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Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65893
04/08/03 03:32 PM
04/08/03 03:32 PM
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River Shark, that was completely unnecessary. Further, I can't believe you are even trying to compare Blue Tang to Gaz's place, pool or no pool. And yeah, you'd better believe the pool at Blue Tang is small and be glad you are happy with that.

None of the foregoing is intended to be negative towards Blue Tang, folks. It was always one of my favorite places to stay when it was Rocks Inn.


A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65894
04/08/03 03:49 PM
04/08/03 03:49 PM
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Posts: 180
USA
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Miss Anthropy,
I'm just curious if the pool is a figment of their imagination or is it going to be a reality.
Gaz's own website reported last year that it would be in in April of 2002, then late in 2002, then mid-March this year, now ............... Who knows.

As for the Holiday Inn in Florida - Been there, Done that, and it was good. The keys are beautiful place to visit and the heat requires a pool (for extra comfort), similar to Belize.

I just want to know if the pool in this case is really something to look for or just a bait and switch type thing. I had an in-ground pool built in about 60-days, and while I know things take a little longer in the tropics, just what is acceptable - 6-months, 1-year, or longer.

Gaz needs to tell it like it is, don't tell people it may not be ready when you visit - tell them its not in but is in the process with an expected completiond date of 00/00/0000. Then do all that can be done to meet that goal.

Take a chill pill on the attitude dude - or Miss Dude.

The Shark


"We're gonna need a bigger boat" - Brody
Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65895
04/08/03 03:56 PM
04/08/03 03:56 PM
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Hey Anthropy,

I'm guessing it's "Miss" for a good reason...hmmm

Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65896
04/08/03 03:59 PM
04/08/03 03:59 PM
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Posts: 180
USA
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SS,
I didn't know that I was comparing the two resorts, I don't think I mentioned anything but the fact that I was glad we booked somewhere that had a pool, even if its small.

You must be clairvoyant or something to either read my mind or read something into my post that was not said.
Seems there's alot of that on this board.

Fact is I've never laid eyes on either resort - but I can tell you that I don't appreciate being told something will be, when in fact it won't.

Tell it like it is.

The Shark


"We're gonna need a bigger boat" - Brody
Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65897
04/08/03 04:01 PM
04/08/03 04:01 PM
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Texas/Belize
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River Shark, you have Holiday Inn written all over you! wink I'm surprised that you care so much that the pool installation has been delayed. There's no bait and switch going on, dude, its just so much slower and more difficult to do anything on a schedule down there. But it has its upsides too, a pretty long list of them if you ask me. Lizzard even said that Gaz was upfront about no pool before they even arrived in Belize. If you have no intention of booking at his place, it seems curious that you are complaining about it. Dude my 'tude is stone cold chillin' just thinking about that fabulous turquoise caribbean water.

Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65898
04/08/03 04:04 PM
04/08/03 04:04 PM
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Texas/Belize
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Somebody get that palmlover a dictionary. Say it out loud, "Miss Anthropy" now a little faster, "Mis Anthropy" okay now, altogether, "Misanthropy". LOL! BTW, there are at least two GOOD reasons its Miss.

Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65899
04/08/03 04:14 PM
04/08/03 04:14 PM
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USA
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Mis,
We seriously looked at Gaz's place last year - but you're right - it had its ups & down sides and we saw that the downs were greater that the ups right away.

As for Hoilday Inn written all over me - your right, and I use my Holiday Inn Priority points to travel to places like AC all the time (their good for airline miles too). And while most are great places to visit - I wouldn't want to live at any of them! I'm sure AC falls into that same category. Sorry but that's the way I see it.

The Shark


"We're gonna need a bigger boat" - Brody
Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65900
04/08/03 04:18 PM
04/08/03 04:18 PM
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Texas/Belize
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Cool. C'est la vie.

Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65901
04/08/03 04:19 PM
04/08/03 04:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 431
S.L.C. Ut. U.S.A.
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Wow, Ithink the war is starting to get to some of us. Things are getting a little wonky around here. I think we all need to go tour own little happy place.

Re: 10 days in San Pedro #65902
04/08/03 04:26 PM
04/08/03 04:26 PM
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Posts: 33
Massachusetts
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Oh My...

Gaz:
You dont remember telling my husband and I that you no longer run a taxi service for your guests due to the increase cost of gasoline?
I agree this is a LOT to offer your guests, but you have advertised such.

