Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Dive Trip! #24576
08/22/00 05:24 PM
08/22/00 05:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 16
PamelaO Offline OP
PamelaO  Offline OP
Hi! Five couples planning a dive trip to Belize in February 2001 and we are really excited! Our last trip was to Grand Cayman and I got a lot of great information from boards, so here I am to pick your brains!! Looks like we've narrowed it down to The Villas at BanyonBay or Ramon's Village. Good choices?? We need a nice pool with lounges as 3 of the girls do not dive, nice beach and NICE accommodations! I've read some posts...can we walk to town from both?? How about Dive Operators, should we use the on site people or do any of you have some great people who can put up with a group of 40 something mid-lifers who like to have fun, any and all information would be sooo appreciated!!! Thanks In Advance!! Pamela

Re: Dive Trip! #24577
08/23/00 12:08 PM
08/23/00 12:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 12
Jackson, MS 39201
grand10s Offline
grand10s  Offline
We leave next week for AC. Eleven travelling - 8 divers. We have rented Casa Tortuga Villa ( The owner has hooked us up with a dive operator who will come to the villa the day we arrive and help us plan the week. I can provide more info after we get back. Hope this helps.

Gale G. LeGrand
Re: Dive Trip! #24578
08/23/00 09:55 PM
08/23/00 09:55 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 165
Washington, PA, USA
Karen Pasquariello Offline
Karen Pasquariello  Offline
Lived in Belize 5 years and can give you lots of info. Feel free to email me at [email protected]

Karen Pasquariello
Re: Dive Trip! #24579
08/23/00 09:56 PM
08/23/00 09:56 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 76,259
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

Marty  Offline
Grand10- Man are you gonna love Casa Tortuga. Its grand....

Have a great time. What fun everyone together in such a lovely place. Wish I could get a group that big together. I think my friends must be lazy.


PamelaO - both Banyan and Ramons have wonderful pools. Banyan a short walk south, maybe 10 minutes from Ramons.

Can't go wrong either way...

[This message has been edited by Marty (edited 08-23-2000).]

Re: Dive Trip! #24580
08/24/00 08:54 AM
08/24/00 08:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 19
Glen Gardner, NJ USA
postman Offline
postman  Offline
Pamela ... I was pondering the same Qs you have re: Banyan, Ramons etc. We decided on the Villas at Banyan Bay ... check out the thead I started a couple of weeks ago titled "Caribe Island Ramons ..." has about 27 replys and it may help your decision process... as always ... the folks on this board are great at providing valuable info.. regards ...


Re: Dive Trip! #24581
08/25/00 09:54 AM
08/25/00 09:54 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 197
Maine, USA
Jericco Offline
Jericco  Offline
While Ramon's has the lovliest setting and landscaping, I think they are tremondously over-priced and the cabins at the rear are a real swindle!

Re: Dive Trip! #24582
08/25/00 10:05 AM
08/25/00 10:05 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,419
Some times there, some times h...
In my humble opinion there is little choice...I would stay at Banyan Bay.

Re: Dive Trip! #24583
08/28/00 12:27 AM
08/28/00 12:27 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 16
PamelaO Offline OP
PamelaO  Offline OP
Thanks a lot everyone for the help!! I think we've decided on BanyonBay!! Grand10 let me know how your trip goes and who you use for diving!!


Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
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!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

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
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
San Pedro Fun Finder
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
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.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
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!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 185 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online5,530
Jun 13th, 2021 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 7.7.1