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Costa Blu #528731
02/04/18 07:24 AM
02/04/18 07:24 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
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Bluebird Offline OP
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Our group of 7 adults stopped at Costa Blu for a drink. We had to register with the reception and get wristbands in order to buy a drink. The bartender told us it was to keep LOCALS out. We didnít order and we wonít be back.

Re: Costa Blu [Re: Bluebird] #528735
02/04/18 04:58 PM
02/04/18 04:58 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,442
Mine Hill NJ
dabunk Offline
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That is a pretty crappy place if they are doing that, I commend you!

Re: Costa Blu [Re: Bluebird] #528742
02/05/18 07:59 AM
02/05/18 07:59 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,266
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
Could be something related to their type of liquor license.

Re: Costa Blu [Re: Bluebird] #528743
02/05/18 08:34 AM
02/05/18 08:34 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 130
Ambregris Caye
AC Lover Offline
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It has nothing to do with their type of liquor license. It is the same policy at I'tan Ha and the other Sandy Point resorts. They are not a friendly group of people.

Re: Costa Blu [Re: AC Lover] #528746
02/05/18 10:05 AM
02/05/18 10:05 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,972
Coeur d'Alene Idaho, USA
champion Offline
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I don't think even those staying at a Sandy point resort can freely go to another either.

Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol
Re: Costa Blu [Re: Bluebird] #528763
02/06/18 03:07 PM
02/06/18 03:07 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 462
cracked up Offline
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Sandy Point property bars serves, or used to serve Lerskaa Vodka as their bar vodka, I wouldn't serve Lerskaa to someone I didn't like !!! and at a premium price...definitely very low standards.......

Re: Costa Blu [Re: Bluebird] #528779
02/07/18 10:13 AM
02/07/18 10:13 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 7,038
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

Amanda Syme  Offline
I went to Coco Beach to meet with a client and the same thing happened to me. I know many of the staff and they were highly apologetic and said they were required to make me sign in and wear a wristband. i am not sure what the band was for but I can say that when I bought a drink at the bar there was a Sandy Point realtor hanging around in the pool bar area that was approaching guests, perhaps to make a sale pitch, but I was given a wide berth. So maybe the bands are to define who should or should not be solicited.

Needless to say I have not gone back there and have no plans to place any of my clients in those resorts unless absolutely necessary.

Although the properties are stunningly beautiful and the staff are all great people the ambiance is exclusive and uninviting for locals. It does look just like a Sandals or Beaches ad. Guests are having fun in the sun.

I guess this is just a sign of the times as we see big business replacing our lovely mom and pop guest houses. The price of progress.

Re: Costa Blu [Re: Bluebird] #528793
02/08/18 06:12 AM
02/08/18 06:12 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,266
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
Thanks for the updates on personal experiences. Good to know, sad to be so.

Last edited by Diane Campbell; 02/08/18 06:13 AM.
Re: Costa Blu [Re: Bluebird] #528797
02/08/18 07:16 AM
02/08/18 07:16 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,675
San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline
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Yes, I had dinner there several
times because it's close to my house but management and staff have changed, the food and service are so poor I won't go back. Hard to believe Sandy Point doesn't step in and fix it.

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Re: Costa Blu [Re: Bluebird] #528881
02/12/18 10:05 PM
02/12/18 10:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 136
WWIII Offline
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I was surprised when Costa Blu went adult only. Every time I have been there have been very small amount of guest. We were last there in November and did not have to wear bands. Kinda sad since my place is in between Costa Blu and X'Tan Ha.

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