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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2017, 12:29:25 PM »
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2017, 12:32:56 PM »
almost. You need to fix the next word to 'got'

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2017, 12:35:28 PM »
Wow so much to say here. below comments are not to disrespect you or your trip but my own feelings on recommending (or Warning) this trip to others.
also great photos so far I really liked the Semi Submerged one!

1. Roatan, wow. If not for the private island I would not see the draw. Snorkeling can be found in Belize or Cozumel that equals or bests Roatan.
Roatan is a Dirty 3rd world country but that goes hand in hand with spending less. Safety is a big concern in some parts.
2. Private Island, while I love the idea of privacy. I love the idea of having service when I'm on a trip.
My Idea of a Vacation is not having to deal with some things like cleaning the bathroom or making my bed. If your up for those things GO FOR IT!!!

This trip while insanely cool only few members can pull it off Married. If you do have the ability to pull this off
1. Be prepared to bring everything you might need from a tooth brush to pam for a pan or whatever you would need for your day to day activities.
2. If you want to do a private island but don't want to give up service you can charter a boat to drop you off and pick you up for the day at a Remote Island some can be had for Free.
we did a remote Island for the day then headed back. (Same story bring EVERYTHING you might need for the day.)


Either way Have Fun & Post a TR!


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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2017, 12:44:06 PM »
Wow so much to say here. below comments are not to disrespect you or your trip but my own feelings on recommending (or Warning) this trip to others.
also great photos so far I really liked the Semi Submerged one!

1. Roatan, wow. If not for the private island I would not see the draw. Snorkeling can be found in Belize or Cozumel that equals or bests Roatan.
Roatan is a Dirty 3rd world country but that goes hand in hand with spending less. Safety is a big concern in some parts.
2. Private Island, while I love the idea of privacy. I love the idea of having service when I'm on a trip.
My Idea of a Vacation is not having to deal with some things like cleaning the bathroom or making my bed. If your up for those things GO FOR IT!!!

This trip while insanely cool only few members can pull it off Married. If you do have the ability to pull this off
1. Be prepared to bring everything you might need from a tooth brush to pam for a pan or whatever you would need for your day to day activities.
2. If you want to do a private island but don't want to give up service you can charter a boat to drop you off and pick you up for the day at a Remote Island some can be had for Free.
we did a remote Island for the day then headed back. (Same story bring EVERYTHING you might need for the day.)


Either way Have Fun & Post a TR!



You be crazy. The draw of your own island for days is amazing.
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2017, 12:46:06 PM »
Who apparently have a couple of yeshivisha guys for sale:


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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2017, 12:47:14 PM »
You be crazy. The draw of your own island for days is amazing.
I did it for a day and it was hard.

Imagine you forgot ANYTHING
your like shoot now what¿

maybe if you had a uber boat or Google now delivering things for you as your day continued

You never realize how Needy you are intill you can't get something.

I think it's a GREAT TRIP
just for the people who can handle it.
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #66 on: July 07, 2017, 12:49:50 PM »
I did it for a day and it was hard.

Imagine you forgot ANYTHING
your like shoot now what¿

maybe if you had a uber boat or Google now delivering things for you as your day continued

You never realize how Needy you are intill you can't get something.

I think it's a GREAT TRIP
just for the people who can handle it.
You sound like such a NY'er :P

What if there aren't 12 kosher restaurants within 2 blocks?

Part of the whole romantic idea is it's just the 2 of you and if you forgot something it's just you two so who cares you make do. (Not to mention with SF's planning skills it's unlikely they forgot anything.)
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2017, 12:50:57 PM »
I did it for a day and it was hard.

Imagine you forgot ANYTHING
your like shoot now what¿

maybe if you had a uber boat or Google now delivering things for you as your day continued

You never realize how Needy you are intill you can't get something.

I think it's a GREAT TRIP
just for the people who can handle it.

Can you elaborate on what part of the world you found a drop island for the day?

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2017, 12:53:03 PM »
legroom was absolutely horrible. Leave it to United to have a business product that's less comfortable than coach... In any case, the seats were wide, the flight was short, and we survived .


So why didn't you just sit sideways?

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2017, 12:55:13 PM »
Can you elaborate on what part of the world you found a drop island for the day?
Roatan

but It was also available near the Bahamas

and also St Thomas
st John

I don't recall if it was available in other areas like off the cost of DR or Aruba
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2017, 12:56:50 PM »
You sound like such a NY'er :P

What if there aren't 12 kosher restaurants within 2 blocks?

Part of the whole romantic idea is it's just the 2 of you and if you forgot something it's just you two so who cares you make do. (Not to mention with SF's planning skills it's unlikely they forgot anything.)
Again I wasn't commenting on My desire to go or SF's Trip but rather trying to say it's not for everyone.
While I'm ok without Kosher Restaurants. I might not be ok without AC. Or with AC and it Dies and no one to call.
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2017, 01:02:51 PM »
Wow so much to say here. below comments are not to disrespect you or your trip but my own feelings on recommending (or Warning) this trip to others.
also great photos so far I really liked the Semi Submerged one!

