My husband and I were bumped twice traveling in the US and ended up with a lot of airline credit. Our family (4 of us, including our 22 year old daughter and 25 year old son) now have tickets to fly to Belize for 2 weeks during the Christmas holiday period. We've never been to Belize and I'm feeling somewhat confused trying to sort out how best to plan our visit. Ideally we'd like to rent an apartment for the first week and then spend the second week traveling. I've been looking at Hopkins as a possible place to stay for the first week, and my daughter keyed into Dangriga.
If we're interested in a laid back experience near a beach and with access to restaurants, do either of these towns make sense? And what other areas should we add to our "must-see" list? We're much more into outdoor pursuits, and really don't care about nightlife. Also, our kids appreciate more authentic travel, and aren't interested in staying at a resort. We haven't had the opportunity to spend this much time together in many years, so that's what we're most excited about.
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions you might provide. I would also welcome names of people in Belize who I might contact to help with the arrangements.