Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#155933 - 08/08/03 12:31 PM Why I prefer AC  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,677
Bobber Offline
Bobber  Offline
I discount the negative people as much as I do the people who say AC is paradise. My following list may reflect why AC is my preferred vacation spot. My views are also those of my travleing companions. There is no discreet item that makes this place my choice, but a combination of everything that yields in us a feeling of total relaxation and renews our spirits. My personal thought is that I must get my toes in the salt water sand at least once a year to purge my soul.

I Like:

Getting up before the sun and watching it rise over the ocean with a hot cup of coffee in my hand. Knowing that this peace and this event is an echo that has been played over every morning for hundreds of thousands of years.

A smile and a wave to the school children walking the beach to school. They smile and wave back.

Any dog walking up with a wagging tail for a pat on the head.

The smiles of the people towards me, and the laughter of the kids.

The shopkeepers that are happy to see you, regardless of whether you are spending any money.

The pride of the people in their island and country. Talking to the everyday people you meet.

The ability to find good food within 5 minutes walk in any direction. Good food doesn't have to be fancy. Grilled snapper with a side of beans and rice is the ultimate comfort food.


conch and lobster

The rumble of the surf, the smell of the sea.

Sitting in church on a Sunday morning and watching a dog wander in and lay down.

Next, non-issues:

Trash on the beach. My opinion is that this is a non issue, not enough to cause any concern in me. It's an ocean, stuff washes up. If it bugs me, I pick it up. Same in town, trash cans on every corner.

Turtle grass, so what. In some spots it's heavy and makes good snorkeling. In some spots it's very light and if you can't walk through it, you're too squeemish to be in the water anyway. If you want to swim, you shouldn't have your feet down . If you want surf, find somewhere without a reef.

Lack of world class diving close in. Hol Chan is one of the prettiest shallow dives I have ever seen. If you want great stuff, put up with the boat ride. The journey is as much of a part of the experience as the destination.

I don't like:

Masses of people, because that gives you a greater chance of running into the "ugly" tourists. The complainers who travel great distances and then whine about the place being unlike their home.

Loud and obnoxious drunks. You can have an opinion without being opinionated.

Wearing hard shoes.

Again, this is all in my "opinion". I like it, I will keep going back until the feeling is no longer there.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
#155934 - 08/08/03 12:53 PM Re: Why I prefer AC  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,677
Bobber Offline
Bobber  Offline
One commonality here. I have been to a lot of places, a lot of islands. If they are beautiful and are easy to get to, the common tourists are there, and the big hotels and high prices If you want peace, you go out farther, but then you have to rent a car or limit your experiences. If you have a group, then you have to get everyone together to share any experiences. You have to travel in a pack. I prefer having my cake and eating it too. AC is unique to my needs, in my experience.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
#155935 - 08/08/03 01:20 PM Re: Why I prefer AC  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,677
Bobber Offline
Bobber  Offline
Did a week on St Johns in 92. Had a nice house high above Fish Bay, about 2 miles outside of town. Beautiful view, beautiful beaches. Had to use a car to get to the beaches, which had limited parking. Lots of car break ins. No parking space in town.
No-see-ums were horrendous in the afternoon. We were advised to stay inside after dark, as the local dogs would pack up at night. Loved the beaches, but needed the car to go for meals. At that time, there were only about 5 or 6 eating spots in town. Visited Virgin Gorda on a day trip and it was nice, but the properties we looked at renting (meaning nice spots on the water)were either not available at the times we needed to go, or overpriced. Enough said, been there, didn't go back.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
#155936 - 08/08/03 02:01 PM Re: Why I prefer AC  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 55,706
Marty Offline
Marty  Offline
nice post bobber

#155937 - 08/08/03 02:10 PM Re: Why I prefer AC  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,268
Denny Shane Offline
Denny Shane  Offline
I have to hand it to you Bobber... quite insightful. Very good.

#155938 - 08/08/03 09:55 PM Re: Why I prefer AC  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,677
Bobber Offline
Bobber  Offline
Not the same message at all. My opinion, presented as such.
Never saw a "wild" dog on AC. Homeless, maybe, but never threatening. They seem to enjoy turistas as much as the people do. Everyone seems to adopt one temporarily.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
#155939 - 08/08/03 09:59 PM Re: Why I prefer AC  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,677
Bobber Offline
Bobber  Offline
Best conch fritters I ever had, the Shipwreck on St. John. Best ceviche was put together on a Hustler boat by a couple of their guys for us last year. Worst conch, some little restaurant in Negril. Estels makes some tasty fritters, a nice lunch.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
#155940 - 08/09/03 12:09 AM Re: Why I prefer AC  

The differences between the 2 are miles apart. Bobber pointed out something good with each item. Very positive! I can hardly wait to move to Belize.

#155941 - 08/10/03 07:28 AM Re: Why I prefer AC  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,677
Bobber Offline
Bobber  Offline
After re-reading my original list, I would like to make it clear that my "don't like" list is things that I can easily avoid by going to AC. Just a clarification.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
#155942 - 08/11/03 11:08 AM Re: Why I prefer AC  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 2,090
Debbie Offline
Debbie  Offline
Remeber.... Attitude is everything.... At least Bobber didn't start out his/her post by calling everyone a twerp....

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 183 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0