An Afternoon At Grand Caribe And Palapa Bar by Day And By Night

Yesterday, I headed up north on Ambergris Caye to lounge about with some visiting friends.  These guys are planning to retire and move to the island next year but this was just a family vacation and I always jump at the chance to poke around resorts.

Particularly those I haven’t spent much time visiting.  This time it was the HUGE resort of Grand Caribe about 1.5 miles north of the bridge and San Pedro.   You can easily take a golf cart and I hear that the roads are the best they’ve been in ages.  There is even talk of the road getting paved.  (See Ambergris Today’s article from yesterday.)

I have no golf cart!  So, I took the Coastal Express water taxi.   Takes less than 10 minutes to get up there and I always love a boat ride.


Easy peasy.  And I always enjoy the ride.  Our first stop was Palapa Bar.


There is no more scenic bar on the island.  Both the view inside and out.  Next stop?  Grand Caribe.  They really have the most gorgeous dock.





I headed out later in the afternoon for a dip…nice and deep (well 4-5 feet) at the very end of the dock and perfectly blue.


I’m going to post pictures.  Grand Caribe does have a gorgeous pool, HUGE BEAUTIFUL rooms/condos and a very very VERY pretty beach front.  It’s just not exactly my style.  But it is great for so many things…



I do like that the plants and shrubs are growing quickly (as they do down here) and the property is look a bit more lush.IMG_1528


And a gorgeous view from the balcony.  Beautiful now matter what your favorite hotel style is.

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Later in the afternoon, we decided to make a stop at Palapa Bar before heading back into town.   It’s one very lovely thing about Grand Caribe – it is so close to great bars and restaurants.

And I love to walk down to Palapa…that stretch of beach, really the whole Tres Cocos area is so pretty.

This almost looks fake.


And then there she is…the Palapa Bar.  Walk with me…




This place is WAY photogenic.  Even with just my IPhone (my new camera touches down in Belize TODAY!)

IMG_1573We went in…chatted with the lovely bartenders Chee & Ivan.  I had some smoked fish dip.  And then it was back out and back to town as the sun set.


What is NOT to love about a bar that looks like this.  And has THIS displayed on the walls?




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