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Anywhere else comparable? #19100
04/06/05 12:28 PM
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My husband has this idea that he wants to go to Roatan or Utila to 'see more of the Caribbean'.

Because I do all of the planning and am a bit of a worrier (I was in total panic until I saw San Pedro for the first time), I'd be quite happy with going back to AC endlessly/forever. But, then again, maybe it's time for me to become more of an adventurer eek

Does anyone know how the ambiance of these islands compares to Ambergris Caye?

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Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19101
04/06/05 12:35 PM
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Nothing, My dear Hon, compares to A/C. I have lived and traveled all over the globe and always return to San Pedro.


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Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19102
04/06/05 03:09 PM
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I couldn't have said it any better...and second that!

Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19103
04/06/05 04:50 PM
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D'ya think I asked this question on the wrong Message Board? smile

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Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19104
04/06/05 05:37 PM
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kinda like preaching to the choir


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Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19105
04/06/05 06:13 PM
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"AMEN" laugh


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Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19106
04/06/05 07:00 PM
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Some other low key Caribbean destinations I enjoy:

Xcalak, Quinatana Roo, Mexico
Hopkins Village, Stann Creek, Belize
Livingston, Guatemala
Guanaja/Utila, Honduras
Corn Island, Nicarauga

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Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19107
04/07/05 10:39 AM
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I'll chime in here. Although we are huge fans of AC and Belize in general (we've been to and stayed in/on/at Glovers, Turneffe, Lighthouse, Palencia, Dangriga, Orange Walk, Ian Anderson's, Maruba), there are magical places all over the world.

Utila and Roatan are two of them. As with all things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Utila and Roatan are somewhat slower paced than AC (if you can belive that) and almost everyone I know who goes or have met there are avid divers. It is still primarily a place for divers. That said, I've met many a fisherman, barfly, escape artist there and I think anyone with the right frame of mind can have a ball. I'd reccommend trying them if you are so inclined. But stop all that worrying!

Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19108
04/07/05 01:49 PM
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Well, thanks a bunch SIN and itsjustme :p Now I'm going to have to put on a really good show of checking these places out laugh

Hon


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Re: Anywhere else comparable? #19109
04/07/05 03:03 PM
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Hon... The Bay Islands are wonderful, but a little different than AC. For tourism, diving is the main draw. They do not have the eco-tourism that Belize has in terms of mainland jungle resorts or uncovered Mayan ruins. We like Utila the best. It has a quaint village and we always stay at Laguna Beach Resort (www.utila.com). There is nowhere near the hotel/resort and restaurant infrastructure that AC has so most dive resorts/lodges are all-inclusive. We have also stayed at Posada del Sol on Guanaja and it is very up-scale, but once again, if you don't dive there's not much to do other than relax and read and enjoy the ambience. There are no roads on Guanaja so it's water taxis to get around, and other than the stilt village and hiking, there's not alot to see or do. Roatan is the largest with the most hotels and dive resorts. We have stayed at CocoView dive resort and it is great! The West End area is nice with several hotels and restaurants. Don't go expecting a San Pedro type of village with lot's of shops and restaurants.

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