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    Friends of ours have a time share at St. Martin (Dutch side) and before their annual trip in Jan. they received a letter from their association to be careful as crime is rising there too!

    Not too many places in the Carribean that you can walk around safely...
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Playa del Carman is really fun, and a side trip to Cozemel on the ferry is a good day as well. There is good snorling there . I always love Aruba

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    How about Anguilla? I have read that it has a similar climate to Aruba, beautiful white sand beaches. Not sure if they have casinos though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    How about Anguilla? I have read that it has a similar climate to Aruba, beautiful white sand beaches. Not sure if they have casinos though.
    Very pretty but soooo quiet. Not much going on there but very peaceful. We did this as a day trip from St. Martin/Saint Marteen years ago.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    I have not visited any other island...except Hawain; but, Tulum, about 2 hours from Cancun; has beautiful beaches; ancient Astec (sp) ruins; and nice weather. I don't think at its resorts there, you have much worry about crime; though, precautions no matter where you go is the "watch word." No night life to speak of; but good food and splendid hospitality for young and old.

    In this mornings...Sunday..."Washington Post Travel Section," there was a nice article about Tulum worth reading...perhaps, if you Google the "Washington Post's" travel section you may be able to read it and judge for yourself.

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    Search the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. All the woodwork is hand craved Mahogany, on site casino, restaurant's, & shopping. Excellent!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny Beaches View Post
    Search the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. All the woodwork is hand craved Mahogany, on site casino, restaurant's, & shopping. Excellent!!
    Has the area changed? Last time I stayed there was in '89 and the grounds were crawling with security at night and they even advised us against walking down the street to McDonald's for breakfast. New married and no money left at the end of the honeymoon.

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    Royal, Playa del Carmen.....sounds interesting. thanks everyone for the info.

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    keep us posted on where your vacation destination will take you
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    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    Royal, Playa del Carmen.....sounds interesting. thanks everyone for the info.

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    One more to consider

    I can add one more possible to your list. While it is not quite like Aruba, Barbados is a very nice island to visit. The locals treated us very well, lots of beautiful beaches and great food as well! (St. lawrence Gap is an area with plenty of eateries all in walking distance. ) We stayed at Divi Southwinds and had a wonderful week! (so much so that we went back a couple years later and did it all again!) Good luck wherever you decide to go! We will be back to see all our friends at the Divi/Tam in 18 more days!! Woo Hoo!
    Big Dave

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