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#24019 - 08/08/00 11:05 AM Tradewinds vs. Caribbean Villas
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Thanks to those who responded to my query about AC - reviewing all of the posts has been very helpful in planning my trip in September.

I would appreciate thoughts on Tradewinds and the Caribbean Villas. I am travelling alone, want to be near town and want to have an ocean view. Both sound great but would love input from people in the know.


#24020 - 08/08/00 11:40 AM Re: Tradewinds vs. Caribbean Villas
My opinion (remember "opinion") would be to go with Caribbean Villas. It is a first class operation (not to say that Tradewinds is not) in every respect. I know many people who have stayed at CV over the years and found it to be all that a small Caribbean resort should be. (We have not stayed there ourselves but since we share the same driveway and coconut grove, we can probably comment with some authority.)

Traveling alone, and being a short distance from town (15-20 minute walk) it would definitely be my choice. The grounds are also absolutely beautiful.

[This message has been edited by CHOOCHOO (edited 08-08-2000).]

#24021 - 08/09/00 03:42 PM Re: Tradewinds vs. Caribbean Villas
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Are you referring to Tradewinds Paradise Villas? If so, we stayed there the first week of June and thought it was fabulous. It was just far enough from town to be quiet, but also just a 10 minute stroll down the beach to get to the center of town. The dock was nice and had artificial reefs. Hustler Tours was right there, so we didn't have to go anywhere for a boat. The rooms were clean, cheerful and had a fully equipped kitchen. We loved the blender for all those tropical drinks and fresh succulent fruit. The manager, Marki, had cold beer and soda in the fridge waiting for us when we arrived. The pool was very nice and you could see the ocean from it. They had night security, so I felt very safe coming home late. Each unit even has a small sand "parking space" for your golf cart, should you choose to rent one. They have a BBQ pit you can borrow for your patio, daily maid service and a laundry service for all those wet soggy beach towels. Marki helped set up tours for us, and even got a doctor for us when my son got sick. we felt like family. I highly recommend it, and it was MUCH cheaper than Ramon's. A room at Ramon's was $250 MORE for six nights, than a condo at Paradise Villas. That alone sold us. Our kids loved it. (Even had cable TV)We will definately stay there again.



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