We have 3 families, 14 total, kids are all teens 12-18, coming to Belize next Christmas/New Years. We can't wait to come but after exhaustive research we're desperate to finalize choice of where to stay that will best meet everyone's needs. Ideal hang would be upscale (for Belize) but not ridiculously priced; great beach for walking/swimming, near enough to town and/or other restaurants/nightlife, or able to get there w/o ridiculous hassle for a few nights off property here and there. Will want to dive/do mainland activities too. We're easygoing, fun, well-traveled, but wrestling with whether to make convenience of location v. of accommodations a priority.
So far, on Ambergris debating between villa @ hotel, either CasaBlanca, Portofino, or Pelican Reef -- 1st 2 have better configurations for large group but concerned re: boat access only. Can we just pay for pvt. water taxi on nights we want to go elsewhere?
Or would we be better w/ villa/hotel on Placencia to keep things simple tho less to do? Where?
Katievalk especially and anyone else w/ suggestions, pls help!
pvt e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org is welcome too!