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#32854 - 01/03/01 06:26 PM moderate priced hotel
cc Offline

I am trying to plan a trip to AC in May to catch the off seaason rates. What is the weather like in May, and can anyone suggest a reasonable oceanfront hotel - i've bee looking into paradise villas and banana beach. Also- what's the cost of living? Is it relatively cheap to hang out on beer and burgers each day?

Any info would be great! Thanks

#32855 - 01/03/01 10:13 PM Re: moderate priced hotel
rickcheri Offline
You should try the Holiday Hotel. Center of town, on the beach, all rooms are beach front and a great bar there!! The staff is Great!!! and the rooms are good.... during May you can probally get away with 75 to 85 a night with a fridge!!!!! You'll need it for you beer. Ask for Ms. Reyes and she'll take care of you, Tell her that Rick and Cheri sent you!!!

#32856 - 01/04/01 11:05 AM Re: moderate priced hotel
cc Offline
Thanks for the info, it sounds perfect! I'll let you know if we end up staying there.

#32857 - 01/04/01 03:02 PM Re: moderate priced hotel
ScubaLdy Offline
That's like taking coals to Newcastle!
But I have never eaten better fish or chicken for such a pittance.
Pick your places. I asked my dive master where he ate. He really didn't want to tell me, but after I bought him a couple of lunches (I think they cost me $4.00 US each) he did.
I'll never tell anyone -- It is the best kept secret in town.
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#32858 - 01/04/01 03:27 PM Re: moderate priced hotel
bicycleman Offline
cc - I also will be in AC in May - first trip - and decided on Lily's. Its right on the beach maybe 20 or so steps to the water and an AC OceanView room with porch/terrace is $55. I am told it is neat, friendly, & well operated.They have been very helpful in booking via the Internet.

#32859 - 01/04/01 10:07 PM Re: moderate priced hotel
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
I would consider both Paradise Villas and Banana Beach not moderate but high moderate, around US$90-$125 off-season depending on how you book, but both are excellent, especially Banana Beach.

In the moderate category, I'd recommend Coconuts and The Tides, and Mayan Princess if you can get a value pricing. In the past, they've had off-season rates in the US$65-$80 range. Don't know how they will shake out this year -- probably depends on how the economy is in El Norte.

Lily's, along with Ruby's, I would say are low moderate/budget, Lily's being at the low-moderate side. Ruby's starts at under Us$25.

--Lan Sluder
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#32860 - 01/05/01 01:53 PM Re: moderate priced hotel
Marty Offline
for lodging by price category, see: http://AmbergrisCaye.com/pages/lodge/lodgingprice.html

#32861 - 01/21/01 09:19 AM Re: moderate priced hotel
silkpainter Offline
Don't forget the San Pedrano and the Conch Shell in the budget hotel category. Each will run you about $30 a night for a double. I've stayed at the San Pedrano, clean.... good beds, Haven't stayed at the Conch Shell, but I've heard good things about it.

-Lee Vanderwalker-Alamina

#32862 - 01/21/01 06:33 PM Re: moderate priced hotel
Dallas Dave Offline
I used to stay at the Conch Shell on all my trips to San Pedro. $25.00 a night for two beds a hot shower and kitchen with fridge up stairs. No a/c, but I didn't need it with the breeze right on the beach. Also the dock in front is a good place to buy fish if you catch the fishermen coming in at about four.


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