1. Roatan, wow. If not for the private island I would not see the draw. Snorkeling can be found in Belize or Cozumel that equals or bests Roatan.
Roatan is a Dirty 3rd world country but that goes hand in hand with spending less. Safety is a big concern in some parts.
2. Private Island, while I love the idea of privacy. I love the idea of having service when I'm on a trip.
My Idea of a Vacation is not having to deal with some things like cleaning the bathroom or making my bed. If your up for those things GO FOR IT!!!

This trip while insanely cool only few members can pull it off Married. If you do have the ability to pull this off
1. Be prepared to bring everything you might need from a tooth brush to pam for a pan or whatever you would need for your day to day activities.
2. If you want to do a private island but don't want to give up service you can charter a boat to drop you off and pick you up for the day at a Remote Island some can be had for Free.
we did a remote Island for the day then headed back. (Same story bring EVERYTHING you might need for the day.)


Either way Have Fun & Post a TR!
I'm going to respectfully disagree here.
Why is it so hard to pull off while married? I'm married and can easily make this work.
Many destinations require you to bring with, many of the basics you will need. As SF said, there was a supermarket on the main island, and if its a big deal I'm sure you can get basics. I think this planning is a bit more extensive than the typical trip, but can  definitely be done if you put time into planning the details.
Some of the major pros here are, the flights, and the cost. This appealed to me being that I am newer to the game, and may not be able to hit the Maldives or Bora Bora just yet, but this taste of the tropics is within reach and shall hold me off until then.
Just my opinion...

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2017, 01:04:56 PM »
Wow so much to say here. below comments are not to disrespect you or your trip but my own feelings on recommending (or Warning) this trip to others.
also great photos so far I really liked the Semi Submerged one!

1. Roatan, wow. If not for the private island I would not see the draw. Snorkeling can be found in Belize or Cozumel that equals or bests Roatan.
Roatan is a Dirty 3rd world country but that goes hand in hand with spending less. Safety is a big concern in some parts.
2. Private Island, while I love the idea of privacy. I love the idea of having service when I'm on a trip.
My Idea of a Vacation is not having to deal with some things like cleaning the bathroom or making my bed. If your up for those things GO FOR IT!!!

This trip while insanely cool only few members can pull it off Married. If you do have the ability to pull this off
1. Be prepared to bring everything you might need from a tooth brush to pam for a pan or whatever you would need for your day to day activities.
2. If you want to do a private island but don't want to give up service you can charter a boat to drop you off and pick you up for the day at a Remote Island some can be had for Free.
we did a remote Island for the day then headed back. (Same story bring EVERYTHING you might need for the day.)


Either way Have Fun & Post a TR!

1. Roatan is split into two parts, the touristy part and the third-world country part. No reason for a tourist to venture into the other half of the island, and as such he will be as safe as in any other Caribbean destination. And you are wrong about the snorkeling, Roatan's waters are in infinitely better shape than Belize and Cozumel et al due to having a tiny fraction of the tourists. Roatan (and Utila) is also the best place in the world to swim with whale sharks in season; no where else are they as predictable and numerous.

Roatan is also the cheapest place int he world to get PADI certified; it could be done for around $400 including room and board. Beat that.

2. Service vs. privacy is a never-ending debate. I would stay in an airbnb over a fancy hotel any day of the week, so I clearly value privacy more. If you insist on room service, a private island shouldn't even be on your radar so that's a moot point.


1. Yes, you need to make a list of your needs and pack accordingly. Whoda thunk?

Regardless, anything we would've forgotten or wanted was a phone call away. The island's owners are at your beck and call and will deliver anything you need by boat within an hour or so.

2. Can't compare sitting on a quiet beach for a few hours to having your own island day after day after day. It's just two completely different things. Mind you you don't even need an island for what you did, we've had "private beaches" in Hawaii multiple times.
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2017, 01:06:15 PM »
You sound like such a NY'er :P

What if there aren't 12 kosher restaurants within 2 blocks?

Part of the whole romantic idea is it's just the 2 of you and if you forgot something it's just you two so who cares you make do. (Not to mention with SF's planning skills it's unlikely they forgot anything.)

Exactly.

And we didn't forget anything. But like I said, if you did, it can be brought over quickly.
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #74 on: July 07, 2017, 01:09:55 PM »
I'm going to respectfully disagree here.
Why is it so hard to pull off while married? I'm married and can easily make this work.
Many destinations require you to bring with, many of the basics you will need. As SF said, there was a supermarket on the main island, and if its a big deal I'm sure you can get basics. I think this planning is a bit more extensive than the typical trip, but can  definitely be done if you put time into planning the details.
Some of the major pros here are, the flights, and the cost. This appealed to me being that I am newer to the game, and may not be able to hit the Maldives or Bora Bora just yet, but this taste of the tropics is within reach and shall hold me off until then.
Just my opinion...

Honestly I don't think this would be very interesting if you weren't married. The point of this is the solitude, the relaxation, the spending quality time with each other and no one else.

Being far closer and cheaper that MLE and BOB is indeed a huge plus. Of course they aren't the same thing, but definitely the same "genre".
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