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Please advise #83725
04/05/04 07:21 AM
04/05/04 07:21 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
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JoeKino Offline OP
JoeKino  Offline OP
We have booked our flight and, thanks to a member of this board, Bobber, we're shaking off Puerto Rico and coming to AC this December.
We're looking for clean, well appointed accomodations but short of luxury and about a mile or so from town. How do Banana Beach, Mata Rooks and Tropica compare?
Thanks for any insights... right here, mi amigos in the great white north, Joe Kino.

Re: Please advise #83726
04/05/04 07:37 AM
04/05/04 07:37 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 455
Upstate New York
mikell Offline
mikell  Offline
hi joe...

toronto, eh? that hardly qualifies for the "great white north"...i'm from manitoulin living in rochester, ny...just a "fast ferry" ride from you... wink

stayed at banana beach which is right beside mata location is the same for both in terms of getting to town...a nice walk along the beach...about 20 minutes.

banana beach is bigger...more "hotel" style...but the rooms are fabulous and if you get an oceanfront room with a balcony...the privacy and view are wonderful...can't beat it. the rooms at mata rocks wouldn't have quite the same view being set a bit back from the beach...but i loved the beach area there...small but a nice beach bar with lounging area in the sand.

highly recommend BB...great hospitality and all the services you need...great restaurant and travel/tour shop. have lots of pictures of the property if you are interested in looking.

can't tell you anything about tropica...same general locations and we passed it...looked interesting...maybe someone else stayed there...

ambergris caye...good choice!

Re: Please advise #83727
04/05/04 07:41 AM
04/05/04 07:41 AM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 10,850
Beautiful San Marcos, Texas
Ernie B Offline
Ernie B  Offline
Tropica, NOT ! Banana Beach, YES !

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Re: Please advise #83728
04/05/04 08:23 AM
04/05/04 08:23 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 20
JoeKino Offline OP
JoeKino  Offline OP
Thanks Mikell, still looking for as much info as possible.
Yeah, what about that ferry, I can't see it surviving a season. My signifigant other is the box office manager at CanStage and can get great seats for most theatres (those people trade house seats like baseball cards). If you're planning a trip to Toronto by ferry or not, don't be bashfull, send me requests by email.

Re: Please advise #83729
04/05/04 07:05 PM
04/05/04 07:05 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Lan Sluder/Belize First  Offline
I'd rate them:

1. Banana Beach
2. Mata Rocks

3. (way down) Tropica

They're more like a mile and a half from town, not a mile.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Please advise #83730
04/05/04 08:00 PM
04/05/04 08:00 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 455
Upstate New York
mikell Offline
mikell  Offline

thanks for the great offer...

send me your email...we can keep in touch about "cross boarder issues"!!

[email protected]

sure hope the ferry survives...will make it easy for me to visit "home"...(i think more people are pessimistic on YOUR side of the lake...but just wait til the yankee dollars start pouring in! wink )

i think you're getting good feedback on banana beach...can't really go wrong staying there!

Re: Please advise #83731
04/06/04 09:51 AM
04/06/04 09:51 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 20
JoeKino Offline OP
JoeKino  Offline OP
Thanks to all who responded, We have made reservations at BB and are looking forward to our first AC experience. Mikell, watch your hotmailbox.

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