Hello- my boyfriend and I are in our mid twenties and we're planing our first trip to the Caribbean in the beginning of July. We have about 11 days so we are open to maybe hit two islands if they are close enough to hop to. For this trip we are looking for: relaxing on white sandy beaches, snorkeling, good food, nightlife (not huge clubs but fun beach bars, dancing, etc), mid/upscale amenities, fun hotel atmosphere, and a couple of day excursions.
After doing research we are thinking of ARUBA for the beaches, nightlife, and lack of rain. I've read mixed reviews about it though and I'm not super crazy about the desert landscape.
The second option is TORTOLA/ BVI for the beaches, beautiful lush scenery, upscale amenities, and available activities. The rain worries me though as I know July is not the prime time to go, how bad is the rain and is it bad enough to make us avoid going there in July?
The third option is TURKS AND CAICOS for the lush scenery, beaches, dining, and relaxation. I've heard amazing things about this destination. I'm worried though that it may be too laid back- we are in our twenties and want a good mix of relaxation with some fun during the day and nightlife as well ( we are not on a honeymoon or anything).
If anyone has been to all 3, Please help us decide which location is best for us in July. We appreciate any and all feedback! Thank you.