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#227958 - 01/24/07 02:10 AM Recommendations for first timers
GDZ Offline
My wife and I are trying to make a quick get-away to relax...take in some sun and a little adventure. Not looking for a crazy scene, but rather more quiet and remote, with the option for culture and dining if we choose. Trying to keep it under $200/day. Any recommendations? Or, perhaps a contact to lead us in the right direction? Thanks

#227964 - 01/24/07 08:46 AM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: GDZ]
Richard Chambers Offline
"Quiet and remote", sounds like Caye Caulker to me!Day trips to San Pedro are easy and cheap for occasional shopping and more variety in dining. Should come in well below $200/day, depends on lodging choice.

#227970 - 01/24/07 09:44 AM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: Richard Chambers]
Pedro1 Offline
Portofino-one of their standard rooms-great restaurant and will come just over 200-or banana Beach-courtyard suite and plenty of money left for food etc.

#227985 - 01/24/07 11:14 AM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: Pedro1]
captjeff Offline
Pedro is right on the money , Portofino a class ,full service resort,up north side, Ambergris caye .Just what was Requested .. Quiet ,and remote, plus five star dinning there and six great plces whithin ten minute reach. Not a lot of rooms intimate , lush .Owner/manager lives on property a plus .. And banana beach ,also not bad choice if you want to go south ,see my trip report on the place posted yesterday .Go live the dream and enjoy..

Edited by captjeff (01/24/07 11:17 AM)
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#227995 - 01/24/07 12:13 PM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: captjeff]
Barbara K Offline
Portofino is actually $250/nt + 19% tax & gratuity at this time of year. Nice place though. Plenty of places under $200 - Banana Beach, Xanadu, Mata Rocks, Salamander, a couple rooms at Victoria House, etc. I think you can do a search on the lodging page and separate them by price range.

#228120 - 01/25/07 09:29 AM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: Barbara K]
J DOG Offline
Agree with Richard, Caye Chaulker is much more laid back & quieter than S.P. We always spend a few days there before going over to S.P.
In Caye Chaulker you can walk around & not have to watch out for golf carts every where.
We stay at Seaside cabanas for about $105.us, I think it's the only place with a pool there.

#228135 - 01/25/07 11:56 AM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: GDZ]
BrigitteBachmann Offline
Depending on how much time you have you could split your trip between Cayo for jungle, ruins, cave tubing, hiking, and then spend the second part of your trip in Placencia or Maya Beach for beach and water activities.
Just another option.

#228190 - 01/25/07 08:40 PM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: BrigitteBachmann]
Hmmmmmmm 5 responses to "ABOUT OTHER PARTS OF BEILZE" come with recos about SP or Caukler........How about Turtle Inn,Cayes off the coast,Placencia Village or Cayo? 'Fraid they'll miss bringing you something?

Edited by GRAFFICE (01/25/07 08:41 PM)

#228191 - 01/25/07 08:44 PM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: GRAFFICE]
klcman Offline
c'mon dwayne, you been around long enough to know that 95% of this board is related to SP & CC.

Cheap shot on the "bringing".....do some research on that and you might be surprised at what you discover
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#228208 - 01/26/07 08:47 AM Re: Recommendations for first timers [Re: klcman]
dogmatic prevaricator Offline
I'd go with 22% of the board devoted to AC & CC. There are 9 forums. smirk
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

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