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Winter 2010 Beach Destination Suggestions


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May 2, 2008
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Barnegat,New Jersey
I am beginning to think about where we want to travel to during a week in Feb-April. Our twins will be 8 years old. They love to swim, so I am looking for a beach destination that has great pools; slides a plus. Harborside at Atlantis would be ideal, but I rarely see weeks available there.

Reasonably low airfares are important right now, so that leaves out our home resort in Aruba. We are staying at BCV at Disney in March 2009, so don't want to do Disney again and the year before we used our points to stay at the Marriott (hotel) in Costa Rica.

Considering Marriott's Crystal Shores in Marco Island. This is a new resort so don't know how available it would be. (using a 1 br from Aruba Surf club, gold season, as a trader).

Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks so much for your help!


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Jun 10, 2005
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Melbourne Beach FL; Steamboat Springs CO
You have to realize that temperatures in the Bahamas and central Florida in January and February are often not warm enough for swimming. Or maybe they are for your son, since you're from New Jersey :p

I suggest that you go to http://www.wunderground.com/ and click "trip planner" under "Features" near the top. Then search the historical weather patterns for the dates and places you're considering. Once you narrow down the destinations, it will be easier to find a resort with the amenities you want.


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Aug 2, 2006
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BTW-In case you aren't aware of the current JetBlue fares to Aruba, they are quite low out of JFK for this Feb./March. Of course, next year is anybody's guess.