Let’s start with:
The giant dock at Grand Colony (a more upscale condo complex just north of me). When Matt Lauer and the Today show crew visited a few years ago for “Green Week”, this is the hotel where they resided. (http://www.7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=12655) Unfortunately, it was a miserable day when they went to the Blue Hole…didn’t do Belize justice at all.
A few years ago, Grand Colony built this monster dock with boat slips and areas for buildings (maybe restaurants or dive shops?). I think they stopped when they ran out of money. It’s been a bit battered by some recent storms but it is a favorite spot for local kids and their dogs. It’s surrounded by really clear but really shallow water. It’s a great place to get a tan.
Next up, Mar De Tumbo (Tumbling Sea – I had to look that one up) Beach right outside Banyan Bay. One of the walk-in swim beachs and probably the nicest stretch of beach south of town.
The dock at Banyan Bay & Rico’s Restaurant.
And a whole water sports facility that rents surf boards, windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment, sail boats and does all of the lessons. If you are in San Pedro, this is the water sports place to be. It’s brought a bunch of activity to the hotel and the bar is now a “hot spot”.
Check them out at http://www.caribbeanvillashotel.com/. Prices still remain reasonable for San Pedro.
I then walked past the building “disaster area” that is next to the Belize Yacht Club. But that is for another blog. Enjoy the pics.