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Bahamas vs. Grand Cayman Island??

Seattle, WA
3 posts
Bahamas vs. Grand Cayman Island??

My fiance and I are getting married this summer and are looking for honeymoon locations. I cant decide at all and I am thinking maybe Bahamas or Cayman Island? Or Tahiti? Fiji?

What we care about most:

Beautiful beaches (turquiose water), nice hotels with nice pools, a decent nightlife,and the ability to walk around on the beach and into a town.

We basically want a much more beautiful Cabo (we love the setting of Cabo).

HELP!! :)

Seattle, WA
3 posts
1. Re: Bahamas vs. Grand Cayman Island??

We are up for ANY suggestions to any place too!

Frisco, Texas
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508 posts
2. Re: Bahamas vs. Grand Cayman Island??

I have been to both the Bahamas and Grand Cayman..... Without a doubt I would choose Grand Cayman. No comparison IMO. I would also suggest Turks and Caicos but it will cost you more $$ but absolutely worth it.

Seattle, WA
3 posts
3. Re: Bahamas vs. Grand Cayman Island??

Thank you!!

So would you choose Turks and Caicos over Grand Cayman?

Frisco, Texas
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508 posts
4. Re: Bahamas vs. Grand Cayman Island??

It honestly depends on your personal taste and what you would enjoy more.

Turks is beautiful, very laid back and not much night life other than dinner/drinks out but some resorts and restaurants have a live band. Grand Cayman is beautiful as well, more commercial and more to do. Turks is a little more upscale in regards to accommodations and will cost you more $$. It all depends on what you want, both locations have beautiful turquoise water and are all about the water (diving, snorkeling, boat excursions, etc). Hope this helps and congrats on your wedding!

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3 reviews
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You also mentioned Tahiti/Fiji... Definitely depend on how much time you have! Flights there are longer so i would research that. I know for my honeymoon we chose Caribbean so as not to waste two full days traveling (then again we are from east coast).

I'd stay away from Turks and Caicos since you mentioned you want a town and some nightlife. What about Aruba?

Edited: 11:35 am, March 31, 2012
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604 posts
71 reviews
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We lived in Grand Cayman in the 90's. Very safe island...you can walk with no worries. Lots of good cuisine, friendly people. Snorkeling and diving are among the best. It's not lush and green, like say St. John, but the beach is great. I highly recommend renting a car and drive the main road along the coast all the way around the island to Rum Point. It's a nice drive, beautiful coastline along the way and it only takes maybe an hour or so.

Isabela, Puerto Rico
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I love Abaco in the Bahamas, as it truly has the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. But flights are difficult and expenseive to get there; not good for a destination wedding...if you want people to show up.I understand the Caymans to be very overpriced. My husband & I have our favorite go-to island in Puerto Rico, as we've gone there many times in the last 18 years.It's a very short & usually inexpensive flight from most US cities. We LOVE the El Conquistador Resort in El Fajardo.(40 min.cab ride from SJU airport). THIS is a beautiful resort for a wedding! They have them all of the time when I'm there, and the resort is large enough that people aren't walking through your ceremony.There is enough entertainment for all guests: kid's on-site water park;the island off the mainland has beach/snorkel opps, horseback riding, private "nude" beach, water sports, putt putt, and just beautiful Atlantic/Caribbean water; hotel has a casino, Starbucks. The last Pirate of the Caribb. was filmed there.If you don't like PR, I would then look @ Roatan, off Honduras, West Bay;Beautiful spot. But you don't have to spend the $$ or time to go to Tahiti for the beauty....it's surprisingly very close.=)

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