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#81934 - 03/08/04 02:34 PM Need help where to stay...
AlexK Offline
I would like to hear some opinions about two places - Banana Beach, and Royal Palms. Please, anyone who stayed there, share your experience, and help me choose where to stay (March 28th- April 4th). This will be my first time to AC. I would really appreciate some insights, cause both places look good.


#81935 - 03/08/04 02:38 PM Re: Need help where to stay...
Ernie B Offline
BANANA BEACH ! Its got everything. If you prefer s condo,Royal Palms is very nice.
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#81936 - 03/08/04 03:45 PM Re: Need help where to stay...
AlexK Offline
Other opinions?

#81937 - 03/08/04 05:45 PM Re: Need help where to stay...
DoubleE Offline
Stayed at B/B Last year this same time frame and had a great time as the staff was fantastic!! The resort is super/ Great restraunt/ Rooms are fine as you don't spend a lot of time there. We are staying in town this year to get a different experience. B/B is a ways from town

#81938 - 03/08/04 07:16 PM Re: Need help where to stay...
o jackie Offline
Banana Beach, the staff is awesome, the rooms and suites are very nice and clean. The onsite travel shop and restaurant are the best. 2 swimming pools,free beach towels to use.


#81939 - 03/08/04 08:04 PM Re: Need help where to stay...
mikell Offline
Everything at BB is top notch...staff, suites (especially ocean view with balcony), travel shop, restaurant...a very beautiful facility...especially for the price. royal palms is almost next door...so the location further from town is the same.

royal palms has a bigger beachfront area and more sun exposure with a more expansive layout...banana beach has a much more confined beachfront area which tends to get crowded since the place is so popular...so if you want more space to lounge...with space under trees and hammocks, etc. ...there are nicer properties closer to town...like xanadu, ramons, exotic caye...to name a few. we loved the uncrowded and large beachfronts in front of some of these properties...but had NO complaints otherwise about BB.

#81940 - 03/08/04 09:51 PM Re: Need help where to stay...
Barbara K Offline
Royal Palms has many residents living there full time (or part time) in additiona to travellers. That changes the ambiance a bit, IMHO

#81941 - 03/08/04 11:32 PM Re: Need help where to stay...
seashell Offline
For better or worse, Barbara?
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#81942 - 03/09/04 10:13 AM Re: Need help where to stay...
AlexK Offline
Thanks for all the replys folks, I think I'll go with BB! If you have more comments, please share, I just might go to RP next time!

#81943 - 03/09/04 03:35 PM Re: Need help where to stay...
Barbara K Offline
Not necessarily worse but more like residential apartments than vacation/holiday hotel-ish.

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