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Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers?

Posted By: Daylon

Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/29/03 11:03 PM

Hey everyone... a buddy and I decided to take a spur of the moment trip to Belize May 14-18th. We both scuba dive (in early 30's) and looking for a little bit of everything I suppose.

Dive one day, deep sea fish one day, Mayan ruins one day?

I was thinking Ambergris Caye as the best place for single types to stay? It looks like they have some nightlife there? (A little harmless admiration of the fauna wouldn't hurt us a bit)

Looks like average prices run around $150 a night, I was thinking maybe Belize Beach Suites at White Sands Cove?

Any tips on where we should stay much much appreciated. I can't wait, the pictures look amazing...

Thanks in advance!

Daylon
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Posted By: seashell

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/29/03 11:08 PM

As two single guys, if you are looking for a little nightlife, I recommend that you don't stay north of the cut.

I highly recommend that you look for some place much closer to town.
Posted By: Daylon

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/29/03 11:59 PM

Okay..I'm an idiot, I'll admit that first off.

"What's the 'cut'?"

You mean stay someplace close to where? Recommendations?
Posted By: seashell

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 12:10 AM

Daylon, you are not an idiot. If you haven't been there, then you don't know and I should have been more clear.

The place that you picked out to stay is on the north side of the island. Even so, it is across the river cut from town. It takes a hand ferry or a water taxi to get that resort (or any other resort north of the cut). The hand ferry stops at 8 pm and water taxi's cost some money and are bit inconvenient anyway.

So I'm just thinking that two single guys that enjoy some nightlife, would want to stay closer to town with more access to same.

I notice that the resort that you picked out is a condotel type. In other words, it has a kitchenette and a sitting area. Do you guys really want that? A pool? You are only staying for a few days right?

Me, I do like a condotel, but if I were only staying a few days, I might not be so concerned about that.

Here's some places in town to look at: Paradise Villas (get one on the beach side not the garden side), AquaMarine Suites, Mayan Princess.

Close to town: The Palms, Ramon's, Sunbreeze, Belizean Reef Suites.

The thing is if you are going to be diving and only for a few days, then check out the dive operator, Amigos del Mar. They run a pretty slick operation, have great boats, good DM's and I have as much fun on their dock as I do diving or hanging out anywhere on the island.

And if you stay close to town, in the evenings you can walk to everything and then easily stumble home.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 12:50 AM

SeaShell is right on! One more thing to consider - do you want separate beds? (silly question???)
When I brought a group of single people down in 2001 I had a devil of a time finding someplace that had two beds per room. Ended up at Lily's.
This is not an "upscale" place but it is clean, close to everything and right on the beach.
Ask if it's possible to get a beach front 2nd floor room. Beach front for the view and 2nd floor for the breeze and privacy.
Anyone know of any other places that provide two beds for one room? confused

Harriette
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 12:56 AM

SunBreeze has two beds per room.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 01:09 AM

I think Banana Beach will retrofit
Posted By: Marie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 01:10 AM

And, it is a good thing to stay closer to town, for SP itself. The village can use the business. The small places hardly advertise. Nothing wrong with the far north or far south places, if you "vant to be alone" because they are self-contained. But the little ones need us, too. Those little resturants we all find so charming could use our $$'s! And, not to forget, the food is great!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 01:43 AM

You just showed remarkable restraint, Marie. smile

Good for you. However, this time, I don't think there would be any harm in mentioning the Paradise Resort Hotel (Daylon, not to be confused with Paradise Villas).

The only reason I didn't put it in my list was because I was trying to set them up with properties similar to the one Daylon had first identified.
Posted By: Marie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 01:53 AM

Hi Seashell!

I'm cracking up! Trust me, I was dieing to say Paradise Resort Hotel, but even I figured that was a tad too sedate for two single guys!!!!!!!!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 01:59 AM

hee hee hee hee wink
Posted By: Marie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 02:01 AM

Don't mean to one up you Seashell, but that's gotta be a quadruple hee hee!
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 02:09 AM

Now we are having fun, Marie got Seashell to mention PHR. Marie is good.
Posted By: Marie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 02:19 AM

Life and humor are very good!
Posted By: Marie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 02:26 AM

Seashell, you just one upped me. I know that was just two hee hee's a few minutes ago. And Chloe, thank you. We are all on the same page here re Belize.
Posted By: seashell

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 03:01 AM

I'll raise you two "hee hee"s and one wink .
Posted By: Marie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 03:05 AM

Yes you did! How does one change things on this site. God knows, there were times I wished I could!
Posted By: klcman

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 03:11 AM

Marie - you can edit your post by clicking on the little pad of paper/pencil when you have the thread open. Then you can add all the little tee hee hee's ya want wink
Posted By: Marie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 03:14 AM

Thanks so much Klcman!
Posted By: Axeman

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 04:05 AM

Coconuts had two beds...but that was before it changed hands...close enough to ride a bike into town...(5 min ride)
Holiday is is right in the middle of town...
Banana Beach is another good one but alittle farther out...lot of raves about it. All of the above are less than $110.
Posted By: Scubabuddy

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 04:07 AM

Mayan Princess has some rooms with two beds per room
Posted By: seashell

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 07:26 AM

True and while the Mayan was on my list, there is no pool.