HERE'S YOUR POST:
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Member # 557

posted 01-21-2002 11:02 AM
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Hi
I have to reply to Lans reply and Lan and i will have to agree to disagree on a few points, Lan favors town and you could not pay me to move back into town after being up North and experiencing the best of both worlds.

Lan says
It is way north

We are approx 5.4 miles north of town and approx 10 minutes boatride into town.

I make it VERY EASY for my guests to get into town when they want to and I know Lan is not HOT on Resorts north of town due to the accessability problem that guests staying at other resorts encounter, my guests do not encounter these same problems and I do my best to ensure that transport is available should my guests want to get into town.

I do not consider a 10 minute boatride into town to be a negative I consider it to have the best of both worlds.

1.) A beautiful area full of wildlife including a family of Ospreys that nests at the resr of the resort and that fish in front of the Resort daily, a Kingfisher who visits regulalry who fishes from the shower head on our dock to name a few.

2.) a short 10 minute boatride into town when you wish to go.

Lan says,

and while you can hike to a couple of restaurants you really are off by yourself here. Guess Gaz provides some shuttle service but it's not like being within a walk or golf cart trip of town.

I think that depends on what a person is looking for in a vacation Lan, you seem to think everyone wants to be in town, I can tell you I have not had one complaint from my guests with regards to not being in town, in fact I was so paranoid when I first opened that guests would want to go into town every single day i laid on a my own personal shuttle and still do, but you know what ?, after they have visited town for shopping the attraction of town seems to fade fast for my guests and on average my guests visit town about 2-3 times for the week EVEN THOUGH they have access to a shuttle anytime they wish, they prefer the peace and beauty of up North.

Of course up North is not for everyone but then again town is not for everyone either, Lan you need to understand this when answering peoples questions.

Be impartial and point out the positives and negatives of both instead of pushing people with your comments to stay in town because thats your preference, it may not be theirs.

There are many positives and negatives on staying in town and there are positives and negatives for staying North but if people are given accurate information then they be able to make the correct decision in there choice of destination.

When I moved up north 8 years ago when i purchased a home in this same area I would of agreed with Lan that it was remote but with progress and expansion, we are far from being remote but i guess that the perspective of someone who lives here fulltime.

Lan says

The setting is beautiful

Well I agree with Lan on this one :-)

On a closing note

If your looking for wild parties lots of Bars, restaurants lots of people,Golf carts, cars, etc then choose to stay in town

If you want to replace all the above with peace quiet and wildlife then choose up north, because you can still visit the Bars restaurants, Golf carts and cars whenever you wish in just 10 minutes.

As i said the best of both worlds :-)

All the best

Gaz Cooper
Playa Blanca Dive & Beach Club www.playablancabelize.com

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THAT WAS MISREPRESENTATION #1.

Secondly, How could you have given us a phone if you knew we were having a hard time with access to your's?

Thirdly, You say you have told Andy...did Andy admit that we asked him to put the screens in for us? The other units had screens, we wanted ours in place. When Andy came back (without the screens) he said that YOU said "It's windy, there should not be a problem with mosquitos." Maybe so, but what about other creatures like scorpions and such?

Fourth, did Andy tell you that he fixed the flange connection on the toilet after the bathroom floor flooded?

Fifth, Do you remember when we arrived, I asked you about getting some supplies, and where I could pick some up? You were disapointed that your staff hadn't stopped for us while we were all in town...they stopped for their own supplies, but didn't bother to ask us if we'd like to stop somewhere for some groceries.

I never discussed the lack of cleanliness with you. I figured that was not too important. However, I did feel it was important enough to mention in my review of Playa Blanca.
This is a typical aspect to comment on when reviewing a trip.

And I imagine Andy didn't tell you we wanted to dive either...

The pool. Yes, you did tell me in writing that your pool would be in WELL BEFORE the time we arrived. I ASKED (you didn't volunteer)in an e-mail a few days before my trip if the pool was ready. At that time you told me it wasn't. I'm wondering now if, at that point, I would have been entitled to a refund.

To some degree that was MISREPRESENTATION #2.

AND FINALLY, Andy and Manuel are very aware that the water shut down on multiple occasions. THEY TOLD US YOU WERE IN NEW JERSEY!!

So, please do not say that the complaints in my trip report were the first time you were aware that we were having problems.

Enough said.

I never asked you for a refund.
You need it more than me.

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