Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#386152 - 08/22/10 11:52 PM LIVING IN BELIZE
LANDDESIGN Offline
After spending several months over the past year in Nassau, Bahamas, and looking at small business opportunities and housing options I have given up. Nice place, nice people, just too many problems and hassles.

I have done some research on Belize and talked to a few people, one that was born there and now lives here is San Diego, and one who has visited frequently. It fits my lifestyle I'm quite sure.

For a somewhat small place Belize has many many 'micro-areas' to live.

I am single, 50 years old and enjoy living on a nice beach or at least very near one. It would be a nice plus to have a place near a town with options for food stores and restaurants and maybe some sort of minimal nightlife/fun bars to visit on occasion.

Looking through all of the Internet sites really just makes it more confusing. I realize I need to get down there and spend time. I will be coming down there for a month in either September or November.

I suppose I am just asking for a few 'idea's' of places that might fit my criteria and save me some time and that I can research before I arrive. Nice sand and swimming beach, pool on premise possibly, casita/small house, and a small town nearby!

I also want to meet the guy who wants to open the snowmobile business that posted on here today for some business advise!

Thanks for listening.

LandDesign

Top
#386155 - 08/23/10 03:03 AM Re: LIVING IN BELIZE [Re: LANDDESIGN]
TravelinMan1 Offline
If living on Ambergris Caye is of interest to you you really need to come and spend some time with a realtor to show you around. I could certainly make suggestions regarding my favorite areas but understanding the challenges of each area can only be accomplished by spending some time here (even if it is only a few days). You will also need to figure out if a condo would work for you. If not that will greatly reduce your options here in terms of beachfront (depending on your budget). Based on your comments I would suggest you narrow the search to within 2 miles north and 3 miles south of town. Everything here is close to the beach.

Top
#386156 - 08/23/10 05:34 AM Re: LIVING IN BELIZE [Re: LANDDESIGN]
LANDDESIGN Offline
Thank you for your input. Ambergris does appeal to me from what I've seen and read. I'm trying to jump on a plane on Wednesday and get down there and spend a short week before I get back down there for a lengthy stay.

I am looking forward to seeing everything to be honest. It seems as every area has something unique to offer.

Top
#386157 - 08/23/10 01:55 PM Re: LIVING IN BELIZE [Re: LANDDESIGN]
TravelinMan1 Offline
Great news and I hope to enjoy your stay here. Listen to as many people who live here as possible and take everything with a grain of salt. Not everything here is logical and you will quickly realize that living on Ambergris Caye can be expensive. Don't be affraid to explore!

Top
#386171 - 08/23/10 08:48 PM Re: LIVING IN BELIZE [Re: TravelinMan1]
LANDDESIGN Offline
Thank you again for your input. I may be there as soon as Wednesday this week to take some time and look around!

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!!
Lilí 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
2 registered (Marty, 1 invisible), 35 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,672 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,024 Topics
462,217 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.