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Dear Caribsurfer...

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Dear Caribsurfer...

Which island is your favorite island and why? And why do you like Tortola better than Antigua?

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1. Re: Dear Caribsurfer...

Of the 25+ islands I've visited my 4 favorite islands in order of preference are:

Virgin Gorda - wonderful uncrowded light sand beaches lapped by gin clear torquoise blue waters, very good to excellent off-beach snorkeling, terrific views of neighboring islands, interesting flaura & fauna, easy access to other islands, several upscale resorts, access to all kinds of watersports, lots of rental villas and plenty of good to excellent restaurants.

Nevis - for its lush rain forests, friendly local, attractive palm tree lined beaches that are virtually empty, old world Caribbean charm, old ruins to explore, hiking trails, smaller upscale plantation inns, excellent dining and lots of peace and quiet.

Anguilla for it's 35 stunning white sand beaches and 80+ restaurants.

St. Barths for upscale shopping, upscale villas and resorts, 100's of French restaurants and better than average beaches.

I liked Tortola much better than than Antigua because it is close in topography to Virgin Gorda, has access to wonderful beaches, good restaurants, decent shopping and plenty of watersports. I've been to tortola about four times and have always enjoyed my visits.

Antigua is one of my least favorite islands, it's too crowded for me, the beaches, while plentiful (some say there are 365 of them) are just average, it's not a very lush island, I didn't find the locals to be friendly or helpful. As far as Antigua is concerned, I've been there, done that and don't have to do it again. My other least favorite islands are Providenciales in the T&C's and Nassau and Cat Island in the Bahamas.

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