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Posted By: Conny

ambergris or caulker - 12/03/07 03:36 AM

Hi we are wondering what would be better for us. We love isla mujeres and hate the hotel zone. We did find that the last time we were at the isla it was just a bit too quite. We like to go out for supper and sit and have a drink or two but be home around 10.00 or 11.00. Looking forward to some suggestions Conny
Posted By: AlJ

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/03/07 03:20 PM

We've been to Caye Caulker 3 times and love it. We're going to Ambergris in February for a change. From your description, I'm not sure which you would prefer. I don't know what too quiet means.

Ths link below will let you see the pictures of Caye Caulker and maybe give you a feel for it. Can't help much with Ambergris until after our trip.
Posted By: JeanH

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/03/07 04:11 PM

I like Caulker, have enjoyed my brief stay there. But, I love Ambergris. More choices as far as food, drink and places to stay. Easier to find live music at night.

I've also been to Isla several times, will return again in March. My last visit was January. I found it anything but quiet, Hidalgo was a bit of a zoo at night. Defnitely more going on in a small space than on Ambergris.
Posted By: Conny

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/03/07 06:59 PM

thanks for the response and pictures. We did stay in placencia a couple of years ago and found after 5 days it was enough. Any suggestion of places to stay in caye caulker
Conny
Posted By: Conny

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/03/07 07:00 PM

so you think isla has more life than ambergris
Posted By: JeanH

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/03/07 07:43 PM

When I was on Isla, Hidalgo seemed to be one endless string of bars/restaurants. Music blaring from lots of places. I have no idea if most of it was live or not.

I'm not really looking for nightlife, I'm home by 10 or 11 every night, whether I'm on vacation or not.

I can't talk at all about the 'late' night places on either island.

Posted By: USCTrojan

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/03/07 10:46 PM

Look at gocayecaulker.com for ideas of where to stay.
Posted By: lakegirl

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/04/07 12:03 AM

Hi Conny,

We have been to both and really like AC the best. CC is nice to but a bit to quiet for us. There are not as many choices for places to eat. Why don't you do both? You could fly on to one and then take the water taxi to the other for the rest of your stay!!


Posted By: Conny

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/04/07 04:42 PM

We only have a week but that is an idea, if we stay on cc can you go to ac for the day and night, how late do the ferries run
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/04/07 04:51 PM

lakegirl, great idea. I recommend a day or two on CC then the rest on AC.

Water taxi schedule... http://www.goambergriscaye.com/watertaxi.html
Posted By: 6string

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/04/07 09:49 PM

When we were there last spring, spent our time on AC, but made a day trip to CC... caught an early water taxi and spent most of the day there. Swam at the split, drank there too, along with a couple of other places and had lunch, etc.. After a few hours walking around, we came back to AC... to be honest, I need a bit more going on than CC, though it is definitely worth a trip. Take a day trip, if you like go back again or get a room for a nite.

Posted By: Conny

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/04/07 10:10 PM

He we have also been to placencia, maybe you can give me some idea as to cc versus placencia and ac versus placencia

Conny
Posted By: Conny

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/04/07 10:12 PM

thanks, I am just nervous for buzzy nightlife as I hate that, I like corner pubs etc.

conny
Posted By: lakegirl

Re: ambergris or caulker - 12/05/07 12:47 AM

As far as busy nightlife, it's really not that busy!!! It's fun to walk along the beach and hit the different beach bars!! If you want quiet, stay a little bit out of town (it doesn't have to be far!!).

That being said, I liked CC but much prefer AC, we now just do a day trip to CC when we come down, but again I would stay on both it really wouldn't be difficult and then you can get a taste of both.
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