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    Anyone hang/camp in the Caribbean

    Stuck living in Manhattan and getting tired of upstate trips; looking to do something different. I was talking to a couple buddies of mine how it would be nice to find a remote beach or close to it, a tree to sling up a Hammock (I’m the only Hammock guy), and maybe cast a line in… just rough it on the beach for a few days instead of our usual upstate spots. I am open to long hike-in's or a rental car if needed.

    Any suggestions, insights, stories or advice would be gratefully appreciated.

    If this is the wrong forum or place to ask my apologies.

    Thanks!
    Cru-



    **EDIT: For the record I know beaches don't usually have lots of trees. I lived in Hawaii for 5 years and found I had better luck in the forest/jungle area. Just thought I'd ask this question as I haven't seen much useful information on the web**
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    I have been to a few islands in the sea, of special notice was the high peaks and beautiful tropics of Dominica

    of the seven or eight carribean islands i have been to, Dominica was the most gorgeous.

    St. Lucia is a relatively close second.

    we all definately want to drool over your pics wherever you end up. do it!
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    Can't help you with the trip, but it sounds like a good idea to me. I hope you can figure something out. Welcome to the HF.
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    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    Thanks guys! Yeah, figured even if I spent the same amount of money it costs to stay in some resort it would be 10x’s the trip to do it on or close to a beach in the tropics.

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    i remember Barbados having more trees then other islands, but my memory could be blurred
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Do I smell a potential group hang brewing here?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    Do I smell a potential group hang brewing here?!

    You buying? You pay the airfare and I am in for sure.
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    wisenber, that is mighty nice of ya. Thanks.

    Start a poll...who wants to go where?
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    wisenber, that is mighty nice of ya. Thanks.

    Start a poll...who wants to go where?
    ..Tahiti..


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    Cook Islands.



    I means as long as wisenber is paying why not.
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