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Has anyone actually volunteered at the Vieques Humane Society? If so, what was your stay like? What did you have to do? Is it a problem if I can only speak very choppy Spanish? How close is it to a hub (beaches, shops, etc)? Was it easy/common to meet other travellers? Is it possible to get around much without a car? Would it be worth spending a whole week there on my own?
I am a 27 year old female, planning a trip to Puerto Rico for about a week or 2, but am trying to travel on a budget. (I am not interested in camping though.) I am used to travelling in hostel-friendly countries, where you can meet a lot of other travellers (since I usually start off on my own). From my research so far, it seems like PR is lacking in "backpacker culture", although I remember hearing about room and board in exchange for volunteering at the Humane Society. I was hoping th... more »
Alot of you seem to be on a budget and haven't live there before so being the nice guy that I am here we go, If you would like to have the time of your life take this advise from someone who's been there, done it. #1 visit www.bookingbuddy.com and keep checking out the airfare deals, right now from Washington D.C. to St. Thomas it's $245 rt plus taxes, play around with dates if you can. #2 Arrive in St. Thomas before 3:00 take a taxi to where the ferry leaves ($20 for 2) now don't get excited but leave for Tortolla the British Virgin Islands ($30 for 2) but you say Eric I want to go to St. John and spend $175 a night in a campground ( Ha Ha Ha ) Well if your smart follow along, once you land on Tortolla take a taxi to Cane Garden Bay, stay at www.bviguide.com/rhymers.html $45 a night for 2 with a great room and kitchenet (I always stay there) it's beautifull, www.b-v-i.com/cane.ht... more »
This is for all you folks, the place I mention is called Rhymers www.bviguide.com/rhymers.html it's only $45 a night for 2 and cane garden is the best place to stay you'll have a great time
I have this pass and I can choose any destination the carribean. Coming from Greece I am looking for unique beaches combined with local colour (and hopefully an experience that I cannot find in the mediterranean). Are the bahamas too touristy? Should I try another island? Or Which of the bahamas island should I prefer.
This was formerly known as the Jack Tar
I have a friend who is getting married at the resort above and has heard some bad comments about it, does anyone have anything they can tell us about this place wether it be good or bad, all honest comments will be greatly appreciated as this is a very special time in her life.
Thanks in advance
Planning to buy Winair tickets from St Barthelemy to St Maarten and St Maarten to Anguilla, with one hour between each flight at St Maarten Airport. I have no hand luggage. Is there enough time for me to switch flights?
A friend and are going to be in Puerto Rico for a wedding and would like to do some exploring of other areas of the Caribbean while we are there. We've left the planning pretty late, but it looks like we can get a good deal to either Martinique or Guadeloupe for 4-5 days. Does any one have any thoughts on whether one or the other would be more favorable? We are looking for a good mix of night life, culture, and relaxation. Are there any safety issues to consider on either island? We would also like to try to take a catamaran to Dominica or perhaps St. Lucia. Would either island be more advantageous? Also, advice about accomodation would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help!
Hey I looking to come down to Grand Cayman in October for the begining of high season.
Need some advice..
-Where are some good places to work ( restaurants, hotels or scuba dive places)??
-Clean cheaper apartments for long term rent.
-I've heard good things about Treasure Island, has anyone lived there??
-Or if anyone knows people that need a room mate..
-Do I need any Vaccinations??
We're a group of 7-8 biologists who will be visiting the sea turtle project on Sandy Point, St Croix in May/June. We're desperately looking for affordable accommodation (serious budget cuts mean that we're having to do this on a shoestring) between 15th May and 5th June. We've looked into the 'cottages by the sea', but they're at the upper end of our budget (~$150 per night) and are pretty booked up (so we'd have to try and squeeze 8 of us into a cottage meant for 3).
Our requirements are minimal...electricity is a must for laptops and the like (otherwise Mt. Victory Camp would probably be ideal). Internet would be a big bonus, although we could make do without. Other than that we're not looking for anything luxurious...Any ideas?
There was a new post about Haiti that I didn't get to read entirely and that must have just got pulled for some reason. Does anyone recall the sender. Going there in July and want some current info. Tks!
I am not into the sun and sea, but more into architecture, history, culture and archaeology. Which one should I choose - Aruba or Curacao?
We'll be in Barbados for the last two weeks of May which coincides with my wife's birthday. Consequently, I'd appreciate some recomendations for a nice restaurant to celebrate in. We're in our late 30's enjoy all types of food and have a budget of up to $200 (US) - our accommodation is in St Lawrence Gap but we dont mind if the restaurant is elsewhere.
Where would you suggest we go?
Thanks in advance
My wife and I are considering a stay at Nirvana in Negril during the month of June. I would love to hear from someone who has stayed there recently. My last trip to Negril was about 5 years ago. I stayed at one of the Merrill properties and while I had a great time, the accomodations were slightly less then what I would like. did a week at Sandals, which was nice, but never again will I do AI. Anyway, is Nirvana a good choice for a couple in their 40's? Is there resteraunts nearby? Wife says she is not going to cook breakfast on her vacation!! Thanks for any input..
My wife and I are wondering how other people normally make it to Virgin Gorda from Canada or the US? I know some popular routes are to fly to SJU then hop on a small Cessna from Cape Air or something over to VG. Another route would be to fly to STT then ferry to VG. What method do you use? Trying to save some money here.. So far the least expensive I have found from here (Calgary, AB Canada) is: Calgary to Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) r/t $449Cnd; Cheap hotel near FLL airport, then SpiritAir flight to STT and then Ferry to VG. All of that w/o the ferry is ~$890 per person.
Is there another way we can do this cheaper? The 2nd least expensive would be to buy 2 one-way tickets. Is that allowed? One-way to STT then another one-way ticket from there back to Calgary.
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