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Author Topic: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread  (Read 63844 times)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #405 on: April 17, 2019, 11:49:51 AM »
whats my best option for MR points for hotels? will spend 50k a night

depends.  i can try to help you pick an island.  What are you looking for?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: May 03, 2019, 01:26:30 PM »
Anybody here try booking a USVI hotel recently?  I think ever since the hurricane all of the hotels by the USVI have been out of commission...

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: May 03, 2019, 05:24:52 PM »
Anybody here try booking a USVI hotel recently?  I think ever since the hurricane all of the hotels by the USVI have been out of commission...
Westin St. john is up and running

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: July 22, 2019, 10:03:15 AM »
Hi,
I'm looking to spend 3 Marriott free night certs (35k points or less). I'm flying from NYC and would spend 3-4 nights in the winter. I went to CUN last year, but would be open to going back if it is the best option. It would probably just be my wife and me, though if any locations would be particularly conducive to bringing a 2 year old, that might be helpful. The hotels I've found before that qualify:

- Coral Atlantis
- Marriott Cancun
- Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Note: I am wary of Zika, but willing to go somewhere with a low risk (ie Cancun). I think this would eliminate Puerto Rico if I'm not mistaken. If it is determined that PR is no longer a Zika risk, then Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino could be an option as well.

Does anyone have recommendations either between these 3 or for other locations?

If anyone has recommendations between these 3, or other places I haven't listed, please let me know. Thanks!

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: July 22, 2019, 11:37:30 AM »
Hi,
I'm looking to spend 3 Marriott free night certs (35k points or less). I'm flying from NYC and would spend 3-4 nights in the winter. I went to CUN last year, but would be open to going back if it is the best option. It would probably just be my wife and me, though if any locations would be particularly conducive to bringing a 2 year old, that might be helpful. The hotels I've found before that qualify:

- Coral Atlantis
- Marriott Cancun
- Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Note: I am wary of Zika, but willing to go somewhere with a low risk (ie Cancun). I think this would eliminate Puerto Rico if I'm not mistaken. If it is determined that PR is no longer a Zika risk, then Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino could be an option as well.

Does anyone have recommendations either between these 3 or for other locations?

If anyone has recommendations between these 3, or other places I haven't listed, please let me know. Thanks!

Do you need kosher food and/or minyan? If you want fresh kosher food ala restaurant, then your options are very limited.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: July 22, 2019, 11:44:41 AM »
Do you need kosher food and/or minyan? If you want fresh kosher food ala restaurant, then your options are very limited.
Don't need a resturant per say. I can bring frozen meals in/buy from chabad.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: July 22, 2019, 04:55:30 PM »
Don't need a resturant per say. I can bring frozen meals in/buy from chabad.

IMO, I enjoyed Barbados the most of all the islands I visited. As am sure you know, there is limited to do outside of water “activities “ in the islands.

Puerto Rico had the best food so you wouldn’t have to bring anything.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: July 22, 2019, 05:04:18 PM »
IMO, I enjoyed Barbados the most of all the islands I visited. As am sure you know, there is limited to do outside of water “activities “ in the islands.

Puerto Rico had the best food so you wouldn’t have to bring anything.
Only Marriott under 35k is Courtyard Bridgetown, Barbados which doesn't look great.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: July 22, 2019, 05:08:01 PM »
IMO, I enjoyed Barbados the most of all the islands I visited. As am sure you know, there is limited to do outside of water “activities “ in the islands.

Puerto Rico had the best food so you wouldn’t have to bring anything.
What food do they have in SJU?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: July 22, 2019, 08:29:37 PM »
What food do they have in SJU?

Chabad runs a “grocery” store in addition to a pizza shop/dairy restaurant.. Can’t recall if they also have a meat side. Shabbos kiddush is also full service.
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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: July 22, 2019, 08:31:49 PM »
Only Marriott under 35k is Courtyard Bridgetown, Barbados which doesn't look great.

You’re right but can’t have everything. I’ve been to Cancun and Aruba, and would rather stay in a so so hotel in Barbados then a nicer hotel on another island. Of course, this is because I only use the hotel to sleep in. If cost is a factor, consider Airbnb.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: July 22, 2019, 08:44:09 PM »
Chabad runs a “grocery” store in addition to a pizza shop/dairy restaurant.. Can’t recall if they also have a meat side. Shabbos kiddush is also full service.
thats what you call the best food? Cancun has like 4 kosher restaurants

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #417 on: July 22, 2019, 09:00:03 PM »
thats what you call the best food? Cancun has like 4 kosher restaurants

Referring to Caribbean islands. Cancun is Mexico.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: July 22, 2019, 09:01:58 PM »
Referring to Caribbean islands. Cancun is Mexico.
Mexican Caribbean, but we're splitting hairs.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: July 25, 2019, 12:21:03 PM »
Referring to Caribbean islands. Cancun is Mexico.

Cancun literally on the Caribbean sea...but water not as nice as your average carribbean island