Is it better to get packages from Resorts including excursions and transfers or should i look directly outside to save money. I was consdiering Romans or Captain Morgans. Are these good resorts?
A: Those are both mid to high end resorts. If you are on a budget there are others that are priced lower.
The resort is charging 150 for a plane ride that I can do for 15 in a boat?
A: Round trip flight from International is $120US you can do Municipal for $67US. I don't think round trip by boat is only $15 (I never bother, the time to do the trip outweighs the extra few bucks by plane which only takes 15 or 20 minutes vs. 1.5 hours). Either way you have to factor in cab costs to Municipal or the water taxi.
I really just want a good room/resort with breakfast and eat out in the town for the rest.
A: There are plenty of resorts out there, check this site for more options. CM is well out of town so you will likely eat at the resort more. Ramons is in town so you could eat in town more often.
How can I save on excursions and transfer back and forth to the mainland.
A: Book all your excursions with one operator, they will discount you if you book multiple excursions. Three for two and such depending on the number of people in your group. The more business you give them the more they will discount.
My wish list -
Snorkeling in Hol Chan and Sharks ...whatever
Caye Caulker trip
BBQ picnic thing looks fun.
A: Pick one operator, there are several that do all of those things and you will get your discount.
Also someone who might be able to teach me to sail in a hobbie kat or catamaran. www.sailsportsbelize.com
has certified instructors
There for 5 nights.