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Ramon's Village #37244
04/09/01 04:42 PM
04/09/01 04:42 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 11
New York, USA
maitaikpl Offline OP
maitaikpl  Offline OP
I'll be visiting AC this October and am torn between Journey's End and Ramon's Village. I've basically ruled out Journey's End because the ferry stops around midnight? This is assuming that the clubs close way after that....

Also, I have heard that Ramon's Village is nice. But only if you stay in the presidential or honeymoon suite. Is this true? People have said that the standard rooms are small and musty.. I have a package for the GardenView room right now... should I reconsider?

Re: Ramon's Village #37245
04/09/01 04:56 PM
04/09/01 04:56 PM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 18
Jackson, Mississippi 39056
diver0059 Offline
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Get a beach front room. 59 or 60. They are the same size as a regular hotel/motel room.. Maybe a bit smaller. Nice small patio on the beach. Never noticed it be musty. We have stayed there many times and never thought of the room as small and musty.

Re: Ramon's Village #37246
04/09/01 05:49 PM
04/09/01 05:49 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Why limit your choices to these two places? While there's nothing wrong with either of them, there are tons of other places on the island, some of which offer much more for less.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Ramon's Village #37247
04/09/01 10:12 PM
04/09/01 10:12 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 11
New York, USA
maitaikpl Offline OP
maitaikpl  Offline OP
I got a package deal from Liberty Travel and they only deal with a few hotels, these being part of it. I got a quote of $1149 for round tip air-fare from New York, all transfers, 2 nights at the San Ignacio Hotel and 3 nights at Ramon's Village.
Is that good?

Re: Ramon's Village #37248
04/21/01 10:57 AM
04/21/01 10:57 AM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13
Tarzana, CA USA
KatS Offline
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We did not stay at either but got a good look at both. Journey's End is way up north and very isolated. Ramon's Village looked great. If we go next time we would like to stay at the Village. It was right in town on the ocean front.

Re: Ramon's Village #37249
04/21/01 11:21 AM
04/21/01 11:21 AM
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Scott & Valerie Offline
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I was at Ramons for 5 nights and I was in room 37 which was Garden View....but who cares about the view because everyone has ocean won't be spending much time in the beautiful cabanas go for it...the price is right and belive me the Gardenview cabanas are the only ones where your hutt is not attached to anyone else. If you get the beach front you have to share either 2nd floor or your room is linked on the your going with as a couple....Garden view is the way to go.

I have posted my experience with Sao Pedro...see our note.

Scott and Valerie

Put your mind to it...and enjoy!
Re: Ramon's Village #37250
04/21/01 04:19 PM
04/21/01 04:19 PM

i stayed at JE last year, ramon's in '93. for a first visit, i would chose ramon's, if it is between those 2. i pick it because it is close to town. you should get to know the town on your first trip. the locals are so nice.

i also stayed at the S I hotel in '93. it was neat. walk down the hill to the town. good chinese food in town. also, xunantunich was cool. you will have a great time.

Re: Ramon's Village #37251
04/21/01 09:00 PM
04/21/01 09:00 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 229
Louisville, KY USA
Mary and Scott Offline
Mary and Scott  Offline
Agree with many good places to choose from...stayed at Seven Seas last Sept but looking to stay closer to town this time. Saw Ramon's, looks great,good location, but for the price, check elsewhere.We are looking into Tropica Resort, which looks like from the web-site that they have a great beach. Also looking into Paradise Villas,right near Ramon's. They have complete facilites, kitchen,living room,bedroom and a great pool. Like Lan said, look around on the lodging section. We think closer to town is better, but we will rent a golf cart way to see everything!

Mary and Scott
Re: Ramon's Village #37252
04/21/01 09:37 PM
04/21/01 09:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 55
colden, new york, usa
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We booked our trip with our local travel agent through Belize Tradewinds for $1320.75 pp. We got round trip air to Belize from Miami-all transfers, taxes,tours, guides, meals and lodging on the mainland. Round trip air to AC=all transfer taxes and lodging at a 1 BR oceanfront unit at Tradewinds Paradise Villas. Spent 2 nights at Windy Hill Resort-had oue own private cottage. While in Cayo area saw the Belize Zoo, went horseback riding in the jungle, had chose from several options to do an all day trip to Tikal with a stop for shopping in Guatemala. All meals included. Then we were friven back to Belize City to go to AC via Tropic Air and spent the next 5 nights in AC. We thought that was agood deal. We ate dinner one night at Ramon's and while I can't rave about the food (better places in town) the resort itself looked lovely.

Re: Ramon's Village #37253
04/22/01 03:00 AM
04/22/01 03:00 AM
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seashell Offline
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Mary & Scott, I'm a bit confused. Paradise Villas are not close to Ramone's. PV may even be closer to Seven Seas than it is to Ramone's. Are you thinking of the right place, or am I confused?

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