Originally Posted by LisaK
so much depends on your own personal preference: Western is our choice- we love to snorkel in Cozumel, interact with the StingRays in Grand Caymen, Labadee is a blast, beach party! In Jamaica we either go to an all-inclusive beach resort, lazy river tubing, dunns river falls, all depends on our mood and who we are cruising with. Eastern offers breathtakingly beautiful beaches with good snorkeling, and really good shopping, and a poke around the islands type of atsmophere
Now there is the wonderful thing about cruising. There is hardly a single thing on Lisa's list that we would do, either Eastern or Western Caribbean.
Western Caribbean is a place where we have seen wonderful ancient ruins, had great Mexican cooking classes, and been to a gorgeous spa in Honduras! But NO StingRays for me!
Eastern Caribbean gives a chance for aquariums, aloe factories, interacting with the sea lions, historical sites, and of course my DW has to have her shopping.
Even without an inch of overlap in our experiences with Lisa's, there is so much to do in the Caribbean for everybody! Once again, YOU have to decide what is right for YOU!