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Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100556
04/09/05 05:23 PM
04/09/05 05:23 PM
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Hawkeye Offline OP
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My husband and I are palnning a trip to Belize-AC in June with our kids. We have a boy-13 and girl-9. We thought that renting a time share at Banyan Bay might be a more economical way to go for a week. (Has anyone ever used to rent a time share before?)Anyways, we have read good things about Banyan Bay, but have talked to someone who heard that friends of his did not have a good experience there. We don't know the details. We were p[lanning to use AC as our "home base" and take tours to the jungle, caves and ruins from there. Is this very inconvenient and expensive? We weren't planning on taking tours every day, but we don't want it to be real hassel either. Any input would be welcome!

Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100557
04/09/05 05:43 PM
04/09/05 05:43 PM
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1goldstar444 Offline
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Funny you found the same ad I did at If you look at the regular price of the rooms at Banyan Bay and the cost of that timeshare, it is saving $80 or so a night. There is a sign up fee to use redweek. Once you pay it they give you the humber to the condo owner. That is the end of their involvement. I do believe!

Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100558
04/09/05 06:03 PM
04/09/05 06:03 PM
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Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
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I donlt know nhiw anyone could not have a good experience there, each his own.

But then, again, a friend of a friend told my 2nd cuzn..........

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Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100559
04/09/05 06:04 PM
04/09/05 06:04 PM
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Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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I've stayed at Banyan Bay and I don't think I've ever seen anyone post or report a bad experience there. I'm sure some have been unhappy -- you can't please everyone every time -- but the vast, vast majority of guests are very happy. It's only marginally a timeshare.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100560
04/09/05 06:14 PM
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SP Daily Offline
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What's a marginal timeshare?
Something like "slightly pregnant"?

Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100561
04/10/05 12:24 PM
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Barbara K Offline
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They only have 4 units on the property that are in the time share pool. That's why it is so hard to switch your time share week to Banyan Bay.

Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100562
04/10/05 12:31 PM
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SP Daily Offline
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Lan Sluder has slammed every time share project on the island, so it's surprising to read his mild mention of the time share at Banyan Bay. Maybe they comped him?

Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100563
04/10/05 12:47 PM
04/10/05 12:47 PM
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Colchester, Connecticut
Tiona Luster Offline
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My family has stayed at Banyan Bay both times we have been to AC. We loved it both times and have already booked our trip for next february. I don't have one complain about Banyan Bay. My 8 year old son also loved it, the pool, the childrens snorkeling area, playing tag with the local children after school on the beach. He also loved have cable TV so after a busy day he could unwind watching his favorite cartoon.

Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100564
04/10/05 02:25 PM
04/10/05 02:25 PM
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Prior Lake, MN
Ivana Snorkel Offline
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We had a great time there in February.
Enjoyed the pool, beach, professional staff. My ONLY complaint would be that we paid full price, and after we returned home we found an ad on that would have saved us a bunch of money on our stay had we used it...

Re: Has anyone stayed at Banyan Bay Villas? #100565
04/11/05 07:34 AM
04/11/05 07:34 AM
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Wendy Jo Offline
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My husband and I spent a week at Banyan Bay last August with another couple. It was FABULOUS. Great room, pool, beach, restaurant. If we ever go back to AC, we will stay at Banyan Bay again.

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