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C-V, Palms, Coral bay #52953
05/03/02 09:14 AM
05/03/02 09:14 AM
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Eau Claire WI USA
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Could someone help me out with the Pros and Cons of these hotels.
I am looking for a suite on a decent beach South of San Pedro.
Any info would be great.

Re: C-V, Palms, Coral bay #52954
05/03/02 02:10 PM
05/03/02 02:10 PM
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Palms
close to town for frequent trips back and forth.
very clean and nice accomodations with Air cond, kitchen, furnishings. decent prices
nice private pool for cooling off in something besides ocean water.
right next to Ramons. Ramons has a nice swimming pier and hippest beach. I was amazed at the fish i saw snorkeling out to the pier.
no cons to this place. check out the virtual tour on the lodging link

[This message has been edited by reefer geefer (edited 05-03-2002).]

Re: C-V, Palms, Coral bay #52955
05/03/02 02:25 PM
05/03/02 02:25 PM
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My opinion (your mileage may vary):

The Palms: Convenient location just at the south edge of town. Very nice condo suites, both one and two bedroom (can't recall offhand if there are any three bedroom, don't think so). Small but nice pool on the back side. On the water with beach and next to Ramon's beach but it is close to town so there is more boat and people traffic. In my new guide to the island, we give it four stars.

Caribbean Villas: South of town but within walking distance. Lovely setting -- lots of trees. Nice little beach area, with a small artificial "reef" for snorkeling. No pool. No in-room TV. Nice, helpful owners and management. Downside is that perhaps the owners need to invest a little more to bring the property up to the spiffy level of the newer properties on the island. Also, prices are on the slightly high side especially off-season (they don't drop much from in-season). In San Pedro Cool we give it three and a half stars.

Coral Bay Villas. This Southwind property (they also do Belizean Shores among other things) is also within walking distance. Nice units, all one bedroom if I recall. Beach area but, again, no pool. Good prices. We rate it three stars plus.

Bottom line is that all are fine, with The Palms having the edge on amenities. If one offers a decidely lower rate, that might be your tie breaker.

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Re: C-V, Palms, Coral bay #52956
05/03/02 03:05 PM
05/03/02 03:05 PM
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Thankyou, that helps.

Re: C-V, Palms, Coral bay #52957
05/03/02 03:22 PM
05/03/02 03:22 PM
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Lan,
What do you think about the "Palms" beach?
From the website it doesn't seem to have much of one.
Renee

Re: C-V, Palms, Coral bay #52958
05/03/02 04:10 PM
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It is just a little spit of sand, but you're only a hop and a skip from Ramon's beach, which is something like 500 feet of frontage, and beaches in Belize aren't private.

--Lan Sluder


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Re: C-V, Palms, Coral bay #52959
05/04/02 09:01 AM
05/04/02 09:01 AM
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ramon's beach is also filled with ramon's tourists. want a nice beach? look at caribe island, down south. no one there!

Re: C-V, Palms, Coral bay #52960
05/04/02 12:57 PM
05/04/02 12:57 PM
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Lan - I know you have mentioned Banyan Bay and have said good things about it, how is their beach? Thanks!


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