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most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

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most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

We have been to Isla twice now, with our children. It was the most fabulous vactions we have ever had. Our children are not what the tourist boards think of when setting up touristic stuff. Granted yes they liked swimming with the dolphins but since have done that now we never have to again. They are not huge amusement park place. The slow pace of Isla was perfect for our children, water sports, swim, snorkling.... Thats the way to go with them, (adults love my kids lol) They do no eat "kid food" and when ever they order something even here in the states that seems "odd" for the white, blonde Midwestern kids that they are, I just laugh at the responses of the servers and chefs. (NOT all American families are well American sterotypes lol)

Ok, that all said, I call out on those here families that might be world travelers. Tell me where in the world that would make us happier? What if we could afford more (love mexico cause its affordable! and then there is that paradise relaxing culture feel too). Where can we see the most wildlife and be able to swim in the waters. The calm beauty of north beach. Galapagos? Brazil? Caymans? Anguilla? where where where! Tell us. We have had a life medical event, in our lives that has up heaved all that we are in life. One day, I will be able to plan, and live. Till then I am going to plan that vacation, that perfect vacation. Help us do that!

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1. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

We travel to Negril, Jamaica every year for 2 weeks and always bring our daughter. We aren't AI type of people and prefer a condo or smaller hotels when we travel.

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2. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

Costa Rica is a great place to visit. Sounds like it might be a good fit.

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3. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

St. John is absolutely stunning and has tons of beaches to go to (must rent a jeep) and great snorkeling. I would love to go back but it is more expensive than Isla and isn't quite as lively. Have you considered a non-beach trip like Spain or England or Italy? You can get a lot of sight-seeing and culture and still visit beach areas. Have fun planning!

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4. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

How about photo safari to Africa? That's certainly exotic.

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5. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

How about Thailand? Went to Phuket and a few other islands. Absolutely breathtaking. Airfare can be pricey, but food, activities, transportation and lodging are downright cheap in most areas.

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6. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

I have looked at Phuket as well, however other places have won out , so I just said Phuket and went elsewhere.

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7. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

I'd love to check out Utila or Roatan. Theres a treehouse you can stay in on Utila....looks amazing.

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8. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

Curaçao!!! Went there tjis past feb!! Amazing!!! Tons of different beaches and people seem nice! Also if u scuba there are tons of walk in places for it!!! We did have to rent car but most beaches are like 15 min from each other and they are all different! Good luck on your search! ;-)

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9. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

My daughter ( and I ) really liked St. Lucia - visits to the rain forest, botanical gardens, the small fishing villages and the (dormant) volcanos, etc. She was 8 or 9 at the time.

It does help to know a little French, though.

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10. Re: most exotic place ... that will make us happy besides Isla??

Tahiti.............Bali,,,,,,,,,,,,Detroit............LOL!