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help me pick #35091
02/22/01 03:52 AM
02/22/01 03:52 AM
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walnut creek, ca, usa
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Hi, I am travelling to AC March 12-16 and am trying to decide between Coconuts (farther from town but includes breakfast) and Holiday Hotel (in town but no breakfast. Both cost the same. I am up for any other suggestions. By the way how far away is coconuts??? Thanks for your help.

Re: help me pick #35092
02/22/01 09:57 AM
02/22/01 09:57 AM
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Asheville, NC USA
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I think it's pretty much a toss-up. I'd probably opt for Coconuts myself, but the Holiday Hotel is fine, too (and one of the hotels on the island with a real history.)

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Re: help me pick #35093
02/22/01 11:15 AM
02/22/01 11:15 AM
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walnut creek, ca, usa
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THanks for your help. Is coconuts a nice hotel??? How far is it from the center of town??? Do you know if there is a restaurant at Coconuts??? Thanks.

Re: help me pick #35094
02/22/01 12:27 PM
02/22/01 12:27 PM
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Some times there, some times h...
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casa,

Coconuts is a great place. We have stayed there several times, and still use it as a more than adequate "backup" for traveling companions when we run out of space down the beach. It is about a lazy 15 minute or less stroll to town. There are enough places to eat within 5 minutes that you will not go hungry. (One of our favorites..the Patio is less than 75 yards away. Woody has a new restaurant out Coconut's back door. Food WILL NOT be a problem. The place is great and the beach bar has been known to be deadly.

Enjoy yourself.

Re: help me pick #35095
02/22/01 01:01 PM
02/22/01 01:01 PM
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Maine, USA
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We stayed at Coconuts last year and it was great! The nicest people ever, the best bar on the beach and super rates. It is not a "honeymoon" sort of place, pretty basic with the accomodations but AC in the room, great views on the beach, a wonderful Contental breakfast, and as I said, a super beach bar. It is a great stay for the buck!

Re: help me pick #35096
02/22/01 01:12 PM
02/22/01 01:12 PM
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and I forgot...Choochoo is correct...The Patio is a wonderful restaurant and rolling out the door distance from Coconuts. I walked into town with no stress on the old hips, bought the fresh-made tortillas and stopped into Coconets to check out the e-mail. The whole place is Paradise and you will love it. Everything and everybody is wonderful.

Re: help me pick #35097
02/22/01 01:13 PM
02/22/01 01:13 PM
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and I forgot...Choochoo is correct...The Patio is a wonderful restaurant and rolling out the door distance from Coconuts. I walked into town with no stress on the old hips, bought the fresh-made tortillas and stopped into Coconets to check out the e-mail. The whole place is Paradise and you will love it. Everything and everybody is wonderful.

Re: help me pick #35098
02/22/01 11:41 PM
02/22/01 11:41 PM
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Thanks for the info...I sent in my reservation-confirmation for Coconuts today. Wow, only one week before I take off. I am going to Costa Rica for one week before Belize.

Re: help me pick #35099
02/28/01 10:41 AM
02/28/01 10:41 AM
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Casa,
Please post a report when you are back. I am really curious as to how Belize and Costa Rica compare. We are currently trying to decide between the two for a 2 week vacation in June/July and have the hardest time picking one over the other. We were in Costa Rica last year and loved it, but from what I hear and see, Belize is well worth a visit too. Where in Costa Rica are you going?
It will be interesting to hear from someone who is doing CR/Belize back to back.
Have a great trip.

Re: help me pick #35100
02/28/01 10:55 AM
02/28/01 10:55 AM
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There is a map that you can access from the main page of the ambergriscaye.com web site. Click on lodging and then scoll to find a place to click on a local map that shows the location of many resorts and SanPedro town...Very helpful in getting a feel for how things are laid out. Also there is a panoramic photo that allows you to scan the whole beachfront area from Ramons Village in the south to the cut in the north!! Pretty cool!


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