Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#83027 - 03/27/04 08:08 PM Transportation/lodging
chgnlat Offline
I am trying to put together a trip for 8 to 12 people so I've got to get it right. I am hoping to do 3 nights on the mainland and 7 nights on Ambergris Caye. What companies do you reccomend for getting out to Ambergris Caye? Is there any one location for lodging on Ambergris Caye that is better or is the Island small enough that it doesn't matter. Thanks soo much for any help you can give me.

#83028 - 03/28/04 12:07 AM Re: Transportation/lodging
ITFoote Offline
I had a great time at Caribe Island. It was a little pricey we found out later, but sometimes that's worth the extra expense. It's also a couple miles from town, but they offer complimentary bicycles for your transportation if you don't rent a golf cart. If you choose to stay at Caribe Island, be forewarded that all rooms are not stocked the same. We stayed in two different rooms for our stay and the second room had 1/4 of the amenities (bowls, plates, silverware, can openers, etc.) Might want to ask whomever you choose to stay with ahead of time regarding this. Hope this helps at all.


#83029 - 03/28/04 12:17 AM Re: Transportation/lodging
Barbara K Offline
Depends on what you are looking for. I just spent 2 nights in a 2 bedroom fully equipped oceanfront condo at The Palms which was great. They have 1 or 2 bedroom units and 2 bedroom with lofts that may accommodate your whole group. Also spent 2 nights right in the middle of town at the Holiday Hotel. Also oceanfront and as convenient as you can get. They have a few little sections of rooms which would be great for a small group- rooms 9, 10, 11, 12 or 5, 6 ,7. Would kind of give your group some privacy and a place to congregate outside of the main hotel lobby or porch. Not full kitchens but most have a fridge and the location can't be beat. They do have 1 suite with full kitchen, etc.

Email me for more info or details. There are also 3 or 4 bedroom units or houses on the island - depends on your price range and needs.

Where are you thinking about for the mainland?

#83030 - 03/28/04 01:55 AM Re: Transportation/lodging
seashell Offline
I think you might really enjoy the Blue Tang for your group. They have some very nice king rooms in the front (2nd and 3rd floor) plus some other rooms that have two queens. The two queen rooms are VERY large and have large kitchen/lounging areas. Since this is a smaller hotel, you guys would be close to each other and may even almost feel like you had the place to yourselves. It does have a very small pool though.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#83031 - 03/28/04 02:02 AM Re: Transportation/lodging
TIMO Offline
Check out Victoria House, they have a large house for rent as well as one or two smaller ones. Not sure how many each will accomadate, and the larger one has its own pool. VH is a bit south of town, a little secluded, but close enough to town to get back and forth without much hassle. Restaurant, bar, nice pool, and water sports rentals on site. They also have casitas and regular hotel rooms for rent. Great friendly staff as well.

#83032 - 03/28/04 04:38 PM Re: Transportation/lodging
Djean Offline
For a great mainland experience, I'd suggest the "Lodge at Big Falls"

For hotel in San Pedro I'd suggest Aqua Marina Suites.


#83033 - 03/30/04 01:40 AM Re: Transportation/lodging
chgnlat Offline
Thanks!! All the info is great.
On the mainland I was hoping to stay at one of the jungle lodges I have heard about. I plan on checking out the "Lodge at Big Falls" now.
Regarding Air transportation on the puddle jumpers do you reccommend anyone?

I've gotten so much great info I think I need to have a Rum punch laugh

#83034 - 03/30/04 01:52 AM Re: Transportation/lodging
klcman Offline
there are only two - Maya Air & Tropic Air. Rates are same and it really does not matter which you choose......though I generally use Tropic. Their websites can be found above, under the "Goods & Services" link.

Lodge at Big Falls appears awesome, but PG is a longggggg way down there, so you will most likely be flying to PG, as you only have 3 days on mainland.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman

#83035 - 03/30/04 05:39 PM Re: Transportation/lodging
Jack and Rose Offline
We stayed at Aqua Marina last month,it would be a good choice, right on the beach in town,as are Hoilday House and Blue Tang. With so many people I would for sure stay downtown. It would give everyone more options close by to do different things & not always look for transportaion downtown,not that that is a big hassle,but it would be easier. Being downtown is my favorite area to stay.Many different bars & restaurants close by.

Any of the 3 places are good. The Aqua Marina Suites is between the other two. The Blue Tang looks like are real nice place to stay.

I also would not get a whole house for everyone to stay in!!! Some may want a little breather from each other. Multiple rooms is the way to go.

Have fun

#83036 - 03/30/04 08:34 PM Re: Transportation/lodging
Djean Offline
Going to the Lodge at Big Falls, I'd suggest flying down to PG as you want to get there as quick as possible.

Leaving the Lodge to go to San Pedro, I'd suggest a road transfer up to Belize Municipal as the road is paved all the way and the scenic view is beautiful.

To break the journey, you can have a stop at the inland Blue Hole, Belmopan.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Who's Online
3 registered (3 invisible), 54 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,713 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,339 Topics
463,130 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.