Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#396160 - 01/02/11 11:21 AM looking to chat with experience  
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
owens Offline
owens  Offline
My wife and I have been talking about Belize for months now. We plan on visiting once or twice in the next couple of years and once I retire from the Military in about three years we want to long term rent for a year while I finish my masters degree and deside what we want to do from there.

We are thinking Corozal or Ambergris Caye possibly. We hope to be able to find a nice place within walking distance to the beach for no more than 1000 USD a month. We will need internet for school and we will have our youngest child with us who will be 12-13 at that time. As a Marine with 21 years in, Ive moved 7 times in 9 years. My wife and family have lived overseas with me and Im sure we can handle whatever Belize may have for us.

This is the best site of its type I could find. I found many resources for rentals and services when the time comes. I am curious about experiences from those who have done this. I want to be sure Im not in love with just the "idea" of Belize and not have a relistic view of it. I would love to chat with people who can help make my visits successful/ productive for us. I am currently 40 and like to live an active life. I am even worried that not working might drive me crazy.... hahaha

Feel free to drop me an email. I work a lot so it might take a bit for me to get back to everyone.

Thanks guys and gals. Great site,

Robert and Jennifer Owens

#396163 - 01/02/11 12:35 PM Re: looking to chat with experience [Re: owens]  
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,886
reaper Offline
reaper  Offline
Go for vacation and check it out. Meet some locals and ask questions. And the most important thing is to speak with people that have kids your age.
Vacation and living there are two distinct different things.
There are some very nice, helpfull and reputable folks that post here on that would be a good reference for you.

#396268 - 01/03/11 10:37 PM Re: looking to chat with experience [Re: reaper]  
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
owens Offline
owens  Offline
Thanks Reaper and all that replied. How big is the island total miles?

Hopefully when we make the visit we bump into a few of you guys!

Take care

Robert and Jennifer

#396298 - 01/04/11 10:23 AM Re: looking to chat with experience [Re: owens]  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,848
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
The island is about 26 miles long and varies in width from 400 feet to 4 miles. Not sure of the number of acres, or square miles.

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

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

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
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!
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 manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
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
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!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 194 guests, and 6 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 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 7.6.0