After a week at Steve & Becky's, across from Ramon's Village Resort, during my daughter's wedding, I am still blown out of the water with the way every one we met (including the tourists), were one family, having real fun in a rustic but very real town. No pretentious artificial people here - starting from the Ramon's owner, who actually came to see us off at the airport, Richard (Willie Nelson look alike) to their host Ramon, to each and every staff member, who could not do enough to make everything perfect from fhe food to the Purple Parrot Bar. Steve & Becky's cottages are clean, well-serviced, with great hot water and shower pressure. Make sure to drink their feature tropical exotic beverage, The Purple Parrot, which is awesome.
Further down the beach, is the Krazy Kanucks bar, which had great live music a few days a week, great hosts, and had a great fresh lobster, ribs, and turkey drumstick barbeque by the Blue Iquana, restaurant upstairs, with again the best shrimp meal I have ever had. Again family friendliness that just pulls you back for more. (even Bo's bull mastif 'puppy' was the most laid-back dog I have seen - sorry Ryder for stepping on your tail!). There were many great restaurants, in addition to the one at Ramon's, the one that we went back to, was Waragamu, a very rustic and quaint seafood eatery downtown, but with a freshness and taste that puts Red Lobster to shame. Getting around by the preferred mode of transportation - golf cart- was not a problem - which we used to get around the island from 'top to bottom'. My son and daughter and their younger friends, who have likely already posted on Trip Advisor, had great experiences in Shark Ray Alley, The Blue Hole, the Mayan ruins, ziplining, cavetubing, etc., and are already longing to comeback. San Pedro is safe, with negligible intrusion by local artisans and others selling stuff (probably 4 or 5 during the whole week), who are very polite and do not persist when one says "no thank you". Personally, I was never sold on the typical tropical beach and bake holidays, but my daughter's choice of Ramon's Village Resort, San Pedro, Amergris Caye, Belize, has changed my mind, largely due to the authenticity of the people and the lack of crass commercialism which intrudes on one's privacy. Coming back to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada was actually more difficult than I thought - as I felt that I had left a part of my family from the people that I had met and made friends with in San Pedro.
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