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#37483 - 04/14/01 06:58 PM May23rd to 29th
Boston Lobster Offline
I am going to the Banana beach resort for extended Memorial day weekend. I've read every message posted thus far na dhave found all of it very rewarding reading. Thanks all for your messages. From other research, it seems that sand fleas and mosquitos can be a problem and that I should bring protection. I'm surprized i haven't seen anything on them. Are they not an issue in AC???

Also, it looks like the water is very shallow for a long stretch as you walk out and so you don't get waste deep for a few hundred feet. Is that a correct impression????

#37484 - 04/14/01 08:57 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
swayflo Offline
Boston lobster, see ya there! We will be there May 19-26, staying at Seven Seas.

#37485 - 04/14/01 09:49 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
Mary and Scott Offline
Lobster..although we went in September last year,we also heard about bugs on the board. The only time we found them to be a problem was when the wind died down right before a storm (very infrequent, although it did rain most every night,but not during the day). Do take repellent. If you sit outside much late at night, you will be bitten by critters, but no more than sitting in you back yard during the summer. We are jealous..have to wait until fall to go again! Belize it, and have a wonderful time!
Mary and Scott

#37486 - 04/14/01 09:50 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
Mary and Scott Offline
Forgot your other question..we stayed at the Seven Seas, and the water was very shallow, not sure how far out, but there are "drop- offs" so you can't ever be sure.
Mary and Scott

#37487 - 04/14/01 10:13 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
Boston Lobster Offline
swayflo... read your nickname and that of your travelling partners all over the BB...
I'm a bit older having graduated from college in the 70's, but I'm traveling with two women who are a blast!!!
Following is what I have been able to garner from all the comments in this bulletin board:
Capricon - The best place Caye Ambregris has to offer - Seafood Platter, Stuffed Grouper, several appetizers
Jade Garden - Lobster Tempura
Rendezvous - Thai–pepper pork
Jambel Jerk Pit - Jerk Chicken, Sweet and Sour Jerk Shrimp, Coconut Curry Chicken (Don't use
Los Cocos - Grilled Lobster Tails
Victoria House - Pork Loin
Ambergris Delight - Fried Chicken and Belizean Stewed Chicken with Rice, Beans and coleslaw
Elvi's - Fajitas, Cajun Quesadilla, Mayan Baked Chicken

BC's Sunday Beach BBQ - go early (11:30 to get a seat)
Sweet Basils - for lunch - seafood pasta, seafood salad, gourmet sandwiches and snacks
Celi's Deli - meat pies, tamales and mayan burritos, garnaches
The Reef restaurant - good home cooked Belizean food
Street vendors
La Margarita - Fajitas
Papi's - Shrimp Cerveche

Rubies - For Breakfast - Johnnie Cakes
Lily's - on the beach - Lobster Omelettes, Cerveche
Estel's by the Sea - on the beach
La Popular bakery - Ham and Cheese Croissants, Cinnamon Rolls, Sweet Bread, Garlic Bread

Dancing Barefoot iguana, Friday and Saturday night
Barefoot Skinny plays Tuesdays at Ramones, Monday ( Joke Night ) at Fido's, and Thursday and Friday nights at Fido's
Pier lounge for the "Chicken Drop"

Let me know if you have anything to add...

#37488 - 04/15/01 02:39 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
ccla Offline
Hey, Boston Lobster. Papaflo and I were there in March for about a week, and didn't see a single bug the entire time! We did spend the night before we arrived in St Martinville LA and the mosquitos bit my feet like crazy! I am usually the first one in any group who notices mosquitos or other bugs, so if they didn't get me, I doubt that they got anybody that week. Of course, we did take bug repellent as a precaution --- just didn't need it.

We enjoy drinking at Reef Rock Lounge and Fido's, so if you see a couple of tie-dyed hippies, let's have a Belikin together. cawflo

#37489 - 04/15/01 10:00 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
Boston Lobster Offline
See ya at Reef Rocks or Fidos...
I look like the schweffervescence man and I'll have two women in tow...

#37490 - 04/16/01 02:09 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
Deb Offline
Hi, Boston Lobster,

What part of Boston are you from? I, too, am from Boston and travelling to AC in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the restaurant info, very helpful. Can you also tell me about how long the flight is from Boston to AC? Thanks.


#37491 - 04/16/01 07:23 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
Boston Lobster Offline
Hi Deb,
I work in bedford at MITRE and live in Billerica. I'll have the info on plane time probably tomorrow. I found out American has a better return time through Miami than Continental has through Houston....

#37492 - 04/16/01 07:41 PM Re: May23rd to 29th
Boston Lobster Offline
Actually I just checked and it leaves at 8:05 AM and arrives at 2:39 PM local time...

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