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#356414 - 10/30/09 10:26 PM Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!!
HeadyM Offline
My husband and I are just about to book our first trip to the area and I am soooo nervous to pick the right place and get all the right info. I want it to be perfect of course. We are debating between the Belizean Shores, Coco Beach Resort, and Xanadu Resort. Belizean is much cheaper but I dont want to sacrifice too much. We want a good location! Any advice?
Is there a gym on the island?
Any info is really appreciated!

#356421 - 10/30/09 11:07 PM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: HeadyM]
Amanda Syme Offline
They are all excellent choices. Belizean Shores has a bar, restaurant and dive shop, more rooms, so probably a little busier than the other 2 resorts. Coco Beach is more tranquil, less amenities. Xanadu is 1 mile south of town, easier road access if you like to wine and dine and then enjoy the nightlife - although the boat ferrys are available to get you home if you choose to go up north.

There are a few gyms on the island - the newest is the Train Station which is in town close to the bakery. Oscar's is closest to the bridge and the San Pedro Fitness Club is about 1/2 mile south of town.

#356449 - 10/31/09 02:06 AM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: Amanda Syme]
seashell Offline
Belizean Shores has a most amazing pool but Xanadu's units, layout and ambiance are hard to beat. It is a much smaller property than the other two.

I haven't been out to Coco Beach since it was being built, so can't say too much about it, except that the pool area looked like it was going to be pretty fabulous. The one unit I was in, was a super large, so probably pretty expensive in the scheme of things.

I can ony speak for myself, but I like to be closer to town for ease of access to restaurants and nightlife. At Xanadu, you will find both tranquility, intimacy and the ease of access.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#356453 - 10/31/09 02:24 AM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: seashell]
HeadyM Offline
Thank you so much! So far.. very helpful. I think we want to be closer to town too. I am open to other hotel options too. I have looked at so many but trying to stick with the top ones.

#356462 - 10/31/09 03:34 AM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: HeadyM]
Amanda Syme Offline
The other "top" one close to town that is more of a hotel (rather than condo) caribbean resort property would be Victoria House.

#356483 - 10/31/09 05:32 AM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: Amanda Syme]
HeadyM Offline
We would definitely prefer to be closer to town but I love the way the Coco Beach looks more plush.. and it would be a little less. wink

#356486 - 10/31/09 05:42 AM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: HeadyM]
HeadyM Offline
Victoria House looked great but nothing available. Same with the Cayo Espanto, which I would love to stay at.

#356488 - 10/31/09 06:06 AM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: HeadyM]
HeadyM Offline
Would anyone think it would be worth while staying in Belize City a night? I love to experience everything possible.

#356489 - 10/31/09 06:40 AM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: HeadyM]
seashell Offline
Geez, I wouldn't bother with that . . .how much time have you got?
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#356494 - 10/31/09 02:34 PM Re: Help w/ first trip info/hotel!!! [Re: seashell]
Coco Loco Lady Offline
If you like the looks of Coco Beach go for it and get an umlimited pass for one of the ferry's and go to town whenever you choose!

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