I've posted a few times here and have gotten awesome replies- however I still feel like I'm drowning in possibilities! And reading all these reviews seems to make me only more confused.
My boyfriend and I (35 and 25) are planning on going on a week long vacation in March 2014. It doesn't help that he and I are looking for very different things it seems in a vacation - and being a people pleaser (but also in desperate need of a vacation) I want to make sure we both get what we want.
Here's basically what we each are looking for:
1- warm weather
2- beautiful beaches (soft sand. Calmer water)
3- not completely flat landscape and some rain forest to explore if possible
4- middle sized hotel. We don't want to be extremely secluded
5- AI isn't a requirement but we wouldn't say no to it.
6- I don't want to be in a resort only area- I would want some local areas to explore.
7- some night life (we don't want to be in bed by 10pm every night)
8- budget is still up in the air. Since this has been so overwhelming thus far- I'm sure we could make most prices work for us.
9- one of the things we are the most different about.. He doesn't like being "pampered" and while I don't need to be pampered - I travel for work, so I'm used to nice hotels and food, so that's a requirement for me.
Some places we have been looking at (I have been looking at...) - st. Lucia. Cabo San Lucas, Belize, rio (coco cabana)
You all seem so knowledgable- so any advice or input would be so appreciated. Thank you thank you!