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Old 06-05-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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Mine so far is Grand Cayman.

I have been to Nassua, Puerto Rico, St. thomas, St. John, Grand Cayman and St. Lucia.
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Mine so far is Grand Cayman.

I have been to Nassua, Puerto Rico, St. thomas, St. John, Grand Cayman and St. Lucia.
I love San Juan, St Maarten and St John. I found the locals in St Thomas to be rude and abrasive. I'll never vacation there again.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:48 AM
 
Location: TX
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Turks and Caicos, Anguilla, and St John, and BVI

StThomas is an airport stop and a few souviners before the flight back. (I day is enough) St John is beautiful and lush mountians and GREAT snorkling!
and for ease of getting there etc... it's one we go back to with the kids...(no passports...forUS citizens)

BVI...virgin Gorda. only spent a day here and want to go back despirately!!! good snorkling and the "BATH's" are fantastic to see and explore.

T&C is great for snorkling...12 miles of beautiful beach on Grace Bay in Provo. It's flat and scub, not lush. but pretty in it's own way.

Anguilla....Beaches need I say more?? most beautiful beachs ever! But no snorkling/diving so we wont go back.

I am looking for another place with excellent snokling to explore....BONAIRE??
Also want to try Guana Island in the BVI but it's $$$$
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Grand Cayman , hands down ! A little pricey, but, by far the best. Love to dive stingray point or any of the ships around Little Caymon. Plus, you can't get lost, it's only 5 or 6 miles around. The wall is another great place to dive. woodz
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:07 AM
 
Location: on an island
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BVI...virgin Gorda. only spent a day here and want to go back despirately!!! good snorkling and the "BATH's" are fantastic to see and explore.

BVI were friendly people, absolutely gorgeous islands and I agree about the Baths. We were there on a yacht for ten days and it was incredible.

St Johns was lovely, as well, St Thomas okay.

Caymans were where we went for our honeymoon 25 years ago, it has probably changed a lot since then but I hear the scuba and snorkeling are still good. Ditto Jamaica, don't know how it is now.

Was not thrilled with the Bahamas but I was on a cruise with the in-laws.

Am interested in some day getting to St Lucia, Venezuela.
Maybe Bonaire, maybe Curacao.
Puerto Rico. Bermuda. So many places, so little time.

If you want to see a lot of stingrays, just head over to northwest Florida and hang around St Joseph Bay, I've seen lots of squadrons of them right up at the shore as well as out in the water. The Gulf is seething with marine life.
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:14 AM
 
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St John is our favorite. Grand Cayman's was nice, but just not as scenic overall on the island -- beach and water great though.

Although not in the Caribbean, I also loved Bermuda.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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We went to St. Lucia last summer....It was pretty...but I wouldn't go back.
Everything is too spread out...over 2 hour ride to most hotels from the airport, The mosquito's are REALLY bad!
The people were not friendly at all.....except for my Dive master (but he was Jamaican).
Can someone recommend a great family destination that has good diving that does not have a large mosquito population ?
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:16 PM
 
Location: TX
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mosquitos are everywhere..sorry but hot wet climates are thier home! spray with deet and avoid the water in hte early mornings and late afternoons.

family...while we won't go back to STT we did stay at a great family friendly resort...secret harbour (condos) right on the beach and there was good snorkling right there. little surf and sandy beach. STJ is our favorite family spot great beaches etc...
The virgin islands are mountianous so if you stay up high the mosquitos wont be as bad.

many people love the Caymens for diving and for families (things to do) I just hate the glitz of high rise hotels and such and crowds that seem to swarm 7 mile beach...we are a laid back outdoorsy family.

go to tripadvisor.com they have forums for each island.
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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Can someone recommend a great family destination that has good diving that does not have a large mosquito population ?
Does it have to be in the Caribbean? We had a great time in Hawaii, and no mosquitoes.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I know Mosquito's are everywhere in the hot wet climate...Ilive in Corpus Christi....I didnt find the mosquito's bad in the Caymans....
Thanks for the advise on Hawaii...Actually I have been there 8 times....like the Caribbean a little better.
Any others.
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