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Old 04-21-2010, 10:07 AM
Location: Northern NJ
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I am feeling lost so I decided to come here for help!

My boyfriend and I are in our mid 20's and want to go on a vacation this fall. I am doing most of the research and I have it narrowed down to a few spots...Grand Cayman, Bahamas, St. Martin, Aruba, and Barbados. Most of these are chosen because the flight is doable. Some of the other islands want $600-$700 just for flight.

I know all of these places will be awesome and all have pretty much the same stuff to do. He is basically looking for a fun experience (maybe caves to explore, forts - we tend to do a lot of exploring and low-key hikes) and I am looking for a calm ocean (hate rough water), beautiful, somewhat authentic places to stay, and good food. I don't want anything too commercialized. I don't want tons of kids running around. I also want to stay at a place that is within walking distance of other places to go/see.

From what I've heard, Barbados is nice but "shady" and I don't want an environment where I'm afraid to walk around. The Bahamas is confusing because there's so many islands - I can't decide which one to visit, which airport to choose, how easy it is to "island hop". St. Martin has two sides and I'm not sure which is better. Can anyone help me decide?!
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:27 AM
Location: Home of the best seafood
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ARube or Cayman Islands

What about Cancun?
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