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Old 07-12-2017, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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March/April is not hurricane season, but it is Spring Break season, so at minimum, I'd expect higher costs. As others have said, if you're looking for an all-inclusive, beach, pool, cocktails vacations, and don't plan to venture much beyond the resort, I find most of Mexico/Caribbean to be very similar. Search on a booking site for all-inclusives, price out flights, and pick one that meets your budget (and has good reviews, of course). You'll have a great time. Don't overthink it.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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Thank you all again for your input. Sorry I didn't mention, we are from East Coast. Although cruises are fun, we opted out of that due to fact he's been on one and got very sick.
Thank you fro bringing up the Spring Break issue that I hadn't even considered. That leaves us leaning more towards the quieter relaxed island, not to say there's anything wrong with the younger more energetic crowd. At this time we will look for the quieter relaxed destination.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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Thank you all again for your input. Sorry I didn't mention, we are from East Coast. Although cruises are fun, we opted out of that due to fact he's been on one and got very sick.
Thank you fro bringing up the Spring Break issue that I hadn't even considered. That leaves us leaning more towards the quieter relaxed island, not to say there's anything wrong with the younger more energetic crowd. At this time we will look for the quieter relaxed destination.
This makes me want to recommend the resort we stayed at in Jamaica even more! It was so laid back, so relaxing. Not a party crowd. Unlike other all inclusives, they don't hound you to join group activities (though they have them if you want to), they don't pump loud music at the pool. There are glass bottom boat tours, snorkeling (even night snorkel), scuba (you can get certified on site), paddleboards, cattamatan cruises, etc all included. Because the resort is adults/couples only, I don't think you would get a typical spring break crowd.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Cruises are fun. If you pick a southern Caribbean route you will need to leave from Puerto Rico but that can be all part of the fun. If you have never cruised before I suggest a 7 day to start. Sort of get your sea legs as it were. Many to choose from.


I second a cruise! Hurricane season is June-October, so you'll be fine! Most of your food is included. I have been on many cruises and I like Royal Caribbean best. What's nice about a cruise is you can see a few different places instead of just one. You can book tours, etc through the cruise line. I do suggest booking airfare separate though as it seems more expensive to book that with your cruise, but sometimes they have a package deal. Cruises are very economical! If you watch the site they always have deals! I booked the cruise we are going on in the fall with 30% off and free upgrade! Came out to $2300 for 4 people for a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise with balcony room. www.RCCL.com


FYI.....If you leave out of a U.S. port and return to a U.S. port such as Miami, or Texas, etc. then you do not need a passport. Lots of cruises out of U.S. ports. Otherwise if you sail out of Puerto Rico or a foreign port you will need a passport.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Oop's well, I also started to say a cruise but saw you are not into that. Then I'd have to recommend the following in order of what I thought was nicest.


1. Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
2. Maui
3. Aruba
4. Cabo
5. Jamaica


Maui and Grand Cayman will cost the most. With Cabo and Jamaica being least expensive. And yes, March is spring break! So lots of college kids and families will be traveling at that time. I would think your best bet in that case would be somewhere more expensive so that crowd is not around.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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Roatan or Ambergris cage would be my choices. Best of both worlds!
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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[quote=CGab;48827065]I second a cruise! Hurricane season is June-October, so you'll be fine! Most of your food is included. I have been on many cruises and I like Royal Caribbean best. What's nice about a cruise is you can see a few different places instead of just one. You can book tours, etc through the cruise line. I do suggest booking airfare separate though as it seems more expensive to book that with your cruise, but sometimes they have a package deal. Cruises are very economical! If you watch the site they always have deals! I booked the cruise we are going on in the fall with 30% off and free upgrade! Came out to $2300 for 4 people for a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise with balcony room. www.RCCL.com


FYI.....If you leave out of a U.S. port and return to a U.S. port such as Miami, or Texas, etc. then you do not need a passport. Lots of cruises out of U.S. ports. Otherwise if you sail out of Puerto Rico or a foreign port you will need a passport.[/QUOTE]

I do not believe that is true. You need to bring your passport to the debarking point. I have taken two cruises and they both were Royal Caribbean as well. So I agree with you there. You don't need it off shore cause you have the cruise ID card. The cruise lines will be alerted should you need to present a passport. It should be in your room with you on board.
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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SWA is flying FLL to Turks and Caicos for $59 one way
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