Postcards tagged: The Caribbean
TURKS AND CAICOS – If we’re giving points for convenience, ease of planning, water gorgeousness, and we-know-how-to-roll-out-the-welcome-mat-for-visitors, I’m giving the blue ribbon to T&C.
PLACENCIA, Belize – You’re living a Corona Extra TV commercial, you know, the one with a bottle, palm trees, seagull soundtrack, and crystal sea. Serious bliss.
CURAÇAO – What's the local speciality? Iguana stew. We did not partake. Any surprises? The biting bug population wasn't nearly at the level my wife dreaded. It's worse in Brooklyn.
BONAIRE, Dutch Antilles – I didn't snorkel even though it's one of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the world! How could I have missed that? I'm afraid I was too relaxed.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – It's impossible not to relax at Round Hill, one of the most beautiful spots ever. It oozes charm, with an old-world elegance carried over from its early jetsetter days.
All Great American Romances start with setting and end with action. Where will you stage your lovestruck getaway?
Any surprises? The sugar cane plantations were interesting, but I didn't want to explore more. This trip was about relaxing and planting myself by the pool.
NEGRIL, JAMAICA – A North American Indian-inspired compound in the middle of Negril? Enough said to get designer Geren Lockhart on the next plane to an island nation of the Greater Antilles.
HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS – Relative inaccessibility has kept developers, big hotels, and obnoxious types away. The island may be pricey, but that won’t stop the chickens and lizards from wandering across your patio.