiva/Sanibel as an option! We've actually been talking about heading there, but it never really crossed my mind for this trip. I'll start looking into it!
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 02:55 PM
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Bermuda would be my choice! It is pricey, but it is a short flight from the US and several choices of beautiful hotels and beaches.
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 02:57 PM
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Shoot, I can't seem to get it all out in one post. Regarding San Juan facing the Atlantic - I understand that all the islands are in the Atlantic - but I read somewhere that the beaches look different in PR. From looking at hotel pictures, the beaches look beautiful and very similar to what I've seen, but I know how amazing Photoshop is! Will I be happy with the beach in San Juan? The Ritz Carlton on Isla Verde?
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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June in California is our grayist, coolest, most overcast month. Good advice to go to Florida.
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 03:16 PM
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you had me at desperate
knew bermuda would not work, but thought Puerto Rico or Palm Beach might
you lost me with will we be happy at the Ritz
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Another possibility:

Atlanta to Cancun
Nonstop on Delta at 5:55 p.m.
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Atl -> Jamaica that afternoon/evening
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Puerto Rico, specifically Rincon.
Key West is not a 'Beach' destination. Don't get me wrong, I love EYW, but not for that reason.
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Ritz Carlton Rose Hall Jamaica - easy flight from Atlanta
We stopped there for a night on the way to St Lucia
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Old Apr 3rd, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Naples or Siesta Key, both have beautiful white sand beaches & plenty of places to eat & shop.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Not for beaches, but for speedy travel, there are direct flights from Atlanta into Key West. The beaches are marginal at best, but the food is wonderful and there are lots of things to do (or not do, if you prefer).
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Old Apr 3rd, 2011, 10:32 AM
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If you want glorious white sand beaches, brilliant blue water, and great food, it's hard to beat the Yucatan area south of Cancun. Places like Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum are amazing. You can hang on the beach, explore Mayan ruins, snorkel, etc. Check out locogringo.com
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Old Apr 6th, 2011, 01:18 PM
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The Florida Keys are an excellent destination for all sorts of reasons: great boating, diving, fishing, snorkeling, etc. BUT, they are NOT known for the beaches. There might be a couple slivers of beach like Bahia Honda, and a few hotels have manmade beaches, but this is coral reef country, not beach country. For beaches do the islands on the west coast of florida like Siesta Key, Anna Maria, Captiva or Marco. or, you can do the busier beaches on the Atlantic like South Beach.
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Old Apr 6th, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Great beaches are on Gulf coast of Florida. I lived near Palm Beach in Boca Raton for a while. Plenty of beach, however brownish Atlantic waters. The strip in Ft. Lauderdale has nice hotels, condo's, cool beaches(still Atlantic water). Strip is on one side and beach located across street. Lots of roller bladers, exercising, lying out. Ton's of food, bars, music. Las Olas Blvd., right around corner (walk or short cab) with fine dining and shopping. That would be a 1,2,3 destination. 1. depart plane check-in hotel, 2. beach wear & beach 3. Relax-shower where are we walking to for food & entertainment. Get lots out of a few days.
I agree that keys are great, however no beaches.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 11:08 AM
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The Keys have very few beaches. I'd pick Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Both have beautiful beaches. Fort Lauderdale is less expensive.
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