Bars & Nightlife

A New Bar, A VIP Cocktail Party: Shaken Bar at Mahogany Bay Village

The Pool Deck at Mahogany Bay, Ambergris Caye

Mahogany Bay is the largest development that Ambergris Caye has ever seen.  Located about 2 miles south of town on relatively newly claimed land and canals, this project is ambitious…and then some. I first visited the village in June of 2014 – when they opened their very first public space, Rum + Bean Coffee.  AlmostKeep reading »

A Drive in the Country to Chat & Chill, North Ambergris Caye

2016 was a big change for me.  I dropped my title of “townie” or resident of the south-side and moved north.  WAY north.  7 miles to be exact. If you are like I was less than one year ago, that would mean nothing.  Here are my estimations of where the mile markers are. North AmbergrisKeep reading »

New Haven-Style Pizza Right Here in Belize?

If you have been reading my blog even sporadically, you know that I love San Pedro’s hot spot and only food park, The Truck Stop. Not only do they have delicious food and ICE CREAM but a happening bar and lots and lots of fun events from the monthly Farmers’ Market to Wednesday movies underKeep reading »

Checking out the Construction at The Palapa Bar, Ambergris Caye

It’s like my blog is stuck on Replay, the needle’s skipping…yesterday was a gorgeous day on Ambergris Caye.  I gush…I KNOW!  But it’s really been spectacular.  And a perfect one to trot up to the Palapa Bar to check out a bit of construction work they are doing. I started at the Coastal Xpress (the waterKeep reading »

A Gorgeous Night For a Party at the Palapa Bar

It’s Good Friday and today there is no alcohol sold or served in Belize.  In San Pedro, many tour companies are closed – it is considered by many to be bad luck to be on the sea today.   But last night, was a different story…a huge surprise party was planned for Scott’s (aka “TheKeep reading »

A Gorgeous Day To Walk The Beach…Somethings Never Change

This blog post is mostly about how beautiful the beach looked on my walk northward to the bridge on Thursday afternoon. But inevitably…it turns into one about changes.  People that visit Ambergris Caye once a year (there are many of them) have been bowled over by this year’s changes on the island.  Perhaps it wasKeep reading »

Ambergris Caye Has a Truck Stop and I Predict a HUGE HIT

The first thing you are going to ask is “When does this wonderful place open?”, so I will answer that immediately.  Saturday 11am to 8pm.  The Truck Stop – about 1.5 miles north of the bridge.  San Pedro’s newest, hippest and only outdoor food court and beer garden. Three containers/restaurants and one gorgeous bar –Keep reading »

Saturday Snapshots: My Week on Ambergris Caye

Ahhh the past week and a half…Halloween, dog sitting up north, SUN and lots of driving back and forth up and down the island. Here are my snapshots…my life around the island.  I remain Insta-obsessed so almost all of them are on there…even this braggy one about my new Insta-milestone.  I’m only about 64.13 millionKeep reading »

Just One Recipe for Three Perfect Days on Ambergris Caye!

I met Laura and her husband in Placencia last November…they were just opening up Caribbean Beach Cabanas – a super cute (I MEAN CUTE) resort they bought on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Placencia Village. She also writes an amazing blog about her Ohio to Placencia experience.  Pure Placencia.  And now she is guest postingKeep reading »

Exciting New Bars & Restaurants on Ambergris Caye: Nook Restaurant & Cocktail Bartique

There are no franchises or chain stores in Belize.  No McDonald’s, no Walmarts, no Applebee’s with it’s free fries refills…too small of a population, prohibitive with the import duties…whatever the reason?  We don’t have them… But one clever business woman, Erin, is taking a popular business that she started in Placencia, Belize and opening a “sisterKeep reading »

Exciting New Bars & Restaurants on Ambergris Caye: Stella’s Smile

***Please note that this post was written in great anguish and it is a modern miracle that my 2012 HP wasn’t tossed over my balcony.  What is it about computer problems that make me insane and murderous?*** New spots are popping up around Ambergris Caye.  Not just change of ownership at an existing place butKeep reading »