(Closed) Belize vs. St Lucia??

posted 12 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’ll most likely be headed to St. Lucia for our honeymoon but imho, I’m not headed to central America for a while due to the dictator in Venezuela threatening to wage war w/Columbia.  I’m just going to be Suzy Safety and stick around the US or Carribbean or Europe for a while. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Also, T’s been to St. Lucia before and raves about it!  He loved it so much!  There is actually tons to do but it’s so naturally beautiful.

If I were to head to Central America, I’d wanna hit Costa Rica!  It’s definitely on my radar, but the when is the question.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I went to Belize (Ambergris Caye, very close to San Pedro) for a week last March and I LOVED it! There were sooo many activities, so if you’re the type to want to go out and do things, I’d suggest Belize. We went on a guided river tour, to the Belize Zoo, ziplining in the jungle, & to some Mayan ruins. That doesn’t even mention the snorkling, kayaking to the reef, and thousands of other things to do. The beaches weren’t too “beachy”, because of the reef and the shallow water, but playing in the surf isn’t really my thing. My DH went exploring the coast for things while I read books under a palapa umbrella and we both enjoyed taking bike-rides & walks along the beach.

I’ve never been to St. Lucia, but I think it depends on what you and your FH want to do while you’re there.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

The week and a half that I spent in Belize was, hands-down, one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. The country is gorgeous and there’s plenty to do, but I’d recommend going further inland, to the Cayo, rather than spending all your time in the coastal area.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m leaving on Friday morning for my Honeymoon to Belize! I am excited by all the great things said here and by other bees who have been so I’m hoping it lives up to it all!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re going to Belize next month for our honeymoon!  Can’t wait and I’m glad to hear all the positive things.  We love the beach, but we’re not really into laying around and being still.  My husband is always going 100 mph so we need activities.  Belize has tons of things to do.

That being said, we looked into St. Lucia and it looked absolutely gorgeous!  Our friends went there and couldn’t say enough about the place.  Although I’ve heard it can be a little pricey and the areas surrounding some of the resorts are very poverty stricken. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Belize! Do it!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I live in Belize, and the Phoenix and Ka’ana are some of the nicest hotels here!! 

Also, Columbia and Venezuela waging war against each other does not have anything to do with Belize….We are not even in that continent…

Anyway, San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) and Cayo are both beautiful places. Be sure to eat at the Sunset Grill in San Pedro… it is on the lagoon side of the island on a bridge over the water and there are huge Tarpon (fish) swimming around and they give u bait to feed them (if u want) it’s very cool….plus the food is good!!

Let me know if u want to know anything else about Belize, I’ll be happy to answer any questions…

I also recommend Placencia which is down south….I’m having my wedding there in March!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey there jparks,

My husband and I just got back from the Sandals Grande in St. Lucia.  We spent 6 nights there, and really had a great time.  Yes, the water is really clear, and since we stayed at the Sandals, we didn’t have to worry about any traveler’s diarrhea or foreign diseases.

We did not see a single jellyfish the whole time we were there.  The beach was fabulous, and the weather was divine.  We had a lot of fun there, and really enjoyed ourselves.

PM me if you have any specific questions.  I can’t tell you much about Belize, but we would highly recommend St. Lucia!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We went to Costa Rica last year (I know it’s not Belize, but at least it’s Central America) and were fine re: mosquitoes, malaria, dengue, traveler’s diarrhea. I’ve been to Kenya for short visits and a fourth-month stint and avoided these, so Central America felt like child’s play, plus I didn’t have to worry about getting eaten in the night by a lion. Just be smart about mosquito repellent and the water you drink. Bottled water is everywhere though, so that’s no biggie. We were in CR in July and I saw maybe 1 mosquito, though we were traveling in some areas where malaria is endemic. Just be careful basically and use common sense and you’ll have a great time. Of course Chartreuse who actually lives in Belize probably has better insight than I on this!!

I think I might have to convince fiance to do some Belize research for the honeymoon now!!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

chartreuse, we are looking at placencia for our honeymoon in april.  ive heard great things about except that the beach is not really swimmable because of sea grass…do you know anything about this? 

jparks, we were also between st. lucia and belize but have almost committed to belize because of the activities and tranquility of it! 

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