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#77831 - 01/04/04 01:33 PM Staying in Royal Palms
petsin Offline

I will stay for a week in the Royal Palms on a timeshare exchange condo, with my two teenager daughters. I was wondering if we would need to rent some means of transportation to move around (either bikes or golf cart). I am not sure how much time is needed to walk to San Pedro from there. Also, are there any restaurants around this resort?

I have read that there is a water taxi that has a regular schedule that covers most of the hotels and San Pedro town. Can any body tell me if this boat service covers all the way down to the Royal Palms?

And last but not least: any idea of which dive operators can do pick ups at the Royal Palms pier?

Thank you!

#77832 - 01/04/04 03:39 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
cambriagal Offline
Anyone can pick you up at the pier. It is only a mile and a half to town, great bicycle ride to town. I don't believe in golf carts, like to rough it, even rode all the way to the Capricorn, walking the beach to town is an easy walk and a taxi back is best if the weather is hot, taxi rate is $10 belize one way. Very reasonable I think, they can show you where to rent bicycles also.

#77833 - 01/04/04 04:09 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
cambriagal Offline
Sorry got my $ mixed up, we pay $15BZ one way, just ask for the local rate. and that is not per person.

#77834 - 01/04/04 04:24 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
indygal Offline
We stay at Royal Palm and just rent bikes for the length of our stay at Joe's or Pete's in town. There are several resturants close by - we save those for the evening when we don't want to go into town. There is also a little grocery close. You probably won't go by water taxi unless you want to go way north of town. Bike ride is 10 to 12 minutes into town, which is 3 miles. We like Royal Palm. Nice pool, quiet, the teenagers will want to go to town. When are you coming down? Pam
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

#77835 - 01/04/04 04:28 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
indygal Offline
There is a dive operator on Royal Palm pier (or was), but I do not know who it is. I expect that any of the dive operators will pick you up at RP or close by. There are a couple busy Resort/Hotels close.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

#77836 - 01/04/04 04:31 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
petsin Offline
Thanks a lot for the info. I guess the bikes look the best option. We want to have a couple of dinning outs, but most of the time use our kitchen and save the money for diving... laugh

We will be there from Feb. 28th till March 6th. Any suggestions for diving operations that can offer a discounted 4 days package? Depending on how much we can save, we may be able to do the Blue Hole... (otherwise is like going to Paris and not see the Eiffel tower wink )

Thank you again,
Peter from Chile

#77837 - 01/04/04 05:04 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
Pedro1 Offline
Being from England I cannot understand why anyone would want to go to France-ever!

#77838 - 01/04/04 05:57 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
petsin Offline
Well, sorry for that, I am english too (from my father) so perhaps the correct analogy in this case would have been: visiting London and not going to the Tower Bridge wink

BTW: I have seen that most dive operators in AC having web pages have a price tag of about US$180 for a day trip to the Blue Hole... eek Is there any less expensive way to go there that is not listed in web pages?

Thank you all,

#77839 - 01/04/04 06:15 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
seashell Offline
There is a less expensive way to get to the Blue Hole but it depends on how many overall local dives you plan to do.

In other words, you can make an arrangement for an overall discount when you book blocks of dives, and negotiate a reduced rate on the Blue Hole trip as well.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#77840 - 01/04/04 09:04 PM Re: Staying in Royal Palms
indygal Offline
Petsin, We will be at Royal Palm while you are there. See ya at the pool. Pam
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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