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Old 11-02-2007, 07:49 PM
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in February. I lose. So, a little help please-cost isn't an issue. The kids will be 10 and 13 and I'd prefer a fairly easy trip, so think Caribbean or Bahamas, but I'm open to suggestions. Solve this for me! Thanks...

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Old 11-02-2007, 08:12 PM
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Cancun - Riu Las Americas.. Beautiful and next door to a sister hotel. Can take advantage of all activities of either. Lots of other good choices, just have experience with this one.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:12 PM
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Drop the kids off at DisneyLand...

http://www.desireloscabos.com/
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:32 PM
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2005 SeaCraft - 11/2/2007 5:12 PM

Drop the kids off at DisneyLand...

http://www.desireloscabos.com/
Ok, help me with this one - found on your link http://www.activefxfotos.com/desire_...iscoCage01.jpg

or hey Baby, I found a friend for us tonight- ya like her???
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:44 PM
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Just trying to "help a brotha out"....
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Old 11-03-2007, 03:16 AM
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Three Carribean vacations that we have taken (kids now are 7,12,14):

Westin Hotel, St John USVI.

Atlantis in Paradise Island.

Beaches in Turcs and Caicos.

St John was 25% more than the others, but hands down best vacation of my life. To keep the cost down you could rent a condo instead of staying at the two nice hotels on the island.

Atlantis was always a good, reliable, nice resort time. Great onsite aquarium, which was always good for evening walks with the kids. Great pools.

Beaches at Turks and Caicos was the most rip-off, filthy pit with horrible food. When the grown up food got too gross, all you had to do was stop by that damn 50's diner near the pools to see what rotten ilk they were feeding ths kiddies, and then you didn't feel so bad. You will all lose weight though!
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:42 AM
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Hey Parkersal, how long ago did you stay at Beaches? People coming here ask me about that, and others, and I don't know what to tell them. We have never stayed in a hotel on Provo.

I had heard some mixed stuff about Beaches in the past, and someone assured me that the "new management" (whatever that means) was going to crack the whip. That was about a year ago. Just wondering whether you were there before or after the whip cracking started. If they're still lousy I'll advise people to stay away when I'm asked. There are other options here.
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:56 AM
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I vote Atlantis. Great place for the kids, plenty to do. But research what you want to do and book it early. Don't wait til you get there. I had to book things like the swim with the dolphins a year in advance. The food, the sites, the resort it self, you won't be sorry.
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:00 AM
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Look at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic - the All Inclusives there are awesome. 7/8 restautants in each hotel, shows every night and top shelf drinks included in the all-you-can-drink inclusive. Deep sea fishing is a mile off shore and runs $150 a half day!
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:03 AM
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Dominican Republic (Punta cana), Jamaica (Ocho Rios), or Mexico (Riviera Maya) are your 3 AFFORDABLE FAMILY ALL INCLUSIVE choices....the Westin at SSJ isn't all inclusive, and is big $$$$. These Islands especially Jamaica came up with the term, due to the high crime rates on their Islands. You can stay on the resorts grounds and have all you need....CHEAP!

I've been to all 3 so if you need a recommendation Id be happy to give you one!
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:05 AM
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Turks and Caicos.

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Old 11-03-2007, 08:01 AM
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Victory 1 - 11/3/2007 4:03 AM

Dominican Republic (Punta cana), Jamaica (Ocho Rios), or Mexico (Riviera Maya) are your 3 AFFORDABLE FAMILY ALL INCLUSIVE choices....the Westin at SSJ isn't all inclusive, and is big $$$$. These Islands especially Jamaica came up with the term, due to the high crime rates on their Islands. You can stay on the resorts grounds and have all you need....CHEAP!

I've been to all 3 so if you need a recommendation Id be happy to give you one!
Did an all inclusive in Montego Bay Jamaica 10 years ago, I did get worn out on the food, but was there 9 days, quite a long stay. The East Coast college girls were a site during spring break, I did not mind looking at the bare breasts and a few totally nude young women but it was not the place for my 13 year old daughter. The smell of pot was everywhere as well. Not being negative, I had a blast there but it is I think a party place for adults more then a family place.

PS, the vendors out side the compounds are agressive, much more so then Mexico.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:22 AM
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If money is no object and you are looking for a place which will impress the family you may want to look into www.beyc.com located on Virgin Gorda. A small resort but plenty to do for the entire family but be advised it's tough to get there.

I've done 10 AI's and some have definitely been better than others. Grand Lido Negril ranks high on the list but they do not allow kids. Club Med in Turks & Caicos ranks toward the bottom. BEYC is by far the best AI I've been to. While I did not stay at Little Dix bay (Virgin Gorda) I did visit for a day and it too is a top notch facility catering to people with $$.

I did cancun twice and we had a great time but the food and accommodations rate fair at best.
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:31 AM
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Thanks for the input guys-my primary concern is keeping the kids occupied and us happy. Keep 'em coming. Firefly, was BEYC good for kids???

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Old 11-03-2007, 11:31 AM
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Cancun, Palace Resorts.

All inclusive, not too hard on the wallet, good food(plenty of it), good activities and good resorts. They have many in the Cancun area and you are allowed to hang out at any one of em.

My kids(9 and 10) loved it. They have akids club so you can drop off the kids and spend the day with your wife or go fishing.



Oh and now that I've done all inclusive...I can't imagine not going all inclusive again.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:24 PM
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I'd have to say I don't think the Turks and Caicos is a good choice for someone who needs a tour director for their kids. It just hasn't developed up to full Orlando-Cancun theme park mode yet. Some people won't like it. Shopaholics won't like it. Type A kids who need a full day schedule of planned and orchestrated activities won't like it, either. Its more for people who like to stay away from that whole bright colorful plastic crowd. It's more a place to get away and not be bothered.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:04 PM
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Gringo , TCI sounds like the place for me.

But my wife is more the Cabo type , we take a lot of seperate Vac.

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Old 11-03-2007, 01:08 PM
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Gringo, I hope I didnt offend you with my comments regarding TCI. Beaches was horrible; except for the lifesize chess set. The food was horrible. The rooms were filthy. The service was better than the food. This was 5 years ago. So, many things may have changed; I hope for their sake it has. I can't begin to tell you how much business they lost from bad word of mouth.

I do enjoy looking at all the beautiful pictures on your blog.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:19 PM
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If you aren't set on the all inclusive go to Ambergris Caye in Belize. Great people, fantastic day trips, fishing and great local beer, Belikin!
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:20 PM
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Did Cancun last Christmas. Lots of things to do. Family had a great time!! In fact, your kids may even learn some culture if you take a day and visit the Mayan ruins. Good luck...
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