My husband and I are celebrating our ten year anniversary this year. We plan on taking a trip this January to somewhere hot around the Caribbean. All we want to do is lay on the beach and relax. We have never done any kind of tropical or relaxing vacation. Where would you go?
My wife and I have been to the Aruba Marriott twice and to the St. Kitts Marriott twice and love both. In fact, one of our daughters had her destination wedding at the St. Kitts Resort, and all attendees were very satisfied with the accommodations there. The nice thing about the latter place is that the St. Kitts island has many fine restaurants at which to eat dinner off the Marriott premises.
Aruba. My wife and I went there on our honeymoon. A great start to a great marriage. Great hotel. Geckos at the pool are friendly. Great pool, great pool bar, great beach. There are 30 mph trade winds in the morning but temperature is a dry 86 degrees every day of the year. Because only a few degrees off the equator, there is 12 hours of daylight (if you are from the nothern tier of the USA this is great in the winter, sort of a short day in the summer). There is no reason to leave the resort but other great places to eat within 5 miles.
My wife and I went to Aruba this past summer and stayed at the Marriott ocean Club and we totally loved it. We will definitely be going back. Not only was the property just right for us, we enjoyed Aruba in general much more than just about anywhere in the Caribbean we have been. Or even compared to Hawaii or Cabo. I recommend any of the 3 Marriott Palm Beach locations. We only had a quick look at the Renaissaince and it seemed nice, but we wanted the beach locale and the ocean club was perfect.
If you truly mean that you want to get away and just relax then I would check out the Cayman Islands. The beach there, Seven Mile Beach, is beautiful, there is scuba, snorkeling, and watersports to do, and very little night life so it's quiet at night. I was on the beach with my fiancee at the time and we were literally the only two there for 4 hours. The other good thing about the Cayman Islands is that it's cheap to get there and doesn't take long to get there from the USA, and safe. Forgot to ad this link that you might like.
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