A group of six of us (Scuba Divers) went down to
AC the 2nd week of Februrary.
The Island and San Pedro are great. All that we expected and more. The Belizean peole are friendly and very helpful. Easy to work with and we were very happy with AC and it's people.
We did our Diving with Aqua Divers and were also very happy with their service and staff.
We stayed at AQUA MARINA SUITES, they almost single-handedly ruined out trip. NOTHING at AQUA MARINA SUITES was "as promised". We were guaranteed three Jr. Suites together over-looking the ocean. We got three "1957 style Holiday Inn"
rooms over-looking a CEMETARY!! We were also told
that one couple of our group would have to change rooms (to a WORSE one if you can believe it) mid-week. The management there has an attitude of "you're here now whatya gonna do?"
THIS is what we're gonna do. Complain in every possible forum about AQUA MARINA SUITES and it's top management. While EVERY other facet of our trip to Belize and AC went well and was very enjoyable, the AQUA MARINA SUITES was a disappointment of the highest order.
We recommend to anyone staying on AC to NOT use Aqua Marina Suites, it'll ruin your day and possibly your trip.
We (our group of six) are NOT Hilton/Marriott types. And we're well traveled. The past few years we've been on Scuba trips to Bahamas, St. Kitts-Nevis, Barbados, St. Lucia, Costa Rica (3 times), the British Virgin Islands, and Bonaire.
So we're experienced with things "not exactly going as planned". This is NOT the case here. This is a case of very bad management in control
of what SHOULD have been the accomodations we PAID for. We made these reservations four months in advance. It's not like they didn't know we were coming.
I'm NOT the type to normally waste good ink complaining about things like this, but this web site/chat room was extremely helpful to me in planning this trip. And I know it is well read and that people heed it's advice. So with that in mind, I hope I can save someone from making a mistake by staying at AQUA MARINA SUITES.
Thanks for all your help guys. As I said the other parts of the trip were great!