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#33609 - 01/19/01 11:09 PM Any comments on Ramons Village resort!!!!
nanci Offline
I am going to Ramons village with 3 couples in june. The guys dive and the girls don't. I would appreciate any info since we are first timers to san pedro. Info on the resort, hurricane damage, any construction? beachfront rooms, food, diving, bugs, pool, bars and restarants in town, Thank You So much.

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#33610 - 01/21/01 07:35 PM Re: Any comments on Ramons Village resort!!!!
diverdeb1 Offline
My husband and I went there for our Honeymoon in May '98. It was excellent. We stayed in one of the places with a kithen, I think they now call it the presidetial suite? Anywaythe people were wonderful, food great, don't do all- inclusive because there are other good restaurants in San Pedro. but their breakfast was great.

Very friendly and helpful people. Clean, excellent scenery and location!!

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#33611 - 01/21/01 11:12 PM Re: Any comments on Ramons Village resort!!!!
caribbean soul Offline
Nanci,....glad to meet you. Just returned fron A.C. two days ago. Hope I can answer your questions. We were there 10 days and went all around the island, to Caye Caulker, Belize City, Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan, Mexico Rocks, Rocky Point, M&M, North to Capt. Morgans and that area and inland to Lamini Ruins. There is still a lot of damage on the island but the tourist area is great. The back side got hit the hardest and still looks like a dump,...also a lot of damage up at Journey's end but they will be up and open soon. The town is busy putting in underground utilities (for good reason)so they are trenching up the town but it causes no real problem getting around. Ramons is intact and Beautiful! Pool there is pretty but right in the restaurant/Bar area so if you are a bashful bather Beware. Good food there but LOTS of good restaurants all over town. We were there 10 days and ate at a different place everytime. Repeated our two favorites. Elvi's Kitchen,...Yum! Best place for dinner,..think they may have started lunch again right before we left. As for Breakfast or Lunch I recomend Cannibal's. Right on the beach. Good breakfast, fresh salads and potatoe boats are really great.
If you need info on anything else get back on and I'll send you my E-mail so we can chat direct.

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#33612 - 01/22/01 04:44 PM Re: Any comments on Ramons Village resort!!!!
Lainie Offline
Nanci,

I just returned from AC this past Sat., 1/20.
I thought Ramon's Village was beautiful, although we stayed at Banyan Bay villas. We had 3 people and wanted separate bedrooms, but when I called Ramon's back in October their suites were already booked. So, we opted for a 2 bdr/2 ba at Banyan Bay. You may want to check them out also, as the property is beautifully manicured, condos are roomy, very clean and come with every amenity. I also think they have the nicest pool on the island and it was never crowded. The dive shop is located on the dock right on the property and they can arrange any tour you might want to go on - to the ruins, sailing, snorkeling and of course, diving. Eli runs the shop and she is very helpful and informative.

We did tour Ramon's and it has more of a South Pacific feel because of the charming thatched roofs and the free form pool, but we were only able to see a standard beach front room, which was nice and clean, but only had a bed and bathroom - much like a hotel room. I imagine their suites are nice, but we didn't get to see one since people were staying in them...

We really enjoyed having a kitchen, living room and the 2 separate bedrooms and bathrooms. We brought some pre-packaged food with us so we wouldn't have to go out for every meal, and it was nice for the days we just wanted to hang around the pool or beach and not leave the property. So, check out Banyan Bay, I think it will be a little more accomodating for your group and little more quiet if that's what you like.

Lainie
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#33613 - 01/22/01 06:10 PM Re: Any comments on Ramons Village resort!!!!
Rubba Offline
Hello all.
Ramons has its ups and downs, but all in all, its not my bag. PROS: Great location, close to town, real nice bar/pool area (especially when live music), full service resort. CONS: Pricey, restaurant is so-so, standard rooms were nasty. I dunno about the presidential suites and the like, but the regular rooms ("garden room" i think) was small and musty... no bang for your buck.

Personally, I think its a nice place to visit... not to stay.
Rubba
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