About five years ago my husband and I got engaged on Ambergis Caye at the Journey’s End Resort. We both loved the Island- the activities, people, quaint non-touristy atmosphere (especially compared to the Caribbean dominated by high rises and American chain restaurants).
My husband and I have been traveling all over the world for vacations to each of the continents for many years and when I recently got pregnant, I planned to go out with a “bang so to speak” and we were supposed to travel to Russia and Turkey at the end of the month. I have been way to “pregnancy sick” and cannot take such a long flight. Since we live in south Florida I thought of returning to Belize instead (MUCH shorter flight:) and trying a different location than Ambergis Caye. Since I am almost 5 months pregnant I really want to stay in a bit of a more posh place so I can relax and get a spa treatment while my husband can do excursions or diving etc.
I am thinking of two nights at the Maruba Resort Jungle spa – let me know if you think this is more of a one night place? Then 4 nights in either Caye Caulker or on Placencia – any recommendations on choosing between these two locations?
In Caye Caulker I am looking at staying at the Iguana Reef Inn. In Placencia I am looking at staying at either: the Inn at Robert’s Grove, Turtle Inn (though I have seen a lot of mixed reviews and this is by far the most expensive?), Laru Beya Resort, or the Placencia hotel and Residence. Any comments between the two beach locations (comparison of the towns, beachs, facilities, excursions avilable, etc.), about the accommodations we are looking at, or recommendations for a nicer hotel accommodation in either location would be much appreciated!
One thing we really liked about Amberis Caye was the option of going into San Pedro for a meal – some great casual restaurants/stands. We both get a little stir crazy staying too long restricted to resort premises- Does either Caye Caulker or Placencia have any kind of town?
Also is it worth it to spend any kind of time in Belize City?
I know this was a really long entry- I appreciate your indulgence and helping a pregnant lady out with her last trip child free!