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satoru Jan 18th, 2003 03:10 PM

Quality Resort in Belize with Offshore Snorekling
 
Looking for a REALLY nice place to stay in Belize where I can snorkel right off the beach. Not interested in roughing it - I'd like a nice resort, with nice rooms, great food and service. Even if it's pricey, what's a GREAT place to stay that has GREAT snorkeling?<BR><BR>Please respond with details!!!<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR><BR>Satoru

Lan Sluder Jan 19th, 2003 06:50 AM

If snorkeling off the beach with luxury accommodations are your only or your main priorities, I would suggest going to Grand Caymen rather than Belize.<BR><BR>--Lan Sluder<BR>www.belizefirst.com

Katie Valk Jan 21st, 2003 08:31 AM

Any of the lodges on the outer atolls, but they are remote and the only establisments on each island. Otherwise, you'll need a boat to get to the reef.

Dave Jan 21st, 2003 10:36 AM

I agree with Lan, and if you want fewer tourists than Grand Cayman, try the Plaza Resort on Bonaire. The best offshore snorkeling we've found anywhere.

TC Jan 21st, 2003 07:41 PM

If you want great snorkeling off the beach go to West Bay in Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. The snorkeling is amazing. Cozumel, Mexico is also good.

kindredspirits Feb 19th, 2003 11:49 AM

placencia is where my husband takes me to do his fishing shows and a boat drops me off at the most amazing snorkeling, untouched and I free dive for dinner conch mostly. Return to the hotel and feed friends. The inn at roberts grove is great, thats where we stay, upscale food and rooms with a great pool. I used to love the turtle inn for privacy but copola has it now and is beautiful but have not stayed there yet. rum point inn is another as well as the nautical inn. In Belize its hard to find snorkeling from beaches. But you could try Roatan. A great resort is the huba luca or something like that, its where they filmed one of those reality shows. If your interested give me a jingle. Hope this helps.<BR><BR>Sue

marnie Mar 9th, 2003 03:59 PM

The best place to stay is the Mata Chica in Ambergris Caye. It's small, and very private. They have the best food on the island. They also offer snorkeling tours with the best guides on the island. You can also snorkel there at the resort. It is so GREAT that I've been there twice. If you sometimes want the beach to yourself, it's the place to be (most guest go out diving for the day). Good Luck!


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