We'll be spending two weeks in Belize the last half of February. The original plan was to spend the first five nights at one lodging on Ambergris Caye with two nights off island in San Ignacio to tour a couple of ruins, then returning to Ambergris for the last seven nights of the trip. My lodging on Ambergris is already booked, but I haven't done any booking for the two off-island nights in San Ignacio and the transportation and trips. I'm now wondering if it wouldn't be just as economical and easier to spend the entire two weeks on Ambergris Caye and schedule any ruin excursions as long day trips from the island. I planned on taking the water taxi to and from Belize City, hiring a shuttle/taxi to and from San Ignacio, spending two nights at a hotel in San Ignacio, then booking tours from San Ignacio to one of the ruins and maybe another point of interest. Now I'm second guessing after reading about the ease of booking long day trips from the island. It seems like a lot of trouble to drag all the bags to and from when we could just take a couple of long day tours and stay put on the island. Has anyone every done the math comparing the costs? Any recommendations on which way to go?