Beaches and Dreams used to be real nice, then it went south for a while. It's under new ownership and I've read only good things. We used to stay there each time we visited Belize.
There are several places to stay in that area, you could just go and pick one. They're never all full.
The rooms at Beaches and Dreams are large and have king size beds. They also have a great cook, so I read, from Alaska or maybe that's where the new owner is from. hmmmm....
I like that area, just be prepared for the sandflies if you are so inclined to be bitten. I was and learned to wear long pants early AM and early PM. The sandflies come out for a short time and will be ready to hit you if the wind dies down
Then change to shorts or suits.
Mainland is soooooooo different.
Dangriga has a nice place to stay. Pelican Beach and it's like an old southern plantation feel in the rooms. Housekeepers wear uniform and are very professional while their job. It's a short distance from the airport too.
There's a horse that just walks around across the street and the flowers are always lovely.
There is a security guard on duty all night and it's gated. I love the feel of that establishment, can you tell
We've been there a few times. In fact the owner is the man that has that Belize forum that Jesse sent you to read.
djean from this forum is in Dangriga I think and will have more input.
We like Dangriga for short visits.