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#34026 - 01/26/01 09:31 PM Use of Pools? Please reply!
Sadie Offline
Hi all, leaving tomorrow early from NYC. Our hotel has a nice pool, but I am a pool fiend. Do other hotels allow you to use their pools? Is there a pool with one of those silly bars you swim up to that we can go to?
See y'all soon!
Sadie
PS I searched the board for posting before I posted this. This board is brilliant and I truly thank all who contribute.

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#34027 - 01/26/01 09:45 PM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
CHOOCHOO Offline
We had our adult "children" with us at Christmas and they used several of the pools. It seems in most cases as long as you are not being a pest everybody is pretty cool. Almost all are posted of course for "guests only". I think a lot of times they'll let you try it in the hopes that you might stay there on a subsequent trip.

There are no swim up bars south of the cut that I know of. (That is, none that were purposefully designed that way.) Journeys End had one, and there may be a couple more up north.

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#34028 - 01/26/01 09:49 PM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
Sadie Offline
Choo choo: you are a peach.

-Sadie (in real life, Susie)
: D

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#34029 - 01/26/01 10:19 PM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
Big Frank Offline
Especially if you buy a belikin or have lunch, it is, "No Problem, mon."

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#34030 - 01/26/01 10:20 PM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
Big Frank Offline
Captain Morgans was the nicest pool i saw. Have you seen it on Temptation island? Either that or Ramons.

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#34031 - 01/26/01 10:20 PM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
Jericco Offline
Choo...THANK YOU...where I lived in Fla. if you used a pool it was assumed you needed a larger boat...no matter the bar tab. I am so glad to know this.....again, thank you!!!!!

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#34032 - 01/27/01 12:26 AM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
Sadie Offline
Thanks for the advice Big Frank. Like the comment about the Beliken.

I kinda gotta see Captain Morgan's if only to sell a piece about the island, eh?

Well if there's a beaut of a pool I can dip in, so much the better!

-S

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#34033 - 01/27/01 02:45 AM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
I think the situation at San Pedro hotels is like that in San Diego or San Antonio or San Jacinto or wherever -- pools are for hotel guests but sometimes the rule is bent or ignored. In other words, it depends.

I have heard from several hotels in Sandro without pools that their guests in the past were allowed to use pools at nearby hotels but that now that blanket okay is no longer in effect. On the other hand, if one doesn't make a pest of oneself and if no hotel guestg complains and maybe buy a drink or two at the hotel bar no one will say anything.

--Lan Sluder
Belize First Magazine http://www.turq.com/belizefirst/
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#34034 - 01/27/01 11:14 PM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
Fronna3 Offline
So the hotels with pools don't have like, spies or special sheets or something that regulate pool users? Probably not since once in Miami we snuck into a HILTON pool and didn't get caught.....

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#34035 - 01/28/01 02:24 AM Re: Use of Pools? Please reply!
susanhope Offline
We were asked to leave Ramon's pool because we weren't hotel guests. My husband was having a drink and my children and I decided to take a dip before dinner which we were planning to have at Ramons. The pool was not crowded and my children (for once!) were very well behaved.

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