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Old 05-25-2008, 10:00 AM   #21
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Hmm.

Any specific suggestions, Keith? DW has expressed an interest in an all-inclusive and PV sounds very good. (We is po' folks so we can't go first cabin.) You can PM me if you wish.

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The best deals are in The Hotel Zone, e,g, Golden Crown Paradise, Villa del Palmar and there is one downtown Hotel Los Arcos.

In between (north edge of downtown) is Buanaventura and La Rosita. All of these get good reports and repeat customers.
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:33 PM   #22
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The best deals are in The Hotel Zone, e,g, Golden Crown Paradise, Villa del Palmar and there is one downtown Hotel Los Arcos.

In between (north edge of downtown) is Buanaventura and La Rosita. All of these get good reports and repeat customers.
Many thanks, Keith!
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:04 PM   #23
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Been to Sandals in St Lucia twice.

Three resorts there. The golf one is more of a party resort. Two others are a lot quieter.

If you want more details let me know but I can't rave enough about the service, quality of food drink etc. No tipping so you lock up your wallet and eat and drink to your hearts content. Even scuba is free if your certified and if not they will certify you for free...

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Old 05-29-2008, 07:26 PM   #24
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We went to Club Med in Ixtapa in 1992 (age 39) and again in 1997. I'd recommend it. DD went too. It was family-oriented, with a circus school, plus tons of other activities. You could choose to get involved in activities or not.

The first time, we planned to just lie around and not get involved, but they did a good job of roping us in, and we enjoyed it (silly team contests, etc.). We met some friends that we still correspond with.

The second time there was less effort to get people involved.

In any case, you may choose to sit and read a book the entire time if you wish.

Things got a little wild on the Parents Only island trip, but nothing we couldn't handle. Example, random man and woman go into the water and switch bathing suits. Lots of drinking.

Lots of good food.

Why do you guys not recommend Club Med for people over 45?

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Club Med is good for 20-somethings of any age!
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Here are some pictures from our two Club Med trips:

Don't look too closely at the bottom left. Bottom right was taken after the Parents Only trip.

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I'm sorry this took so long to get back to. I was hoping to have a resolution and post it.

Just so all know, I was not trying to "stick it" to the boss, nor was I trying to be a cheapskate. We have allready made our retirement plans including snowbirding to a condo in FL and we have extended our budget about as far as it will go. We were just trying to ensure that this "gift" doesn't break the bank and were also looking for lower cost trips so as to not to break the bosses bank.

The boss wanted us to work with his travel agent and the first thing he asked is "how much does he want to spend?" I explained we didn't know and he said he would call and find out. The travel agent is supposed to call back with suggestions and I will use the knowledge I have gained from this thread to hopefully ask better questions.

When we make the final decision I will let all of you know and thanks again for the great suggestions.
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