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newcomer needs info #158088
10/19/03 08:08 PM
10/19/03 08:08 PM
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I will be travelling from Canadas for the first time to Belize. Can't decide wether it is better to stay in Ambergris or Caulker. I am looking for hotel suggestions, with private bath. Also want to know if canadians can bring canadian travellers cheques and if so is belize city the only place to cash them? What about ATM's? smile

Re: newcomer needs info #158089
10/19/03 09:10 PM
10/19/03 09:10 PM
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Cornwall Ontario Canada
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Hi Bram, and welcome to the board smile
I think it is more convenient to stay in San Pedro as there are many more places to stay and things to do, you can always take day trips to Caye Caulker.
Depending on your budget, the choice of hotels is almost endless. Check the "lodging" at the top of this page. We stayed at Ruby's this past March, and the rooms are basic, they are clean and centrally located to everything and right on the beach. The price was about $35.00 a night. For more money, you can get fancier rooms, but how much time do you plan on spending in your room in paradise! laugh
As for travellers cheques, get them in U. S. $ and you will have no problem. The ATM's on the island only take Belize cards.
Hope this helps and enjoy cool
Dan'l

Re: newcomer needs info #158090
10/19/03 09:24 PM
10/19/03 09:24 PM
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St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
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Everywhere takes major credit cards with perhaps an additional service charge (5% or so, maybe, maybe not...).


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Re: newcomer needs info #158091
10/19/03 11:55 PM
10/19/03 11:55 PM
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San Pedro
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Bram,

WHen are you going? I am going for the second time and went alone the first time, are you traveling solo? I have many recommendations. Let me know when you are going.
KE

Re: newcomer needs info #158092
10/20/03 02:36 AM
10/20/03 02:36 AM
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bogalusa, LA USA
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traveller's checks was the way to go for me...use $20 checks....don't go for the $50's or $100's....
this year i stayed at corona del mar....had a lovely room, balcony, frig, a/c, ceiling fans....took one of the paradise rooms...didn't overlook the beach...but, still great....if i wanted to see the beach, just go downstairs...woody the owner was the best host i could have imagined...if you are a guest, you can use the pool at coconuts, and also the jacuzzi...right next door....don't forget to see margie the bartender....also, free rum punch and complimentary breakfast at corona del mar...i paid $50 per night the first week of october, so i believe it will be higher than that for the high season....but you get free food, and free drink, and great people, included in the cost of the room laugh

Re: newcomer needs info #158093
10/22/03 02:46 PM
10/22/03 02:46 PM
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Edmonton
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Originally posted by Danl & the Boop:
Hi Bram, and welcome to the board smile
I think it is more convenient to stay in San Pedro as there are many more places to stay and things to do, you can always take day trips to Caye Caulker.
Depending on your budget, the choice of hotels is almost endless. Check the "lodging" at the top of this page. We stayed at Ruby's this past March, and the rooms are basic, they are clean and centrally located to everything and right on the beach. The price was about $35.00 a night. For more money, you can get fancier rooms, but how much time do you plan on spending in your room in paradise! laugh
As for travellers cheques, get them in U. S. $ and you will have no problem. The ATM's on the island only take Belize cards.
Hope this helps and enjoy cool
Dan'l

Re: newcomer needs info #158094
10/22/03 02:48 PM
10/22/03 02:48 PM
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thanks everyone for the info.

I have heard that there is a Bank of Nova Scotia on the Caye. Is there? if so I am assuming I can cash canadian travellers there? I would prefer that to US dollars.

Re: newcomer needs info #158095
10/22/03 09:29 PM
10/22/03 09:29 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 264
Cornwall Ontario Canada
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Yo Bram;
We're also Canuks, and I'm pretty sure you will be happier with travellers cheques in U.S. $.
You will probably pay a better exchange here at home and avoid the hassles. There are a
couple of places in S. P. that exchange travellers cheques and give a bonus of 5 or 10 %.
And as Bill says " most every place takes credit cards" and we didn't experience any
surcharges when we were there.
In the old day's there was a Royal Bank of Canada on the island, and we couldn't even cash
a cheque there, don't let the name fool you.
Go, have fun and may the sun shine on you; smile
Dan'l


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