We got a day pass at El Cid, it is withing walking distance of the pier-for 16.00 we had access to the pool, beach area, snorkeling (we had our own equipment) and hot tub. The hotel gave us a 10.00 each food credit when we purchased our pass. We had a great time, saw lots of fish and the food was excellent.
We decided to visit the Museum of Belize. A nice, though small, very educational museum. It was very hot walking there, and we really didn't feel too safe on the streets. The entire city is in repair or disrepair, so be careful if you wander out on your own.
Mahogany Bay-We got off the ship early and went down to the beach, this is a great area for snorkeling and swimming. There is a man made reef to the right of the pier, and we saw many interesting fish, including a lion fish. We had chosen the Legend previously to visit Mahogany Bay and we didn't get to visit, this time we did and we were very impressed with the area.
We saw a dive flag from the ship and walked to the location. It was Don Foster's Dive Cayman. I love free, and use of the fresh water pool, entry to the snorkeling area free, and if you wanted yo could rent equipment from the dive shop. What a wonderful place this was! Not too far, easy entry into the water.