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Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? #230389
07/22/2020 03:21 PM
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Here is the Ranking:
1 Anguilla
2 Abacos Island
3 Harbour Island
4 Virgin Gorda
5 ST. John
6 St Vincent
7 Aruba
8 Exumas
9 Jost Van Dyke
10 St. Barts
11 Vieques
12 Eleuthera
13 Turks and Caicos
14 Culebra
15 Bermuda
16 Nevis
17 St. Lucia
18 St. Croix
19 Barbados
20 Cayman Island
21 Antigua
22 Jamaica
23 SXM
24 Tortola
25 Bonaire

So how many of these islands have you been to. I have been to 12.......




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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230390
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I've been 18. No idea how they came up with that numbering system!! Link??


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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230391
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12 for me

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230392
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Only 5 for me lol .

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: Kennys] #230393
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Does that include SXM. LOL

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230395
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11 for me...

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230396
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I've been to 13, but I can't believe none of the Grenadines are on the list.

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: cruzer] #230397
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Originally Posted by cruzer
I've been to 13, but I can't believe none of the Grenadines are on the list.


19. St Vincent is the Grenadines.

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bran] #230404
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Not the way I read it. The list includes various Bahamian islands/groupings, individual VI's--American, British, and Spanish--but not specific Grenadines, each of which has its own unique charms.

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: cruzer] #230405
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The OP did not include the full name as it was listed in the article. The article said St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Here is the link to the article.

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230407
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I'm always surprised at the description of things to do on SXM in these magazine articles. The lolos and Maho would be the last two things I would recommend to a newbie. Well, maybe Maho just for the experience, but there's so much more to the island.

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: SXMScubaman] #230411
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Yes lol .

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230417
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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230419
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We really miss getting a rum punch at the Boat Bar at the end of the runway at Maho.

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230426
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16 St John was my favorite. Yost Vandyke can be reached only by boat, great beach but not much more.

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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230428
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I have been to 7, including SXM, and to me, SXM was head and shoulders above the other 6.

Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: RonDon] #230437
07/23/2020 09:13 AM
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"Oh, I wish I was there tonight, on Yost Van Dyke".. Kenny Chesney. No airport on St. John either.

I remember that old song "Kokomo". We went through most of the islands in that song, many of them on a cruise. Never could convince Eric to go to Bermuda. Would still like to do that though. Having visited most of the islands in the Caribbean, many on cruises, but many staying on land, St. Maarten/ST. Martin is head and shoulders above all the rest for us. I have no idea how T & L made their rankings, but to put islands like St. Croix, Vieques, or Culebra above SXM, I guess they are focused on uncrowded, with nothing to do, but go to the beach. SXM has great beaches, but so much more!!


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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230442
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I have been to 9 counting St Maarten but a few were just day stops from a cruise. I like Cayman and Aruba for their own reasons but St Maarten is my favorite

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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230446
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9 although a couple more than once. Sxm 25x

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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: irina] #230450
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Hey Irina, you beat me by one!! mad laugh


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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230451
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We’ve visited fourteen but only over-nighted on nine of them, along with a few more that didn’t make the main list. We had considered doing a cruise to hit the ones we‘ve missed but Covid caused us to cancel that plan.


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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230453
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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230488
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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: Carol_Hill] #230509
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I'm older than you Carol.
Didn't include Shelter Island, Fire Island, Long Island, the Keys etc.
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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: irina] #230512
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Originally Posted by irina
I'm older than you Carol.
Didn't include Shelter Island, Fire Island, Long Island, the Keys etc.
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So, Ladies, are we counting ALL the islands we've visited or just the ones on the list of favorites? 'Cause I know you've been to more than nineteen in total, Irina.



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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230527
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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: pat] #230529
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Pat--I counted just the ones on that list. Lots of islands in the Caribbean I have been to that are not on that list.


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Re: Travel And Leisure August Issue Top 25 Island. Where do you think SXM ranks? [Re: bigbobthib] #230534
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We have been to 8. Besides SXM Vergin Gorda is one of our favorites, however we may be biased as my wifes Uncle an engineeer, was sent there by the Rockefellers 70 years ago to design Little Dicks Resort and the island as a tourist destination. We went there twice, but didn't stay, just toured and took pictures to show her uncle what it was like several years after. When he was there he said he was the only American on the island.

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Hey, sorry, it's VIRGIN Gorda and Little Dix...


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Just funning with you Pat!


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