My boyfriend and I are hoping to book a trip to LC for Christmas. I have some questions about lodging and thought this group may be of help. We are deciding between Southern Cross and Paradise Villas (LCBR is sold out). Our quotes for 7 nights, 2 dives/day were drastically different between the two places. From what I've read, the lodging and food are pretty good island-wide. The only real difference I see between the two places is that SCC provides 3 meals/day and PV does not.
I know there are devoted fans of each. My question is why would a traveler pay $1550 more per person to stay at SCC? Is there something I'm missing besides the meal plan that separates the two places? I certainly won't eat $1550 worth of food in a week. The rooms look fairly similar and both dive ops get rave reviews.
My boyfriend is still intrigued by SCC despite cost and I am leaning towards PV. Just hoping for some input on why one is better than the other. Specifically why is SCC SO MUCH BETTER than PV?
Dive-wise, I am OW with only a year experience & <20 dives and my boyfriend is AOW with 10 yrs. diving...if that makes any difference.
Thanks so much in advance!