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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2010, 01:22:47 PM »
Does anyone have any suggestions of where to go, either Puerto Rico or Aruba? (In PR looking at the El Conquistador and in Aruba looking at the Hyatt)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2010, 12:20:52 PM »
I am so confused - was planning on a trip to westin st. john but they are under construction so I think I will pass- looking for a quiet but really nice for a relaxing vacation and I am having a really hard time picking an island.  Also, what does everyone do for food?  I was hoping not to take any checked baggage but if I need to take all that food...
I would love to do Hawaii  but  if I fly 12 hours it's to Israel!

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2010, 01:54:41 PM »
I would love to do Hawaii  but  if I fly 12 hours it's to Israel!
Hawaii doesnt have to be 12 hours, has infinitely more things to do than boring caribbean islands, and has tickets for less than half the miles or money that it costs to go to Israel.

And you can buy kosher food there as well.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2010, 12:46:16 PM »
i went to st thomas and had a really gr8 time there! it is very laid back and relaxed if u are looking for that i recommend  it. The atmosphere is really islandy if u no what i mean! there are the regular things aka beaches scuba snorkel snuba jetski etc etc. also really gr8 bars if ur into that type of thing. as for puerto rico also very nice we had what ammounted to a private beach and pool (we rented an apt in the fajardo area that was really empty)ocean water clear enough to see the bottom horseback riding kayaking hiking and a lot of other things. the el conqustidors grounds r nice the rooms r ok( i did not stay there just asked to c a room) casino is small. i say if u r looking for an islandy island then puerto rico is not as islandy as other islands but is still nice

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2010, 10:21:51 PM »
I'm not familiar with the Caribbean, but beautiful deserted beaches are quite plentiful on the Hawaiian islands

Hawaii doesnt have to be 12 hours, has infinitely more things to do than boring caribbean islands, and has tickets for less than half the miles or money that it costs to go to Israel.

And you can buy kosher food there as well.

Dan, did you go to the Caribbean within the past 2 years that you now know they are boring?  :)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2010, 10:28:49 PM »
Dan, did you go to the Caribbean within the past 2 years that you now know they are boring?  :)

Nope, but I've read travel books on the Caribbean and I can't say that I'm desperate to go.

People that come back from Hawaii are usually grinning from ear to ear...it's truly a special place, there's no other way to describe it.  The Caribbean might have nice beaches, but I don't think they can compare to everything Hawaii has to offer.

Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2010, 10:58:44 PM »
Nope, but I've read travel books on the Caribbean and I can't say that I'm desperate to go.

People that come back from Hawaii are usually grinning from ear to ear...it's truly a special place, there's no other way to describe it.  The Caribbean might have nice beaches, but I don't think they can compare to everything Hawaii has to offer.

Just my 2 cents.
Have to agree with dan I was in kauai for a week and it was awesome! but that being said if ur on the east coast and only have 4 or 5 days to get away then hawaii is not really an option and the caribbean is conveniently close and also nice

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2010, 11:03:31 PM »
Have to agree with dan I was in kauai for a week and it was awesome! but that being said if ur on the east coast and only have 4 or 5 days to get away then hawaii is not really an option and the caribbean is conveniently close and also nice
If you can go from Sunday-Thursday you can do Hawaii from the east coast.  But less than that and you're correct.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2010, 11:11:14 PM »
sun- thur u end up with only 3 and a half days not sure its worth the 24+ hours of travel for so short at best u arrive around 5 sun nite and u have to leave thu late afternoon

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2010, 08:28:39 AM »
sun- thur u end up with only 3 and a half days not sure its worth the 24+ hours of travel for so short at best u arrive around 5 sun nite and u have to leave thu late afternoon
You can arrive 2pm Sunday from NYC and depart 10pm Thursday.  I think that can be worth it, although I would recommend 8-10 days to see at least 2 islands.
Of course this really belongs in the hawaii thread...
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2010, 10:57:46 AM »
You almost had me convinced I'm going from sun. to thur. but I don't think such a far trip is worth it for less than a week.
The plane is not part of the fun for me.
Back to finding someplace less thank 5 hrs traveling.
What I don't understand ( I know i'm opening a can of worms) is how obviously frum people go to some of these places that are really only beaches and they are packed.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2010, 11:21:56 AM »
i was in puerto rico and i c an tell u there was not a soul within 1000 feet of us but then again ymmv it will depend on when you go and which beaches u go to. in hawaii we had a totally private beach numerous times you just have to look around and i will be shocked if you do not find any.    signed by so called frum person 8)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2010, 11:24:01 AM »
Back to ur original post where are u located what airport would u be flying out of. I think ur only option will be to take food along with u

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2010, 11:55:54 AM »
What I don't understand ( I know i'm opening a can of worms) is how obviously frum people go to some of these places that are really only beaches and they are packed.
That's the beauty of Hawaii.  Beaches with not a soul in site and some of the best hiking and other tznius activities in the world.

Fly in CO BusinessFirst nonstop from NYC or via IAH and you'll enjoy every second of the flight...
And like I said Sunday-Thursday is plenty of time to enjoy an island.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2010, 10:30:53 PM »
Back to ur original post where are u located what airport would u be flying out of. I think ur only option will be to take food along with u
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