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My Trip Report #49904
04/30/02 08:57 PM
04/30/02 08:57 PM
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Gstaad, Switzerland
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I have been a lurker on this board for almost 6 months. First I have to say how fabulous your advice has been to me. I am a newlywed, and didn't know I was going to Belize until 3 days before. We didn't even make any reservations.
After some business in Belize City, we hopped on Maya over to Ambergris Caye. Beautiful short flight, the best way to see the island. When we landed, there was a taxi driver, Manuel, who offered to take us to our hotel. When we told him we had no reservations, but wanted a really nice place, he said "I have got the place for you". We drove south, just a couple of minutes, and pulled up at a big pink place on the beach, Caribe Island Resort. The pool wasn't huge, but very neatly groomed, with beautiful landscaping. And I was concerned about the small beaches that some of you descibe, and was pleasantly surprised. The beach is wide and white, very clean, with a beautiful dock, complete with hammocks. Before we ever got to our room, we met Albert the bartender. He made us some Rum Punch that was the best I've ever had. His smile was infectious, as was his "laid back" attitude. The cook, (sorry, I have forgotten her name) made us special sandwiches, even after the lunch hour was over. She was an angel.
When we got to our "room", we found it was acutally a living room and seperate bedroom. Very spacious, beautifully decorated, bright and inviting, with the most breathtaking view.
Later, we took the hotel shuttle into town for the evening. Had dinner at Caliente's, pretty good, then went to Fido's to catch the Barefoot Skinny show. He really rocks! Later, just walking around, we noticed that everyone was smiling and happy. Amazing!
The next day, we just stayed at the resort. Sat by the pool, didn't even have to get up to get drinks. That evening, we had dinner just up the road at the next resort, Victoria Resort. They have beautiful grounds, but their restaurant is very pricey for what you get.
Next day, went to Mexico Rocks on a snorkel trip. Nice area, not crowded at all, like we heard it was at Hal Chan and some other places. I am a diver for 20 years, and have dove all over the world. Belize is being destroyed by inexperienced divers I am afraid. I would hope that you all take great care. Our guide, from Blue Hole was very informative, and we were hoping to do a scuba dive the next day. That evening, we had dinner at the Resort, the Shrimp was delicious, with a superb presentation.
My husband was notified later that night that we had to return to Belize City to conclude business, so we packed up the next morning. We are hoping to return in June. I was so excited to know that the new owner, Vicki is also a former pro-football cheerleader. And I hear that she will be there with her husband "Butch" in June. Also hoping to meet sweetjane and Debbie. I don't know who Zeke is, but I hear that he will also be there then.
I almost cried when leaving, but know I will be going back soon.

Re: My Trip Report #49905
05/01/02 01:51 PM
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thanks for writing! we hope to see you back sometime soon, glad you had a good time....

Re: My Trip Report #49906
05/01/02 02:59 PM
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bucks county, PA
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i am not sure how my self esteem, as a regular housewife type person, can take being there at the same time as two former pro cheerleaders...

and the combined perkiness & sociability might just kill frank.

Re: My Trip Report #49907
05/01/02 03:00 PM
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bucks county, PA
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p.s. - oh, FABULOUS report. so glad to hear the rave review.

can't wait to get there!

Re: My Trip Report #49908
05/01/02 03:37 PM
05/01/02 03:37 PM
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Co Springs,Co.USA
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Love the Caribe Island & it wseems to have gotten even better!

Re: My Trip Report #49909
05/01/02 03:45 PM
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Laguna Beach, CA, USA
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Vicki & Butch? That must be our Ibanole friends. I am so happy for them to have purchased the resort. How exciting!!! Great trip report!

Re: My Trip Report #49910
05/02/02 07:00 AM
05/02/02 07:00 AM
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Philly, PA
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Didn't realize the resort changed hands. Is Mr. B still the caretaker? We love Caribe Island and we love Manuel! (Have pictures with him adn his son to get to him actually.) Can't wait to see the place again.

Great report!

Re: My Trip Report #49911
05/02/02 07:39 AM
05/02/02 07:39 AM

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Hi!
Well I certainly loved the trip report!!
To aqtpie2: Yes, Mr. B is still our caretaker. Don't know what we would do without him!
To Munichchick: Yes,it's your ibanole friends!! Haven't seen you on the board much lately. Hope all is well with you guys. When are you heading down?
Jane, can hardly wait to meet you -finally- but we will have a blast, and I am so glad that Debbie is coming too! I understand from our staff that Carrie is still in cheerleader shape..... but for me, those days are 20 years ago!! [Linked Image] But I did hear that a soccer team from San Pedro is planning a trip to Virginia this summer and they are taking cheerleaders with them!! So maybe I can find a way to volunteer my services.
Frank, when will you be coming down again?
See you all soon.
Vicki

Re: My Trip Report #49912
05/02/02 09:23 AM
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Carrie....Butch And Vicki are the very best!!!! Me and my clan will be staying at Caribe from the 20th of June till the 26th. Going to hit Cayo at Chaa Creek first and then will be partying big time on AC.


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Re: My Trip Report #49913
05/02/02 11:26 AM
05/02/02 11:26 AM
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bucks county, PA
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i just talked to vicki and she has purchased all sorts of goodies for the resort too. i just cant wait!!!

40 days....

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