My husband and I prefer to stay in places that are less busy, and relaxing. We are not into late nights, and we do not drink. We do enjoy snorkeling, diving, kayaking, hiking, touring places of interest. We also enjoy trying different restaurants. (We will be there the first week or so of July)
From what I have seen, staying in Willemstad would not be our cup of tea (too crowded, too busy). We plan to rent a car, and since the island is so small, driving for day trips shouldn't be a problem.
We found these two locations, and would be interested in feedback about them (we've read the reviews here). Is one more likely to be filled with families with small children?
Also, where do the cruise ships off-load and on what days? When we stayed in Belize, we found that the cruise passengers all mostly stayed in the North, near Belize City. so we chose to stay more to the south, near Placencia (which I HIGHLY recommend).Edited: 29 April 2013, 03:18