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Old 01-24-2009, 05:46 PM
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My husband and I taking a 10 year anniversary vacation (no kids) and want to go somewhere very warm.
Any ideas in the Caribbean? Specific towns and hotels? I'm looking for a resort-type place.
We were also thinking of Costa Rica. We definitely want to spend time on a beach somewhere and do a lot of hiking.
We are not interested in Jamaica (went there on our honeymoom).
Thanks for any tips!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:08 PM
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I would try an all inclusive geared for couples. Try Couples or Sandals and choose your spot.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:10 PM
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Cozumel is lovely, it's a small island and fun to explore, see the history, horseback ride in the jungle, snorkel or scuba dive - lots to do and romantic too
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:19 PM
Location: Houston
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Cancun has something for everyone.

Plus, there are some fantastic deals on hotels down there right now. Try going though Priceline, and you will even do better.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:54 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Playa Del Carmen...a little more international, mature and relaxed than Cancun. Cozumel is a ferry ride away.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:36 PM
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I second Cozumel, very beautiful and a great place to snorkle/dive!

But have you considered a Carribbean cruise? There are some great ports to visit, particularly in the western Carribbean, Cozumel being one of them that offer so much to do and see! There are some great deals to be had and you can visit more than one place during a trip - plus the food and entertainment! Sometimes a cruise is a great way to get an initial glimpse of an area, then you can go back for a longer vacation. I don't think you'd be dissapointed and it would be a great way to celebrate an anniversary IMHO.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:42 PM
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Thanks, everyone for your responses.

I've taken a Caribbean cruise before (Cozumel, Cayman Is., Jamaica) and it was okay. I get really sea sick and had to get 'the patch' for behind my ear from my physician beforehand in order to deal with the waves). Cruises aren't my favorite way to vacation. I like to spend a longer time at our destination. I actually wish I didn't get sea sick because we've been asked to take cruises with friends before and have had to turn them down!

For our honeymoon 10 years ago, we went to a Couples Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and were terribly disappointed. I had traveled internationally before that and had very high expectations. Couples seemed really hokey and contrived to me. Very disappointing. It was a bunch of really young couples sitting around getting drunk.

So now that it's our 10th anniversary, we kind of want to make up for our 'hokey' honeymoon and travel somewhere really romantic. Somewhere where they don't have drinking contests, or croquet contest, like Couples! Yikes!
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:08 AM
Location: Durham, NC
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I tend to enjoy being close to nature when I travel, and also try to find more of a local feel than one might be exposed to at an all-inclusive resort or large hotel. Based on that, here are two recommendations:

Tulum, Mexico...as I like to say, its 2 hours south and a world apart from Cancun! There are many great accomocations; we stayed at Azulik and loved it!!!

St. Lucia...check out Ladera Resort. We haven't been there yet, but we will in the near future. A friend stayed there on her honeymoon and couldn't say enough good things about it.

Neither of these places are for everyone, but that's why they appeal to me so much.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:30 AM
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Bora Bora.

Link: http://tahiti-tourisme.com/honeymoon...ihoneymoon.asp
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:18 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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My personal recommendation is the little-known, pristine and lovely island of Bequia in the Grenadines. It's a jewel. One of the most romantic places I've ever been.

Bequia Tourism Association - welcome!

Another lovely island is Tortola in the British Virgin Islands--Tortola is another very special place where you'll not be inundated with strolling tee-shirt vendors while you're relaxing on the beach....incredible sunsets.

And still in the States, the Hawaiian island of Kauai is lush, green and filled with flowers and waterfalls. No snakes.

Hope this helps! Have a most romantic time!!

Little Dolphin

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