And besides, two single guys . . .I think they want their own sleeping areas, not just separate beds. Maybe I should have left the Mayan off my list. wink
Posted By: CyaBye

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 04:17 PM

Datlon,

This link shows you where many of the resorts are in relationship to San Pedro.

//ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/mapdowntowndetail.html
Posted By: o jackie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 04:20 PM

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Posted By: Pedro1

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 07:17 PM

Nice to see you back Jackie-my little monkeys have fogotten what their favourite snacks are-I just know you will remind them (constantly)
Peter
Posted By: o jackie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 07:26 PM

Troublemaker!!! I owe you one!!!
Posted By: Daylon

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 08:36 PM

WoW!

Thanks for all the info and responses everyone! If the island is as friendly as this forum, it's going to be a sweet little vacation!
Posted By: kayesscee

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/30/03 09:42 PM

Trust me, Daylon. You guys will have a fantastic time. It would take a great deal of effort to NOT have fun in San Pedro. And it's certainly full of nightlife. Maybe too much nightlife. As for hotels, I can't really say because I haven't stayed in any except for Ruby's, and that doesn't sound at all like what you're looking for. I would, however, agree that you guys should stay in town. It does make the stumble home much easier.
Posted By: toad

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 03/31/03 12:42 AM

if you're looking for pointers, run out to the pier after a rain...its always windy, there will be pointers
Posted By: kevin mac

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 04/01/03 05:47 AM

hey daylon, steve and beckys are where we stayed last year across from ramons and right next to downtown. they have 2 bes, a.c. and they are like new. contact ramons at 601-649-1977 if interested.

kevin mac
Posted By: Daylon

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 04/01/03 11:40 PM

Okay, one last thing.. I've heard some talk about certain parts of town being more 'dangerous' then others... can anyone comment on this? Something like "don't go to the south side of San Pedro alone after dark" kinda thing?

Is this something I should be overly cautious about? Or do I just trust my common sense?
Posted By: seashell

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 04/02/03 12:49 AM

Geez, Daylon, I go everywhere at all hours, often by myself. I'm not saying that is all that smart though. smile (oh yeah, and I'm rarely on the south side unless you call Playador or Iguana's south side)

Use your common sense. Treat the locals with respect. And if you are getting little warning bells going off in your head, heed them.

Also, if you see a fight break out or about to break out between locals, don't try to intervene or even stay and watch. Get the hell out of there and fast.
Posted By: ejbpesca

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 04/03/03 10:55 PM

Hey guys,
My last trip to AC was me and another single guy. 23 years ago! We hung out in B city one night then flew to AC. Not many places to stay back then but the little hotel we found in the middle of town was really cool. The only late night life was with the locals but I'm sure this has all changed with the addition of sooooo many bars etc. to the island. You will like the place and maybe find chicks off on a fancy free vacation to hang with.
I'm going again soon but this time I'll go north away from town and visit SP as an outting. It's a great place no matter how you do it and a world away from our gringoism even though a short hop across the Gulf. You better Belize it.
jb
Posted By: ScubaDoo

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 04/06/03 12:55 AM

Posted By: Marie

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 04/06/03 01:22 AM

Re Epjapica's comment....Don't go north if you want a social life. If you don't care about that,...fine. And, to tell you the truth, even in Feb/Mar to my mind even the town area was fairly bereft of people. These last two years have been a bit difficult for San Pedro, tourism wise. But, if you just want to hang out, be warm, eat lots of fish and maybe or not, meet some interesting people, you will have a good time. But, don't be disappointed....it's not a huge party place right now.
Posted By: seashell

Re: Two Single Guys - First Trip to Belize - Pointers? - 04/06/03 01:47 AM

What the guys need to do is find out what's happening at which places, on which nights and that way, find the party.

For example, Wednesday night is ladies night at Wet Willies. Usually hopping by 11:00. Mondays it's Crazy Canuks at the Playador. The nights that the Punta Boys play at Shark's are generally pretty busy. Jaguar's later on Thursday nights, cuz of Karioke night. The little bar next to Jaguar's can get filled up too. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Big Daddy's really rock, but it's pretty much an after midnight place. Fido's has live music on the weekends too and it can fill up a bit. Cholo's is a great place to go and have a few and watch some sports or just watch people. Seems to me there was some things happening at Cannibal's too from time to time.
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