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#433548 - 03/20/12 02:15 PM The Ole Ambergris Lodge
Marty Offline

You are looking in the forefront at the once famous Ambergris Lodge, one of the pioneer hotels in San Pedro when it was still a village. Founded in the late 1960ís, The Ambergris Lodge played a vital role in the early development of tourism when Maya Island Air was operating three daily flights from Belize City with connections to the International Airport. The Ambergris Lodge offered fine accommodation right on the beach, with full time service of a restaurant and bar. It was founded by Mr. George Stefanco who had made San Pedro his new home along with other family members. It was one of San Pedroís very successful hotel where guests enjoyed the magnificent view of the Great Barrier Reef and slept with open windows to enjoy the tranquility and freshness of the night. Today the Mayan Princess occupies that spot after The Ambergris Lodge paved the way for first class guest accommodation. To the left right across the street you can appreciate Fidoís Hotel, which was a member of the Coral Beach Chain of hotels. (Flashback photo submitted by Tanya Musso)

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#433574 - 03/20/12 04:36 PM Re: The Ole Ambergris Lodge [Re: Marty]
bywarren Offline
And, you could get a great bloody mary there.
Also, it was the sale of the Ambergris Lodge to a new owner that resulted in Jack Westerhold, Ray Bowers and Dixie, now Dixie Bowen, arriving to the island.


Edited by bywarren (03/20/12 04:45 PM)

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#433593 - 03/20/12 10:46 PM Re: The Ole Ambergris Lodge [Re: Marty]
Lincoln1945 Offline
Stayed there for the winter of 1979-80(my youth,..I think)...Dixie was my landlady...I'm back again after some 30 yrs(retired)...still feel like I did then...I wonder why...!-Lincoln

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#433607 - 03/21/12 02:32 AM Re: The Ole Ambergris Lodge [Re: Marty]
elbert Offline
I remember peeing in the toilet of the bar downstairs and thinking outside would be healthier and safer!
met Jack for the first time in that bar.
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#433619 - 03/21/12 01:50 PM Re: The Ole Ambergris Lodge [Re: elbert]
bywarren Offline
Thanks elbert for relating your bathroom experience. That is valuable information and keeps in context with many of your posts. smirk

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#433683 - 03/21/12 10:19 PM Re: The Ole Ambergris Lodge [Re: bywarren]
Ernie B Offline
You aint lost a step, bywarren smile
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#433691 - 03/22/12 12:37 AM Re: The Ole Ambergris Lodge [Re: Ernie B]
bywarren Offline
If I could only keep up with you. Each time we got together this trip you were with a different woman. cry

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#433708 - 03/22/12 01:17 PM Re: The Ole Ambergris Lodge [Re: bywarren]
Ernie B Offline
Not me ! My evil twin brother was on the island as well, telling everyone that he was me. Ive been home for two weeks......
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