Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#376851 - 05/13/10 09:54 PM Just returned from first trip to Belize
KTMA Offline
I just returned from my first trip to Belize where we rented Villa Incomunicada for 8 days at the south end of Ambergris Caye. We rented the property based on amenities, rates and reviews. The house itself was beautiful. It's about 3 miles south of town, 2 stories with a roof top deck, private in ground pool, volleyball, fire pit and pier. There were 5 ladies in total and we enjoyed the friendly people, the beautiful weather and the exciting excursions.

The only negative aspect of the trip is that each of us had money stolen from our bedrooms while we were out of the house. There’s no way to prove who did it and I hate to suspect the house manager since he receives such rave reviews but the person who took the cash only took one bill of each denomination out of each pocket. If it was someone robbing the house wouldn't they take all the cash they could find? It seems that they only wanted to take one bill of each denomination so it wasn't obvious we were missing money? In total there was between $400.00 and $500.00 stolen along with my iTouch. There are safes in the house but the house manager did not explain how to use the safe when we arrived on Saturday and did not answer our phone calls on Sunday (his day off). By the time we talked to him on Monday it was too late, the money had already been taken. He mentioned, after the fact, that others that have rented the house have also had money stolen and that the owner has had his phone and laptop stolen from the house. When I contacted the owner he said he didn't know what the house manager was talking about because he has never had anything stolen from the property. I guess we had a false sense of security since there is a house manager who lives on-site with his wife and 2yr. old and we each thought we did a fair job hiding our cash until we figured out how to use the safe. Lesson learned I guess. I just hope that future renters make sure they are given instructions on how to use the safe when they check in.

I love how beautiful the country is and how warm and friendly the locals are with us tourists. I will definitely visit again and hopefully soon. Next time I will stay closer to town so it's easier to get around.


Top
#376856 - 05/13/10 10:36 PM Re: Just returned from first trip to Belize [Re: KTMA]
Chloe Offline
Thanks for taking the time to give your trip report. Sorry about the money going missing.

Of course you will return, almost all of us do. Getting around is fun, closer to town.
_________________________
Dare To Deviate

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil’ Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (1 invisible), 35 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,673 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,045 Topics
462,253 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.