When's your trip?
If its early next year, Puerto Rico is a great place.
for incredible flatwater kiting, uncrowded, beautiful place, great seafood, very nice hotels, guest houses, apartments / kayaking, snorkeling, diving, skiing. 30 minutes from a major city with a big mall, 1 hour from Rincón, world known surfing spot, 90 minutes from Isabela for extreme kiting in waveswww.KitesurfPR.com
right in the city of San Juan, walking distance from the main hotel area, great scene, open ocean spot with reefs nearby for wave riding, super friendly people, one of the biggest shopping malls in states, Old San Juan, and outlets...