A Gorgeous Day To Head North on Ambergris Caye

Yesterday was another beautiful day in a string of them we’ve been enjoying in Belize.  At some point, they just stick and rain become a thing of memory.  By May or June, many start to bemoan their wilting gardens and their empty cisterns…

But not now.  The puddles are still drying up, the mosquitos are still about in the early morning and evening and I’m celebrating each gorgeous day.

Like yesterday.  Here’s what I did.

I met Ruben and his partner at the Wet Willy’s Dock, stopping along the way for bait sardines…

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Follow the dive bombing pelicans.  I love how my favorite oaf bird just sort of throws itself in the water.  (See the splashes?)


Looks easy and graceful but when I try?  It’s so not.



We stopped to pick up two friends and then headed north.


I wonder if I will ever stop being amazed by this view.  The water up by Xtan Ha Resort and Mexico Rock dive/snorkel site.  About 7 miles north of San Pedro town.



We cruised all the way up to Mile 13 – just before the Bacalar Chico Marine reserve and then Rocky Point – the only spot in the world where a coral reef meets land.


And one of the most beautiful resorts in the world, Tranquility Bay.


The Tacklebox Bar & Restaurant, a dive shop and the office with these beautiful coconuts.

IMG_6208My friends went off fishing at the deep channel in the reef and I took to restaurant…

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The reef is right there…the view is insane.


I went for a walk on the beach to find the exact right lounge chair.


The sargasso had come in the previous night hot and heavy – as it did all over town.

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A beautiful place to spend some time…


And the greatest greatest GREATEST part?  I am headed up there next week for a few nights to enjoy it some more…and tell you lots more about Tranquility Bay and the area.

I can’t wait.  Hammock?  I’ll be back.  It’s really a magical part of the island.



  • miranda

    Rebecca, can I be your friend when I get back to town in March/April? I want to go on one of your little trips north. Maybe even an overnight ear!

    • Belize Blog

      You must get up there! Sure!

  • MattC

    Omg, I am jealous. My wife and I live in Montana, but we DREAM of moving there… We spent our honeymoon there in September 2013. Thanks for the inspiration to move to BELIZE!

    • Belize Blog

      I can’t think of a better place for a honeymoon. Long walks…walking the sunset…sigh.