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Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« on: June 18, 2008, 10:42:57 PM »
Hey all,
Anyone have any ideas for a place s/w in the Carribean, that would be relaively appropriate for a religious couple w/ a 1 yr old? Some kosher food and a shul is a plus but not mandatory.
I have a Continental voucher to use (from Cleveland) and a RCI property to schnor.
Hoping to go in Mid-September of Mid-November for a week or so.
Thanks all!
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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 09:05:02 AM »
there is chabad on st thomas.

But if anyone knows a place on the islands that you can rent a totally private beach?

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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 02:56:33 PM »
Check out Peter Island www.peterisland.com

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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008, 10:53:09 PM »
there is chabad on st thomas.

But if anyone knows a place on the islands that you can rent a totally private beach?
I'm not familiar with the Caribbean, but beautiful deserted beaches are quite plentiful on the Hawaiian islands
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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 06:36:44 AM »
But it's a half day trip from Cleveland.
Plus, a slight safek what side of the dateline it's on,

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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 12:06:08 PM »
I'm not familiar with the Caribbean, but beautiful deserted beaches are quite plentiful on the Hawaiian islands

I'm looking for more then just deserted... I want it to be private... Is there such a thing?

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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 12:16:06 PM »
If you are willing to pay a few thousand bucks per day... Yes

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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 06:23:05 PM »
If you are willing to pay a few thousand bucks per day... Yes

What did you say? a few thousand starwood points? :)

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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 06:44:12 PM »
What did you say? a few thousand starwood points? :)

We only work with spg.. no more money!
Sell the points to me and then you have money :)

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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 09:06:46 AM »
The quietest SPG place in the Carribean is St John Westin its pretty quiet and usually deserted. If you are looking for a private Island its obtainable, but quite costly (No starpoints)

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Re: Any ideas for an area in the Carribean??
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008, 08:56:56 AM »
the front picture for the hotel just doesnt look like a category 6,
 i know its silly but first impression means alot

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1098

and they are currently renovating, while converting 108 out of 175 rooms into vacation ownership.
Isnt that timeshares? i know they try really hard to sell it to you and very agressively when you stay at a starwood hotel.
How do you get a group of lawyers to smile for a picture?

A: Just say "Fees!"

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CARRIBEAN VACATION
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2010, 11:16:55 AM »
I am planning a trip to the Carribean this August, not sure which island yet. I was thinking of Grand Cayman since Starwood has a Westin there that I can use points for a hotel.

A hotel room cost 12,000 points per night, with the fifth night free. Very convenient as I plan to stay for five nights and have about 48,000 Starwood points.

Does anyone know of any other islands that have a Starwood hotel and are at least as beautiful as the Caymans? Also, looking for an island that would have a direct flight from NYC.

Anyone ever been to Grand Cayman? please share some of your travel experiences.

Thanks

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2010, 12:30:13 PM »
Here are some other ideas for the Carribean with Starwood hotels, I havent yet been to these but they are on my to do list :-)
If anyone stayed at any of them please give us your reviews...

Aruba, (AUA direct from NY on AA,UA,CO and JetBlue) Westin
St Maarten (SXM direct from NY on AA,UA,CO and JetBlue) Westin
St John's- requires a flight to St thomas (STT direct from NY on DL or AA) and a ferry to St Johns also a Westin

And then you have some Mexico Destinations...

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2010, 12:44:48 PM »
Also, looking for an island that would have a direct flight from NYC.
Keep in mind that to GCM there are limited direct flights from NY;
Leaving from JFK, only on Sat, Sun, Mon and Thurs (on DL and Cayman air)
returning to JFK- Sat, Sun and Wednesday (on DL and Cayman air)
Leaving from or Returning to EWR- Sat and Sun (UA and CO) only

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2010, 12:44:58 PM »
Don't forget Puerto Rico.

Also you can look at Hyatt's because you can also trade your Starpoints for Hyatt nights.
Here are the Hyatt's in the Carribean.
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