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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 73020 times)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #315 on: November 09, 2016, 11:07:12 PM »
btw this grill has served me well https://www.walmart.com/ip/Farberware-4-in-1-Grill-Silver/36480524, if you want to use it, contact me, im leaving it by the jewish community here in barbados

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: November 10, 2016, 06:22:37 AM »
btw this grill has served me well https://www.walmart.com/ip/Farberware-4-in-1-Grill-Silver/36480524, if you want to use it, contact me, im leaving it by the jewish community here in barbados
theres a Jewish community in Barbados?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: November 10, 2016, 09:26:34 PM »
theres a Jewish community in Barbados?

yes, not big but yes, dunno how orthodox friday night services are

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: January 17, 2017, 01:30:34 PM »
Guadeloupe vs. Martinique?  Flying into one and out of the other and was wondering where to spend the time.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #319 on: January 17, 2017, 05:31:47 PM »
Guadeloupe vs. Martinique?  Flying into one and out of the other and was wondering where to spend the time.

seems more people like Martinique and the beaches are nicer: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147300-i1141-k1108914-Guadeloupe_or_Martinique-Guadeloupe.html

personally, I like the St. Barts beaches more, but that wasn't one of the choices:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147300-i1141-k1676088-Honeymoon_St_Barts_Martinique_or_Guadeloupe-Guadeloupe.html
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #320 on: January 17, 2017, 11:17:54 PM »
seems more people like Martinique and the beaches are nicer: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147300-i1141-k1108914-Guadeloupe_or_Martinique-Guadeloupe.html

personally, I like the St. Barts beaches more, but that wasn't one of the choices:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147300-i1141-k1676088-Honeymoon_St_Barts_Martinique_or_Guadeloupe-Guadeloupe.html

Every TA thread says something different.  Seems like Martinique's beaches are nicer but Guadeloupe has more nature and activities.  And there are disputes over which island is more hospitable.  No real easy answer it seems. 

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #321 on: February 05, 2017, 03:50:56 PM »
Which Caribbean island is best with all-exclusive hotels? price? chabad hotel discounts?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #322 on: February 05, 2017, 04:11:42 PM »
Which Caribbean island is best with all-inclusive hotels? price? chabad hotel discounts?
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« Reply #323 on: February 05, 2017, 05:30:16 PM »
FTFY.    hyatt ziva cancun
i think he's not looking for an all inclusive so he used all exclusive

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #324 on: February 05, 2017, 06:15:07 PM »
FTFY.    hyatt ziva cancun
I dont have Hyatt points tho...

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #325 on: May 30, 2017, 11:05:41 AM »
Originally posted in Cancun master thread as directed, seems more appropriate here. Hope not a major forum violation (still new to this).

Looking for destination advice in the Caribbean Islands/Cancun area.
Important factors: Direct flight under 5 hours (only 3 day trip), nice but secluded beach area (couple is careful about tznius), water activities, good value, not too touristy, kosher products either available or can be brought in (not necessarily a restaurant), and other activities (i.e. rain forest/hiking, zip-lining or other).
Other advice: Resort stay or house/cottage rental, specific activities, and car rental or not.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #326 on: June 05, 2017, 11:58:01 AM »
Originally posted in Cancun master thread as directed, seems more appropriate here. Hope not a major forum violation (still new to this).

Looking for destination advice in the Caribbean Islands/Cancun area.
Important factors: Direct flight under 5 hours (only 3 day trip), nice but secluded beach area (couple is careful about tznius), water activities, good value, not too touristy, kosher products either available or can be brought in (not necessarily a restaurant), and other activities (i.e. rain forest/hiking, zip-lining or other).
Other advice: Resort stay or house/cottage rental, specific activities, and car rental or not.

Thanks in advance

I have gone to a few of these destinations, perhaps my trip reports can help.

Bahamas and Grand Cayman are your best bet for kids and getting kosher foods from the places I have visited, though cancun would be much easier for finding activities to do and accessing kosher food.  Bermuda and Turks and Caicos is where you can find secluded beaches.  Have not been to other islandy places in these areas.  Hope I helped

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #327 on: June 05, 2017, 05:21:16 PM »
Originally posted in Cancun master thread as directed, seems more appropriate here. Hope not a major forum violation (still new to this).

Looking for destination advice in the Caribbean Islands/Cancun area.
Important factors: Direct flight under 5 hours (only 3 day trip), nice but secluded beach area (couple is careful about tznius), water activities, good value, not too touristy, kosher products either available or can be brought in (not necessarily a restaurant), and other activities (i.e. rain forest/hiking, zip-lining or other).
Other advice: Resort stay or house/cottage rental, specific activities, and car rental or not.

Thanks in advance

St. Thomas has a lot of the things that you mentioned -- mostly on the other side of the island, away from where the cruise ships dock.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #328 on: July 16, 2017, 10:37:16 AM »
Anyone here been to either to the Guadeloupe Islands, or Martinique ?
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #329 on: August 04, 2017, 11:52:49 AM »
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.