Unfortunately my trip for 3/24 - 4/1 had to be cancelled also....
Let me commend the Blue Tang Inn where i was staying. They emailed me a week prior offering credits for up to 2 years. I held out hoping to still make the trip but ended up cancelling 5 days prior to arrival. Sent them an email and they responded ensuring me i would have a credit for 2 years and they were also adding one 1/2 day snorkel trip on their sail boat. Bravo to the Blue Tang Inn for their professionalism during this time ! !
Now for the not so pleasant news...
I rented a golf cart from Marks golf carts ( https://spmarksgolfcarts.com/
) via email. While going through details of dates, pricing, and where to deliver Mark was prompt and usually answered within a couple of hours. This was surprising due to most emails were sent around midnight. Everything was agreed upon and credit card info was sent thru a link sent to me in his email. The credit card was never charged until the day after the announcement that the Belize airport would be closing for 30 days. The credit card was charged $30 more than the agreed upon amount. I tried contacting Mark via email to cancel my reservation since i couldn't get to the island and get my credit card refunded. It has now been 7 days with no response. I find it pretty crappy he wont even return the email. I won't spend my money with this type of merchant in the future. Yes i will be rescheduling my trip for August.
Heads up to Mark if you read this. I have disputed the charges so don't expect to get paid !
I commend all the merchants who show they care about tourism and are giving credits. These are the people i will be spending my money with.