Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Just returned #62840
02/11/03 04:31 PM
02/11/03 04:31 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4
drippy Offline OP
drippy  Offline OP
We just returned from our 1st trip to Belize. It was great. We satyed at the Mata Rocks Hotel. South end of the island, about a mile from town.
The hotel has about 14 or so rooms. NICE, clean, nice beach, beachfront bar, very friendly people, both staff and guests.

We had a suite with a kitchen, that was good to have. We went to the local supermarkets and picked up some bread, cheese, beer , soda, ect. Nice to have in the room when you just want to chill out and have a snack. Ask how much things are first alot of items were not marked. The Larger supermarket in the south end, I can't rember the name overcharges for the beer. You can get it for 1.50 less in the smaller local stores. Just compare prices and you will be OK.

The hotel offers free bikes, a great thing. We rode everywhere. We rode from the south end of the island to Journeys end on the north.and back I was told it was about a 14 mile round trip.
We rode on the beaches and paassed all the other hotels. It was really nice.

At night we walked along the beach into town, went to several bars and ate in a different place every night Prices were reasonable, food was good people were very friendly.

We went over the hand ferry and were amazed, you have to see it to believe thing like this exist. That kid has a tough job.

We looked into the Banana Beach, Tropica and several other hotels, but setteled for the Mata Rocks ,for several reasons, one qwas Lans comments. We were glad we did. The banana beach is like any other hotel big,rooms were many not all had a good view, was more costly, had a bulkhead for a beach, was more crowded. At night and in the morning the were people from the banana at the Mata Rocks they said they felt more relaxed in the smaller beachfront setting. If you go to the Mata Rocks even just for a few drinks ask for Erika, the manager, shes a doll.

We took several snorkling trips, the best was Shark alley/ Ho chin, the Mexico Rocks wasn't anything special, nice boat ride but not as nice ,fish and coral wise as the south reef area.

The town of San Pedro was a thrill. Sand streets nice people ect ect.

Hope I wasn't to long winded but we had a really good time and we will be going back

Thanks to all that post here it allowed us some foresight when we were in the planning stage of our trip.


Re: Just returned #62841
02/11/03 05:17 PM
02/11/03 05:17 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 503
Mesquite Tx USA
Johnboy Offline
Johnboy  Offline
Glad you enjoyed Mata Rocks.....We have stayed there 2 years & we are going back again July 4th....Terry & Liz are awsume owners & make you feel so welcomed.......Can't wait.......
smile cool wink

Re: Just returned #62842
02/11/03 09:55 PM
02/11/03 09:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 13
Warner Offline
Warner  Offline
Nice to hear you had a great time. We will be there for the first time as well on mar6. We are staying for one week at the Seven Seas and for one week at the Corona Del Mar. I will be going to the markets as well, so thanks for the info.

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 143 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online5,530
Yesterday at 04:34 AM HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1