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#90293 - 08/06/04 01:56 PM Article about Ramons in Magnum Belize Newsletter
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http://www.magnumbelize.com/news/newsletter_page2.html

Francis, Keeper of the Carts at Ramons

What makes San Pedro unique, in part, is its golf carts, a prime means of transportation in and around the mostly sandy roads of this home to about 8,000 San Pedranos.

Ramonís Village, a fixture in San Pedro, may have the best fleet of golf carts available of any resort on the island. All a bright Caribbean hot pink color, thereís no questioning that theyíre the most distinctive golf carts on the island.

Overseeing Ramonís rental fleet of golf carts (and bicycles) is Francisco Aldana ó known by most simply as Francis. He has worked in Ramonís golf cart and bike rental center for 11 years, the last nine as manager. For this easy going people person, being ďkeeper of the cartsĒis just plain fun.

ďWhen I first started at Ramonís, there were two openings, one in the office and out here (in the golf cart rental center). I didnít want to be cooped up in an office. Iíd rather be out here joking around with people,Ē Francis says.

There are 17 golf carts under his keep; 10 for rent to guests of Ramonís, and seven for staff to use for airport transfers and pickups. He estimates that most guests who rent a cart do so for an average of about four hours. The carts run by an electric charge. ďIf you would drive one non-stop, I suppose the charge would last about eight hours. But it can usually go about two days with normal start and stop use.Ē

Francisí jovial personality fits his job well: with the golf cart center located at the entrance of Ramonís, he wants to leave a good impression. ďAfter they get off the plane, I might be the first person they meet on the island, and peopleís first impression of Ramonís and people on the island. And I love it. I love all the different accents from around the world, and the people you meet. They remember you, and theyíll even stay in touch.Ē

Ramonís features thatched roof cabanas hidden beneath coconut palms and lush tropical foliage, on the beachfront of the Caribbean. Guests can choose from Honeymoon Suites, Presidential and International Suites, Beachfront, Seaside and Garden view rooms.

Just across the street from Ramonís Village is Steve & Beckyís Cute Little Hotel, brightly colored, British-colonial style cabins that are, well, cute, and complimentarily contrast the tropical cabanas at Ramonís. Guests at Steve & Beckyís have full use of the amenities at Ramonís,including beach and pier access and pool usage.

The pool at Ramonís is over 80 feet long,designed with irregular curves, creating coves and peninsulas,with a feel of a jungle lagoon. Guests can sit in the pool and enjoy a cool tropical beverage from the world famous Purple Parrot, rated by singer Jimmy Buffett as among his top 10 favorite outdoor bars.

Ramonís Village boasts its own superb restaurant, and a pier that extends over 420 feet from the beach. Ramonís Village Resort is a PADI Gold Palm IDC Resort facility, with a dive center among Belizeís largest and most respected.

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#90294 - 08/06/04 08:37 PM Re: Article about Ramons in Magnum Belize Newsletter
Barbara K Offline
Saw this article about my good friend Francis when I was on the island. Looking at a pic of him over my desk right now! The guy can fix anything! Mechanical wiz. Great dancer too! (the inside story!)
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