Hey all, I've come into some frequent flyer rewards (on JetBlue) and I get to go somewhere in the Caribbean this winter.

The four choices I've got are Puerto Rico, Mexico (Cancun region), the Bahamas (Nassau) and Aruba. I've never been down there before so I know very little about the areas other than they're generally supposed to be nice.

I figure plenty of folks here have been down there and can give me some intel.

Things we'll be looking for -

Laid back beaches
Some local culture
An interesting side trip or two (rain forest, historic location, interesting coastlines, etc.)

Things we'll want to avoid -

High rises
Tourist traps

We don't require a lot in the way of a room - cleanliness, comfortable bed, good plumbing.

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.