Then San Pedro is the place for you! You will love it! I like the beaches just fine but lots of others say they aren't much. The swimming off of the beaches isn't all that great because the reef breaks off shore and the washing waves don't come in like they do in Playa. That means there is a lot of sea grass (turtle grass) but you can swim from most any of the docks. Some places have seawalls instead of beach access to the water, so you might not want that. Figure out what budget range you are in, whether you want a condotel, a single room, a pool, whatever and we'll be able to help you pick out what place you'd like and enjoy. Also, if you go to the top of the page and click on Lodgings a bunch of pictures will come up and you can review the websites of resorts. Then after you've picked the ones that look good to you, search this Message Board and you'll be able to read threads, and threads telling of people's impressions of these places. Also, anything by Lan Sluder of Belize First will be very helpful to you during your searching. Welcome to our happy group of SP lovers.