Hello and thanks in advance for your help
me, my wife and 9 year old son are planning a vacation to Belize March 28-April 13 2012.. I like to dive and snorkel, my wife likes to read, relax and of course do a spa or 2, our son likes to be a kid. He will snorkel with me and loves to make new friends and we love our beach vacations!. a few questions:
we thought of splitting out time between the mainland and Ambergris Caye. Should we go to Hopkins or Placencia?, they both look beautiful, which is closer to inland activities, Mayan Ruins, zoo, etc
any lodging recommendations? We looked at and loved this Hamanasi place but wow it's expensive. We want something nice and right on the beach with a pool. $150 on the low end to $250 on the high end is our budget. also any transportation recommendations?
As far as Ambergris Caye, I understand the north part of the island is more secluded. We liked Tranquility Bay resort, but the water taxi might be a bit much for my wife. Something 1-2 miles south might be more to our needs from what I've been reading here. We are looking at vacation rentals and hotels/resorts. Any
thoughts on this Pedro's place? Banana Beach? a nice vacation rental villa on the beach (will go to $300-$350 a night for the right place)
We are experienced traveler's and we might consider a nice high end experience for a week and a less expensive experience the next week. any recommendations on which part of Belize for each? Dive shop recommendations? any 10 ten "must do and see? We are looking forward to experiencing the local cultural, as a working musician (Congas) I might look to "sit-in" or jam with a local band. So yes, this is your typical "I'm coming to Belize please tell me everything question" Again, thanks for your time and insights.