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#373091 - 04/10/10 08:43 PM snorkelling from beach - with kids
jos Offline
Hi - where are some good places to snorkel from the beach with our 5 and 7 year old kids? Either in Belize or other countries in central america? hopefully cheapish accomodation close by too > 50 USD?

#373132 - 04/11/10 04:49 PM Re: snorkelling from beach - with kids [Re: jos]
marmel Offline
Tranquility Bay in the Basil Jones area, stay there or rent a cart. Awesome stuff!

#373160 - 04/12/10 02:44 AM Re: snorkelling from beach - with kids [Re: marmel]
seashell Offline
Is Tranquility Bay $50 US a night?
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#373173 - 04/12/10 05:36 AM Re: snorkelling from beach - with kids [Re: seashell]
Short Offline
Bet the Turtleman, just a few hundred feet North of Tranquility is!
Live and let live

#373189 - 04/12/10 02:23 PM Re: snorkelling from beach - with kids [Re: Short]
Marty Offline

#373190 - 04/12/10 02:40 PM Re: snorkelling from beach - with kids [Re: Marty]
Barbara K Offline
Tranquility Bay is not $50/night but they do have a good deal on one studio suite at $95/nt during low season ($120/nt high season). I just had clients stay there and they said it was great! No view but totally fine accommodations for the $$. The regular cabanas at TB, with fantastic views and great off shore snorkeling start at $185/nt for a 1 bedroom suite with kitchen. Super place for "get away from it all" holidays.

#373222 - 04/12/10 07:49 PM Re: snorkelling from beach - with kids [Re: Barbara K]
jos Offline
hmm - thanks for that both look great, but seems turtleman is $80, unfortunately kinda out of our budget. the tip on the snorkelling is great too smile

#373233 - 04/12/10 09:54 PM Re: snorkelling from beach - with kids [Re: jos]
seashell Offline
Well, jos, you did ask about other places, so perhaps you should look into Roatan. I'm not familiar with the accommodations at West Bay, so don't know if you could find something in your price range there, however, the snorkeling off the point down at West Bay is great! It's a very beautiful beach as well.

Now, what you could do, is find your accommodation in your price range, in West End, enjoy the little village, do some snorkeling from Halfmoon Bay Cabins (you don't have to stay there to do the snorkelling), and also, take the water taxi down to West Bay to do snorkelling there.

There's also a zipline between Westend and West Bay, that your kids might enjoy, if they are old enough.

Feel free to pm me if you want to get some accommodation ideas, or anything else you'd like to kick around.
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