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#56743 - 09/10/02 10:22 AM banana , coral bay, seven seas
Muriel33 Offline
Hi everyone , ok looks like we are on our way.... i have narrowed the lodging down to the 3 above and hear they are all good , i like the idea of the pool , but banaa seems farthest away from anything , I also heard their pool closes at 8 pm , is that true? seven seas i hear is nice but too close to town , alot of locals hang out there , is this true , and coral bay seems nice but no pool . at odds here , please help . Sometimes i hear the beds arethe worst or best thing about these places , any info on them would be great , thanks again .

#56744 - 09/10/02 10:54 AM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
son of a son Offline
I don't know about the other places but 7 sea's...depending on which room you get (front six) the beds suck. but the owner did say that new ones are coming. other than that 7 sea's was great. the staff was wonderful and location was excellent. just steal the mattress off the hide-away and put it under the bed mattress, get some extra pillows and stuff them in the middle and it'll be okay. (speeking from experience) I don't think the pool closes until midnight either, I could be wrong though. try e-mailing them directly, they answer pretty quickly.

[This message has been edited by son of a son (edited 09-10-2002).]
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#56745 - 09/10/02 11:00 AM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
govikes Offline
Have stayed a 7 Seas many times and have never noticed 'locals' hanging out. It's quiet and a great place to stay. Plus you can go right around the block and eat at Papi's!

#56746 - 09/10/02 11:34 AM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
mountain Larry Offline
7 seas was great, and it's like they say, they all look alike when the lights are off.
(P.S.If the mattress is lumpy I've found an extra beer or two before bedtime helps)

#56747 - 09/10/02 12:13 PM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
Bobber Offline
Check out Paradise Villas also. Nice nice pool, quiet and private, beautiful grounds, close to town but not in town.
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

#56748 - 09/10/02 03:21 PM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
Over_40_Pirate Offline
The pool @ 7 Seas has a closing time??? I guess we were illegal at 3AM!

#56749 - 09/11/02 12:05 PM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
beachluvr Offline
we just spent a week at 7 seas this july & loved it...slept like a baby, but maybe cuz of the coconut rum one nite & vodka the next...who can remember? anyway, it was very peaceful, hardly even saw the other guests much less locals hanging out there...private & quiet & close enough to all the good action & food to be well worth the $$...good luck choosing & know you'll have a blast no matter where you sleep

#56750 - 09/12/02 08:31 AM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
Muriel33 Offline
thank you everyone for your input on places to stay . I am worried about the beds at 7 seas as i have heard some negative things about it but i guess we will figure it out in the next couple of days where to go . Thanks again

#56751 - 09/12/02 08:55 AM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
o jackie Offline
I do not know how anyone could compare Seven Seas to Banana Beach. There is no comparison. Bananas weighs out by far. The staff is great, grounds and beach are well maintained and beautiful. The room, no bed worries there. As far as the pool goes, yes there is a sign that says closes at 8, but rules are always bent. There are also two pools there and the one closer to the office has no time on it. The 8pm is meant for small unaccompanied children. As long as the noise is not out of control there are no problems. I stayed at both and you cannot beat Bananas. As far as the closeness to town, it is about a 25 minute beach walk,you cannot beat a walk along the beach or down the street, you can always get a cab, which is only 5 US or rent a golf cart. If you schedule any tours they pick you up from the dock.Any other questions you could email me at:

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#56752 - 09/12/02 01:34 PM Re: banana , coral bay, seven seas
Barbara K Offline
The beds always seem to be a concern in Belize. Most places have thin foam mattresses rather than "spring" ones, although this seems to be changing over the years. I have slept at Banana Beach a few times and they do have very good beds and I never had any problem with noise around the pool(except when I brought my own kids!!!). Never slept at 7 Seas. FYI - Best beds in the country --- Nautical Inn in Placencia (my opinion)

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