Overnight at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly – Leeward Side of Ambergris Caye

Also subtitled:  The Very Best Day of Elsie’s Life.

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Sunday afternoon, we headed up to “the farm”…or to the entrance Cayo Frances lagoon – a huge lagoon in the center of Ambergris Caye.   And one of a handful of developed properties on that whole side of the island…

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Sunday was a gorgeous gorgeous day.  We passed the 5 star Cayo Espanto as we looped out of the lagoon behind San Pedro town.

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And back to a little peninsula where “the farm” is well on its way to being finished.  A place for flyfishermen, people who like to relax, kayak, swim, sun, SUP and more…

It was my first overnight and the first overnight for Elsie…the three legged Belizean rescue/cow dog.  She had the time of her life…

Here’s a bunch of pictures.

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Elsie meeting the next boat load of people.

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The shallow water – you can see the little cut where the channel is and how shallow the little lagoon is.

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It’s almost like being on a lake…so so beautiful.

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Two cabanas.

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The cabins are marked with the different sport fish down here…bonefish, permit and tarpon.

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Lounging under the palapa…

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Elsie’s easter Peep toy after about 15 minutes.

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The other Easter-y find…gecko eggs in the latch of the bathroom window…in the sunlight, you could see the tiny gecko head.

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Sunset over the little skiff – used to wind your way back through the shallow shallow waters.Farm1 (4)

A BEAUTIFUL place to enjoy the stars…and a camp fire.

Here’s the little boat.

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Ginger, the full time farm dog, watching some fishermen enter the lagoon the next morning.
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And a breakfast of chaya and eggs, bacon, tortillas and hot coffee at this beautiful table.
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Elsie keeping an eye on the outside kitchen.

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Elsie really had the time of her life romping all over the property.  Now back, I think she might sleep for days…

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Time to head back to town.  Little Ginger was sad to see us go.

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Dirty feet on the way back.

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What a gorgeous weekend.

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Easter Monday and the full 4 day weekend is such a civilized way to celebrate Easter.  Whether you are partying day and night…or getting away from everything at a beautiful spot on Ambergris Caye that really is completely unique.   It’s like being at a lake house.

It’s a spot that should be opening…soon…ish.

Hope you all had a very Happy Easter weekend.






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  • Susan

    Thanks for sharing! Glad Elsie got a vacation too!

    • Ha. From her very hectic life of sleeping and eating and being smooched 🙂