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Author Topic: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread  (Read 65596 times)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: May 12, 2016, 11:41:34 PM »
Absolutely

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: May 13, 2016, 09:05:53 AM »
Would anyone be interested in a short St. Lucia trip report?
Please, it's on my travel bucket list )as well as hundreds of other places) but I love the Caribbean Islands, so I would greatly appreciate if you wrote it.  :) ;D

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: May 13, 2016, 09:07:04 AM »
anyone have any info on kosher resort in punta cana?
http://lifestylekosher.com/kosher_program.html
I was told that one can stay at that kosher resort for next to nothing because they try selling you time shares, but if you choose the kosher option, you would be paying through the nose.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: May 13, 2016, 10:15:40 AM »
I was told that one can stay at that kosher resort for next to nothing because they try selling you time shares, but if you choose the kosher option, you would be paying through the nose.

it's like that for certain cruises, too. You decide what's important. Personally, I'd love the Royal Caribbean in January no matter what food is being served. We were on Kosherica as staff, so we had great food, however the families need to make the choice if the food is worth the 3X price or not. Same with this resort. Stay there and eat tuna, and you save thousands... Looks really nice, too.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: May 13, 2016, 02:47:24 PM »
I was told that one can stay at that kosher resort for next to nothing because they try selling you time shares, but if you choose the kosher option, you would be paying through the nose.
IIRC on cheapcaribbean.com the kosher option was like only $100 more per day

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: May 13, 2016, 02:58:45 PM »
IIRC on cheapcaribbean.com the kosher option was like only $100 more per day
yea but that was probably with airplane food

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: May 13, 2016, 03:47:23 PM »
yea but that was probably with airplane food
nope.

this was the price i got on a random 3 night stay


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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: May 13, 2016, 04:03:56 PM »
nope.

this was the price i got on a random 3 night stay


not bad. I thought you were talking about a cruise

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 26, 2016, 05:50:48 PM »
Any recommendations which Island to go to? Im looking for somewhere not to far from NY form a Sun-Thur for a couple no kids

 Nice quiet beach (can be small secluded area, with fish etc), allot of easy option to swim with fish (scuba or snorkel).
Kosher food helpful but not a must, somewhere that has activities to do as well.
 Was thinking of the Caymans but other then Stingray city not much else there.
Dominican, is that a good option? 
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: August 02, 2016, 02:24:51 PM »
Any recommendations which Island to go to? Im looking for somewhere not to far from NY form a Sun-Thur for a couple no kids

 Nice quiet beach (can be small secluded area, with fish etc), allot of easy option to swim with fish (scuba or snorkel).
Kosher food helpful but not a must, somewhere that has activities to do as well.
 Was thinking of the Caymans but other then Stingray city not much else there.
Dominican, is that a good option?

Cayman is good for kids because in addition to stingray city, they have the turtle farm.  They have kosher food options, though I did not try them, I heard they aren't so good.

The closest place to NY is Bermuda-Zika free.  Flying there was an hour and fifty minutes, coming back was an hour 40.

Dominican sounds good, especially if they have that kosher hotel, but there is Zika there if that is an issues for you.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: August 04, 2016, 10:18:40 AM »
Whats a good island with lots of history and architecture.. I loved the providencials but I want more of an island vibe, thinking barbados

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: August 04, 2016, 12:10:22 PM »
Whats a good island with lots of history and architecture.. I loved the providencials but I want more of an island vibe, thinking barbados
Seems like Barbados might fit that bill. I'm looking into going there myself.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: August 04, 2016, 02:22:00 PM »
 http://www.barbados.org/jewish.htm#.V6OHkqLrBEk

curacao is as well on my to visit list

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: August 04, 2016, 02:29:03 PM »
hey dan, 4 scoops of moshiach?

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