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Recommendations please on towns, beaches, islands in Belize

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Recommendations please on towns, beaches, islands in Belize

In January, I'm hoping to spend 7-9 days in some location that's warm, has beaches and is relaxing. My interests lie in history (museums, ruins, etc), lazing about on the beach, a little bit of shopping (local handicrafts). I like good food but am always happy to try local dishes (5 star restaurants are of NO interest to me). I'm not a party animal and I prefer a quiet area. My one hang up is that I want a very nice hotel to stay in. Preferably 4 star or better. Size of hotel doesn't matter. I can tell you tell you horror stories about hotels but I won't. On this trip, I prefer to stay at one hotel and not move from hotel to hotel. Yes, I know this is all very general but I am hoping for some recommendations on general geographic areas that just might be what I'm looking for. Recommendations pls.

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1. Re: Recommendations please on towns, beaches, islands in Belize

Placencia could be a good fit for you. Not party central like San Pedro, but does have some night life. Long stretches of beach, and a variety of good food options. Local crafts sold along the sidewalk. Now that the road is paved to Placencia, side trips to ruins and other mainland attractions are much easier.

Also, a range of accomodations including Roberts Grove and Turtle Inn which are both upscale and highly rated properties. Both are on quiet sections of beach outside of the main village.

Edited: 24 August 2013, 02:04
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2. Re: Recommendations please on towns, beaches, islands in Belize

I'd split between Placencia, AC, and maybe a few nights in Cayo for the ruins. That would be easy if you did have the 9 days. It's really easy to get around since Belize is small. Chabil Mar is also a great choice in Placencia.


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