I am planning 10day trip, and trying to decide between CC and AC. Does either one have nice beach that you can swim in from shore? How about snorkeling and fishing? Do you have to go out with tour boat?
My boyfriend and I spent 2 months in Placencia and went island hopping from there and tend towards less commercially developed places. We are active and laid back, and want flexibility to do what we want rather than depend on tour operator schedules. Prefer to kayak out to reef if possible.
So the debate we are having is: cheap place on CC and spend on excursions, etc. Or higher end place on AC with private beach. We want house with kitchen as we plan on cooking a lot. Budget is about $200/day total lodging, food, etc. Looking at Canuck Cottage on CC that's below budget, and private casita in southern part of AC that is slightly above budget.
Any suggestions appreciated!