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shorty714 Jun 22, 2010 10:18 AM

Hi folks, looking for all inclusive resort aruba, mexico or any caribbean , with good food, not one of those with a 1000 rooms that gives you the feel you are walking in nyc. tripping over people where ever you walk. T.Y. Marc

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    Food on the brain Jun 26, 2010 04:19 AM

    We found a bunch of adult only, gourmet all-inclusive resort & spas. Check out Excellence, Secrets, Dreams, and Karisma Resorts. We went to one of the Secrets resorts on the Mayan Riviera and loved it. The spa concierge put together a fabulous spa package for us and we were in heaven!

    http://www.excellence-resorts.com/
    http://www.secretsresorts.com/
    http://www.dreamsresorts.com/
    http://www.karismahotels.com/

    1. phelana Jun 26, 2010 10:00 PM

      I am a travel agent and foodie..and not a fan of all inclusives BUT will say pick what I believe is the best island for overall culinary excellence: Anguilla. I am right now at Viceroy. Check out my blog for hotel info. As far as dining there are maybe 20 amazing places including: Jacala, Veya, Sandbar, Luna Rosa, Barrel Stay, Trattoria, Tremonte, Picante and Hibernia to name a few. There are some great local BBQs including B&D and Klassic Cafe. Trust me, the dining options are staggering and air to Sint Maarten is pretty affordable.

      http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_...

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        Food on the brain Jun 27, 2010 02:34 PM

        Just checked out the Viceroy website - is it AI as shorty has requested? I couldn't find that listed.

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          phelana Jun 27, 2010 06:40 PM

          No it is not AI and I am sorry I did not provide a rec with an AI but as mentioned I really love folks going outside the AI concept if at all possible and in Anguilla the dining options are staggering. Breakfast is included at Viceroy.

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            Food on the brain Jun 28, 2010 08:03 AM

            Thanks for clarifying! The Viceroy looked really nice, but I didn't see AI on it. I agree that the food experiences are so much better outside the AI concept, but it's also nice sometimes to know exactly how much you are going to spend, outside of the extra activities.

            We will definitely check out the Viceroy when we head to Anguilla.

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              phelana Jun 28, 2010 02:20 PM

              read my blog mid week when review Jacala, Sandbar, TT and Cote Mer...oh my GOSH..dining heaven..

              www.anguillabliss.com

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