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Posted By: davetheslave

New guy - 01/08/15 09:32 PM

New guy here, from Atlanta GA, Always wanted to visit Ambergris Caye, Can anyone give me general information. My long term gole is to live there and have a scooter business.
Posted By: Go South

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 12:02 AM

Just don't start a tutoring business wink
Posted By: SimonB

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 12:32 AM

You might want to research how many scooter businesses that have gone out of business in the last 10+ years... Only one remaining and it's only been open for less than a year. Worst possible choice for a business in our environment (and drinking habits).
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 12:33 PM

Advice -
1) visit soon
2) visit again
3) observe business climate and find something we need and don't already have
4) visit again
5) if you still feel like moving here - DO IT!!
Posted By: Phil

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 01:14 PM

Sound advice although last bit of 3) has to be hard these days.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 02:41 PM

I don't know Phil, we still don't have a really good sandwich shop, billiards hall or Indian...
Posted By: Phil

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 05:50 PM

OK. I stand down. Any or all of those would be very welcome.
Posted By: arklatex

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 06:51 PM

Good advice. The first couple of visits I was ready to move here. After my 4th stay, I still loved the visit, but no longer wanted to make San Pedro my home. I will still enjoy my visits.
Posted By: davetheslave

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 07:08 PM

Yes, thanks for all of the help. Where would be a good place to stay when I visit I plan on coming in April.
Posted By: Phil

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 08:57 PM

Doesn't matter just make sure you get out and about a lot.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: New guy - 01/09/15 10:06 PM

And remember that advice in bars is free but you get what you pay for...
Posted By: elbert

Re: New guy - 01/10/15 10:03 AM

The line to crash and burn is filled with people thinking they are going to do something they have never done before and know nothing about but some of them will make it. 5 or 6 failed scooter rental business means 5 or 6 pioneers failed to think it through.
A shoe repair shop on an island of barefoot people was laughable but now folks are wearing shoes and scooter rental to an island with out roads was doomed but now we have roads. I can't say anyone has a bad idea but their idea may have bad timing.
My thinking is attitude is the key to success but timing is a large factor.
Posted By: davetheslave

Re: New guy - 01/11/15 05:29 PM

How about this place
http://www.expedia.com/Belize-Hotel...e60765e-c57d-4578-a445-088673ecb6af&
Posted By: davetheslave

Re: New guy - 01/11/15 05:39 PM

What do you think about this place
http://www.expedia.com/Belize-Hotels-Tropical-Paradise-Hotel.h7983368.Hotel-Information?semcid=13172-1_.001&kword=tropical_paradise_hotel_belize!e.ZzZz.3420000648583.0.53690516305.tropical%20paradise%20hotel%20belize.tropical_paradise_hotel_belize
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: New guy - 01/11/15 06:41 PM

Tropical Paradise is not on Ambergris Caye. It's on Caye Caulker. Cute place, wrong island if you want to check out AC.
Posted By: davetheslave

Re: New guy - 01/12/15 02:27 PM

But isn't there a shuttle service to tranceport to the other place? How about this place, but I really just need a place to sleep at night, I would be outside during the day. Maybe rent a bicycle.

http://www.expedia.com/Belize-Hotel...n?chkin=01/13/2015&chkout=01/16/2015

Just seems kind of pricy for what I want to do.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: New guy - 01/12/15 03:09 PM

There is a water taxi to Caye Caulker, not sure what the price is these days but probably $20BZ or so. It doesn't make sense to commute back and forth from one island to the next. Mata Rocks is on the cheaper side unless you go to one of the backpacker hotels.
Posted By: davetheslave

Re: New guy - 01/12/15 07:00 PM

I just want safety not too concerned with the other stuff. As long as its safe.
Posted By: Phil

Re: New guy - 01/15/15 07:06 PM

google Pedro's Inn. Range of low to mid end pricing and is safe.
Posted By: southern belle

Re: New guy - 01/15/15 08:08 PM

I'm from Atlanta and lived on Caye Caulker for 8 years.
I just sent you a PM
Posted By: Davy66

Re: New guy - 12/31/15 07:41 PM

How about joining me in a venture to open a billiard hall. Check out my posting.
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