Hello all! My name is Kortney Smith. I am fron Houston,TX and I am looking for some advise. Last year my boyfriend and I decided to start a traditin of visiting a new beach every summer. We kicked if off by visiting Puerta Vallarta, Mexico last August. We were not impressed. We felt as if we had been robbed of our $15,000. If we wanted brown water and muddy sand we would have driven 45 min to Galveston Island. We ended up at the pool bar most of the vacation. It was a great time but we started the tradition to visit beaches not hotel pools. We are limited on money but we have managed to save around the same amount of money this year but would like to upgrade the beach this year. Any suggestions?
When you say "beach" are you looking for the quintessential white sand, tourquoise water and fun-in-the-sun beach? Or are you open to suggestions of any type of ocean-front local?
If the later, I would recommend Canon Beach on the Oregon Coast. The beaches on the Pacific Ocean are a bit more rocky and the water is cold
but if you're looking for more privacy, enjoy walking the shoreline and want beautiful sunsets (weather permitting) it can't be beat. The area has enough nice resorts and restaurants to be classy, but not so many that development over-crowds the natural beauty of the area. And you won't find miles of high-rises.
For warmer beaches, I'd head somewhere on the east coast, South Carolina or Georgia perhaps? I've heard good things about Sapelo Island off Georgia's coast.
$15,000 for a trip for two to Mexico?
For that money you could rent a house for a month in the Hamptons.
I personally would spend way less than that. There are beaches all over you could try. I would like the New England beach shack type destination myself. You could find that in Maine, Cape Cod, Long Island.
Here are a few more beach possibilities:
San Destin, FL
South Padre Island
Ocean City, Maryland
Did I read that right? $15,000.00 in P.V.? My husband just surprised me with a trip to Puerto Vallarta in Jan. of this year. We were there in 2004 and we didn't come close to $15,000. between the 2 trips! How could you possibly spend that much?
Money aside, there are thousands of beaches worth visiting. I suggest you do your homework, as every area offers something different. For instance, one of our favorite beaches is a tiny island in North Carolina, but it has NO nightlife, so not everyone would be happy there. Asking for suggestions on beach vacations is like asking someone "what's the best flavor ice cream in the world?"
I would recommend Barbados and Aruba if you want to swim. If you just want to hang out at a beautiful beach then Cozumel, Mexico. Cozumel has rocky beaches that are not that great for swimming... unless you wear water shoes.
Maybe the 15K is in pesos or atleast I hope it is.
I have travelled to several beaches in Mexico and it really depends what it is you are looking for. Are you looking for a relaxing place, a fun full of nightlife place, a more cultural location? I have been a member of a resort for a few years and have had the chance to travel to different destinations around Mexico. Plus, with that kind of money, you could go all out and have a fantastic time almost anywhere! I personnaly like Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Acapulco. You can do all types of water sports at these beaches, they all have a great nightlife and dining, and there are many other activities you can do. In Acapulco you can go see the cliff divers; an amazing sight! Here are some links that could help you check out what I mean so you can make up your mind. Hope this helps! www.beachrelaxo.com www.mexicosunplaces.com
It's me again, I didn't read your post properly and for this I apologize. I thought you had said Puerto Vallarta was a good experience for you but apparently not.
If what you are looking for is a nice beach then I reccommend you check out Can Cun. There are very nice beaches you can drive to around there, you can check out the Mayan ruins, do a bunch of water sports, be in a beautiful white sandy beach and enjoy the nightlife it brings! This link might help you www.grandclaseresorts.info Sorry about before 😊