Travel Beaches.. any nice ones w/ inexpensive accomodations?

SonOz

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My b/f and I want to go to a beach someplace towards the end of May for 5 or 6 days. It can be w/in the US or someplace else. The plane ticket will be taken care of so we just need to find a beach.

I would prefer a beach w/ clear water...not sure if they have those here in the US. Is there any place that is not really touristy and you can get a nice hotel for a decent price?
 

cakegirl

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the water is still pretty cold in some areas in May- I would try somewhere on the Gulf, It will be warmer. so that would give you eastern Mexico, Western Florida and the caribbean. I am sure some areas/islands are cheaper than others. I have always found the water the water to be nice-by clear do you mean clean or still?
 

BiloxiBlu

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Destin, FLorida-- but it can get kind of touristy. Or Try Orange Beach, AL or Pensacola, FL, Perdido Key, FL. BEAUTIFUL white sugar sand down this way :smile: I grew up in Pensacola, so maybe I am a bit biased ;)

With your criteria, I would pick Pensacola :smile:
 

mws

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I wouldn't go here in May, way too cold still. And not much chance for cheaper hotels.

Try Acapulco, Mexico. Yes, a bit touristy, but with the popularity of Cabo, Acapulco has really mellowed out. You can find some really good deals.
 

elle

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^Agree...the water is freezing in Monterey! I actually find most of the Northern California beaches to be way too cold to swim in, even during the summer :Push: And the water is never clear!
 

wantmore

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^^the water is not only cold in No. Cali, also in So. Cali too. The water here is so hardly ever clear.

Try Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico.
 

nikki213

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Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. We're going next year. Iberostar has really great all inclusive deals.
 

couturequeen

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Caribbean is cheap these days. Check out the packages on Travelocity. You can get a nice trip for two under $1400 including flight. Miami is also rather cheap too.
 

Leelee

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The two most beautiful beaches I've ever seen were in Negril, Jamaica and Tortola, BVI. It's been years since I've been so I don't know what the hotel prices are like these days, but I've never seen anything prettier than the crystal water and the blue skies.
 

Lyn2005

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Pulau Redang is a beautiful beach, in Malaysia.

Warm crystal clear waters, fine white sands, in the midst of a protected marine park. The all-inclusive hotels were really cheap and included 2 snorkelling tours a day as well. Was there last year, really recommend it
 

Carmen82

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You can try Savannah/Tybee Island in GA. The beach is not as nice as some of the more touristy beaches..but the area is very quaint :yes: