Thanks everyone for the input, we are planning on staying the first couple of days at one of the lodges in Belize, we all would like to experience a few of the attractions there before heading to the island (cave tubing, zoo, zipline etc..) Then onto the island for lots of snorkeling, kayaking, etc..and as an update, my oldest has talked his roomate into coming with him! They are like a couple of little kids the week before Christmas! Well I guess I should say so am I! Anyways, I love this forum and check it daily, we will be on the island April 1st for 10 days and would love to put a face to any of the locals I have been reading. Again thanks for the help and will continue to read and anxousley (sp) wait.