Your favorite beach vacation destination?

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andypanda
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by andypanda » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:58 am

Speaking of Costa Rica, there are nice beaches near Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park on the west coast. I never saw one that was crowded in the 10 days we were there.

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MrNewEngland
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by MrNewEngland » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:16 pm

I live in Charlotte, NC and people around here love the beaches of NC and SC... but they aren’t even close to being as nice as the Gulf Coast beaches of Florida.

My thing is that if I’m going to Florida I would rather go all the way to the Keys and dive the reefs. But there are very few beaches in the Keys.

I’ve been to Punta Cana a few times and to the Bahamas and both are gorgeous... but based on the limited places I’ve been there’s no where more beautiful or amazing than Hawaii. I spent three weeks there last year and it was just paradise.

Y.A.Tittle
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by Y.A.Tittle » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:27 pm

St. John (pre-hurricane, don't know what it's like now)
Kauai (south side)
Captiva Island, FL
Sannibel Isalnd, FL

camich27
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by camich27 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:10 pm

Another vote for Kiawah Island, SC.

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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by TravelGeek » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:19 pm

Barbuda ... pretty much destroyed last year :(

When we were there 20+ years ago, there was essentially no tourism there. One really expensive resort that Princess Diana apparently loved because of its isolation (we didn’t run into her).

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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by oilrig » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:15 am

My family is from Puerto Rico so Ive spent a lot of time in the Caribbean, Ive visited most of the islands there. My favorite beaches/islands are below.

Culebra and Culebrita (probably one of the most unknown and underrated beaches in the world)
Anguilla
St John
Jost Van Dyke

staythecourse
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by staythecourse » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:22 am

carolinaman wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:31 am
staythecourse wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:04 am
carolinaman wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:32 am
Another US beach, Kiawah Island, SC near Charleston. Beautiful beaches, golf, upscale, and if you get bored, checkout downtown Charleston.
Good to hear as we are going there with a few friends in the summer. Any recs on food?

Good luck.

p.s. Been to Charleston already. Trying to convince my wife to retiring part time down there in 20 years. Just love it there.
The restaurants at the Sanctuary Hotel are really good and expensive. I am not familiar with other restaurants on island. You are only 20 miles from downtown Charleston and there are many good restaurants there. If you are familiar with Charleston, you probably know some. One of our favorites is Magnolias on East Bay St. Also Fleet Landing on Concord St., which has nice view of the harbor.
Much thanks. We are renting a villa at the hotel. Thanks for the scoop on restaurants.

Good luck.
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CryingHawaiian
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by CryingHawaiian » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:47 pm

MP123 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:45 pm
Hawaii has many charms but the beaches tend to be small and rocky Waikiki excepted.
Just curious if you actually tried any beaches other than Waikiki and Ala Moana

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MP123
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by MP123 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:36 pm

CryingHawaiian wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:47 pm
MP123 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:45 pm
Hawaii has many charms but the beaches tend to be small and rocky Waikiki excepted.
Just curious if you actually tried any beaches other than Waikiki and Ala Moana
Yes, I've been to dozens of Hawaiian beaches on all of the islands except Moloka'i. They're very pleasant and my comment wasn't meant to disparage them. They just tend to be smaller than you'd find in some other parts of the world (length x width) and often surrounded by lava rock. Great snorkeling and surfing though so that's not a negative necessarily.

Aloha and I hope I didn't make you cry CryingHawaiian :happy

DrGoogle2017
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:45 pm

I’ve been to St John and St Thomas beaches, plus the beach near Cancun. I don’t recall they left me with a wow impression either, and I live near a beach community. Our area is well known for beaches.
I’ve been to most Hawaii Island and not just Waikiki, even the Island near Maui, Lanai.
But new favorite beach is now in Moorea. A true paradise. Why didn’t I discover this place sooner.
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quantAndHold
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by quantAndHold » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:48 pm

Virgin Gorda, but they are still buried under hurricane debris as well.

Second would be Fiji. Pretty much anywhere in Fiji.

goldendad
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by goldendad » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:13 pm

Perdido Key, FL

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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by coffeehubcap » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:33 pm

Sanibel Island, FL

djmbob
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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by djmbob » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:18 pm

Riviera Maya, Mexico... between Cancún and Playa del Carmen.
Great beaches, beautiful, wonderful historical sites, cenotes(!), Cirque du Soleil dinner theater now, and Cirque theme park opening later this year!
We are here as I write this.
¡Excellente!
Cheers,
Ray

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Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Post by bubbadog » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:23 pm

Kauai, HI

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