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please help.never been to the island. please respn #264790
01/28/08 07:47 PM
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im doing some research..ive traveled to a bunch islands in the caribbean and ive heard about Belize and Amberis from a couple i was diving with in Turks andCaicos last year.please help...im going in early May with my wife and 2 kids 5 and 7 looking for

1. great diving
2. Great beaches
3 some resatauants
4 some fun activity for the kids
5. A hotel that has an ok pool and a better chance for other kids to be at

think this is a good place to go? also any hotel recomendations for a better end hotel?

thanks

Dave

Re: please help.never been to the island. please respn [Re: postroad35] #264791
01/28/08 08:04 PM
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Look at Xanadu or Banyon Bay on Ambergris Caye.

Re: please help.never been to the island. please respn [Re: kris48] #264792
01/28/08 08:06 PM
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1-4 is covered just by being in AC - #5 I can't help you with because we often rent houses or condos when we travel. When are you going to be in AC?


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Re: please help.never been to the island. please respn [Re: colomojo] #264793
01/28/08 08:27 PM
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Banana Beach has a nice pool that usually has some kids around. Banyan Bay also has a nice pool with more kids. No great beaches on AC except for Victoria house - which usually does not have many kids. Snorkeling is always great for kids. Hope you have fun and enjoy your time on AC

Re: please help.never been to the island. please respn [Re: SeeShell] #264796
01/28/08 08:35 PM
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Over half of the population of Belize are kids...they're everywhere!

Re: please help.never been to the island. please respn [Re: SP Daily] #264825
01/29/08 07:37 AM
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agree with mojo that 1-3 are covered just by being there.

i will let others more knowledgeable answer the rest. my only advice is go with an open mind and few expectations - AC isnt for everybody.

most of us love it - some don't.

Re: please help.never been to the island. please r [Re: sweetjane] #264829
01/29/08 08:38 AM
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Butterfly jungle is fun for kids.
http://www.butterflyjungle.bz/

Pedro's has pizza and Wii also good to keep kids entertained.



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Re: please help.never been to the island. please r [Re: tacogirl] #264852
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Agree - items 1-3 are covered and Pedro's for pizza and video games!

4 - fun activities for kids: snorkel at Shark Ray Alley/Hol Chan; take a golf cart ride south to view birds, wildlife, etc; walk the beach daily; collect hermit crabs; take a golf cart ride north and stop somewhere for lunch and let the kids take a swim in another place's pool; eat breakfast in town on the beach (Estels' or Lili's); visit Amigo's del Mar dock to observe sea creatures; go fishing off a pier; play on playground in Central Park; visit Mar de Tumbo beach on weekends

5 - hotels/condos: Banana Beach, Banyan Bay, Miramar (*Owner disclosure*), maybe the Palms or Royal Palm?

I also have to agree with SJ in that Belize is not Turks, so if you are expecting an all-inclusive, 5 star resort in a hotel zone, this may not be the place for you. However, if you have a sense of adventure and can handle beautiful natural scenery, a variety of snorkeling/diving spots, lots of great places to eat and some of the world's nicest people, then Belize may be a good fit.

PM me if you have more questions. Our kids (ages 3, 6 and 8) are regular visitors and can't wait for their next trip!

Re: please help.never been to the island. please r [Re: cakelee] #264854
01/29/08 10:05 AM
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Agree with Banyan Bay & Xanadu to meet other tourist kids (pools have shallow ends). The Tides & Blue Tang Inn to meet local kids.


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