After planning on driving to San Diego to escape the cold in Calgary, I found some great last minute flights to San Juan last night! Pretty short notice, we leave this Sunday, returning 10 days later. We are all excited!! I have been scanning your great forums, but a little extra advice would be greatly appreciated please:
We are mom, dad, and 3 boys ages 13, 9 and 9. We have been to the BVI's, USVI's, and the Bahamas and love snorkelling and playing on the beach. In the past we have always chartered a bareboat catamaran, but this time we will be land based. For our 9 nights, we are thinking of staying in 2 different places, but we could stay in one place as a base for touring. We would like to stay in a house right on the beach - could you please suggest which area to look at? I assume the south side is safer for swimming depending what the Altantic is doing...
Should we try and make a side trip to the Spanish Virgins, or would that we putting too much into our 9 days? I would like to have a more relaxing, rather 'go go' holiday. I am looking through all the top attractions on the site, but if anyone has some favorites to look at I'm all ears.
Thanks for your thoughts!