First, as between the two beach resorts, I'd vote for Inn at Robert's Grove by a mile. The new deluxe condo suites there are fantastic -- Ramon's has nothing like them. Robert's Grove also has a nicer pool, two of them in fact, tennis, roof-top hot tubs and a far better restaurant.
As between Ambergris and Placencia, Ambergris definitely gets more visitors, but then it offers more -- more to do, more good restaurants, more clubs, and just in general more of a Caribbean resort island atmosphere.
One factor is when you are going. This time of year, Placencia is just about dead -- several of the hotels and restaurants are closed and not many tourists. Too slow, for some tastes. But come Christmas, both places get quite busy.
So it's not a easy decision ...
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