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Help us decide where to go!

Miami, Florida
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Help us decide where to go!

For two people in their 20's searching for a destination to hit for spring break (March 2011), and our choices are Aruba, PR, Jamaica, Cancun, Bahamas, or DR. Which would you choose and why? We are leaning toward Jamaica. Been to Mexico twice, wouldn't mind going back, but kinda want to experience something different. Looking for an affordable All-Inclusive, nice beaches of course, and good nightlife. Thanks in advance.

Cleveland, Ohio
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1. Re: Help us decide where to go!

I would do Puerto Rico as it is not a spring break destination. Very much a place for family and history. There are no AI's in PR.

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I've found the Bahamas chilly in March, and Aruba is usually more expensive than most on your list.

Other than that it depends what you like to do. Stay at the resort & party? Nature/hiking, historical sites, etc.

I liked Jamaica a lot, lots of choice for AI resorts, and a relaxed vibe, but good opportunities to party as well. Dunn's falls was touristy but nice, and if you're a Bob Marley fan there's tons of stuff to see & buy. They also have a bio bay between Mo Bay and Ocho Rios which rivals the on one Vieques.

Punta Cana is nice, stunning beach, but not a lot of opportunities to see the "real" Dominican Republic as there is no large city nearby. Good choice of water sports, but no good snorkeling. Tons of hotels to choose from.

Never been to Cancun, so can't help there!

Puerto Rico was great and "ticks all the boxes" Good hiking ops in El Yunque, nice beaches, but no real AI choices. I would recommend renting a car (unless you plan to stay at your hotel). You may consider renting a private condo (check sites like vrbo and homeaway). But that means eating out all the time (there are great dining options) or doing some of your own cooking (great way to save money). Old San Juan was great, lots of historical sights, including 2 forts. The choice of 3 different bio bays to visit is fantastic too!

If you are really looking for and AI resort and not having to worry about driving or lots of planning, but still want to get out and do a few things, Jamaica would probably be the best bet.

Have fun choosing!

Miami, Florida
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3. Re: Help us decide where to go!

^Great Post, thank you so far. In for more suggestions!

4. Re: Help us decide where to go!

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