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Where in the Caribbean would you return for a Land-only vacation?

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We've been on a lot of cruises in the Caribbean and with cruises on the hiatus I was thinking of maybe taking a land-based vacation sometime when things start opening back up.

What is your favorite destination and would you consider taking a land-based vacation back there?

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We've been fortunate to visit most of the islands in the Caribbean,  I think the one I would return to is Cuba, we did a land vacation there quite a few years ago and loved it, never wanted to return since as I didn't want anything to spoil the good memories, but if I couldn't cruise......

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Jamaica!  We've done 23 land based vacations there - absolutely love the beautiful island and the friendly people.

 

 

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St Thomas is accepting US tourists.  It is also one of the islands that NY residents are allowed to travel to without having to quarantine 14 days upon return.

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Islands we've spent time on:

Barbados

Aruba

St. Maarten

Jamaica

Puerto Rico

 

If I had to pick 2 it would be Barbados and St. Maarten.

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3 minutes ago, ssb said:

Cuba also 

I would love to go back and visit Cuba again. Sadly, another place that US can not travel to, not allowed. 

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I like most  places but if one choice  prob. be Aruba

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Puerto Rico

Aruba

Barbados

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9 minutes ago, sandebeach said:

I would love to go back and visit Cuba again. Sadly, another place that US can not travel to, not allowed. 

 

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Presently Cuba you may fly into and visit under special visas . 

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We've done land trips to both Jamaica and Barbados and loved both.  In Jamaica we stayed at an AI.  We have never visited Jamaica on a cruise but love the AI experience there.

 

In Barbados we stayed at a hotel that had a kitchenette and was right on the beach.   Barbados can be pricy but having the kitchenette allowed us to save a fair amount on meals/drinks.  We ate out once a day (for dinner) and for a beach day we'd just pack a cooler with drinks.

 

Honestly, I'd take a land trip to all of the ports I've been to in the Caribbean.  

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St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Barbados, ABC islands, Bermuda (I realize it's not in the Caribbean but still beautiful)

 

 

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Bonaire

 

Best snorkeling, beautiful water, clean, welcoming locals, great restaurants.  

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3 hours ago, ssb said:

Presently Cuba you may fly into and visit under special visas . 

I thought the US was only allowing us to go to Cuba if you were visiting family, not for vacation travel?

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I would love to go back to Turks & Caicos (Providenciales/Grace Bay) or Grand Cayman. The water is just so wonderful at both. I really enjoyed the food as well.

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Bonaire.  I did a land vacation there a few years ago and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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1 hour ago, sandebeach said:

I thought the US was only allowing us to go to Cuba if you were visiting family, not for vacation travel?

There are various visa’s to travel on , if you know how to qualify.  You will just have to fly or swim . 

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