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Travel guide to Turks & Caicos

Image via Wikipedia Reuters: "GWS fell hard for Turks and Caicos. Its people are delightfully friendly, its beaches glorious and its turquoise water unrivalled. Even the dolphins had flair. Therefore it is unsurprising that discerning celebs like Bruce Willis, Keith Richards and Christie Brinkley own properties here. It's unspoiled in all the right ways.
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Consider St. Lucia for a Vacation Spot

Image via WikipediaBudget Travel "I had gone with my wife to St. Lucia in the eastern Caribbean, one of those small islands not yet blanketed with high-rises.

Instead, the island is dotted with numerous hotels of 60 or 70 units apiece, each on its own beach, each backed by soaring mountains, most patronized primarily by British and Canadian visitors.Because various U.S.

airlines are beginning to provide service to St. Lucia mainly from New York, Atlanta and Miami, the British predominance is about to end.
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Top 10 romantic Caribbean retreats

CNN.com: "Whether you're looking for the perfect honeymoon spot, or just a romantic weekend for two, these ten Caribbean resorts are prime places to relax and indulge with each other.

Island resorts in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Antigua, Aruba, Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Barts, Grenada, and the British Virgin Islands have all the essentials for an exotic adventure together.
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A village to love in St. Lucia

The Boston Globe: "Last year on a winter getaway, I too fell in love with Laborie. Unlike the resorts in St. Lucia’s north, the village on the south coast has an old West Indies soul. Although the predominately fishing and farming community sees few tourists, the traditions Gladding celebrates in his mural can now be seen on a community-led heritage tour called “The Laborie Experience” created with the help of another Peace Corps volunteer, Diane Gunvalson.

On my visit, I saw children at the pan school rehearse, watched men weaving strips of bamboo into fish pots, met Mr. Bram who harvests sea moss, and Mr. Ives, a self-taught musician who’s a local cultural icon. (In the mural, Ives and his friends are playing the violin, electric base, shak-shak, banjo, tanbou, and maracas.)
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Caribbean island of St. Kitts sweet on tourism

Chicago Sun-Times: "Ever since Mother Nature morphed into Mommie Dearest last week, a Caribbean vacation sounds even better than usual.

Flashbacks to my January trip to St. Kitts and Nevis taunted me as I lumbered to work in the Chicago blizzard. Frozen tear ducts prevented me from weeping at the thought of that balmy night on the beach, when I wiggled my toes in the sand while feasting on fresh lobster and a cold bottle of Carib beer at the Shiggidy Shack.
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Which Caribbean island is right for you?

Image via Wikipediamsnbc.com: "St. Lucia: The Ultimate in Romance
There's a reason St. Lucia is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean for honeymoons. For sheer beauty and romance, you can't beat its famous Twin Pitons, its lush rain forests or its wide white beaches. And there are a variety of indulgent all-inclusive resorts here in every price point, from the stunning Jade Mountain (complete with infinity pools and open-air views of the Pitons) to the several couples-only Sandals Resorts scattered around the island.
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