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Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77122
12/18/03 08:44 PM
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Hi!

We honeymooned in Barbados 11 years ago and then got stuck on Bermuda. It was only this past May that we found Mata Chica and Belize. We've made 2 trips in 2003 and we have kids aged 1 and 2. Does that tell you something?

Mata Chica is everything a newly married couple could want. It is private, yet you can have anything you want. Get an ocean front casita...Papaya if you can. Mambo's (the restaurant is expensive but no more so than a nice restaurant in the US) and is fabulous. I'm a true, blue Southerner and love to eat.

I promise that if this is where you choose to stay you will not regret it. E-mail me personally if you want more.

Christine (booking our next trip TOMORROW!!!)

Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77123
12/19/03 09:43 AM
12/19/03 09:43 AM
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toad--what do you mean the casitas are "hot"? Like temperature hot???? confused
Thanks for the suggestion about mata chica. We are still deciding since we have plenty of time until the honeymoon. I think the honeymoon is becoming first priority over the actual wedding!! Portofino vs. Mata Chica vs. Victoria House ...maybe I should just take a 3 week honeymoon and stay at them all

Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77124
12/19/03 10:37 AM
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Casitas have a thatched roof, so even with the a/c on, cold air escapes. It's not bad, just not a cool as the rooms with concrete ceilings that "seal" in the air. I love Victoria house too...if easy access to town is a priority, this is your best bet. Plus, in my opinion they have the best Ceviche on the island!! smile

Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77125
12/19/03 10:52 AM
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My understanding of convection has been turned upside down.


If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77126
12/19/03 11:20 AM
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Cold air escapes, hot air gets in....Whatever! Outcome is all the same.
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Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77127
12/22/03 11:52 AM
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my fiancee and i are considering going to mata chica for our honeymoon- christine (kayak4) or anyone who has been there:
could you tell me about the beach around the resort? we have some friends who went to victoria house who said the beach near there was kind of junky.
also, how secluded is mata chica? we would like to feel like we are in the middle of nowhere!
other advice/opinions welcome.

Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77128
12/22/03 03:07 PM
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Victoria HOuse is booked during the week of my honeymoon! Not that I won't enjoy myself if I don't stay there...but after talking to everyone I REALLY was geared and excited to stay there. Hopefully, Portofino and Mata Chica are available...guess I better get on the good foot with my reservations...geez, my honeymoon isn't until AUGUST! Plus, I really wanted to stay somewhere with a pool and closer to San Pedro after talking to everyone. confused But, I guess that narrows my decision down, huh? wink

Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77129
12/22/03 03:20 PM
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Mulatta:

Call Victoria House again (it never hurts)

Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77130
12/22/03 03:45 PM
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I just tried today after seeing on their website last week that it was booked. I am going to try one more time before I book anywhere else. It looks so nice...but so do Portofino and Mata Chica...

Re: Portofino vs. Matachica #77131
12/22/03 03:48 PM
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we just booked our honeymoon for June and are staying at Ramon's...have heard wonderful things about it..if you are looking to be close to town with a nice pool, you may want to check it out.

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