Sanctuary Belize is a huge, well awarded development project currently happening in Southern Belize…just south of the Hopkins area and north of Placencia. I do not use the word HUGE lightly. The land is 14,000 acres. About the size of the island of Manhattan, NY. 26 square miles. Land that goes from Caribbean Sea to pines to savannah to jungle almost to the Mayan mountains. Land that is going from completely undeveloped to 1800 housing lots, a 200 boat slip marina that can house boats up to 150ft in length, condos, hotels…the scope is unimaginable to me. And I spent the day there yesterday.
So, to help answer my own questions and inquiries that I’ve been getting, I decided to send Sanctuary an email. I have a website and a blog, I get questions about your project, can I come check it out? Easy, right? Actually it was. The very next day I received an invite to come along on part of their scheduled marketing tour. Folks considering buying…coming down for three to five days to check out their possible investment. I could tag along. No questions or demands…just tag along.
I am about to embark on my second day. A trip out to the private island, Sanctuary Caye. I toured all over Sanctuary yesterday. From big boat to a convoy of Polarises to river boats, we saw so much…
From the marina…
To Tom Herskowitz’s house that was featured in the Wall Street Journal. (He’s even got a blog if you are interested.)
To totally undeveloped brush and jungle.
BUT before I get to all of my pictures of Sanctuary, let me start where I am now…and where I arrived yesterday morning. A GORGEOUS resort owned by Sanctuary Belize called Kanantik Lodge. It’s where the Sanctuary visitors stay when they are touring, it’s about a 15 minute boat ride south of the development and it’s amazingly pretty.
They have their own airstrip.
I drove in with my new taxi buddy Julian from Hopkins.
The resort is made up of palapas. Huge ones for the central dining area and lounge/bar. And smaller private ones scattered along a beachfront boardwalk…
My home for one night.
And while it looks all open, it is actually glassed in…so you can have the delightful air conditioning on if you need it.
The SanPedroScoop office right now. Love it.
I hurried back to the dining area for breakfast and a few presentations about the project and the long day ahead.
I passed the pool…
And the dock where we would load on later to go to Sanctuary.
Wow. A big group.
I save ALL the Sanctuary pictures until tomorrow. Today we are going to Sanctuary Caye, about 45 minutes offshore. Incredible. I’ll report back.
But let me just say? That these guys know how to prepare one comfortable night’s sleep.