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Old 02-17-2007, 10:43 AM
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Carribbean island suggestions

Wife, two boys (4 & 2). Not interested at all in touristy places, but safe is important. I want a clean, fun island that isn't crowded but has very nice accomodations, very good food, and plenty of places to roam. Again, no touristy places; I prefer off-the-beaten-path islands.

Suggestions of islands for me to look into?

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Old 02-17-2007, 11:10 AM
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I have to put a vote in for the Virgin Islands (US or British). My family has gone there 8 or 9 times and always enjoyed ourselves. We prefer St. John for because it is not too crowded and slightly off the beaten path so there are not very many cruise boat tourists. Accomodations there vary widely from ecotourism to very fine resorts. If you're looking on the upper end try Caneel Bay. It's around $800 a night for a room, but they have 11 beaches and it's very nice. It's really beautiful and not overly developed like a Sandals or a Westin. Of course there is a Westin on St. John, but I wouldn't recommend it. Sure, there is a lot to do for entertainment (Tennis courts, water sports, pools), but the beach isn't very nice. The snorkeling on St. John is very nice and there are also a number of hiking trails that are challenging and can you can easily take an entire day hiking to the petroglyphs and walking in the old sugar mills.

Here are some pictures from my last trip. The second picture is from a day trip to the BVI, where they have one of only batholith rock formations on coastline. The other is in the Seychelles.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:47 AM
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Turcos and Caicos.

http://www.turksandcaicostourism.com/
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Floow this link to Anguilla and see if it looks like what you want. My friend just got back and he said it was great, not touristy at all.

http://www.anguilla-vacation.com/
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:53 AM
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I'll 2nd St John USVI. House rental is common there. Beaches/water are spectacular, very quiet. (Eco-camping is available but may not offer peace and quiet.) We love it and have repeated the trip 5 times.

Going to St Kitts/Nevis this year for a change of scenery.

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Old 02-18-2007, 11:54 AM
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Hey Uber - what bay is in that picture? I would wager Hawksnest, but I'm not certain. Have you ever been to Waterlemon for the snorkeling? I've seen great things there including an eagle ray, a reef shark, and many sea turtles.

I can't wait to go back. Post pictures when you get back from St. Kitts - I hear great things about it.


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... Going to St Kitts/Nevis this year for a change of scenery.
Hope you're planning to skip St. Kitts and head directly to Nevis. That's where you'd find me.

The BVIs are wonderful too.
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Hey Uber - what bay is in that picture? I would wager Hawksnest, but I'm not certain. Have you ever been to Waterlemon for the snorkeling? I've seen great things there including an eagle ray, a reef shark, and many sea turtles.

I can't wait to go back. Post pictures when you get back from St. Kitts - I hear great things about it.

I thought the foto was Trunk Bay, I could be wrong.

We just got back from Nevis. While the scenery is beautiful, we don't have plans to return. We didn't find much of anything to do at night and there was no shopping so the wife was a bit annoyed. I'll tell ya, it was real quiet, almost too quiet. We'd be on the beach late afternoon and there wasn't a single other person to be seen. I guess if you seek ultimate tranquility it would be a great destination...like a honeymoon or anniversary.

















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Wow, those fotos are awesome- I think I'd like to go to Nevis for a vacation.
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Wow, those fotos are awesome-

Thanks, missy. Glad you enjoy them.









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Ahhh, I remember that place well. Thanks for the cyber return trip Uber.
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Look into Eleuthera if you want off the beaten path. My wife and I spend our honeymoon there. It has a low population density and verynice locals. It isn't too touristy, mainly rental houses. But the beaches are beautiful and uncrowded. We stayed on Ten Bay, which is one of the best beaches in the Bahamas.
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My wife & I used to go to the Islands every year. Negril Jamaica was our favorite spot in the 80's, while it was still an "off the beaten path" sort of place. We like small, quiet, intimate type lodging, and our favorite was called the "Sundowner" at the east end of Negril Beach. Unfortunatly, Sundowner got bought out by one of the Mega-resorts. We then started staying at place called the Charela Inn. We probably went to Negril 8 or 9 times. Then it started getting too developed for our taste.

Harbour Island in the Bahamas is a nice spot. Beautiful pink sand beach, prettiest sand I've ever seen. IIRC we stayed at a place called, appropriately, "The Pink Sands". We spent our honeymoon there.

Tortola in the British VI, or St John, would probably offer your best choice. Both islands are pretty free of hustlers & higgelers, and you can get to these islands very easily with minimum time wasted in airports waiting for connecting flights.

If you want to go somewhere really off the beaten path, and don't mind flying in a few planes the size of a VW minivan with wings, St Vincent is awesome. We stayed at the Grand View twice. It is a very small family run converted plantation home. Very very private. A higher priced, and quite exclusive spot in St Vincent is Young Island, which is down the beach a few miles from Grand View.

Of all the islands I visited, St Vincent would be my choice today.

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Of all the islands I visited, St Vincent would be my choice today.

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This was the location for Pirates of the Caribbean, right?
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Thanks for the help - the Bahamas was never a consideration, but as time goes on, I'm finding it to be a better option.

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