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with 2 adults and 2 kids (14 and 9) and about 10 days in Belize over spring break - what is the best lodging option? Our preferences: beachfront, not too touristy, would like to meet locals and try local food, would like to take few inland tours. Also, packages seem too pricey and we'd like some flexibility with meals and excursions, but is it too much hassle to arrange everything on our own?

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1. Re: where to stay

Best to base on Ambergris Caye or Placencia peninsula. Or split your trip between the beach and a mainland lodge or hotel and be closer to day trips to Maya sites, cave trips, zip lines, horses, waterfalls, jungle and river trips. You can arrange nearly everything on your own via the web.

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Caye Caulker is a great little fishing village island that is still venturing into tourism. It is charming, romantic, picturesque and closer to the mainland than Ambergris Caye, which makes it possible for you to get there in less time for those inland and jungle tours. Plus, your tours will all cost you less.

The motto on Caye Caulker is "go slow". That is the ambience on the island. For a little history of this great little island village go here: auxilloubeachsuites.com/islandhistory.html

Thanks and cheers,

Wendy Auxillou

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Hi ipaz,

Since you are traveling with 2 kids, I think Chateau Giselle might be what you are looking for. It is a private cabana with three bedrooms. It is located in the heart of the Caye Caulker Village, but set back from the road so you have a big more privacy. There is beach across the street and you have ocean views from your patios.

www.caulkercabanas.com has photos of the property and more information if you are interested in booking it.

Caye Caulker is definitely not as touristy as San Pedro, and has a unique charm. The streets are made of white sand, and most people walk or ride bikes...which is great for kids, as well as adults. As there is no traffic, kids are perfectly safe to take off and explore. You will noitce local kids are always running down the street or playing at the beach, unsupervised. Caye Caulker is a friendly, safe, family oriented community.

There are lots of good sites out there for you to find info and pic of Caye Caulker...






Hope that helps!

Have a Great Vacations!


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Thanks for your replys! I guess we're leaning toward resort type accomodations, not rentals and guest houses. So far I was trying to choose between Hamanasi and Jaguar Reef - Hopkins sounds attractive - for the beach part and Windy Hill for the inland. What do you think about these properties? Also, Dangriga vs. Caye Caulker?