Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Banana Beach #36812
03/29/01 04:05 PM
03/29/01 04:05 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2
Long Beach, NY USA
Beth S Offline OP
Beth S  Offline OP
I will be visiting Ambergris Caye in June and think we have decided on staying at Banana Beach--I have been very impressed with everything I have heard and read about it.

I do have a couple of questions and was wondering if someone might have some feedback on this---what is a seawall? does Banana Beach have one and if so, does this effect the beach/swimming area?

Also, does it matter that Banana Beach doesn't have a restaurant/bar on the premises?

I appreciate any comments greatly! THANKS!!

Re: Banana Beach #36813
03/29/01 04:29 PM
03/29/01 04:29 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 15
fort wayne, indiana, usa
brentwood3336 Offline
brentwood3336  Offline
I think you will enjoy your stay at Banana Beach. There is a seawall which inhibits swimming there, but either way next door you can enter the Caribbean. We enjoyed using th
e steps from Tropica's dock to swim from.

There is absolutely NO problem with lack of food and bar service. There is a beach bar within a few steps to the south and restaurants (with bars) on either side -- Royal Palms and Tropica--our favorite breakfast place.
It is also fun to explore the other island eating places -- we especially enjoyed Woody's Wharf.

Re: Banana Beach #36814
03/29/01 09:21 PM
03/29/01 09:21 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 229
Louisville, KY USA
Mary and Scott Offline
Mary and Scott  Offline
Beth..a seawall is a retaining wall built at the beach access. Some you can step over to get into the water, others are higher and if you stepped over them, you "step" into water a few feet deep. Most of the water close to the seawall is full of seagrass/seaweed, so it is not conducive to entering there for swimming. Most hotels, if they do have a seawall, have a pier which affords access to the ocean by ladder. As stated previously, if one hotel has a wall, chances are that one next door or a few doors down doesn't, so you can have easy beach access.

Mary and Scott
Re: Banana Beach #36815
04/01/01 10:53 AM
04/01/01 10:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 104
sscubabob Offline
sscubabob  Offline
The seawall does not inhibit swimming. It's 18" high and only in front of the building. A twenty foot +/- walk left or right will get you around the "wall".

The weeds are sea grass, soft and not slimy. You can see it and walk around it since at BB it's in patches. past the dock it's deep enough to float and swim without feeling the grass. Watch out for boats.

Re: Banana Beach #36816
04/03/01 06:15 PM
04/03/01 06:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 39
Prairie village, ks, usa
diverdeb1 Offline
diverdeb1  Offline
banana beach is a great choice we stayed there from 2-14 to 4-1 and loved it. Tropica has a great resturaunt and bar also mata rocks has a great little bar as well. The pool is very nice but a little on the chilly side. Say hello to Henry,Horace,Abel,Jose,Julie,Sandra and everyone else a bananas for us!

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 90 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1