Vacation ideas?

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  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    So my parents want to take a vacation in January. I want Maui but that's a long trip and isn't feasible right now, maybe in the summer. Anyways we've been to the Bahamas and did the whole Atlantis thing twice, and while its nice we want something different/a new island. So my dad was thinking Aruba or the like in the Caribbean area... Any ideas. Me and my brother both swim, so a beach and water sports like scuba diving jet skies etc. Maybe something other to do then just the beach and pool. And lets face it, its vacation so someone place with good food, but nothing too exotic. Just a place to relax in nice weather for 4/5 days?
    So any ideas? Where have you gone on vacation? Would you go back?
    PS- no Mexico - my parents went before they had me and my brother and mom didn't like it....:rolleyes:
     
  2. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    St. Kitts is always a beautiful place to visit. Jamaica can be nice. :)
     
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    I'll second St Kitt's/Nevis if you're looking for something authentic and with no mega-resorts.

    And of course the caymans are a diver's haven, but quite expensive.
     
  4. Sayewhat macrumors member

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    Look into the Dominican Republic. Very nice, cheap and the diving is good.
     
  5. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Well, as my next holiday (sorry, I'm English and never say vacation) is to Boston and Newport, RI, I'd say stay where you are :) or spend the time in the Pub in the Hub (just off School Street, got very drunk in there last year)

    but for a short break what about a little further north and look at Montreal? Friends went there last January and loved the place.

    EDIT: Oops, just seen the bit about nice weather, forget Montreal. Looks like Dominican Republic is a good bet.
     
  6. xodonniedarko macrumors 6502

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    The Grand Cayman Island!?

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    Jamaica is a tad overrated, I think :p
     
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  8. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    would love to go back. Its actually a good time since it is your summer their correct? and the diving is well, great, But the flight is about how long from from New York :p

    Some good ideas. I always wanted to go to Grand Caymen to swim with the sting rays ;)
     
  9. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    thats actually really fun. The stingrays are kinda domesticated. They see/hear a boat coming and they all rush over for food. My first time out a big daddy one came and laid right on my chest making all these gurgling sounds. His wings were as wide as my reach. That was in deep water. Other times they take you to somewhere about 4 or 5 feet deep and you dont need flippers or a snorkel and you can just pet them.

    They are very smooth on top and a little rubbery on the underside. The tail, which actually isn't a "stinger", feels like a long metal rod with a barb in the middle. When the ray is near the bottom they can use it to whip whatever is attacking them.
     
  10. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    hows the weather in January like? When i went to Atlantis in December, yes it was warm but had a chill in the air. It maybe was like lows 70s....
    Also what hotel did u stay at?
     
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    We've been to Marathon, Florida, and that was a great vacation. There's a lot of condos you can rent around there for a week. I'm not sure about hotels, though. Also, Key West about 45 minutes away, so that's a great day trip to take.
     
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    i suggest st. croix. but i'm biased.

    don't go near palm beach, fl's beaches though, we had severe sand erosion the past few months, to the point where many beaches are just gone and some condos are threatened. and plus, most beaches around here are private, so good luck.:mad:
     
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    Oh I don't know what time of year I was there. It could have been around thanksgiving time. Its been like ten years. I've never stayed at the islands although I would have like to. I was at st. kitts and grand caymen on an excursion from a cruise ship.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't come to the California Central Coast. Lousy weather, terrible food, nothing to do. Sharks, earthquakes every day, and most of the place is on fire. Seriously, it's not worth visiting...
     
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    I think it was cruise to Aruba where my parents went and the boat docked in like a city. They went on a tour of the country or something and ended up being dropped off in slum where people were begging my mom for her shoes.

    I went to Mexico and I was digested with all the begging and I just didn't really like it at all.

    I've been to Bermuda twice on cruises. I really like it there. Its small enough that you can see the whole country, but there are a lot of activities you can do (fishing, jet skis, scuba diving, etc, etc, etc). There is no poverty there and no one is begging you for money or shoes or clothes. There are also no seagulls because some native bird chases them away. Additionally there are no bugs. The cruise obviously offers entertainment and such.

    The first time I went I believe we went of Boston, the second time was out of Port Liberty (I think), NJ which is basically right across from Manhattan. Boston obviously is a little easier to get to but both ports were clean. My parents went out of NYC one time and said the port was dirty and grundgy.

    With Bermuda though you kinda have to go in the summer.

    Trip #1 was the Norwegian Majesty and it was pretty boring, no other kids, mostly old people. Trip #2 was the Royal Caribbean something which offered a lot more entertainment but it was a significantly larger boat.
     
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    Wow, that was a great description. You should write travel brochures... :eek:
     
  19. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Cruise

    there is no better value for your money than being brought to 4 different islands, fed everynight as much food as you want, and to have decent accommodations for 600 bucks per person
     
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    ;)

    "If they call it tourist season, how come I can't shoot them?"
     
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    the Atlantis hotel in Pardise Island,Bahamas it looks bueatiful from pics but ive never been there
     

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