I've seen this question asked many times, but I'm still at a loss how to decide. My husband and I are thinking of a 10th anniversary Caribbean trip. We honeymooned at the Bitter End on Virgin Gorda and although we enjoyed that, we're looking for something a little less remote.
I'm interested in the "white sand beaches" and "crystal clear blue waters." I'd like to do some snorkeling, kayaking, and lounging. Maybe try parasailing and waterskiing. Horseback riding would be a treat. Nightlife and gourmet food are not factors. I had been leaning towards Barbados until I started reading the forums and read about all the vendors and how expensive the food was. Even though some people that if you politely tell the vendors not to the bother you they will stop, that still doesn't seem like a very pleasant vacation experience. The Bougainvillea was at the top of my list, but again, after reading the reviews, maybe I should be looking at the west coast?
And after reading these forums, I started looking at St. John's and the Turks & Caicos. Those are a bit more expensive than what I originally was looking at, but I guess you get what you pay for?
Any advice would be appreciated.