where to stay in Belize

Old Aug 9th, 2004, 11:10 AM
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where to stay in Belize

Two active families with 4 teenage boys are thinking of Belize over Thanksgiving. Any recommendations for accomodations? We'd like a place with good snorkeling and diving, nice beach and pool, cabanas would be nice, but not necessary. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Peggy
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San Pedro and Placencia beach areas meet those requirements. San Pedro is more active and developed, Placencia more laid back with smaller inns and lodges. Teenage boys looking for nature will prefer Placencia. Teenage boys looking for nuture will prefer San Pedro. Less headache for parentsand $ for the boys to go to and from town in the eve as they please in San Pedro.
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My kids have been traveling to Belize since the younger was in diapers (they're now 20 and 15). They prefer San Pedro to Placencia.

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If you decide to go with San Pedro you might check out Coral Bay Villas. They're large with a full kitchen and living room and separate bedroom (I'm thinking of space to accommodate the teenage boys). There's no pool on site, however, you can swim and snorkle right off the dock in front of the hotel. If a pool is important then check out Banyon Bay Hotel a few doors down. They're also within easy walking distance to restaurants and nurturing sorts of "activities" for the boys. Good luck!
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We just got back from a trip to Belize-active family. We spent time on teh mainland and did some incredible things. You might want to check out Caves Branch for adventure. We did some tubing and did and overnight hike in a cave. It required a pretty hard hike with some class 4 rock climbing. Then some more hiking into the cave with headlamps...more rock,mud,cave climbing. We did all our snorkleing off Hopkins at Jaguar reef lodge. It is much quiteter than Placencia nd San Pedro.Hamansai the Lodge next to it specializes in diving. Have fun!
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