My wife and I would like to take a trip to the Caribbean OR Mexico OR somewhere else warm that we can reach fairly easily from Chicago in early March.
We are a relatively laid back mid 50's couple who appreciate good service, nice rooms, and good food. We are excellent cooks, and I guess consider ourselves "foodies". We have lived in Singapore and Bangkok, and have traveled quite a bit in Europe and Asia, but have never been on a "Tropical" vacation....neither to the Caribbean, Mexico or elsewhere, so, we're newbies to this.
I would say we have an approximate $6K budget for a one week trip, including airfare. (Hopefully less)
I am research crazed, so yes, I have been reading extensively about all of the resorts including zillions of reviews, and get it that AI food is (for the most part) not for foodies....
I have to say that given that food is so subjective, I am finding it virtually impossible to make a choice given the reviews that are all over the place....We are pretty adventurous, but realistically, I don't want to go somewhere and have lousy food taint our first trip, even if the place does have beautiful grounds, friendly staff and a fabulous beach.
We would like a nice beach (pretty much a lock in Punta Cana/Bavaro), a nice quiet pool, good quality, non watered down beverages/wine, and not be overrun with kids and teenagers....
Am I asking too much? Should we consider another location? I realize it's getting late....Thanks for any help.
Recommendations would be very welcome!!Edited: 04 February 2014, 16:13