Nicely put PapaBill!!! Living in this very cold Canadian winter..some place tropical with white sandy beaches, cold tropical drinks, and friends and family to share that with you. Now that is paradise! I have been to a few islands...my hubby and I just loved the caymans....loved Jamaica but yes they are very aggressive in their sales. Even the Dominican Republic is beautiful. We enjoy so far all Islands that we have been too....but if it is for shopping then Jamaica is aweful just because they do not understand the word NO. But now that I have experienced the culture there I now know what to expect. Everyone is entitled to there opinion, but everyone should make there own judgement on and Island rather than go by what others have to say.