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#229294 - 02/05/07 07:17 AM Does it exist?
katch-n-release Offline
Planning a trip in June --adult trip

Interested in finding a place with:
Clean room, King bed preferably-Queen acceptable, "belize charm" accomodation v. U.S. condo type- but Ocean Front, reliable A/C must, good pool, good beach, great beach/water bar (or close "walking" access to such)-->views/low key preferable, reasonably priced, friendly/helpful staff. Internet access (DSL or other HS)-->"free" or reasonable priced.

With that said, we don't hang around the (accomodation) that much so need "Easily" accessible to San Pedro--which is what I believe keeps us south and finally a convienent "jumping" point for fishing trips, Lamanai trip, snorkel trip.

Have looked at several, Ramon's or Victoria (Casita's) seem close to what I'm looking for but seem "large".

Would be greatful for confirmation and/or alternatives.

#229301 - 02/05/07 08:34 AM Re: Does it exist? [Re: katch-n-release]
Banana Beach has everything you are looking for. You can get anything from a basic room w/ bath to a suite w/ full kitchen. Breakfast is included, good air conditioning, 2 pools, a travel shop on site to help arrange tours, which will pick you up at the hotel, restaurant and bar on site.

#229305 - 02/05/07 03:25 PM Re: Does it exist? [Re: ]
Richard Chambers Offline
You don't mention "cost". If this is an issue some of us look for places that allow us to spend our vacation $ on the "fun" stuff.
If you don't plan on spending much time "hanging around the accomodation" you might want to stay a little closer to town. Literally all the resorts provide the "jumping off point" you require. Some shopping around might be in order. Use the "Lodging"
links provided. Pretty tough to make a bad lodging decision in SP!
If you like to walk sometimes closer is better.

#229320 - 02/05/07 05:21 PM Re: Does it exist? [Re: Richard Chambers]
Micks Offline
Here is a map of San Pedro.. http://www.xanaduresort-belize.com/map.html

You're better off at Ramon's. Banana Beach (el divino on the map) is way south of town and if you like walking a lot, go for it. It took me about 45 minutes to get to town from Banana Beach via the beach.

#229328 - 02/05/07 05:53 PM Re: Does it exist? [Re: Micks]
hayden4414 Offline
We're looking for a place in June as well. We were under the impression that Banana Beach is quite a distance from San Pedro. Isn't this true? I tried to view the above map but I'm just starting the planning of our 7-night stay!

#229329 - 02/05/07 06:02 PM Re: Does it exist? [Re: hayden4414]
Micks Offline
Here is a much much better map of the hotels surrounding San Pedro and the heart of town.


#229340 - 02/05/07 06:42 PM Re: Does it exist? [Re: Micks]
Banana Beach is about a 25 minute walk from town - a very nice walk on the beach!

#229349 - 02/05/07 07:04 PM Re: Does it exist? [Re: ]
Richard Chambers Offline
Some of those places are pegged on Goggle Earth and Wikimapia sites.

#229447 - 02/06/07 03:20 AM Re: Does it exist? [Re: Richard Chambers]
katch-n-release Offline
Thank you above for the information.

Micks: Agree, the 2nd map is the better one and the one I have been primarily working from.

Richard: "cost" of those I've named are in the $250 per night range, taxes, etc.etc including a breakfast. Wondering if something meeting the criteria above is not available in the $175 to $200 area or has an "offsetting" special with tours, food, bar etc to bring it effectively into this arena. The thing I forgot to add is a refridge in room.

#229465 - 02/06/07 05:41 AM Re: Does it exist? [Re: katch-n-release]
katch-n-release(personally prefer katch and filet) Don't miss checking out the Palms - great rooms with kitchens, perfect locale and you can have breakfast 150 feet away at Ramon's (just north of Ramon's, close to town, perfect IMHO!

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