I'm headed to Belize in two weeks and was hoping to get some advice on the best place to stay. In '07 I spent 4 days in Caye Caulker (at Tina's) and had a nice time but wish there had been more beach/better access to the water. I was thinking about trying Ambergris this time around. I'm pretty low maintenance in terms of amenities (just need clean, safe, relatively quiet) and would love to keep costs down but wanted to find out which of the budget/mid-range hotels have the following:
a) good spots (sand or otherwise) to lay out in the sun
b) easy access to swimable water (walk in vs. pier preferred)
c) safe for a female traveling alone (i'm definitely self-sufficient but would rather avoid any places with a bad history)
I've been doing as much online research as possible but it's hard to get an accurate view of some of these places. Many thanks for the help!