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Hi Guys, iv just booked on board Britannia 25th Nov for 2017 - just wondered if any of you have done this itinery and any recommendations on beaches / restaurants / any hidden away places worth knowing about?

Much appreciated in advance.

The ports of call would be - Bonaire, Aruba, Grenada, St Vincent, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Kitts, Antigua, Dominica.

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Hi Here's a few of my favourites

Bonaire - Not my favourite  ABC Island, I usually go to beach and have a wander around the town

Aruba - Go to the beach, or go to the centre to send a postcard from Hell.  It's popular with USA tourists and so has plenty of casinos.  Some of the rocks around the beaches are home to Iguanas

Grenada - Buy spices and take the water taxi to Great Anse beach

St Vincent - The main town isn't very tourist friendly, so I would take an excursion or stay on board

St Lucia  - Visit the Pitons and the drive in volcano

St Maarten - Plenty of shopping opportunities or visit the French side of the island it's certainly more chic

 St Kitts -  I'd take and independent tour of the island visiting Brimstone fort (the sand is black and all impossible to remove from your body).

Antigua - I agree with Davybe take an independent tour of Shirley Heights and Nelson's dockyard, however, their are plenty of beaches (Pigeon island is popular)

Dominica - Take a tour to the rain forest or my favourite take a boat trip to see whales and dolphins.

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Bonaire - get off the ship and just to the right is Divi resort. At Reception pay $20 a couple for use of sun beds, bar etc.

Aruba - across the road from ship is the bus station. Pay a couple of $ and get a bus towards the High Rise hotels. Get off anywhere along the coast for beaches, restaurants etc.

St Maarten - get off ship and either get water taxi or walk to nearby beach where you can get 2 sun beds, food, toilets and a bucket of beers for about $20. 

Antigua - a beach for every day of the year so lot of choice. Just ask a taxi driver to take you to a good beach (we like Dark Wood, it's quiet), plenty of taxis to bring you back. 

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Aruba restaurant - we stayed overnight on Eclipse in Jan this year and went to Madame Janette's for dinner. A 10 minute taxi ride from the ship inland, an excellent restaurant with the best steaks and you can kick your shoes off and relax your feet in the sand under the table. Book in advance. Only suitable for overnight stop or late sailing as it opens at 5.30pm.

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