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Old February 5th, 2003, 09:11 AM
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Default POLL- Your FAVORITE Caribb island?

Saw Merm's daughters wonderful picture of Bora Bora... but realizing the majority of cruisers head to the Caribbean, thought I would ask....
What is your FAVORITE Caribbean island, and what do you like to do there, when you get a chance to visit??

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Mark and I really enjoyed St. Thomas. It was just beautiful. We liked just driving around the island and gazing at the gorgeous scenery. The other thing we liked to do there was buy cheap duty-free liquor at K-Mart.

Although, I also really loved Puerto Rico. It was charming, and I felt at home there. If I had the chance, I would move there in a second. Definitely lived up to its name as "la isla del encanto."

Of course, we still have a lot of islands left on the list to see before we make a final decision.

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Old February 5th, 2003, 09:45 AM
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Haven't seen that many but St. Thomas and Cozumel come to mind.
Really beautiful scenery.

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I would have to say it is the next one we visit. There are so many islands we haven't seen yet and I'd like to see them all.

I've been looking closely at the Turks and Caicos Islands recently for a land vacation. Does anyone know if any ships stop there?

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Old February 5th, 2003, 11:58 AM
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I think I like them all! Actually though going a little further over, I do like Aruba. First time I went there the landscape absolutely amazed me, plus clean, friendly, just a great experience!

Can't wait to get back there in March!

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Aruba, Puerto Rico, Curacao
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Old February 5th, 2003, 12:56 PM
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Thomas, Holland America stops at the Turks and Caicos. One of the cruises I was looking at for my honeymoon had Grand Turk as a port. I think they only go there in the fall and winter.

Look up Maasdam, Zuiderdam, Oosterdam, and Volendam.

If this link from the Holland America site shows up, it may help you.

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Thanks Mrs. Mark............<wink>

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You are welcome, Mr. Mrs. Thomas. <G>

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Michelle, I did follow the link and I must say I can not believe this ship is going to my favorite spot! Caicos..... have you ever cruised with this cruise line? I did request a catalog and also looked at the prices. They are very inexpensive and worth a second look! I do wonder if they have a lot of pools and a kids program.....

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Old February 5th, 2003, 05:26 PM
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I do like Aruba but recently discovered a piece of heaven that most cruisers do not get to see ,Virgin Gorda in the BVI's (as amatter of fact, all the BVI's). Fabulous beaches
with none of the crowds, unbelievable snorkelling and diving, friendly people, safe , gorgeous scenery, great small laid back resorts, Carib beer, and at Mad Dogs ,above the Baths, the best pina collada in the world for $4.00 , great beach bars and restaurants and a laid back relaxed crowd by day that party, if you want it ,by night.
The captain of our Windjammer described Little Dix Bay (a resort on Virgin Gorda) as "heaven on earth if it exists anywhere " and I think he might have been right.
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Old February 5th, 2003, 05:46 PM
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Sorry Sue, I don't know a lot about Holland America. I'm sure more than a few people on this site do, though... try posting a new thread?

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Old February 5th, 2003, 07:28 PM
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I may be in the big minority here, but I absolutely loved Martinique....once out of Fort de France, the island is absolutely beautiful! Did a jeep safari tour that went up through the banana plantations, up into the rain forest and down to St. Pierre and one of the rum factorys and got to view Mt. Pelee.

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Some people wouldnt consider this an Car. island. It is San Blas, hands down in my book. Wonderful group of islands, the Cuna Indians are very interesting as a cultre.
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The baths at Virgin Gorda were really cool but I still love the shopping at St. Thomas and the snorkeling on St. John's. In the Caribbean everything is beautiful!
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Kuki,
Only been to one Island (Jamaica) so I can't form
an opinion yet, sorry. I should have at least 1 (out of 5)
after upcoming cruise. But, from what I've read above
there are some Islands that I must visit.

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Oh, Chuck ...

There you go again about San Blas. We are never going to agree on that one.

Obviously, Puerto Rico is going to be my #1 after living there for four years .... it's "home."

Virgin Gorda is terrific and (if you can afford it) Little Dix Bay is AbFab. My preference is the Bitter End Yacht Club.

We lived on Aruba for a short time, and I don't care if we never go back. But I did like the iguanas. They like cheese curls.

St. John comes to mind as a little piece of paradise.

For a one-day hit, I will put my two cents in for Ile de Saintes.
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I agree with you. You can spend a week here and not see everything. To bad there is not enough advertised about this great Island so people can take advantage of it.
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ooops. I agree with you Lisa. Martinique is great.
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No brainer for us - St. Martin/St. Maarten. Shop, eat and get naked on the beach. Or is that, eat, beach and shop naked? Or is that, ...never mind. St. Martin/St. Maarten it is.

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