A Long Walk to Town, Changes on the Beach and The Palapa Bar

Yesterday was a gorgeous late afternoon for a stroll…and as soon as I set out, I realized that I haven’t walked the beach in AGES!  It has been hot but around 4pm, it was the perfect time.

I’ll start from the south – about 1.5 miles south, show you some pictures through town, and then the Palapa Bar and a bit farther north.

Here we go…

The Beach at Banyan Bay looking beautiful and lots of kids paddling.

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Onward, Xanadu Resort has expanded their beach in a HUGE way.  At least 25 feet…maybe more and the seawall construction continues.

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Caribbean Villas was busy officially tagging their over the water palapa a bar.  At first, it was just going to be a place to enjoy your drink purchased on land…but things seem to have changed.

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The dock at Exotic Caye and Crazy Canuck’s.

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And JUST south of the Belize Yacht Club, White Sands Villas is under new management.  This project, started about 7 years ago, was only completed for one or two beach front units.  The rest is being gutted by new management.

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A modern new home right before the Island Academy School.

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And walking past the school’s grounds.
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And the Belikin dock.

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The dock at Ramon’s Village.

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The Diamante project is partially complete – the top until on the seafront seems to be occupied.

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Favorite restaurant Blue Water Grill.

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A bit of town.  The former restaurant Lick’s is now Dock’s.  MUCH BETTER NAME!

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The Tacklebox, now closed for almost 2 years now, is still under legal dispute…or so I hear.

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The Thursday night Chicken Drop set up for the crowd.

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Estel’s closing for the evening.

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And Central Park…

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One the right side of the municipal dock – La Gaviota.

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And the other side, the Sea Witch.

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Amigos Del Mar dock.

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And a quick peek inside the Palapa Bar with her completed second deck.

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Why stop now…up into the Boca Del Rio area.

New construction.  It seems like I missed the new announcement that all one-story homes must expand.  EVERYONE seems to be adding on levels.

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Ocean Tides Resort.

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Wayo’s Bar and Aqua Vista Suites.

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Hotel Boca Del Rio is for sale.  Definitely a prime location.

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And that’s it…promise.  A walk along the seafront…

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