We skipped the trip in Belize and decided to shop. We found the shops to be staffed with friendly but not intrusive operators. However, outside the gated terminal you can find the coarse, pushy vendors that so many of the ports are known for. The prices where essentially the same, but without the hassle. We ate at the Wet Lizard and we highly recommend the Conch and Lobster fritters. The Belikin beer and the "panty rippa" drink was very good (per my wife and her friends). Everyone there seemed to be enjoying what ever they had ordered. We bought some goods at the Loom...beautiful pieces that are handmade..the prices are pretty set so don't expect any hard negotiations there, however the owner/artist was personable and friendly.