It looks like this forum is full of these types of questions, but I hope the experts will indulge one more.
My wife and I are looking to take a vacation in early April 2014. We can't go for more than 7 days. We know we want to go to the beach, but here is what we are also looking for:
-warm, calm, clear water with good snorkeling right off the beach.
- somewhat secluded- it doesn't have to be a private island, but we like to avoid crowds and huge resorts. The less people the better, we don't need a party scene.
- activities other than the beach: mountains to climb, etc. Not necessarily looking for a place with a lot of culture, nature is more important
- not too expensive: we are traveling from Southern California and would prefer a shorter flight, but willing to go farther for the perfect place. Looking to spend less than 2000/person, including flights.
I've been looking at the Caribbean but can't seem to find the right island, Moorea/Tahiti looks beautiful but everything looks so expensive, we aren't picky on food and don't want to spend a ton for each meal. It also seems like there aren't many beaches there so we would be stuck at our resort the whole time. Also looked at Thailand and Bali, but seems like it might be crowded/rowdy. Yucatan seems nice, but also seems to be a lot of mega-resorts.
Any other ideas? Thanks for the help!Edited: 09 September 2013, 20:45