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#51472 - 03/12/02 05:51 AM Our Trip Report - March 2002
Gaelen Offline
Hi everybody! Well we just got back from our trip so I've posted the obligatory trip report, with info about the tours we took, where we ate, Banana Beach construction, currency, the weather, and everything else I could think of! It's here: http://home.attbi.com/~gaelen/tripreport.htm
Also, we have our pictures etc. posted here: http://www.geocities.com/gaelenmag2.
I hope my experience is helpful to anybody visiting this board -- I know everybody else's trip reports were invaluable to me! Thanks again for all the great info!


#51473 - 03/12/02 08:20 AM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
trina Offline
Gaelen...loved your trip report!! We too loved Mango's and Fido's. I too sympathize about screaming kids poolside. It can ruin a romantic moment, you're right. The funny thing is, we thought that AC/San Pedro was not as developed as we thought it would be. We thought it was going to be like Cancun, but were pleasantly surprised. You're right though, it will probably get more developed as years go by...sigh! We first went to CAye caulker, but it was too darn hot (many trees had been knocked down from hurricane, and you couldn't find ANY shade!) Also, we couldn't find any decent accomodations in our price range. On AC, we stayed at Ruby''s and LOVED IT! And the folks we met there and at Mango's were awesome! Yes, I agree about the dogs; it was even worse on the mainland. I guess my point is that whether you enjoy a particular place is so much based on luck...who you meet, luck with accomodations, weather, etc. We would definelty go back in a heartbeat!

#51474 - 03/12/02 03:55 PM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
NYgal Offline
Thanks for a good, honest trip report. Your pictures tell a good story as well.

#51475 - 03/12/02 07:15 PM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
Gaelen Offline
Thanks! I guess everybody is looking at my pics at once, Geocities is erroring out due to a high data transfer rate!
If you get the error message just try again later... I think it resets every hour. Sorry it's so screwy. Glad the notes were helpful!


#51476 - 03/12/02 07:16 PM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
Seaislegal Offline
I cant access the photo page, it comes up and says it doesnt exist on Geocities.

Andrea in Atlanta

#51477 - 03/12/02 07:46 PM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
sscubabob Offline
I looked at the first several photos and knew immediately that you stayed in the same Banana Beach room we did. The photos are remarkably the same. Did you have a little yellow bird that would come stand on the portch? I fed it crackers every day and by the time we left it woudl come and look at me as I sat just a few feet away.

#51478 - 03/12/02 08:32 PM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
Sammie Offline
Does Banana Beach rake their seagrass? We're going to AC for the first time in May and I'm a beach lover, so I'd hate to have to wear noseplugs Also--a silly question--do they have hammocks at BB?

#51479 - 03/12/02 08:49 PM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
Bobber Offline
Y,know, now that you mentioned the seagrass, it does bring to mind that whatever has ever washed up that I have seen does not have that overpowering odor some may be familiar with. I don't think it has any odor at all.
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

#51480 - 03/12/02 09:12 PM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
B_b_f_b Offline
Banana Beach does NOT have hammocks. They have wonderful views though and great accomodations.

Banana Beach DOES have wonderful service. People who treat you very well. Yes they have some construction. What hotel goes out of their way to mention that they are upgrading their hotel via construction.

In response to Gaelen: I'm sorry but give a little credit to Banana Beach. I know for a fact also that most hotels also offer a place for you to leave your things during the time you have to wait, that's the norm. The norm is also to have people leave the room at checkout time so that people like myself don't have to wait around for their wonderful staff to clean up. I know that you liked Banana Beach but be a little reasonable. Tim, the manager there, does everything he can to accomodate me. I respect the rest of your trip report though and it sounds like you had a great time.

#51481 - 03/12/02 10:25 PM Re: Our Trip Report - March 2002
Gaelen Offline
Sorry for errors on the main picture site... I didn't expect so many hits! Here is a mirror site, you can view it here:


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