Returned from AC on Sunday and thought I would share some thoughts so I may help others before their trip like this message board helped me.
Stayed at Victoria House and thought it was beautiful. It took a matter of minutes for my husband and I to relax and leave the stress of Houston behind. Their dive shop was so convienant to planning our activities. The lobster was the best I had...and I ate it practically everyday at different places.
You must rent a golf cart and travel up north...stop at Sweet Basils for a wonderful lunch and cocktails...and continue on for a hilirous bumpy ride to Capricorns where we met Robert and had several drinks...of course the driver didn't partake...don't want to start the whole drinkin' n drivin' conversation!!
Our favorite places to eat were Jambel Jerk...sooo good, Sweet Basils, Capricorn, and Victoria House. Didn't care for Elvi's...thought the food was a bit overpriced for the quality.
Activity wise, loved all the water activities.. Lamanai was a long ride but looking back I am glad we got to see the jungle with the monkeys and toucans...you don't see those in Texas too often
One last word of advice to the rookie AC traveler...lock your golf cart at night. My husband and I weren't aware of the whole "one key fits all golf carts" rule. We came out of Fidos after many drinks and realized our golf cart was taken. Since all of them look the same its easy to see how it was missing. No big deal...just took a taxi home and the hotel reassured us that they would find it...its an island after all, where is it going to go!!
We will be back very soon. We have traveled to a lot of places and this was one of the best trips we have taken.