Caribbean for Dummies

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This complete guide helps you decide which island to visit based on what you want to do, when you want to go, and how much you have to spend. Focusing on the islands that are best for first-time visitors--and that offer the biggest bang for the buck--Caribbean For Dummies offers the best of the best and includes:
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Overview

This complete guide helps you decide which island to visit based on what you want to do, when you want to go, and how much you have to spend. Focusing on the islands that are best for first-time visitors--and that offer the biggest bang for the buck--Caribbean For Dummies offers the best of the best and includes:
  • Reviews of travel basics--from finding the very best deals to overcoming language barriers
  • Analysis of the benefits of package deals--the easiest, cheapest way to get to the islands
  • Coverage of Aruba, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Martin/St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • The lowdown on hotels, dining, and nightlife
  • More than a dozen inside maps
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764554452
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/24/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series, #60
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 548
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince: A native of North Carolina, Darwin Porter was a bureau chief for the Miami Herald when he was 21, and later worked in television advertising. A veteran travel writer, he is the author of numerous best-selling Frommer's guides, including those to the Bahamas and Bermuda. He is assisted by Danforth Prince, formerly of the Paris Bureau of the New York Times. They have been frequent travelers to the Caribbean for years and are intimately familiar with what's good there and what isn't. They have also written Frommer's Caribbean from $70 a Day, the most candid and up-to-date guide to budget vacations on the market.

Echo and Kevin Garrett: Kevin's articles have appeared in Affordable Caribbean, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BizTravel.com, Bridal Guide, Chicago Magazine, Coastal Living, Elegant Bride, Executive Getaways, Fantastic Flyer, Great Outdoor Recreational Pages, Investor's Business Daily, Islands, Modern Bride, Second Home, and The Self-Employed Professional. He and Echo updated/wrote chapters on Aruba, Bonaire and Cura?ao for Rum & Reggae's Caribbean 2000. An international award-winning photographer and member of the American Society of Media Photographers, Kevin's images (www.kevingarrett.com) have run in several of the preceding publications as well as Voyages: The Romance of Cruising, Hemispheres, Los Angeles, Management Review, Sky, Smart Money, Southern Accents, Travel Holiday, Travel & Leisure, Weight Watchers, and World Trade.
Echo worked as an editor at McCall's, then Venture, before going freelance in 1988, racking up credits in more than 50 national publications from The New York Times to Money, where she became a contributing writer covering travel. She was a founding editor for an awardwinning Web site BizTravel.com, responsible for Executive Getaways; a contributing writer for "News For You," the best-read, front-page column in Investor's Business Daily; and a contributing writer covering hospitality and restaurants for The Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started on Your Caribbean Getaway.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Caribbean.

Chapter 2: Deciding When to Go.

Chapter 3: Pillow Talk: The Caribbean's Accommodations.

Chapter 4: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs.

Part II: Tying Up the Loose Ends.

Chapter 5: Making Your Travel Arrangements.

Chapter 6: Money Matters.

Chapter 7: Taking Care of Details.

Part III: Aruba.

Chapter 8: The Lowdown on Aruba's Hotel Scene.

Chapter 9: Settling into Aruba.

Chapter 10: Dining in Aruba.

Chapter 11: Having Fun on and off the Beach in Aruba.

Part IV: Barbados.

Chapter 12: The Lowdown on Barbados's Hotel Scene.

Chapter 13: Settling into Barbados.

Chapter 14: Dining in Barbados.

Chapter 15: Having Fun on and off the Beach in Barbados.

Part V: The British Virgin Islands.

Chapter 16: The Lowdown on the British Virgin Islands' Hotel Scene.

Chapter 17: Settling into the British Virgin Islands.

Chapter 18: Dining in the British Virgin Islands.

Chapter 19: Having Fun on and off the Beach in the British Virgin Islands.

Part VI: Grand Cayman.

Chapter 20: The Lowdown on Grand Cayman's Hotel Scene.

Chapter 21: Settling into Grand Cayman.

Chapter 22: Dining in Grand Cayman.

Chapter 23: Having Fun on and off the Beach in Grand Cayman.

Part VII: Jamaica.

Chapter 24: The Lowdown on Jamaica's Hotel Scene.

Chapter 25: Settling into Jamaica.

Chapter 26: Dining in Jamaica.

Chapter 27: Having Fun on and off the Beach in Jamaica.

Part VIII: Puerto Rico.

Chapter 28: The Lowdown on Puerto Rico's Hotel Scene.

Chapter 29: Settling into Puerto Rico.

Chapter 30: Dining in Puerto Rico.

Chapter 31: Having Fun on and off the Beach in Puerto Rico.

Part IX: The U.S. Virgin Islands.

Chapter 32: The Lowdown on the U.S. Virgin Islands' Hotel Scene.

Chapter 33: Settling into the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Chapter 34: Dining in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Chapter 35: Having Fun on and off the Beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Part X: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 36: Our Ten Favorite Caribbean Souvenirs.

Chapter 37: Our Ten (Or So) Favorite Caribbean Dishes.

Index.

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