Americas - Caribbean
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(I'm posting the same message in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao forums, just in case.)
I'll probably travel through ABC in June (prob. arriving and departing from Aruba as the flight is much cheaper) for about three weeks. The info for independent travel on these islands seems to be scarce, so I'll try here with a few questions:
1- I am much more interested in exploring the islands than sunbathing at the beach or diving, so are three weeks enough to do all three islands more or less thoroughly (taking into account the possible mishap with the inter-islands flights)?
2- I find cycling around a place to be the best way to explore it. Would it be feasible there? i.e. is accommodation available almost everywhere in the islands or just in the most popular spots? Are roads ok for cycling without mountain bike tires? Is there a good place to rent bikes on each of the islands or should I... more »
We want to go on a last minute vacation with our 1-year old but can't decide what is best for us and him.
Ideally, ... 2-weeks ... All inclusive ... Thinking Dominican Republic, so air travel won't be too long from Toronto ... Not looking to do any excursions, just relaxing ...
We just don't know if DR (or anywhere else in the Caribbean) in May will be too hot for him to spend 2 weeks. And will there be enough for him to do for 2-weeks, like can sitting at a beach or pool be boring for him for this long?
We were strongly considering Florida (as we do about 1-3 times a year) for just comfort of knowing our surroundings, but were looking for a little change. Our son has already travelled to Florida twice and Scotland.
Any help would be appreciated!
I am looking for information or an area of Lonely Planet.com that deals specifically with Cruises and Singles Cruises...I am a 40 year old male and have some holidays this August and is really thinking a singles cruise would be nice...Thx...
Ideally I'd like to fly from Port au Prince to Punta Cana. Or perhaps PAP to Santo Domingo. Does anyone know if either of these are possible?
My wife and I have been married for 10 years and we decided we needed to celebrate (and keep up our carbon foot print), so we'd like to go diving. We are thinking Caribbean and we are trying to decide between Saba and Bonaire, any help?
Looking for something fun and relaxing, not looking for a beach, but great diving and ideally some place nice to come back to sleep/read at afterwards. Thanks for the help!
My name is Igor and I am citizen of Russia,live in Kaliningrad-the most western part of Russia. I am 68 years old and retired person,but still like to travel.I have been to many countries of the world,but never been to central and south america.Now i have an opportunity to travel there.It is possible to cruize aboard "Norwegian Star" 26 days on 01.10.2013 from Copenhagen to Los Angeles calling some ports of caribian an south american . But as plan to travel alone I have to pay double price for cabin(beacause due to shipping company rules alone passanger should to pay for whole cabin).That is why i am looking for somebody who would like to travel along and share this double berth cabin.Price for one person is USD 1524.
Just hope that a not very rich tourist might be interesting in this proposal.
Looking forward for somebody reply
Hi, I am more the kind of person who likes road trips, visit cities, sightseeing, etc and my wife prefers beach holidays. This year we have decided to choose a Caribbean (or Central America) destination with good beaches. However, I wouldn't like to spend 7 days in the same resort doing beach + beach +.... but to combine beach and relax with an interesting culture, tradition, cities, etc.
I've seen many posts and tips about best beaches, best resorts, etc. but not much about the best destination from the cultural/tourist point of view: What do you think is the most interesting island? Dominican Rep? Jamaica? Cuba? Any smaller island?
Is it easy to fly between islands? (and do for example Dominican + Turks/Caicos?)
Myself and my girlfriend are going to Curacao in June for over a week, we are considering Rancho el Sobrino in Westpunt because there are lovely beaches in that part of the island. However, I am a little bit concerned that this is quite an isolated part and it might be boring in the evenings. We want mainly relax and spend all days swimming but I wouldn't mind visit some museums and other attractions and have a few drinks in the evenings. We are budget travelers and the place in Westpunt is cheap and has self catering option. So the question is, is the West of the Island a good place to stay or would we miss out on fun? oh yeah and is there a departure tax?
PS. We are not planning to rent a car,
Anyone driving to Farjardo this Wednesday (April 24)? I'd love to take a ride with you and share some costs ... Want to get the 9 am or 3 pm ferry to culebra...
OK, bit of a daft question, and I know things alter, but in general, do you get a better view of Bermuda on final approach on the left or right hand side of the aircraft?
Thanks in advance
I am planning a diving holiday in Bonaire the is part of a longer itinerary centered around Atlanta. The outbound leg is not a problem because I am taking the Saturday only flight Delta DL 663 from Atlanta to Bonaire non-stop. But I have to return to Atlanta on the following Friday (cannot wait for the direct Saturday return flight). The easiet and most convenient option seems to be to take the Insel Air flight from Bonaire via Curacao to Aruba and connect to Delta's DL 654. That works out on paper.
But I do not know how reliable Insel Air is. Furthermore, there are only 40 minutes between flights in Curacao. The luggage will be booked through to Aruba, of course but the flights have different flight numbers and if I have to change planes in Curacao, the window might be too short.
Any ideas / advice?
Was wondering if you have to go through an immigration when you fly from Aruba to Bonaire and Curacao? Thanks.
Hi everybody out there
We want to spend one week in Montego Bay in a child-friendly hotel (not all-inclusive) with our 2 year old child.
Swimmingpool, breakfast in the hotel and walking distance to restaurants around the hotel for dinner are important for us.
Who can recommend
- such kind of a hotel in Montego Bay ?
- good restaurants in that area ?
Is it in general safe to walk around in that area?
Thank you for any recommendations, appreciated
Ariane and Stefan
I've nosed through some of the other threads on Pelican Bar and can't find a great answer to this, so I thought I'd just start a new thread. If it's answered somewhere and I missed it, -1 internets for me. :(
My husband and I are in Treasure Beach right now on our honeymoon. We want to get out to the Pelican Bar, but the only way we've been able to find is through our accommodations, and they charge $80 RT for the both of us ($40 USD per person). That seems a bit steep to me. From the area near Jake's, is there a better way to get out to the bar? Online I've seen a range from $30 - $120 USD in posts, but those are all backdated by a few years, or don't have contact info. Cheers for any ideas.
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