Family Travels
Other Islands
CURACOA
Again, we booked a Shoretrips excursion...A
beach day at a for them as part of their Christmas
just three days before.

Amanda got her first diving lesson
Brent got to go jet skiing
(and shared a ride with his sister)
(Erica's excursion was horseback riding in Aruba)
Date Last Visited -- 2005
The Port

We Love Jet Skiing!
The Resort
Margarita Island
Venezuela
The day we arrived at Margarita Island...we awoke
to a overcast rainy day.  We went to the purser's
desk and canceled the shore excursion to an all
inclusive resort.
We went back to bed and woke up at late at
11:00...oops

So we only saw the port....but there were the most
incredible bargains on jewelry.

Margarita Island is called Pearl Island
The brackish water pearls are special
I bought a strand for $20 and earrings for $5
The kids bought a ton of souvenirs...including
sarongs wraps, pottery, jewelry, baseball caps.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
This port of call really has nothing to offer.
In an effort to attract tourist business, they have
built a port pier on a resort...so most of the shore
excursion are resort themed--golf, horseback
riding, etc...

We chose to take an excursion to a private
island....although it was nice...it didn't offer much
more than a beach and water...and a long boat ride
out there
Date Last Visited -- 2005
Amanda get her first Diving
lesson...at the age of 11