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mprevo
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New vacation spot
      #1746943 - 09/20/17 06:57 AM (50.36.99.98)

I am looking for some advice. We have been vacationing n St Martin for many years. Since the destruction of Irma this year we need to find a new spot. I am looking for some advice on other islands to go to.

Here is what are looking for in a vacation:

We don't need fancy restaurants, we can be just as happy eating at a road side stand as well as a nice restaurant.

We enjoy sitting on a sandy beach. We like to rent chairs and umbrellas and have a few drinks in the sun.

We like to use AirBnB. Rent a condo and do our own thing.

We like it to be fairly safe. I understand nowhere is 100% safe and as long as you use common sense then it is usually OK.

We enjoy more of a quiet atmosphere. Not into large crowds of college at kids partying down. We are not prudes and enjoy a good time I just don't need it around 24/7.

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Testudo
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Re: New vacation spot [Re: mprevo]
      #1749292 - 10/12/17 03:45 PM (45.27.164.122)

Of the Caribbean islands not impacted greatly by this season's storms: Grand Cayman, Providenciales, Grenada and Barbados come to mind.

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secrets703
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Re: New vacation spot [Re: Testudo]
      #1749301 - 10/12/17 05:49 PM (184.91.16.95)

We, also, have been vacationing in St Martins for years. In fact just before Irma we had left St Martins after being there a few weeks. Its so sad.
Anyway, we loved the beautiful nude beach, which we know doesnt exist like this one in other Caribbean Islands.
So we opted for Grand Cayman in January staying on Seven Mile Beach which we know is not nude...
Any nice restaurants we should try? Nightclubs? Etc?
Thanks


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secrets703
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Re: New vacation spot [Re: secrets703]
      #1749302 - 10/12/17 05:53 PM (184.91.16.95)

Oops..just saw the list of restaurants posted. OK..thanks..now any nightclubs?
thanks


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Testudo
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Re: New vacation spot [Re: secrets703]
      #1749356 - 10/13/17 12:35 PM (45.27.164.122)

Not a clubber myself, but O Bar and Whisky Mist are the most popular.
Not sure if the others I recall are open any longer: Jet, Nectar and Lillie's, but you can certainly ask around to confirm when you arrive.
Calico Jacks beach bar has a popular full moon party and the Happy Hour at Royal Palms is also popular.

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mprevo
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Re: New vacation spot [Re: Testudo]
      #1749735 - 10/19/17 09:31 AM (50.36.98.107)

We looked at the Cayman's but decided on Caye Caulker Belize. Actually I lost the vote with my wife. I was thinking the Cayman's she thought Belize, so Belize it is.


Time will tell if this was a good decision or not but I can guarantee you one thing. We will have a good time. We are simple people who do not need a lot to entertain us.

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This is going to be a long wait, but the reward at the end will be worth it.


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