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Costa Maya Reef Resort #343004
06/30/09 11:32 AM
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Niklauryn Offline OP
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Can anyone give me any info about this resort. We were just given a confirmation for a 2 bedroom thru Interval International yesterday because our reservations at Legacy were cancelled because they are updating/adding on to that resort. Pro's and cons...thanks so much. Looking forward to visiting Belize. Rich and Mari

Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: Niklauryn] #343009
06/30/09 11:46 AM
06/30/09 11:46 AM
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San Pedro, AC
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- 7mi north from town - just south of Legacy.
- Bar, restaurant and tour shop on site.
- Older place but kept up reasonably well.
- Satellite internet and TV.
- Live entertainment at least once week.
- Island Ferry's northern depot - good transportation in/out of town.

Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: Caye Connect] #343026
06/30/09 12:51 PM
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In Transit To Belize From The ...
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Moose Keep an open mind and something good may fall in.
Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: Moose In Belize] #343038
06/30/09 03:07 PM
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Coco Loco Lady Offline
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I'm a timeshare owner @ Costa Maya Reef. This past year they have really been redoing the rooms, they are alot nicer. Staff is wonderful. Good food @ restuarant. It is quiet up there, but we are in town alot, so I have the best of both worlds! Any particular questions PM me

Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: Coco Loco Lady] #343066
06/30/09 07:44 PM
06/30/09 07:44 PM
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Niklauryn Offline OP
Niklauryn  Offline OP
Thank you all so much for the reviews...

We are staying in a two bedroom...are they generally on the top level? Is it hard to get a water taxi to town and does the resort provide any weekly trips to town for groceries? We are arriving on our 17th wedding anniversary..any great places to eat for special occasions? Was told we could kayak out to Mexican Rocks and snorkel with rays/ this safe, swimming with rays by ourselves? Thanks so much for all your help...Rich and Mari

Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: Niklauryn] #343067
06/30/09 08:23 PM
06/30/09 08:23 PM
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Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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How much is the Island Ferry now to town from Costa Maya? Still US$26 roundtrip?

--Lan Sluder

Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First] #343071
06/30/09 08:45 PM
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New Jersey/sanpedro
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Living The Dream Every Day!
Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: captjeff] #343076
06/30/09 09:35 PM
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South, USA
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Capt. Jeff, my point exactly. That is why we did not want to stay at Costa Maya. Too expensive to get into town, to far from town and the amenities at the resort weren't stellar(not enough to do to keep us occupied, etc.). If we had been at Legacy, which was top notch, it would have been less of an issue.
As it is: We are at Brahma Blue(nicer resort) AND know we can get to other places much more easily.

Life is what happens when you are making other plans!
Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: kdskis2] #343083
06/30/09 10:22 PM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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It is safe to kayak out to the reef. Just be very careful of the reef - not only for you sake but for the health of the reef. The only danger from sting rays is from stepping on them in the sand so watch where you put your feet - that goes for anyplace in the sea. I think they have kayaks for your use so you can go almost any time you want.

There are lots of very good places to eat up north. If you are not into the party scene you should like it up there. Much quieter than in town.

We all have our preferences.

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: Costa Maya Reef Resort [Re: ScubaLdy] #343097
07/01/09 07:28 AM
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bucks county, PA
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yes,Lan - to go that far north - (last year cost over $50US for us & our 2 boys ONE WAY- i was stunned) and at least 30 minutes ride if on the public boat that stops all up the way. too rich for our blood, as are most of the places to eat up there. real, real pretty, though.

like harriette said, if you can afford and want seclusion, it's lovely up there.

none of the places you mentioned are very convenient to town. brahama is on the lagoon side - it says ocean front or beach front or whatever and looks real pretty, but it does not face the reef and is still only accessible by boat. does anyone know - is there only one place to eat over there without heading to town??

for all your wasted time & aggravation spent already, i woulda just told II where to stick it and booked a couple of rooms at the palms/ victoria house, bbeach, banyan bay - wherever - or more likely booked a private house and thrown the stress in the trash and had a nice party. "f" 'em. WAY WAY too much crap FOR A VACATION!!! (are we having fun yet?) as always, just my opinion.

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