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#94215 - 12/05/04 10:41 PM Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
belize05 Offline
My fiancee and I are scheduled to visit Belize in April 2005. We'll be there for 8days/7nights and plan to get married (no big wedding, just the two of us).

We currently have reservations at Captain Morgan's ($400 deposit), but after discovering this forum as well as the BelizeForum, we're wondering if we shoudl've booked our stay at the Victoria House (VH) instead.

We would like our room to be on the beach, which is what we were told we have reserved at Captain Morgan's (CM). When I read some of Lan Sluder's posts I really got the feeling that VH is superior to CM.

So... I started looking at VH's website and saw that their "Rainforest Suite" is right on the beach, like we want. Problem is, it is booked solid throughout April. The only rooms available are the Plantation rooms or a "Casita". I didn't get the impression that either of these is on the beach. Does anyone know how either of these two rooms would compare to the cabana's at CM?

Another thing I liked about VH, is that their packages include Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! Also being able to bicycle into town in 10minutes is nice.

Can Lan Sluder or anyone else who is familiar with both these resorts help "sway" us to one or the other...? By the way, we're also at risk of losing our $400 deposit at CM, if we cancel. This is not a huge deal, but makes us slightly more likely to keep our plans to stay at CM.

Bottom line, we only plan to get married once in our lives and we'd like this to be a wonderful experience, leaving us to no regrets! Any advice/comments would be appreciated!

Thanks.
P.S. - I also posted this at BelizeForum but it seems like the ambergriscaye forum has more activity so I'm posting here as well. Sorry for thsoe of you who visit both sites and may have already read this...

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#94216 - 12/06/04 05:44 AM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
playabees Offline
Both places are beautiful but if you're going to spend phat cash, go for Victoria House.

I've been to several weddings at VH and they're incredibly well done.

Captain Morgan's is a bit problematic for travel to town.

It's all pretty much "on the beach" in San Pedro, you're never far from the water.

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#94217 - 12/06/04 01:41 PM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
J DOG Offline
Agree with playabees V.H. is awesome, C.P. is a water taxi($10us.)every time you go to town.
V.H. is about 20-30 min.walk,or rent golf cart,you can always stop a cab going that way for $5belize just make sure you ask how much.
Have agreat time in paradise!!!
J DOG P.S.that water T.is each way per person I believe.

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#94218 - 12/06/04 02:20 PM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
CrackerLarry Offline
No question about it, the Victoria House is a much classier place than CMs and you won't have to suffer a timeshare pitch.

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#94219 - 12/06/04 02:45 PM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
J DOG Offline
Just wanted to correct myself,I believe that W.T.was $5us each way,never stayed across the cut only dined there a couple times,anyway congradulations,I can't imagine a better place to get married than A.C.
Been married 35 wonderful yrs.to a beatiful lady,
Wishing you nothing but many yrs. of happiness,

J.DOG

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#94220 - 12/06/04 09:45 PM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
Barbara K Offline
VH is much more upscale tham CM. But the cabanas at CM would be closer to the water than the casitas or plantation rooms at VH. I have heard that both do a very good job with weddings. I have had a clients get married at both and they went very well. CM is more secluded and a bit harder to get around from due to the water taxi situation. VH is more accessible since there is a road that goes there. I wouldn't recommend a meal package at either place since there are so many great restaurants to choose from all over the island. In my experience, the place people decide to stay at becomes their favorite place once they are there and there are usually no regrets so if you don't want to lose your deposit, stick with CM. Go to VH for a nice dinner (at the end of the trip so if you like it better you won't know till the end and it won't ruin your trip! wink )
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#94221 - 12/06/04 10:32 PM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
You will have a good time at Captain Morgan's. Being on your honeymoon I can forsee "town" as a one day/one evening option.

Nice secluded beaches and less folks driving/walking around. Nice for evening walks on the beach and stargazing.

Capricorn is next door and awesome for romantic dinners.

All the cabanas at Captain Morgan's are on a large white sand beach, not really good for swiming though.

Victoria House is a definite step up from Captain Morgan's. Awesome location, terry cloth robes and slippers, nicer cabanas for sure. All cabanas are on the beach.

Also very nice beaches and uncongested as with down town locations.

Min. 45 minute walk to town, I walk it daily.

Very classy, amazing restaurant at VH.

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#94222 - 12/07/04 01:51 AM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
simcic Offline
I stayed at V.H. in Nov. first day casita, rest in Plantation room. Both are not more than a 1 to 2 minute walk to beach. Plantaton rooms are slightly larger with bigger bed. Go for it you won't regret it

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#94223 - 12/07/04 03:13 AM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
rockfish Offline
Stay at both, since Captain Morgan's already has your $400 deposit spend 4 days at CM's then get 4 days at Victoria House. Best of both worlds.

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#94224 - 12/15/04 08:23 PM Re: Victoria House vs. Captain Morgan's
A&B to Belize Offline
I loved Victoria House. However, it does not have much of a beach to speak of. It is on the water, but its not like going to a beach in the USA.

Most guests relax around the pool and swim at the end of the dock.

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