Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Banana Beach #88635
06/27/04 11:02 AM
06/27/04 11:02 AM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 267
Gun Lake Michigan
lakegirl Offline OP
lakegirl  Offline OP
Hi everyone, can anyone tell me how far Banana Beach is from town? Would we need a golf cart all the time to get to town or can you walk it? We can't decide between Banana Beach and Exotic Caye and wondered which is nicer!! Is Exotic really busy and noisy or is it really nice and a short walk to town?

Speaking of busy!! Are all the resorts so close together like we see in the pic's? Are most of the beaches very small? It looks like a great place to go but a first hand opinion on things would help us out!!!

Thanks for all your input, you guys are great!!!

Re: Banana Beach #88636
06/27/04 11:25 AM
06/27/04 11:25 AM

Banana Beach is about 1.5 miles from town, located on a beach with several other resorts.
Exotic Caye is much closer to town.
My personal opinion (after staying in Exotic Caye my first trip down) is that Banana Beach would be the nicer of the two. I have not stayed at BB, or even seen their rooms.
Exotic Caye's bar, Crazy Canucks is a great bar, very lively, but not the quietest place if you want to sleep. The pool at EC is above ground, and not the nicest. And some of the units back up to a busy road that is quite noisy, especially when the Disco across the street is open.
In answer to your questions regarding the closeness of the resorts, No. Not all are so close together. And some beaches are really nice, while others are pretty cramped.

Re: Banana Beach #88637
06/27/04 02:55 PM
06/27/04 02:55 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 347
Linden, Michigan
Fluffy Offline
Fluffy  Offline
Hey, Lakegirl. Where is Gun Lake Michigan? I'm from Linden, MI just south of Flint. In any event, here are my thoughts.

I haven't stayed at Banana Beach so I can't attest to the accommodations but I do know it is a far walk into town. Far meaning if you want to do it a couple of times a day.

Exotic Caye is about 10 minutes from town, walking. It has some really nice condo units. Some of them do butt up against the road and I can't attest to the noise as I have been renting unit 2B which is one of the side condos. Each condo does have an ocean view, which is nice.

The pool is above ground with a wooden deck. Not the nicest that I've seen, like at Banyan Bay where I stayed in March but nice enough to cool off after you've been laying in the sun.

Crazy Canucks is a fun beach bar on site. It usually only gets crazy on Monday nights which is Punta Night. The remaining nights can get busy but it doesn't get all that crazy or noisy.

Monkey Bites is the restaurant on site. It's open from 7:00 - 3:00 p.m. The food isn't bad but if you stay there, you'll definitely go into town and experience more of the restaurants. There are a ton to choose from.

There is a new dive shop on site now at Exotic Caye and Don and Carol, the managers, can hook you up for those excursions or basically anything else you'll want to do. They are very nice.

Exotic has a nice beach area and the sea grass gets cleaned up every morning that gets washed to shore.

Bottom line, I enjoy the Exotic Caye. It's close to town, fits my pocket book and I like having the beach bar right outside my condo. There are many resorts on the island, it's all personal choice and how much you want to spend.

If you want you can email me at [email protected] and I'll be glad to answer any other questions you may have.

Take care!

Re: Banana Beach #88638
06/27/04 06:10 PM
06/27/04 06:10 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 455
Upstate New York
mikell Offline
mikell  Offline
we stayed at BB in february...walked to town on the beach a few's a lovely walk...but it depends on your level of fitness...takes about 20 minutes or more...we took it slow and two times in one day was a bit too much for us...sore we ended up renting a golf cart a couple of times too...that was a great way to rest up between days when we did more walking.

i liked the looks of exotic caye...but i think BB has better digs...still exotic caye is closer to town and the beach area there seemed really spacious...unlike BB which has a very small beachfront (but a pretty good swimming beach next to it).

there are pros & cons for each...but once you're on won't matter all that's a small place and you'll enjoy getting around to see most of it...just don't expect miles of sandy swimming beaches like other carib destinations...the attraction to AC is for other reasons...great snorkeling/diving, the friendliest people, excellent hospitality & dining, tropical weather and a lack of full blown commercialism that also characterizes many carib locations...

go and enjoy...without a doubt!

Re: Banana Beach #88639
06/27/04 06:16 PM
06/27/04 06:16 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 397
Coco Loco Lady Offline
Coco Loco Lady  Offline
Hey lakegirl & Fluffy~
I'm from Michigan also. About a 1/2 hour north of Muskegon!
We stayed at Coral Bay Villa's in Feb. and are going back in Jan. No pool, but only 6 units and not a bad walk to town. We used Caribbean Villa's
dock to be picked up for dives, fishing, & sunset cruises.

Re: Banana Beach #88640
06/27/04 06:33 PM
06/27/04 06:33 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 347
Linden, Michigan
Fluffy Offline
Fluffy  Offline
Hey Coco. My sister lives in Twin Lake. Probably right around the corner from you!

Re: Banana Beach #88641
06/28/04 04:10 PM
06/28/04 04:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 47
Ambergris Caye
4leafclover Offline
4leafclover  Offline
I lived in Clarkston Mi....stay at o'farrell house, you'd be extremely happy there! it's very close to town, classy and private! They will get you a double room rate if you e-mail them(it's not on their web site yet).

Re: Banana Beach #88642
06/28/04 06:10 PM
06/28/04 06:10 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 47
St. Ignatius, MT
taters & dab Offline
taters & dab  Offline
We stayed at BB for 3 nites after staying at Coral Bay Villas. We really liked BB. It is more upscale but not real "resorty". A comfortable feeling, plus the rooms were fairly inexpensive, $85 for a one bedroom & $67 for a studio. Swimming pol is nice. The walk to town is not bad. Gives you a chance to enjoy the ambiance of San Pedro. We went by Crazy Canucks several times. Seemed like the place was hopin'.
If you like quite, pick BB.

Re: Banana Beach #88643
06/28/04 06:19 PM
06/28/04 06:19 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 11,049
Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
klcman  Offline
hmmmmm doncha jus luv it when peeps promo their own prop's on threads that are not even the subject matter? confused

_ _ _ _ _ _ _________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman
Re: Banana Beach #88644
06/28/04 07:09 PM
06/28/04 07:09 PM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 267
Gun Lake Michigan
lakegirl Offline OP
lakegirl  Offline OP
Hey thanks for all the help!! I can't believe all the Michigan people!!! We all get so sick of the cold!!

Well now I am really confused!! Each place has pros and cons.

Hey Coco Lady, how was Coral Bay Villa's digs? We had been looking at them, great prices.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 208 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online4,377
Dec 15th, 2020 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1