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Old 07-26-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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Where are the best locations to experience the "old" Caribbean. Obviously I know the world constantly changes, but of course places differ in terms of old school charm.

I'm thinking places that have just a touch of "Harry Belafontes Caribbean". Now I'm not saying I'm literally asking where people sing Day-O as they're working on banana boats - but you get a what I .

I'm thinking historic towns (ie: colonial architecture), markets selling fruits/vegetables not easily found elsewhere, where sailboats dominate as opposed to cruise ships. And of course the obvious ocean breezes, and some decent snorkeling.

Where would your recommendations be?
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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Where are the best locations to experience the "old" Caribbean. Obviously I know the world constantly changes, but of course places differ in terms of old school charm.

I'm thinking places that have just a touch of "Harry Belafontes Caribbean". Now I'm not saying I'm literally asking where people sing Day-O as they're working on banana boats - but you get a what I .

I'm thinking historic towns (ie: colonial architecture), markets selling fruits/vegetables not easily found elsewhere, where sailboats dominate as opposed to cruise ships. And of course the obvious ocean breezes, and some decent snorkeling.

Where would your recommendations be?
Martinique and Guadeloupe would be some good places to start. Harry Belafonte is actually half Martinican (father) and half Jamaican (mother)
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