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#355733 - 10/23/09 09:23 PM AC or Not?  
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We are going to Ambergris Caye in February. We are trying to decide if AC is really a luxury or a necessity when renting a home on the island. Is the heat and humidity at this time of the year a real issue, can windows be opened at night to cool down in the evenings? I know such a mainlander question!

#355745 - 10/24/09 03:20 AM Re: AC or Not? [Re: Dollipop]  
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Did you know you could see the sun and the moon in the sky both at the same time, when youre on Ambergris.

#355747 - 10/24/09 06:13 AM Re: AC or Not? [Re: Artorious]  
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Where are you staying? That makes a big difference as to how the home is situation and where it is.

#355748 - 10/24/09 07:30 AM Re: AC or Not? [Re: Dollipop]  
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I dont know if anyone can give you an exact answer because it depends on several things. However here are my thoughts.

We went down to Ambergris Caye and used the AC for the first few nights because it was sticky and it was available. Plus it was January and we are from MN so we were not used to the heat/ humidity. Then we opened the windows and shut off the AC as the breeze was sufficient to cool the room. This also made it more relaxing (for me at least) as you could hear the outside sounds vs the drone of the AC.

I am sure there are some places that may not be as comfortable to sleep in with just the windows open. So as Canam mentioned the location you plan to stay matters. If you have a place in mind try reading any reviews you can find on third party sites and see if anyone mentions the window vs AC issue.

#355749 - 10/24/09 08:19 AM Re: AC or Not? [Re: Dollipop]  
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I've been in February/March twice and did not need to use the AC. In July we used it every night in the bedroom only. As long as you have the sea breeze it is wonderful.

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#355757 - 10/24/09 09:57 AM Re: AC or Not? [Re: azbob]  
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I have to have AC in the day, at night it doesn't really matter.

#355760 - 10/24/09 10:04 AM Re: AC or Not? [Re: LaurieMar]  
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Nothing matters at night grin

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#355768 - 10/24/09 10:19 AM Re: AC or Not? [Re: Ernie B]  
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We are planning on renting a house on the South end water front, Casa Dam. The house has not been a rental for long. I could not find any reviews on the home.

I live in Oregon and do not have AC. There are only a few nights out of the year when it would be nice, but a person can make it with fans. Have no plans on being in the house during the day. And evenings we all like to be outdoors. Just concerned about sleeping.

Cannot wait to get down there to spend as much time as I can underwater!

#355771 - 10/24/09 10:27 AM Re: AC or Not? [Re: Dollipop]  
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Naturally people who come from cooler dryer climates tend to use the AC more and at cooler temps than people who live here.
I live on the island and turn off the AC at the end of November and do not use it again until the end of March/April, but then again, I find 80 degrees cool.

#355774 - 10/24/09 12:40 PM Re: AC or Not? [Re: JZB]  
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Thank you all for your feedback! Have a wonderful rest of the day.

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