For the past two nights, I’ve been staying “up north” at the seriously well-appointed resort, Grand Caribe in one of my very favorite areas of the caye – Tres Cocos.
Yesterday I walked from the resort down across the bridge to town. Less than 30 minutes and a beautiful walk (or bike ride if you are so inclined.)
Here is some of what I saw. Starting at Grand Caribe, about 1.5 miles south of the bridge that connects South Ambergris Caye to North Ambergris Caye.
I love that this area is a highway of bikes. People riding to an from work and just out for a leisurely pedal. You can see the large yoga and swimming dock of Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat and then Palapa Bar in the distance.
Lovely beach houses.
This one with an interesting message on the beach. (Marijuana is still illegal in Belize – just an FYI.)
Looking back north…so so so pretty.
The next home is the beautiful Casa De Paradiso. I’ve stayed there before. Here’s the view from the front porch.
If you take the drive away from the beach here, at the Palapa Bar, there is a new bed and breakfast being built.
And back to the beach.
A wish willy sunning on an old rusty anchor.
And this wish willy look-alike underneath another.
A wish willy is the grey iguanas – the green ones (Green Iguanas eat only veg), wish willies will eat just about anything.
So many tiny tiny perfect shells on the ground.
Such a pretty walk.
And then I cut back to the road. Keeping you on your toes. Or confusing the heck out of you…
This once bumpy, sandy, meandering drive is now being widened and readied for paving. The grader had just been through.
The paving could change the whole feel of the area. But we will see…
Always mysterious, “The Hotel” was opened briefly a few years ago (my visit when I was “seriously impressed” in March of 2012), boarded up soon after and then re-opened (by new renters) a few months ago. The bar & maybe the cafe are open now? But I hear very little about it…
Legend’s Burgers, which also has new ownership. A mother/daughter team bought both Legend’s and DJ’s Seaside Restaurant and Bar – a few months ago. Legend’s is open just Tuesday evenings for the slow season and for renovation.