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Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye

Posted By: cdunbar

Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 01:24 AM

Hi,

The only time I have spent in Belize was in Ambergis Caye (although I went into the mainland and saw a mayan temple). My fiance and I are getting married in Ambergis Caye (with plans to snorkel at the reef and see that same mayan temple most likely). After the ceremony we want to go somewhere outside of Ambergis Caye to do our honeymoon. We could do the coast or we could go inland. I don't know maybe we go somewhere outside of Belize but I don't really see the point in that. Do any of you have suggestions? We are relatively active but we also like to relax on vacation. We love the carribean but maybe there is some unique stuff inland as well. Thoughts? Thanks!
Posted By: Ambergris Bob

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 02:54 AM

Zoo, cave tubing, zip lines, Lamanai, reef fishing, flats (fly) fishing, Caye Caulker day rip and The Lazy Lizard, gold carting from south to north exploring, exploring the lagoon side,SCUBA, and yes lots of snorkeling too.

Coppola has 3 resorts on the mainland and then there's "The Private Island" that would be a really great Honeymoon stay. There is a LOT to do here, just hook up with one of the good excursion operators like Carlos at Suya Tours about 2 miles south of town.

Bob
Posted By: terrielinn

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 03:08 AM

Hey, When I was down there I went cave tubing and zip lining and spent some time at Jaguar Paw Resort. It was awesome. Here is a link to a blog posting about our time zip lining: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=260707428&blogID=406390918

I also talked with others that said the hiking cave tours were spectacular. I can't wait to check that out.

Good luck and have a blast!
Posted By: CB Belize

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 02:51 PM

for a change of scenery i would highly recommend the Coppola resort in the mountains, family stayed there a few years back and said it was amazing.....
Posted By: DonnaR

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 03:31 PM

Marumba spa is really nice. I went there on a day trip but they do have a hotel that overlooks the mayan temples..horseback riding, massages, and spa treatments. Check out the website, the rooms look AMAZING and romantic, may be good for honeymoon.
Posted By: sweetjane

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 04:01 PM

here are some pics of our trip to the mainland last year. we went with our kids, you may want something more romantic, as suggested above. just thought you might like to see what some of the mainland looks like. smile

http://www.pbase.com/sweetjane/belize_mainland_07

click on thumbnails to enlarge, or run the slideshow (top right)

Posted By: KC Jayhawk

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 04:04 PM

Consider your self very fortunate as Janie does not usually allow others to see her trip pics!! laugh whistle
Posted By: sweetjane

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 04:11 PM

:P *pbbbfffftt*
Posted By: elbert

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 04:24 PM

Love Jane trip pics grin
go jane
Posted By: pamkillen

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 04:32 PM

Ian Anderson for cave tubing and Black Rock Lodge to ride horses through the jungle.
Posted By: sweetjane

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 04:53 PM

thanks, elbert smile
Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 08/05/08 04:57 PM

Cdunbar

For a beautiful and romantic area for an inland honeymoon look into the Mt. Pine Ridge area. Absolutely incredible.

This area will also allow for relaxation as well as spectacular adventure. You should hike the ATM caves from that area if you enjoy being active and adventure, probably one of the most exciting tours in Belize.

Here are a few locations in the Mt. Pine Ridge Reserve highly recommended for a romantic getaway

http://www.fivesisterslodge.com/ Backs right up to the waterfalls!

http://www.blancaneaux.com/ Incredible accommodations (a little pricer) If you stay in the Mt. Pine area at least eat at their fabulous restaurant!!

Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 11/13/08 05:36 AM

cdunbar,

Have you chosen an area on the mainland to honeymoon? Mt. Pine Ridge is an outstanding location for honeymooning on the mainland. Beautiful, peaceful, and romantic with plenty to see and do.

Blancaneaux Lodge would be the most upscale in the area. Also nice is Five Sisters Lodge.
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 11/13/08 07:42 AM

Here's the link to the three Coppola resorts. If you wanted to see something other than or in addition to Belize, La Lancha is actually in Guatemala, very close to Tikal with lots to do and the largest of the Mayan ruin sites. The accomodations at all three resorts are spectacular.

http://www.blancaneaux.com/

Congratulations and best wishes!
Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 11/13/08 09:03 PM

Great advise! If you have time heading to Guatemala would be a fun idea as part of your honeymoon. La Lancha is a super idea seeing Tikal would be fun.
Posted By: Caye Connect

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 11/17/08 01:26 AM

Chaa Creek is along the same lines as Blancaneaux - they are both really outstanding places. For a few reasons, Chaa Creek wins in my book.

http://www.chaacreek.com/

Posted By: reaper

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 11/17/08 05:19 AM

If you like to golf, go to Caye Chapel, it's a wonderful experience.

For quiet romance, Placencia.

And I ditto all of the previous recommendations.
Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: Opinions on fun outside of Ambergis Caye - 11/17/08 06:22 AM

all of the above are excellent suggestions. Chaa Creek is also exceptional and their rooms are beautiful too.
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