hi redheada. my first trip to ac will be in 12 days so i'm really not one to suggest things but i've done my homework - for what thats worth - and i'm planning two days in caye caulker while i'm down there. it is a quick boat ride away and looks like a mini, more subdued (if thats possible) ac. it seems like a really laid back place with good places to sleep, eat and party. the people on this board are really great sources for info so i'm sure you'll get alot of first hand advice.