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Old 09-14-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I would like to plan a vacation to an island somewhere in the Caribbean, but we're not sure where to yet. We'd like to travel in February or March. No where in Mexico as we've both been there a few times already. We'd like it to be moderately priced and it would be nice if we could relax at the resort, but also have other activities to do. My boyfriend gets bored of just laying on the beach all day. Any suggestions? What's your favorite? Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Consider a cruise, every day is a different port with different things to see/do.

Bigger is not better when picking a ship to cruise on. When there are more tourists than locals in a port you lose something. Shop the prices online.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Barbados, large enough to be interesting, small enough to see it all. All ranges of accommodations.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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We are going next month to Jamaica. It will be our first time on the island, so I am pretty excited. I do like to lay on the beach all day, but we will have snorkeling, scuba diving (they can certify you on site), a glass bottom boat tour, paddle boards, kayaks, etc all part of the package for us to use as we wish. There are also other excursions available off site.

Look around, you will see that Caribbean resorts often have LOTS to do, so you can do as much, or as little, as you want.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Get open water diving certified and go to Roatan, Honduras.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Get open water diving certified and go to Roatan, Honduras.
This place is on my list.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:07 AM
 
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Get open water diving certified and go to Roatan, Honduras.
My husband and I almost did this. But then we realized with the price of the flights, it doesn't end up being that cheap to get certified. YMMV depending on where you are flying from but it would've been something like $1400 RT for the both of us.
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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Roatan is cheap once you get there. Also consider a airbnb or VRBO on Saint John, USVI. We did camping there one year and it was really cheap with tons of free beaches to hike to and snorkel from. Diving wasn't even necessary.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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Cayman Islands. I love snorkeling and diving and it's gorgeous there., but there's stuff to do even if you aren't into scuba/diving.

I also enjoyed Stingray City, Rum Point, the town of Hell, and Georgetown (walkable little downtown. Lots of boat trips, heck, I even enjoyed the turtle farm and I'm not a turtle person.
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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Les Saintes. Lovely French island close to Guadeloupe. Good restaurants and beaches and very laid back. Not too crowded and not too touristy.
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