My girlfriend and myself would like to go to a Caribbean island for 4-7 days. We have never been so it would be helpful to get opinions on what would be the best place for our interests. We are interested in the following :
Beach house or bungalow on the beach, probably not interested in a resort unless resort has relatively isolated accommodations
No interest in hanging out by the pool etcetera
Interested in hanging on the beach some of the time, sea kayaking, small uncrowded laid back beach bars
Hiking and scenery
Shopping for her and maybe a round of golf for me
Relatively quiet...in between isolation and a party scene
Essentially very relaxing with some activities and chilled nighlife
2 destinations that look very interesting are St Martin/St Maarten and Dominica.
I would greatly appreciate any advice or thoughts!