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Kamehameha
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Loc: Florida
Other favorite island destinations?
      #1738871 - 07/17/17 08:20 PM (69.254.21.241)

You experienced SXM'ers have provided invaluable info to make our first 3 week trip such a success that we were planning our next trip on the way home. Just curious ... do you have 2nd & 3rd choice destinations, why, and how often do you visit them? We usually do 3 weeks each annually in Aruba & Curacao. Tired of long flights FLL-HON after 20+ trips. Thanks for your feedback.

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sail2wind
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: Kamehameha]
      #1738873 - 07/17/17 09:21 PM (184.166.21.62)

St.Lucia, Dominica, and Grenada are some of our favorites. We travel at least 2 months a year, usually in 2-3 week trips.

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biglar
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1738876 - 07/17/17 09:52 PM (174.57.234.166)

My wife and I travel to SXM once a year for 3 weeks and travel with friends for 2 weeks every year. We have traveled with them a few times to Barbados, but that's a long trip. We will leave for a 2nd trip to the Bahamas in October. Have many numerous trips to St. Thomas and St. Croix and they aren't that great a distance. Even a trip to Puerto Rico can be fun and isn't too far. You would probably enjoy Old San Juan. We have made a few trips to Provo in the Turks and Caicos and really enjoy the island. Some of the most beautiful beaches and water we have ever seen. We made a visit to Provo last year and had a great time until my wife had to have her appendix removed at the local hospital. The hospital on the island was built recently and very nice.

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SXMbeacher
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: Kamehameha]
      #1738907 - 07/18/17 10:27 AM (76.178.251.99)

We have traveled to Dominican Republic and stayed in an all inclusive on Bavaro beach, in Punta Cana. Its pretty reasonably priced, a beautiful island and very friendly people. You can get excursions that pick you up at the resorts and return you. The only down side is, i don't think it's and island you want to go out exploring on your own much.

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wildbill069
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: Kamehameha]
      #1738938 - 07/18/17 03:28 PM (107.207.239.108)

There is only 1 place St Maarten

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hottubdiva
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: wildbill069]
      #1738954 - 07/18/17 05:30 PM (24.2.29.5)

If you like to stay close to St. Martin I'd recommend Nevis or Anguilla.

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pat
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: Kamehameha]
      #1738956 - 07/18/17 05:35 PM (75.133.113.202)

We've tried many (most?) of the islands of the Caribbean but I've yet to find one that is the total package like SXM. Some that we've liked would include Barbados, Anguilla and Grenada but none is the total package like St. Martin.

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LBI2SXM
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: pat]
      #1739083 - 07/19/17 05:55 PM (73.112.165.173)

Agree but Curacao is running a very close second for us. We love that island.

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Kamehameha
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1739115 - 07/19/17 10:50 PM (69.254.21.241)

Ahh, finally another Curacao person! Just curious what you like about it. We stay at the Renaissance and Royal Sea Aquarium next September.

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LBI2SXM
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Re: Other favorite island destinations? [Re: Kamehameha]
      #1739166 - 07/20/17 11:12 AM (73.112.165.173)

We love everything about it. We have stayed at Kura Hulanda in town and Royal Sea Aquarium(our fav). Have been there 9 trips. The water is what turns us on. Snorkeling is unreal, abundant sea life, clarity of the water, and very friendly locals. We like the European vibe, lots of Dutch and it just doesn't have that Americanized feel to it like Aruba. Been there before?

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