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itinerary help with Belize

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itinerary help with Belize

Hi, we are planning a trip to Belize for our family of 10 at Christmas. We think we want to do 4 days in Cayo or San Ignacio for all of the activities and 3 or 4 days on the beach. is there an area you could recommend that is good for sitting on the beach as well as snorkeling? Thanks!!

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1. Re: itinerary help with Belize

Hi; Cayo is a great base for activities; I recommend duPlooy's Jungle Lodge. If you want to sit on the beach an snorkel for the other days, IMO you can't do better than Pelican Beach on South Water Caye. The beach is beautiful (and right out your door) and it's walk-in snorkeling from there. Highly relaxing and great family accommodations. Lots of reviews of both places here on TA. Have been to both properties twice.

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2. Re: itinerary help with Belize

thank you Tellurian. Will look at both of those options!

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3. Re: itinerary help with Belize

South Water Caye is amazing, albeit small like most cayes are. Like Tellurian mentioned, you can put on your gear in your room, and walk to the snorkeling. I recommend googleing 'jungle lodge san ignacio' which usually brings up DuPlooy's first. You'll get a good idea of what there is out there. DuPlooy's has the Belize Botanic Gardens on site, and they are great.

Enjoy your trip!

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Thank you! looked at DuPlooys but it appears to be booked. so does Chaa Creek. any other suggestions? we will have 3 kids with us so I am thinking pool would be nice. looked at Mahogany hall and they might have room. Thank you!

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5. Re: itinerary help with Belize

The Aguada has a nice pool - good value place in a neighborhood in Santa Elena, the town across the bridge from San Ignacio.

www.aguadahotel.com

Did you check for availability at Chaa Creek's Jungle Camp?

www.belizecamp.com

Another favorite of ours - great budget place - is the Trek Stop.

www.thetrekstop.com

Happy trails!

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6. Re: itinerary help with Belize

Check out Table Rock Jungle Lodge as well, food is excellent, and although no swimming pool, the river with complementary kayaks and tubes is right there.

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Another option would be Macaroni Hill View Hotel and Restaurant, no pool but river is just 5 minutes away and they have kayaks you can use and have fun.

They are not in San Ignacio but on the hummingbird highway, they are really close to Dangriga and Placencia so if you decid on South Water Caye the trip will only be 20 minutes to get to Dangriga where you can get a boat to go to the cayes.

Placencia is also a laid back village with a nice sea and many hotels with pools. If you decide to stay somewhere without a pool, Robert's Grove resort just started a package where you can spend the day at the resort and use all their pools, toys, kayaks etc for a real good price.

www.macaronihillviewbelize.com

www.robertsgrove.com

www.singingsands.com

and even some sailing while in Placencia would be great for the family and since you guys are 10 you can get great group discounts at www.belizesailingcharters.com

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8. Re: itinerary help with Belize

MiloGato- have you determined your itinerary yet? I have just begun researching Belize for my family with 3 kids to do Thanksgiving week. We, too, want a combo of jungle & beach with shore snorkeling. Are you renting a vehicle, too?

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