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Author Topic: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread  (Read 63431 times)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #330 on: August 04, 2017, 01:16:01 PM »
Should I go to St Thomas Ritz or St regis bahia?
Or can someone advise some other comparable place.
I need to go somewhere that you don't need a passport.
FYI Bahai is in Puerto Rico,  which has a severe case of zika. And ritz st thomas is beautiful. The beach is also way nicer in st. Thomas.
But nothing to do in case of rainy days in st thomas

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #331 on: August 04, 2017, 01:27:26 PM »
Did you hear abt this update? https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/05/puerto-rico-zika-outbreak/
Can you trust them?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #332 on: August 04, 2017, 01:57:22 PM »
Did you hear abt this update? https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/05/puerto-rico-zika-outbreak/
Can you trust them?
Or they just got used to it.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #333 on: August 15, 2017, 03:17:43 PM »
Anyone have info on St. Kitts?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #334 on: August 15, 2017, 03:42:07 PM »
Anyone have info on St. Kitts?

overall opinion - meh.

was only there for 1 day (cruise stop), so take it with a grain of salt.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #335 on: August 15, 2017, 03:51:03 PM »
overall opinion - meh.

was only there for 1 day (cruise stop), so take it with a grain of salt.
What did you do on the 1 day? Does "meh" mean the ocean / swimming isn't great? Or not too many other activities? Or not a beautiful island? etc. Thanks!

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #336 on: August 15, 2017, 04:14:50 PM »
What did you do on the 1 day? Does "meh" mean the ocean / swimming isn't great? Or not too many other activities? Or not a beautiful island? etc. Thanks!

went zip lining, toured island/beaches. meh = is not a bad place.
just nothing that stands out to justify it being someone's only destination for a couple of days.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #337 on: August 15, 2017, 04:21:47 PM »
went zip lining, toured island/beaches. meh = is not a bad place.
just nothing that stands out to justify it being someone's only destination for a couple of days.
Beautiful beaches and water and hotel? That's enough of a reason for me. Although direct flights only on Shabbos might be problematic for me.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #338 on: August 24, 2017, 12:35:16 PM »
What options have Kosher food? I know Cancun and I believe Aruba. Anything else?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #339 on: August 24, 2017, 12:41:16 PM »
What options have Kosher food? I know Cancun and I believe Aruba. Anything else?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #340 on: August 24, 2017, 07:54:14 PM »
What options have Kosher food? I know Cancun and I believe Aruba. Anything else?

St. Thomas has Kosher food, Shabbos minyan, and buffet Kiddush: http://www.jewishvirginislands.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/311170/jewish/Shabbat-on-Island.htm
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #341 on: August 24, 2017, 08:01:16 PM »

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #342 on: August 24, 2017, 08:02:55 PM »
i don't think that is up to date

do you think that they still do these weekly functions? (During winter tourist season...) I know that they still live there.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #343 on: August 25, 2017, 11:18:19 AM »
What options have Kosher food? I know Cancun and I believe Aruba. Anything else?

I am pretty sure you can get kosher food at the Ritz in Grand Cayman.  I ordered kosher food at Atlantis in the Bahamas, was terrible

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #344 on: August 25, 2017, 01:25:22 PM »
SJU.

+1

was there for a few days. there is a meat restaurant, pizza shop, kosher grocery store.