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Anguilla   ??               
Antigua   ??               
Aruba   Chabad   Marriott, Ritz Carlton,...etc            
Bahamas  Chabad  Atlantis-Marriott, Baha Mar-Hyatt  Weather forcast always says rain but in reality mostly nice weather 
Barbados    Chabad              
Bermuda    Colder, and Bermuda Triangle....
Cuba    ??              
Curaçao   Chabad          Hyatt     
Cancun   Kosher Restaurants, Chabad   St Regis, Hyatt, Westin...etc            Not Carribean but close enough
Cozumel   Chabad +         Not Carribean but close enough
Dominican Republic    Chabad + Year Round Kosher Hotel  Westin            
Grand Cayman    Kosher Frozen Food at the Ritz and Chabad Ritz, Westin..           
Jamaica    Chabad   Hyatt, Hilton            
Martinique    Chabad             
Puerto Rico    ChabadSt Regis x2, Ritz Carlton, W...etc            80% of the Island doen't have power All restored now
St Barts   Chabad              
St Kitts    Supermarket Carries many marked itemsPH            
St Lucia   Chabad              
St Martin   Chabad            
St Thomas    Chabad   Ritz Carlton, Wyndham, Westin on ST John            
Turk & CaicosChabad              
* Zika Status - I think its fair to say they all have it today most islands just stop reporting it.


HT: Davidmal

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Author Topic: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread  (Read 180900 times)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: February 05, 2014, 08:42:09 PM »
St Martin, SXM for Westin Hotel shows no availability after December 20, 2014
2 reps on the phone says sold out?? Anyone have experience if they open up rooms?
It's hard to imagine it's sold out for December. Likely they didn't open inventory yet.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: March 12, 2014, 09:18:40 AM »
anyone here been to st lucia?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: March 12, 2014, 04:20:16 PM »
I am thinking of going to GCM in June (2 nights). SPG has a hotel there that looks nice and i could use spg points (already booked). I would fly into FLL (Southwest) and then take a taxi/shuttle to MIA and then fly to GCM (Avios). It seems like the best flight option for me. SXM and othe places seems very difficult to get to with respect to flights or don't have nice reasonably priced hotel options.
Any thoughts?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: March 14, 2014, 08:43:56 AM »

I am thinking of going to GCM in June (2 nights). SPG has a hotel there that looks nice and i could use spg points (already booked). I would fly into FLL (Southwest) and then take a taxi/shuttle to MIA and then fly to GCM (Avios). It seems like the best flight option for me. SXM and othe places seems very difficult to get to with respect to flights or don't have nice reasonably priced hotel options.
Any thoughts?
i had a great time there last year

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2014, 02:11:57 PM »
any recommendations on things to do or other tips?

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« Reply #105 on: March 18, 2014, 06:25:55 PM »
 please help :))))
can anyone tell me which of the Caribbean Islands is the best, using united mileage ??
and what is the best route from NYC ??

thank u
 

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Re: Islands
« Reply #106 on: March 18, 2014, 06:27:21 PM »
Welcome to the forums. There is a thread about this. Please search before you post.

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Re: Islands
« Reply #107 on: March 18, 2014, 06:32:16 PM »

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: March 31, 2014, 01:36:52 AM »
Just booked SXM for a few nights next month.

Anyone know Raddisson >< Westin?
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: March 31, 2014, 02:02:18 AM »
Actually, may not matter... not a SINGLE day for award redemtion at the Raddisson for next four months.

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Re: Islands
« Reply #110 on: March 31, 2014, 02:26:43 AM »
please help :))))
can anyone tell me which of the Caribbean Islands is the best, using united mileage ??
and what is the best route from NYC ??

thank u
 

I recently went to Antigua. 10k avious points. Stayed on a resort all inclusive all you can eat (whatever was kosher)and all you can drink. There are tons of diff resorts there obviously some nicer then others
Was incredible trip

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: November 04, 2014, 08:32:31 PM »
St Martin, SXM for Westin Hotel shows no availability after December 20, 2014
2 reps on the phone says sold out?? Anyone have experience if they open up rooms?
According to the website, they are doing a renovation. Could be the reason

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: November 18, 2014, 09:10:17 PM »
anyone have ideas on a warm place to go in January (without kids) for a week? would be paying cash (no points to redeem) and looking to spend in the $400 range pp for a flight from NYC, otherwise would fly to Hawaii ($600-700)

Our preferred choices all have shabbos minyan/ kosher food --- puerto rico; st thomas, VI ; dominican republic; caymen islands; jamaica; cancun.

We are open to other suggestions as well, except for: st maarten, aruba, hawaii, FL and California.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: November 18, 2014, 09:45:54 PM »
anyone have ideas on a warm place to go in January (without kids) for a week? would be paying cash, no points to use.

Our preferred choices all have shabbos minyan/ kosher food --- puerto rico; st thomas, VI ; dominican republic; caymen islands; jamaica; cancun.

We are open to other suggestions as well, except for: st maarten, aruba, hawaii, FL and California.
Go on a cruise from Sunday till Sunday so shabbos u are on the water

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: November 18, 2014, 09:49:47 PM »
Belize

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: November 18, 2014, 09:55:51 PM »
Belize

good choice except no Shabbos minyan, and is too pricey for me. looking to spend max around $400 pp from NYC. would go to HAwaii otherwise.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: November 18, 2014, 09:57:57 PM »
Go on a cruise from Sunday till Sunday so shabbos u are on the water

thinking about it. but after reading about cruises here on the forum, it sounds so complicated concerning about food, extra fees etc...

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: November 18, 2014, 10:00:47 PM »
thinking about it. but after reading about cruises here on the forum, it sounds so complicated concerning about food, extra fees etc...
I took a cruise 2 years ago out from Miami I covered Puerto Rico st. Marten and St. Thomas the way home I had shabbos full day on water I had minyan kosher delicious food yes u can bring along food no problem even they write you are not allowed the company was celebrity cruises from my perspective it was my cheapest vacation and a lot of fun

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: November 18, 2014, 10:37:41 PM »
good choice except no Shabbos minyan, and is too pricey for me. looking to spend max around $400 pp from NYC. would go to HAwaii otherwise.

Belize is very cheap once you get there.

Stay on Caye Caulker.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: November 19, 2014, 01:54:43 AM »
Go on a cruise from Sunday till Sunday so shabbos u are on the water

Another vote for the cruise here, though will be very expensive if you do it the right way with Kosherica.