At Banyan Bay, you get a 1,000 square foot two-bedroom, two-bath apartment, beautifully decorated and finished with tropical hardwoods. There's a full kitchen, living room and in most units a balcony with seaviews. Big beautiful pool, and the on-site restaurant, Rico's, while perhaps not the best restaurant on the island, has a beautiful setting right on the water and is certainly good for breakfast and lunch. The beach here is one of the best on the island.
Ramon's certainly has a good location and the more expensive suites and rooms are quite nice, and it has more of active atmosphere, but I've never heard anyone say they were disappointed in Banyan Bay.
Belize books and publications by Lan Sluder:
Belize First Magazine (http://www.belizefirst.com
Fodor's Belize & Guatemala Guide (new 4th edition coming this summer)
Adapter Kit: Belize (the first and only comprehensive guide to living, retiring, working and investing in Belize -- a best-seller on Amazon.com)
San Pedro Cool (the first and only visitor guide to Ambergris Caye)
Belize First Guide to Mainland Belize
UpClose Central America
Belize Book of Lists