Hi all, I'm a new member and I posted this message on the other forum, but though I should post here too:
We are considering our first sail charter to Belize. We've been to the Grenadines and BVI a couple times. We were going to the Abacos next, but now are nearly persuaded to go to Belize instead. My first of many questions to follow, is: Is it better to charter out of San Pedro or Placencia?
Advice we've gotten so far is that islands get much prettier and snorkeling gets much better the further south you can get and it would be better to charter out of Placencia. But this is from people who have not done both, so not so sure how valid the advice is.
What is the concensus among sailors who have chartered in both areas?
Also, I get the impression Ambergris Caye is more "touristy" than Placencia. We're not really looking for touristy on a sailing charter---just good sailing conditions, good beaches, good snorkeling, gorgeous anchorages. We don't need gift shops, nightlife, discos, hotels, etc. But we would like nice scenery and interesting sights. Again, the emphasis is on where to base our sailing trip. We may decide to visit other parts of Belize before and after the sailing and I'll inquire about that after we've decided where to base the sail charter.
Thanks in advance for any insights you can provide on sailing north or south.