As this will be our first trip to Belize, it is a bit hard to reconcile the various opinions on the "best" places to stay. There is obviously more than one answer to such a question as everybody defines "best" differently.
So, not being very familiar with the various places, our plan is the following. We would spend the first 8-9 days in Caye Caulker, move to San Ignacio for 5 days or so for inland activities then finish with 8-9 days in Placencia for more water activities and relaxing.
For Caye Caulker and Placencia, I am thinking of booking a place for the first 2-3 days only then once I get there I can walk around and see if I can find something better or more to our taste (or maybe just add some variety).
We will be there from mid-November to mid-December. Does this make sense or is it a risky proposal?