FacebookTwitter
Hatrack River Forum Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hatrack River Forum » Active Forums » Books, Films, Food and Culture » Beaches of the world!

   
Author Topic: Beaches of the world!
Tammy
Member
Member # 4119

 - posted      Profile for Tammy   Email Tammy         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My stressed out husband just gave me the go ahead to book a much needed vacation. He wants to go lay on the beach, drink beer and leave the BlackBerry at home. Seven days of sand, sun and relaxation. No kids, dogs, phones, etc.

I'm in shock.

I'm also clueless.

I'd really love your input on the best beach vacation you've personally experienced or have heard about.

Any tips you have will be so appreciated.

I'm so excited! I want to plan it perfectly, so that he gets the best beach vacation...and so do I. [Big Grin]

Posts: 3771 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tammy
Member
Member # 4119

 - posted      Profile for Tammy   Email Tammy         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No oil spill jokes. I feel like crying and then kicking the crap out of someone because of that.
Posts: 3771 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
The Rabbit
Member
Member # 671

 - posted      Profile for The Rabbit   Email The Rabbit         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Are you looking for a luxury resort or peace and solitude?

The best beach vacation I've had is atooMan of War Bay cottages in Tobago.

http://www.man-o-warbaycottages.com/rates.htm

If affordable rustic cottages surrounded by tropical rain forest, only a few dozen feet from the Caribbean Sea and far from the crowds is what you are looking for, this is the place. The snorkeling is great too.

Posts: 12591 | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tammy
Member
Member # 4119

 - posted      Profile for Tammy   Email Tammy         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Both! Is it possible?
Posts: 3771 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
The Rabbit
Member
Member # 671

 - posted      Profile for The Rabbit   Email The Rabbit         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
In my experience, its either one or the other. If you have an unlimited budget, you might be able to get both but I've never been in that position.
Posts: 12591 | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tammy
Member
Member # 4119

 - posted      Profile for Tammy   Email Tammy         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You're right. I realized that after my original reply. Can't have everything. We'd like privacy...something off the beaten path.
Posts: 3771 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
steven
Member
Member # 8099

 - posted      Profile for steven   Email steven         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Marina Ballena state park, in Bahia, Costa Rica. Waaaay off the beaten track. I've lived there for several months at a time. There's a nice little hostel/bar/restaurant there, about a 20 minute walk from the beach, called the Tucan Hotel.. The owner is an incredible guitarist. They have great live music.

Come to think of it, it's the rainy season. You might want to wait until the dry season starts in December.

Posts: 3285 | Registered: May 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tammy
Member
Member # 4119

 - posted      Profile for Tammy   Email Tammy         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's the HOTTTT season in the Dominican Republic where my sister lives. I'd go there anyway, but my husband wants to be completely alone. No family even on the same island...ha! It's the rainy season in Costa Rica. I assume the weather is similiar right now in Tobago...right?

[ July 01, 2010, 09:08 AM: Message edited by: Tammy ]

Posts: 3771 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
steven
Member
Member # 8099

 - posted      Profile for steven   Email steven         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The Big Island of Hawai'i is very remote. The North side of the Island is the perfect balance between rainy and dry, and it's always between 75-80 F, year round. There's not a lot to do, unless you enjoy hiking on cooled lava, surfing, or browsing antique shops.
Posts: 3285 | Registered: May 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Samprimary
Member
Member # 8561

 - posted      Profile for Samprimary   Email Samprimary         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
worst person to ask, given that i can derive the same enjoyment from a beachside motel in cape may as i can from a massively decadent resort stay in luxury Caribbean destinations

BUT wailea (on maui) and Caneel Bay deserve a shout-out.

Posts: 15417 | Registered: Aug 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Stephan
Member
Member # 7549

 - posted      Profile for Stephan   Email Stephan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Montserrat. You can get a private villa with a private swimming pool for well under $1,000 for the week. It is also one of the few islands in the Caribbean free of biting insects.
Posts: 3134 | Registered: Mar 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tammy
Member
Member # 4119

 - posted      Profile for Tammy   Email Tammy         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks for all your input. I appreciate all of it.

We decided to go to Staniel Cay it's a small little island around the Exuma Cays, approximately 75 miles south of Nassau.

I'm counting the days. [Smile]

Posts: 3771 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.
UBB Code™ Images not permitted.
Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Hatrack River Home Page

Copyright © 2008 Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.


Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2