Author: island vacation girl - debbie (---.dsl.emhril.ameritech.net)
Date: 10-09-06 09:40
hi all we got back to CHICAGO 10/03 after spending 20days in PUERTO RICO,3 of which were spent on CULEBRA. here are my thoughts :
having taken many days trips to CULEBRA actually spending several days made their memories pale in comparison. we had the time of our lives and our only regret was that we did not stay longer. however i guarantee we will next year !
the trip to:
we flew in to CULEBRA out of ISLA GRANDE AIRPORT with M & N AVIATION. i can not say enough good things about this company and highly recommend them. i was quite concerned about the weight allowance even at 50 lbs per person. these guys didn't even bat a eye upon seeing ALL of it , in fact they did bother to weigh it at all. our flight in was delayed by an hour and a half due to weather conditions and they could not have been more apologetic considering the weather was and is completely beyond their control. i thought this was very nice. our flight out left about an hour early as there only 4 of us and we were all there and ready to go, so they asked us all if we minded taking off early. we didn't... so did ! our flight was to stop at SJU first, but the pilot after take off and eying all my luggage (perhaps thinking we were on our way home) asked if we wanted to be dropped of at SJU. we declined as we were to pick up our rental car from CHARLIE'S IN CONADO so we could head to RINCON for the next 14 days. the pilot then made a detour and dropped us off at ISLA GRANDE 1st ! what a great company. both flights were a photographers dream and i have the shots to prove it. anyone interested in seeing please e-mail me
we stayed at CASA ENSENADA...this place is perfect. they are located right on the water at HONDA BAY.there is no beach but we did have water access and had free use of a 2 person kayak that we took it out several times. the rooms at CASA ESENADA were clean and spacious as well as being well stocked with anything you could possibly need. room rates were more than reasonable offering ac, cable tv, and access to to the phone and computer ! in my opinion CASA ENSENADA could possibly be the the best value in CULEBRA as you definitely get more then you pay for. the photo's i took of this place were taken with a 8 mega-pixel camera and the tripadvisor site will not accept them as their resolution is too highly anyone wanting too see them please contact me @
because we only had a car for our last day we ate every dinner at DINGHY DOCK, as they were within walking distance of CASA ENSENADA. great place with good food. no regrets. we had breakfast morning at a wonderful bakery just down the road and i can not remember its name..sorry.. this place was really cute and the food was really good plus they opened at 5:30 am !!! we spent most of our mornings snorkeling at MELONE'S BEACH. WE LOVED IT HERE and the walk there wasn't too bad ! we had the opportunity to take a dive/snorkel trip with TAZ from AQUATIC ADVENTURES. he does a great trip. while my boyfriend was diving i got to snorkel/swim (shadow) a sea turtle for a LONG TIME.. THE TURTLE STAYED JUST OUTSIDE OF AN ARMS LENGTH IN FRONT OF AND BENEATH ME ....this for me will me a memory to last a lifetime !!!! we found some huge shells while snorkeling ZONI BEACH. WE ALSO HAD A GREAT TIME AT FLAMENCO ! overall we had a wonderful time however in my opinion 3 days was NOT enough time ! we will stay longer next trip !
please contact me with any questions.