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#99618 - 03/24/05 02:25 AM mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
desiree_fsu Offline
I'd never even thought of visiting Belize untill I ran across this site...now I cant wait to come! I am getting married in June, but we wont be honeymooning till btween Aug-Nov. I had done some searching on Ramons Village and that place seems great...more of a younger crowd Im guessing?? I would like some more general information...best time to visit, typical weather where to stay, how much it will cost (coming from Detroit, MI. We are a fairly active couple..interested in snorkeling, boating, fishing and shopping (well me anyway) We would prefer to stay in bungelows..NO typical hotel rooms. We do often like to close down the bar so a good watering hole is a must! We are looking for an all inclusive type, but in my earlier search I didnt really see that as an option.

I did search the entire board so I know some of my questions are already answered, but Im looking for opinions of people who have actually visited.
Thanks so much from the state of blistering snow!!!
Desiree

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#99619 - 03/24/05 02:43 AM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
Fluffy Offline
Desiree: Hi there Michigander. I'm from Linden, just south of Flint. I am a frequent visitor to Belize and have stayed once at Banyan Bay and 3 times at Exotic Caye. Am staying at Exotic Caye again when I return in May. Their site is www.belizeisfun.com.

You'll get lots of recommendations from those of us who have found the place that they like best. It's all about personal choice and how deep your pocketbook may be or simply, where you want to spend your money.

AC is an awesome island so wherever you choose to stay, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

I'd be glad to answer any questions you have off line. You can email me at fendert@msn.com, if you'd like.

Enjoy!!

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#99620 - 03/24/05 02:54 AM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
desiree_fsu Offline
Fluffy-
Thanks so much! We are from Sterling Heights so not too far from you!! Everyone seems soooo friendly here! You will definatly here from me again!


*I forgot to previously mention that we will be staying 7-10 days with a budget of about $150 a night

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#99621 - 03/24/05 03:24 AM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
SimonB Offline
You're pretty much on the right track with Ramon's. It fits your bill for non-typical hotel rooms, it's within staggering distance of the most popular "closing" bars (can you stay up until 6?) and it's a good introduction to AC for someone in your age group. Having said that you will probably spend little time there as the bar and restaurant are up there in price (but do try the restaurant at least once.) I know why they charge the bar prices they do but you can do much better within a hundred yards. There are other places in town that fit your budget but don't fit your requirement for ambience. To me Banyan Bay and Exotic Caye are a bit too far out of town for what you're looking for (they are both great places don't get me wrong), most other in town or close to in town properties fit your bill for "typical hotel rooms".

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#99622 - 03/24/05 08:26 AM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
seashell Offline
She might really like one of the top floor front suites at the Blue Tang. Not exactly typical, to my mind.
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#99623 - 03/24/05 11:20 AM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
CHOOCHOO Offline
From an ex-Wolverine:

I'd shoot for early August or late October-early November. September and early October can be, shall we say, a bit "stormy". In low season at $150 a night you will have a multitude of options. Blue Tang upper units mentioned above as well as the Palms would be nice choices. Bungalow? Try Briannas Beach House, gets a lot of good reviews.

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#99624 - 03/24/05 01:37 PM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
Terrapin Offline
You will definitely want to stay closer to, if not in, town. We stayed at Banana Beach last year and it was just a little too far. We're thinking about returning this year and it looks like Ramons will be the place for us.

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#99625 - 03/24/05 04:09 PM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
Scott Offline
Be sure to look at The Palms, next door to Ramon's. Great veranda's and nicely appointed apartment/condo's for almost the same price as a room at Ramon's. It's hard to beat breakfast on your veranda at The Palms! It's a very short walk to anywhere in town and dive/excursion boats will pick-up at The Palms dock. If you want to be close in with a quiet atmosphere The Palms is hard to beat.

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#99626 - 03/24/05 05:55 PM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
Bobber Offline
Ditto the Palms. There have been some talk of Stumbling back recently, so if you tend to do that, stick close to town. Please note that being close to town definitely doesn't mean hoards of tourists, the whole place is laid back.
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#99627 - 03/24/05 08:30 PM Re: mid 20's honeymooners..where to stay?
sluggo Offline
I am 50 years old and when I stayed at Ramon's I felt like one of the younger guests, too expensive for what you get there, especially for the younger crowd. The rooms aren't really anything special, I found them to be small, cramped and hot. The Palms looks wonderful, better value for your money, close enough to walk to places you will want to shut down. Ramons bar has a wonderful bar tender, Raul, but wasn't really the center of atention if you get my drift. A good place to start, or a good place to end the evening, but please don't get sucked in by Ramons slick ads.

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