A new, very different business on the Leeward side of Ambergris Caye is finally open! Cayo Frances Farm and Fly.
Please pause, if you haven’t, and watch the AMAZING video produced by Boteboards.
A flyfishing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, S’more eating, lobster grilling, book reading camp on the BEAUTIFUL west side of Ambergris Caye.
There are a limited number of ways to get over there…which means you are seeing one of the most pristine and quietest areas of busy Ambergris Caye.
You can…take a boat there from San Pedro town through the lagoon and up the back side of the island (about 30 minutes)…
…that way you will pass “The SandBar” which is about 10 minutes south of the camp…
Yesterday, we took option 3. From behind X’tan Ha Resort (at Mile 7, North Ambergris Caye) to Cayo Frances Farm & Fly.
Out of Cayo Frances we swerved into the almost hidden cut in the land.
A deeper bluer water channel where soon there will be a swimming dock to paddle out to and sun…or fish…or read.
I LOVE a floating wooden dock. Reminds me of childhood vacations.
And into a shallow shallow lagoon. A larger boat has to move very slowly…
And camp dog Ginger going crazy with excitement at the dock…
And the 3 acre farm. Called that because it is almost all black dirt – a rarity on this limestone and sand caye.
Black dirt that was most certainly a Mayan site of some sort. There are small pieces of pottery all over the ground and some very cool things that were found during building and digging over the years.
My favorite is this pig with a mohawk. The unofficial mascot of CFFF.
The vase is pretty cool too – especially since it has the symbol for a Stand Up Paddle board on it. Holy premonition.
And here’s a look around…
2 cabins for guests.
The view from your front porch.
Electricity provided by the solar panels in the back.
An eclectic reading selection.
And under the palapa by the dock, the perfect hammock for reading and a huge table for eating.
A large house with two fully kitted out bathrooms, another bedroom and the bodega.
And the main house – with a kitchen, sitting area and screened in porch.
There’s an inside kitchen and an outside one…
The fire pit out on the berm…so pretty when the sun is setting and the stars are out. Or just enjoying the view over the small lagoon.
A bunch of Boteboard SUPs and NuCanoe kayaks – both rigged for fishing.
We headed out before sunset…zigging and zagging through the shallow lagoon back towards the reef side of Ambergris Caye.
The first guests arrive in less than one month. For any and all information about this new serene destination, a new way to see this nation with no imitation (ok…I’ll stop)…
…check out Jeff’s website, Cayo Frances Farm & Fly.