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Maybe you are not the folks to ask! We LOVE the VI and have been coming for about 35 years. We no longer think we can cope with driving (or actually even riding) the hills and have thought about all-inclusives but been discouraged by some comments. We are considering the Dominican Republic. We went there 40 years ago when it was pretty much one hotel and on-your-own, which was fine then. We think we need an all inclusive, not fancy, good beach, available snorkeling, casual since it is not a vacation if we have to dress up. Anyone have any ideas or encouragement for us? We have done everything from the Maho camping and the Westin on St. John, Bolongo, Secret Harbor (a huge favorite) , several others in St. Thomas, others on St Croix.
all inclusive, not fancy, good beach, available snorkeling, casual
Caneel on ST John fits the bill. It's expensive, but not fancy, unless you count that they installed phones in each unit during their last remodel.
Well, if you don't like hills, something flat like Anguilla might work. I really don't understand the attraction of the DR, but I know too many people who have moved here for the American dream. Have you tried a cruise? Great all-inclusive, different stop each day...
Or charter a private yacht. It's all inclusive and can take you most anywhere in complete luxury 🙂 PM me.
We are fond of Provo. It can be pricy, but there are some nice all inclusives and the beach at Grace Bay is out of this world!
Thanks for the advice. I thought Caneel was all coats and ties and high heel shoes, as it was years ago when you couldn't even stop by for lunch unless dressed up, so we can look at that. We'll keep looking. Again, thanks.
Try Grand Cayman if you want a flat island. The beaches are great and there are a lot of other good reasons to go there. Prices are pretty good also.
Grand Cayman is beautiful...pricey though with its own currency that is 1.25USD to 1 Cayman dollar. DR is the kind of place where you're parked on your hotel grounds as the surrounding areas are very dangerous, if that's your bag then go for it, personally I like to be able to explore an island that I travel to.
Since you love the USVI--try its smallest island--Water Island. Several nice houses for rent which come with golf cart. Easy driving. No big hills. Very little traffic. It is very nice. It is easy to get to by public ferry from St Thomas.