First time visitor

Posted By: okie

First time visitor - 06/22/04 03:59 PM

Our first time to visit Belize is coming up soon and we are sooooo excited. We have so many questions! Do we need the shots and anti-malarial meds recommended by the CDC(shots for typhoid, hep a, tetanus and flu, also malaria pills)?
Also, is it safe to eat food from street venders?
We are staying at The Palms. Anyone one know anythings about it?
Posted By: HavinFun

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 06:41 PM

You can get pretty much all of the info you need at this web site and message board. I would suggest to go into the search engine because you can pretty much find out anything you need to know.
We are on AC in July. We did not get any shots because we are not going to the mainland and we are both in reasonalble health.
I've only read or heard good things about the street vendors. I have packed imodian just in case.
I've heard very good things about BC's BBQ for lunch on Sundays - but get there early or it's gone.
I hope you havefun on your trip. When will you be there?
Posted By: Bobber

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 07:07 PM

Thumbs up on the Palms. Good size rooms, clean and airy, great view and just a short walk to anywhere. Nice pool and a great staff.
Posted By: okie

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 08:27 PM

Thanks for the info. Would love to hear more. We will be there July 3-10.
Posted By: Bobber

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 09:00 PM

Snapped a number of pics at the Palms.
Posted By: mobunny

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 09:23 PM

Hey Bobber, do the rooms at the Palms have CD players? and are they centrally air conditioned? 44 days and counting... Thanks. mobunny
Posted By: 4leafclover

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 09:49 PM

The Palms has AC's as well as fans. No CD players~people miss treat them and the sea air rots them way too fast. Sorry, but you can bring down your own to use. Don't need any shots if you're just on the Island. Wouldn't recommend "street food"(shacks), stick with the main restaurants or you'll have a plumbing problem. Lots of great places to eat here! The guest book has all the great places to eat listed as well as "cheap eats" too. Water is bottled and room water is fine for coffee. Let them know if you'd like a case of beer or soda's in your room upon arrival! Sorry,it's the x-manager in me.....:-)Have a great time!!!!
Posted By: mobunny

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 09:57 PM

No worries about the CD players. Just wondering. Will find room in the suitcase to bring our own. Thanks. mobunny cool
Posted By: Bobber

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 09:59 PM

Mobunny, we stayed in a top floor unit and a second floor unit. The top unit was central air, the second floor unit had a couple of window units. All in all, well air conditioned. Usually a good breeze on the upper floors.
Never had a problem with the street food, nor the roaming vendors food.
Posted By: mobunny

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 10:09 PM

Thanks Bobber. It's nice to have the AC if it gets way too hot. mobunny
Posted By: Johnboy

Re: First time visitor - 06/22/04 11:36 PM

Okie , ANA ( the manager) will take care of your every need....... laugh wink cool
Posted By: klcman

Re: First time visitor - 06/23/04 03:44 AM

what the heck ya mean stay away from the street vendors?????? outrageous comment -

I've NEVER had a "situation", the food is good & cheap...geesh
Posted By: okie

Re: First time visitor - 06/23/04 05:12 AM

We are thinking about some day trips to the mainland. Should this affect out decision concerning shots and stuff.
Posted By: seashell

Re: First time visitor - 06/23/04 07:56 AM

mobunny, you can get the smallest little speakers nowadays; should fit into the suitcase no problemo. After arriving, just hook them up to your discman, plug in with the adaptor and there ya go . . .tunes.

The speakers I used before (paired) took up about the same amount of room as a man's shaving kit. But just last week, I found some speakers that were shaped a bit like an L-bracket. They were totally flat, otherwise. They were also reasonably inexpensive and would probably fit neatly into the corners of my bag without taking the place of anything else at all. And so of course, I *must* have them. smile
Posted By: kathyw

Re: First time visitor - 06/23/04 04:34 PM

For years we've eaten at the street vendors and have never had a problem. The food is very good and also very cheap. Once you've had a hot dog or hamburger you'll go back for more. Have Fun!!!
Posted By: Barbara K

Re: First time visitor - 06/23/04 05:13 PM

I agree the street vendors are awesome! Some of the best food on the island.

No, no shots required even if visiting the mainland.
Posted By: Jack and Rose

Re: First time visitor - 06/23/04 05:31 PM

Wow I can't believe someone living on the island and running a business would bash the street vendors!!! They are a very important part of San Pedro and I have never heard of anyone having a problem. These are locals who depend on tourists as well as locals to keep the stands going. It must be nice to be able to build such a beautiful high end home on the beach and reap all the benefits and then bash the locals!!! Shame on you!!
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