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2 weeks in mid october - where to go?

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2 weeks in mid october - where to go?

Hi guys,

So I am turning 40 and I have 2 weeks off in mid October for my birthday. I want to do something special but not break the bank. My idea was to relax on a nice beach and try my hand at surfing (something I have always wanted to try).

Hawaii is on my list - but just airfare and hotel for my girlfriend and I are costing around 6200. No food, booze, or activities. We prefer nicer hotels (4 star and up). We thought about Thailand but it seems to be the rainy season.

I am hoping some of you more travelled folks out there can suggest some other options. We'd be leaving from NYC and will have 10-12 days to spend some where.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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1. Re: 2 weeks in mid october - where to go?

Bermuda is a direct flight from NYC. There's clear blue water and pure white sand. The food and shopping is outstanding. Enjoy your trip.


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2. Re: 2 weeks in mid october - where to go?

Mike.............since you are on the east coast and want 2 weeks "without breaking the bank" I'm going to suggest the Dominican Republic...Punta Cana very nice hotels and gorgeous beach, more resonable than some other more exotic islands...........don't know about the surfing though.......I'm thinking those huge waves are more a Pacific coast kind of thing?

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3. Re: 2 weeks in mid october - where to go?

I would take a look at Barbados. jetBlue has a nonstop flight from JFK. There are many lodging choices at different prices ranges. The East coast of Barbados has good surfing and you can take lessons there, although most of the lodging is on the South or West coasts.

Take a look at The Crane hotel. It is a nice place for a special trip and close to the surf areas. You should be able to find decent rates in October.

I would have recommended Costa Rica, but October is one of the rainiest months there.

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