A Modern New Rental Home on Ambergris Caye’s Jade Coast

One of my favorite stretches on Ambergris Caye lies around the 5 miles North marker.  Encompassing the areas called “Mata Grande” and “Bella Vista”, I’m going to start calling it the “Jade Coast”.

Gorgeous Dock at MataChica Resort

There was not much gold or silver in the area but the Maya made gorgeous pieces of jewelry and ceremonial carvings out of deep green jade.  (Have you seen the Jade Head of Altun Ha?  The largest piece of carved jade of the Mayan world and the “Crown Jewel of Belize”?  It’s breathtaking.)

This strip of large residential homes and low density, low level resorts is Ambergris Caye’s version of the “North Shore” (Chicago) or “Gold Coast” (Australia).  The Jade Coast (as just coined by me) reaches up to the Portofino Resort and the gorgeous Canary Cove area.

Earlier this week, I stayed two nights at a fabulous BRAND NEW HOME at the south end of the Jade Coast.  Called Third Coast Belize – it was shiny new.  White and beautiful with a perfect pool in front.

I’ll start with my photos of the home – there are LOTS more on their website.  And then show  you a bit of the neighborhood.

The huge glass windows in the front – letting in the most beautiful morning light and the perfect spot to watch all the tour boats and water taxis go by.  Absolutely my favorite part.

A game room…

The rental also comes with the fanciest golf cart I’ve ever driven.  3 bedroom – 2 masters and a bunk room.  But beautiful…way more than your average kids’ bunk.

Just beautiful.

Now a few pictures I took on a morning walk north from Third Coast Belize.  It’s the ideal area for vacation (my family recently stayed just a few lots up)…

You can walk to Rojo Beach Bar or gorgeous MataChica for meals or just drinks.  Mata Grande Store – the cutest grocery on the island – is a short walk up the beach.

All the spider lilies blooming on the beach are just gorgeous.

Simple but islandy Sundiver Beach Resort.

You can stop in for a drink at their beach bar.

Check out this new place below for $90US a night!!!!

We turned around at beautiful Mata Chica.

For more information on Third Coast Belize, check out their website.  They host their first REAL guest over the next few weeks.

For more pictures of the “Jade Coast” – taking you farther north from Rojo Beach Bar to Canary Cove, check out this older post.

More pics from 2013:  The old Costa Maya Resort (closed then now Costa Blu) to Portofino.  Future home of Casa Layla to Grand Caribe.





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  • Kane

    Now that’s a beauty!

  • LivG

    Where are the best publications to check for long term rentals for people wanting to move there. I keep finding tourists rentals.