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#417949 - 10/06/11 09:48 AM New member with alot of questions  
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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!!

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#417950 - 10/06/11 09:51 AM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]  
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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 10:14 AM 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 10:17 AM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]  
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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

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#417959 - 10/06/11 10:55 AM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]  
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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 11:09 AM 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?

#417971 - 10/06/11 01:39 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.

#417973 - 10/06/11 02:03 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: BrusselSprout]  
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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 02:36 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: BrusselSprout]  
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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...

#417977 - 10/06/11 02:43 PM Re: New member with alot of questions [Re: Katya1223]  
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Put baby oil on your ankles and lower legs. Sand fleas (or flies) won't land on you.


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