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#403051 - 03/24/11 01:04 AM Good deals
Ankur Offline
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?

The resort is charging 150 for a plane ride that I can do for 15 in a boat?

I really just want a good room/resort with breakfast and eat out in the town for the rest.

How can I save on excursions and transfer back and forth to the mainland.

My wish list -
Snorkeling in Hol Chan and Sharks ...whatever
Caye Caulker trip
Sunset sail
BBQ picnic thing looks fun.
Also someone who might be able to teach me to sail in a hobbie kat or catamaran.
What else?

There for 5 nights.

Thanks,

Ankur

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#403052 - 03/24/11 02:04 AM Re: Good deals [Re: Ankur]
SimonB Offline
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
Sunset sail
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

What else?

There for 5 nights.

Thanks,

Ankur

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#403057 - 03/24/11 03:18 AM Re: Good deals [Re: SimonB]
Ankur Offline
Any suggestions for operators. I have not been able to get replies from many of these via email. Should I just wait till I get there in May or will it be too late.

I always think advance bookings get better discounts as well.

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#403062 - 03/24/11 04:49 AM Re: Good deals [Re: Ankur]
SimonB Offline
SeaDuced
Searious
Tuff E Nuff

They pretty much cover what you want.

Advance bookings don't help that much. Face to face works the best. If you try to play one off the other you won't get anything so pick one that looks good to you.

Google any of the above names and add +Belize and you can find them. If they don't respond click on my name and send me a private message and I'll contact them for you (send me your e-mail in your PM).

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#403067 - 03/24/11 01:16 PM Re: Good deals [Re: Ankur]
GwenA Offline
You sound like a person who would like Caribbean Villas. They have the Water Sports Center where you can learn to sail catamarans. They are reasonably priced, lovely grounds, have a bar, lots of breakfast places near and have simple breakfast I believe at their bar, all tour operators can pick you up at their dock, and they are close to town for dinner and evening fun.
So that's everything you want!

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#403091 - 03/24/11 03:28 PM Re: Good deals [Re: Ankur]
tortuga.chica Offline
Sail Sports Belize @ Caribbean Villas is great. Paulie is top notch.
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#403096 - 03/24/11 04:27 PM Re: Good deals [Re: Ankur]
m rockwood Offline
Paying cash US dollars will often get you a better deal as well.
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