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#229901 - 02/11/07 06:58 PM Newcomer needs help
LBI Steve Offline
I have a family of six that is traveling to Belize for the FIRST time next year, 1/2/08 - 1/12/08. It is my wife, myself & (4) 19 - 25 yr. old kids. Can't decide between Caye Caulker & Ambergris. Both seem nice. I need help deciding from those that have been there or are living there.

Here is what I need to help make a decision:
1. Nightlife for the kids
2. Not too remote (if north of town, not too far)
3. Would prefer beachfront.

Direct e-m if you like: lbi2@comcast.net

Thanks for any input, Steve
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#229937 - 02/12/07 01:25 AM Re: Newcomer needs help [Re: LBI Steve]
belizehereicome Offline
I am also going to Belize for the first time in April...we are going with a doctor friend who will be opening a mission there. He has been going there for years and has purchased a condo there at the Paradise Villas. From what I have read and heard about this resort it is fanastic. The Dr's website is http://www.ambergriscondo.com
He has a two bedroom that aslo has a pullout sofa and a murphy bed in the living room, the whole unit could be rented also the upstairs unit is 1 br and has a pull out sofa. They both have kicthens . The resort is in walking distance to everything there is a bar on a pier right next door. There is a small coral reef off the dock and a dive shop right there too. The rates are reasonable as well. The pool is great because it is BYOB, so no expensive bar bills!

Hope this helps... smile

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#229944 - 02/12/07 01:40 AM Re: Newcomer needs help [Re: belizehereicome]
J DOG Offline
great pool at Paridise villas also, good location also right on North edge of town, Wet Willies right there

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#230091 - 02/13/07 04:04 PM Re: Newcomer needs help [Re: J DOG]
Barbara K Offline
AC is more built up and has more going on than CC. It depends on what you are looking for. For nightlife & lots of choices of great restaurants, AC would probably be the better choice. Personally I think in town or S of town would be good for your group. You might want to look at places that have large 2 or more bedroom units like Banana Beach, Xanadu, The Palms, Exotic Caye, Banyan Bay - all good for families and not too far from town. Easily accessible by road, for biking, taxi or walking.
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#230242 - 02/15/07 03:51 AM Re: Newcomer needs help [Re: Barbara K]
LBI Steve Offline
Thanks, we are looking into places in A.C. Still trying to secure flight dates with FF points. That's the key.
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#230508 - 02/18/07 07:37 AM Re: Newcomer needs help [Re: LBI Steve]
tropical smitty Offline
belizehereicome,

p.v.'s is nice but it is dated (20 years old), the reef you refer to is a small man made set of obstacles(for want of a better word)but not a coral reef. the pier is nice for sunbathing and swimming but the water is only 5 to 6 ft deep. you can snorkel there and under the nearby wet willie's(a good restuarant) dock(30yards to the north) and see a fair amount of fish. the grounds(courtyard) is immaculate and the property manager is very accommodating. we were there for the second time in january and enjoyed our stay. there is a hardware store and two grocery stores just accross the street and you are a short walk(2 to 3 minutes) on the beach to downtown san pedro

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#230523 - 02/18/07 07:32 PM Re: Newcomer needs help [Re: tropical smitty]
Cooper Offline
I live on Caye Caulker and dont much like the hectic pace of SP. However I have 2 sons in there 20s and they much prefer SP. If I had kids your age I would choose San Pedro. be prepared to spend more money, even on snorkle trips etc. As for lodging check into the Spindrift Hotel, it is on the beach , centrally located, they have 2 rooms that are 2 brm, livingroom, kitchen, very large, very nice and very reasonable!!
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#230860 - 02/24/07 01:06 AM Re: Newcomer needs help [Re: Cooper]
ILuvCayeCaulker Offline
We rented a golf cart and went resort hopping in San Pedro. From what I saw I would stay at Ramones Village especialy for the young adults..plus it has one of the only beaches on AC. For the price you get a lot..there are some places that are very expensive and you don't get much more..like Victoria House (very high priced).

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