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Islands for single girls in late 20s?

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Islands for single girls in late 20s?

We're planning to spend NYE on Jost Van Dyke (BVI)and would like to check out a few other islands on this trip. We're flying from NYC and will have about 2 weeks in total ending on Jost & St Thomas.

I'm wondering if you can help us figure out which islands would suit our needs best. We are single girls in our late 20s and travel as cheaply as possible. We would like to choose some islands that have at least some nightlife and other single people. I have nothing against couples, but we don't want to spend 2 weeks being surrounded by honeymooners and families. :)

I've already been to St John (stayed with friends and loved it) and St Thomas (didn't love) as well as Puerto Rico (ok, but don't need to go again yet).

I would prefer to visit islands that have some culture and are not just full of concrete jungles...something that doesn't feel like it can be placed anywhere in the world hopefully has at least a couple somewhat budget places to stay (aabout $70 for both of us per night).

I heard Dominica may fit our needs, but not sure if it has any nightlife and single travelers. St Maarten also sounds interesting because of the two cultures and flights from the US, but not sure if it's too built up and not charming at all. If we go to St Maarten, we're thinking of doing a day trip to Anguilla. What about Kitt's? Is there any way to get there by ferry and not an expensive flight? Any other recommendations?

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Islands for single girls in late 20s?

You won't find too much nightlife in Dominica, but you certainly won't find a concrete jungle either.

There are no direct flights from St Thomas to Dominica - you would have to change planes in Antigua, so the journey would take the best part of a day. The only ferries to Dominica are from neighbouring islands such as Martinique and Guadeloupe - bear in mind that the distance from St Thomas to Dominica is over 300 miles.

I can't help you with Anguilla or St Martin/Maarten, as I haven't been to either.

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2. Re: Islands for single girls in late 20s?


You won't find much night life in Dominica but you can enjoy yourself over the weekend at the Fort Young Hotel with the happy hour there on Friday evening,also at the Garraway Hotel with karaoke/Happy hour or if you wish you can go to the Jungle Bay Resort and enjoy a little jing ping there. Over the weekend as well you can visit the Comfortel De Champ at Picard Portsmouth to take part in some games/trivia night. There may be some activity taking place at the krazy koconut or the Cove.

There are reasonable Guest houses to suit the price range you are looking at so come on down .

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3. Re: Islands for single girls in late 20s?

As noted, getting to Dominica from almost anywhere is a challenge. Based on your plans, I think that's a problem. There is some nightlife on Dominica, but that's not why travelers visit Dominica. The good news is you won't find many honeymooners or children. You also won't find many singles. I go solo(way too old) but not many others do. If you do make it there, sounds like you might be interested in the Portsmouth area, where the medical school is.

The airfare from the US is not cheap. You can get other island vacations elsewhere for half the cost of a Dominica trip. That takes care of people that are only looking to party. Of couse if you go to another island, you won't be getting Dominica, an island of incredible beauty and friendly people.

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4. Re: Islands for single girls in late 20s?

Thank you for the feedback - very helpful. We will leave Dominica for another trip when our needs differ a bit :)

Edited: 23 July 2010, 23:40
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5. Re: Islands for single girls in late 20s?


si la guadeloupe vous interesse contactez moi

puis vous pouvez faire la dominique de suite.


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