The Christmas holidays, for many, is a time to relax. After the shopping, baking, decorating and organizing frenzy, it’s time to enjoy it all.
But for many here on Ambergris Caye, this is the real beginning of THE BUSY SEASON. And Christmas – New Years is one of the busiest weeks of the year. Hotel, restaurant and bar staff are working overtime…
We had a day and a half off. A full house of guests (current capacity: 4 lodgers) arrived yesterday for Cayo Frances Farm & Fly. But here are some snap shots I took of my Christmas Eve, Day and Boxing Day on Ambergris Caye – awkwardly summarized in the title.
The day before Christmas, there was buzz in town about a building…leaning.
Turning that strange boxed Italian bread, Panettone (you know the stuff), into something delicious.
A full plate of imported Christmas treats from specialty shop, Wine De Vine. Our Christmas splurge.
Now, back to work on Boxing Day. A very British holiday and so very civilized. Not the meaning but just taking a day off after the Christmas feasting and drinking…
Only Americans would think it’s a good idea to go back to work the day after.
Many shops were closed.
And town was relatively quiet. Mostly tourists walking around.
A new food court is being constructed on Front Street. I don’t know much – but here is what I found on their Facebook page.
And now I’m working on my calendar for New Years’ Eve. (I just read this article on the apostrophe…for all you grammar nerds.)
The big event is in the Central Park — music, dancing, bar hopping and fireworks…
But you have so many options leading up to it. A beautiful dinner at Casa Picasso. Surf and Turf at Nook Restaurant…just a few minutes stroll from the park…
A beach party down at Pirates’ South Beach. (I don’t know where it is either!)
Let me know what you are doing. Even though I plan to be at home – I haven’t even made it up to midnight for the last few years – I do want the SCOOP!
And if you are holding an event at your spot, let me know! I’d love to add it to my calendar.