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Old Oct 25, 2018, 4:35 pm
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Lizard Island caters to children 10 years old and over.
like many others in AU, but age is getting closer!

whats available at 'lagoons' at atlantis? (and kahala?)
for atlantis could return to ocean club now under FS
though if atlantis offers any onsite, likely super expensive
some aquariums offer diving/snorkeling, some expensive

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Old Oct 25, 2018, 7:18 pm
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Been to the Ocean Club. OK snorkeling is done via boat excursions. But I’d never get him off the water slides!

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Old Oct 25, 2018, 7:18 pm
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Has anyone mentioned Guana Island in the BVIs? It’s on our someday list.
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Old Oct 25, 2018, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Lovethecabin
Has anyone mentioned Guana Island in the BVIs? It’s on our someday list.
Kage mentioned it in a PM. Looks interesting, but maybe a little more rustic than what I had in mind. Trip advisor reviews talk a lot about mosquitoes! Not obviously child friendly, either.
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Old Oct 25, 2018, 7:37 pm
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$720 / $1500 pool
$1885 north beach villa beachfront / harbour house villa
$4325 jost house villa 2BR / $3340 anegada villa 3BR
guana.com/stay/accommodations/villas
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gu...!4d-64.5695896
beach villa and top villa seem nice but premium
21 bedrooms is great, no idea re snorkeling
think i quoted someone talking about guana

allows kids plus "kids weeks" "2013-2014 July 01-Aug 31"
https://web.archive.org/web/20170129...com/stay/faqs/
https://web.archive.org/web/20170228...ice_051810.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20150905...ids_weeks.html

pretty sure everywhere insects also vary by season
(IIRC for example amanruya and north island)

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Old Oct 27, 2018, 3:07 am
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Originally Posted by Ericka
We’ve been to the FS Seychelles on Mahe. It wasn’t the best time...cloudy, bit of rain...which didn’t make the snorkeling very good. I like to see the colors in the coral and fish. But it was a lovely resort. I’d love to try the new FS Desroches island sometime. It certainly does seem like overkill for a 7 year old though, doesn’t it!

I’ve been following the Montage Maui on this forum for a while now. There are some good choices in Hawaii.

The full snorkel face masks sound interesting. Have to look into that! Thanks.
Seychelles were my first time snorkeling, especially FS was very nice. This is quite a benchmark for the future😉
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What do you guys think of this idea for Hawaii? Apparently, the Big Island has the good snorkeling. Kauai...not so much. Kauai is a bucket list of mine though.

BIG ISLAND
- Four Seasons Hualalai (4 nights)
Enjoy the beautiful property and good service. Teach son how to snorkel in King’s Pond.
- Mauna Kea Beach Resort (4 nights)
Swim and snorkel at the nice beach. See the manta rays.
Possible volcano activity, cultural activities and other snorkeling while on big island.

KAUAI
- Hotel TBD (2 nights)
See the Napali Coast via helicopter or boat/snorkel

A few things I’ve learned...the Princeville St. Regis has been sold and will likely close for a refurb and rebranding. The new Timbers seems to have a 4 night minimum.
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Old Oct 31, 2018, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by Ericka
What do you guys think of this idea for Hawaii? Apparently, the Big Island has the good snorkeling. Kauai...not so much. Kauai is a bucket list of mine though.

BIG ISLAND
- Four Seasons Hualalai (4 nights)
Enjoy the beautiful property and good service. Teach son how to snorkel in King’s Pond.
- Mauna Kea Beach Resort (4 nights)
Swim and snorkel at the nice beach. See the manta rays.
Possible volcano activity, cultural activities and other snorkeling while on big island.

KAUAI
- Hotel TBD (2 nights)
See the Napali Coast via helicopter or boat/snorkel

A few things I’ve learned...the Princeville St. Regis has been sold and will likely close for a refurb and rebranding. The new Timbers seems to have a 4 night minimum.
I like the Big Island option.
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Old Oct 31, 2018, 9:51 am
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Old Oct 31, 2018, 10:07 am
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Sadly, this flight only runs during the winter months which also happens to be Tahiti’s rainy season! Leave it to United.

Our first choice would have been Tahiti. We honeymooned at Hotel Bora Bora nearly 19 years ago! Some other time for sure.
Good news. United just announced they will fly SFO-PPT year-round beginning March 2019.
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Old Oct 31, 2018, 10:37 am
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Good news. United just announced they will fly SFO-PPT year-round beginning March 2019.
As in....next summer?!? I will need to research this!
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I like the Big Island option.
Not sure if I was clear...we would do BOTH the big island and Kauai....mostly the big island.
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As in....next summer?!? I will need to research this!
Free UA business class to PPT via SFO completely solves the problem then. Better to spend that $20k on the resort instead of getting there, methinks^
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Free UA business class to PPT via SFO completely solves the problem then. Better to spend that $20k on the resort instead of getting there, methinks^
Looking into whether at least one business class seat will open up as a “saver”. The “standard” award right now to PPT would cost us 1,050,000 miles. Hardly free. LOL!

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Looking into whether at least one business class seat will open up as a “saver”. The “standard” award right now to PPT would cost us 1,050,000 miles. Hardly free. LOL!

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Maybe call to 1k or Global Services reservations? Of course, it would also be a great deal if you could upgrade with miles or SWUs on economy class fares. Definitely not free, but at least less than $20k to get you there and back.

Maybe your son will be using his new snorkeling skills learned in Hawaii again in Bora Bora sooner than you had thought

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