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#417949 - 10/06/11 03:48 PM New member with alot of questions
Katya1223 Offline
Hi everyone, we are planning our first visit to Ambergris Caye this December and we are very excited.. being an RN I am concerned about mosquito borne diseases and what to worry about and what not to worry about. we plan to stay mostly on Ambergris Caye-with a trip to the Mayan ruins, snorkling and cave tubing...any thoughts...packing ideas, what is the weather like? I dont like the idea of putting DEET on my kids...but it seems like I have no choice...advice on everything and anything...thank you. Warmly....Katya what are the best areas to visit and safely see. Thanks!!


Edited by Katya1223 (10/06/11 03:49 PM)

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#417950 - 10/06/11 03:51 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]
champion Offline
Avon skin so soft oil. Apply liberally all day long. Me thinks you can also get it at Warpaint on the island.
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#417954 - 10/06/11 04:14 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]
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Or the skin so soft bug guard which doesn't use DEET - but bring it with you.
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#417955 - 10/06/11 04:17 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]
AJ Baxter Offline
My recommendations for day trips:
Lamanai - a must see Maya archaeology site. Take the boat from Ambergris for a full day outing.
Caye Caulker - take a water taxi
Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley - snorkeling at it's best if it is not too crowded
Rent bicyles - cycle on the beach north of San Pedro
Marco Gonzales - Maya site currently under excavation on the south end of Ambergris Caye.

Alternate trips with days of relaxation.

Hope this helps


Edited by aj baxter (10/06/11 04:20 PM)
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#417959 - 10/06/11 04:55 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]
collyk Offline
Katya,

Bring 'off' or something similar to use if you need it. You will probably find that you don't.
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#417963 - 10/06/11 05:09 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: collyk]
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Be aware that noseeums, sand fleas and the smaller biters can be an issue beach side. My shins and ankles look like hamburger if i dont stay lathered up and even then a few bites (on me) will set off a reaction). I also bring benadryl and allegra, as well as cortisone cream, to help reduce the inflamation.

I have to say I am ignorant as to the extent of their prescence at this time of they year. In fact I'll simply pose that question; Are there are hi and lo seasons for these lil'bastards?

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#417971 - 10/06/11 07:39 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]
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Mosquitos are usually gone by December...and then don't really reappear until the next summer. I always use the Family Off!...the really low DEET one and it works perfectly fine for me.

Try snorkeling with Lil Alfonse...he is SO good with kids. Probably cuz he is a big kid himself.
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#417973 - 10/06/11 08:03 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: BrusselSprout]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Skin so Soft bug guard worked great for us this past August & September.......have to apply it more frequently, but it feels nice on the skin unlike anything with deet....JMHO
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#417975 - 10/06/11 08:36 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: BrusselSprout]
Bear Offline
Originally Posted By: BrusselSprout
Mosquitos are usually gone by December...and then don't really reappear until the next summer.


Sprout, any seasonal relief for sand fleas?...my ankles want to know...

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#417977 - 10/06/11 08:43 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]
shuffles Offline
Put baby oil on your ankles and lower legs. Sand fleas (or flies) won't land on you.
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