My husband and I (in our 40s) want to plan a beach-y vacation over the Christmas holiday. After doing minimal research, it looks like the Caribbean and Mexico really gouge you on price - doubling for the week!
While we might seek out something like Excellence Resort in Dominican Republic or something similar in Puerto Vallarta and move it all a week backward or forward, we'd like a good deal on a beach vacation somewhere that week. We are not at all married to the resort idea (typically B&B style travelers), but we do want to seriously relax and minimize our contact with children.
So the question is, where in the world can a couple for a relaxing yet hiking / swimming / snorkeling / diving / drinking / reading / eating great food type of vacation and spend around $3,000 (room only) where the prices aren't seriously jacked for the week? Is it a pipe dream?
Thanks for the help.