My brother's family of 4, sisters family of 3 and my family (3) are planning a trip to Ambergris Caye over Christmas week. I've searched the web for resorts, condo's, hotels, etc until I'm cross-eyed! I'm looking for something in the $125-$150/nite range. We've narrowed it down to Banana Beach Resort or Royal Palm REsort. Has anyone stayed at these 2 resorts? Which one would you recommend as far as friendliness of staff, cleanliness, size of rooms, service, etc.? Thanks for your help.
Have stayed at both. They are close to each other. I prefer Royal Palm because of the quiet and larger pool and larger condo. Banana beach has more rooms and just more people around and all though we stayed in a suit there it was small and looked out on an enclosed court yard. They do have rooms facing the sea, don't know about suits on sea side. The plus side of Banana Beach is they do have a bar and good resturant and their staff is helpful. It has more of a resort feel. Depends on what you like. I like quiet and a good view, and if I want to get up in the middle of the night it is nice to be able to watch TV with out wakeing my husband. Royal palm has been giving deeply discounted prices of late. Hope this helps you.
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hands down, caribe island resort!!! i just got back from my second stay there, and they have condos (air, tv, kitchen, etc) for 1-9 people. their 2 floor suites are amazing!! on their link, you can actually see what each room looks like. last year i was in #4, this year #19. check it out: