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Old March 5th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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Since we all know Cruisemates are a well traveled bunch, and beach stops are so very popular...why not share the very best beach you have enjoyed while on a cruise. Was it a private island, a hidden jewel, or the best beach/bar scene ever...Make sure you tell us why that beach made your day perfect..

For me,...Half Moon Cay was the nicest, because, everything was right at hand, at our Orange Cabana....rest rooms, and the food pavillion close by..soft bright white sand, and clear as a bell water.....
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Well, I don't "do" beaches any more, but when I did, I will always remember Trelawney Beach in Falmouth, Jamaica. One day, I wandered down the white powdery sand and admired the gorgeous blue water. I was all by myself . . . not another soul . . . just like being in an ad.

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Without a doubt, it was Orient Beach in Saint Marten. The water was true blue!
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There is a beach in Fort lauderdale that I visited a decade ago and there was some nudity on it but I didn't ( really I didn't) peek but I don't recall what it was.
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This is not a beach from my travels but I love Plum Island at Newburyport Ma.


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I loved Trunk Bay in St. John's.

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As one of the earlier posters said, not a beach in the Caribbean, but still one from our travels.

It's the beach that stretches for something like 7 miles starting in Ogunquit, Maine. Whenever we visit, our favorite ending to the day is to walk to the public beach area in Ogunquit, sit under the pavilion, and watch both the water and the people.

In three weeks we will be getting set to board Constellation for the 10 day. While we no longer do beaches while cruising the Caribbean, nowhere is the water color prettier; even in Ogunquit.

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Newport, RI beaches. I go there alot in the winter to see the waves. Great places to eat too.
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Gosh, I have narrow it down to one! And yet there are so many I want to visit.....including all those listed above!

Trip, I too love Half Moon Cay, but I keep going back to Sapphire Bay in St. Thomas. We go there early, so there wasn't anyone else there. It was one of those perfect times.
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My Mother-in-law.

Oh, you said "beach".

My favorite beach was on Huahine, French Polynesia. We went to the end of a road and stopped at the last place we could pull over and walked toward the water, through the trees and undergrowth, and found the most beautiful beach and we were the only people there. A local woman at a grocery store told us about it. She told us to take the road until you can't go any farther and then walk to the water. She was right.

It always pays to talk to the locals.

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Darlene I always have said the water at Saphire Beach is the most amazing I have seen..That combo of blue/green water has to be seen! I bet Mike's choice is picture postcard as well!
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We spent the day on Jost Van Dyke several cruises ago,,,and have to say the beach in front of the Soggy Dollar Bar was fantastic,,,not to mention the painkillers.

Been trying to figure out how to get back there again,,,
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Joannm they showed that bar on the show that inspired this thread the other day.....Looked like lots of fun!
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My favorite beach was on Huahine, French Polynesia. We went to the end of a road and stopped at the last place we could pull over and walked toward the water, through the trees and undergrowth, and found the most beautiful beach and we were the only people there. A local woman at a grocery store told us about it. She told us to take the road until you can't go any farther and then walk to the water. She was right.

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Mike, thanks for noting this. I was in Huahine in 2000 but I elected to do the bicycle around the island tour...all 13 miles !!!

We do plan to return to Tahiti so I will remember this place to go to.

As far as Trips question....we very much enjoyed Maho Beach in St Maartin. Its the one where the planes fly overhead.

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The Orient beach we out a doubt!!!
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Phil & Liz,,,

I'll be checking out Maho beach for myself in May. Heading there for a week of R & R.

Trip, the Soggy Dollar was a lot of fun,,,so was Foxy's,,,he's right over the hill from SD,,, For such a little island it sure has allot of neat places to visit.

http://www.bareboatsbvi.com/jost_van_dyke.html

Here is a link to lots of photos and info about Jost Van dyke,,you'll have to cut/paste
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Macapuu beach in Hawaii on the island of Oahu

Sayulita and Yelapa north and south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Phil & Liz,,,

I'll be checking out Maho beach for myself in May. Heading there for a week of R & R.

Trip, the Soggy Dollar was a lot of fun,,,so was Foxy's,,,he's right over the hill from SD,,, For such a little island it sure has allot of neat places to visit.

http://www.bareboatsbvi.com/jost_van_dyke.html

Here is a link to lots of photos and info about Jost Van dyke,,you'll have to cut/paste
The Sunset Beach Bar was "closed/sold/renamed" and is back in business so you can get a drink and a meal while enjoying the beach.

We want to visit SD and Foxy's someday as well as a place called The Bitter End.

Another site to read about SD and Foxy's is http://www.getjealous.com/liward
This is a couple who retired and began sailing in they boat out of Kemah, Texas. The spent alot of time in the USVI / BVI and have lots of stories and pics of the area.

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cane garden beach in tortolla palm trees blue seas nice soft sand warm weather ; reminds me of scotland not ; it is pure heaven
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Eddie you are right about Cane garden bay it's a fabulous beach as well.
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