Hello All! We are planning a trip later this month to Belize and we are looking for the best destination and lodging. We are all young (25-30) and want a place near the beach with good night life, beach bars, etc. So far my research is showing Ambergris Caye is the most popular and best place to stay. Would you agree or do you know of a better destination for what we are looking for? We are also wanting to do some daytime expeditions like cave tubing, snorkeling, etc. Any other things you guys recommend (with in reason $$)??
Also a BIG help would be recommendations on Lodging. We want something lively on the beachfront and close to activities.
I know I am asking alot but any and all help is much appreciated!!!
Wow!! Waited until the last minute to do your research!! Must be college students!! AC is where you want to be . . beyond that, there are a host of lodging options: you will probably want to be close in town . .it can get pretty quiet further out. Any resort/hotel you book at will be able to provide info on tours, etc. plus doing a search on this board will provide many many options and recommendations.
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LOTS of good info available with a simple search on this site. It would take lots of people lots of time to re-type (and we are too busy looking at our pictures from the last trip!) so please help yourself to the mountain of good info available here. If you need specific guidance afterwards feel free to ask. You'll love Ambergris Caye, we just ask that you keep it our secret...
Cave tubing, zip line, Mayan ruins and zoo are all mainland trips, so consider a 2 day start or finish to your trip on the mainland.
Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) or Caye Caulker are great for beach, bars and water sports.
If you come to San Pedro first and find a place for say 5 nights, you will have a good chance of linking up with a guide who you are comfortable with who would quite happily spend 2 days with you doing the mainland stuff.
If you would like some more info, send me a PM, and enjoy your trip
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A good college-budget beach location is Sundiver - it has it's own beach bar, pool, pretty beach, kayaks, good dive possibilities. Not close to town at all, but the island ferry comes and goes regularly.