My Visit to Escape Away Belize
Located in my neck of the woods – about 9 miles north of San Pedro town – is a classic coral and white home right on the beach that until last week…I’d never visited before. Escape Away Belize.
I bet that name and just that idea is really speaking to people everywhere right about now.
The home first came to my attention when I saw the name pop up on the Gold Standard List – the hotels and homes that will open on October 1st…those who went through the extensive qualification process to host visitors for Belize’s Phase 3 re-opening.
I know that many would-be travelers are looking for private homes for their near-term vacation plans and thought I’d explore.
I headed north in the golf cart to check it out.
Less than a 10-minute drive from our house…Ambergris Caye is so pretty up here.
You actually pass a small cornfield on the way – and this week, a HUGE migration of beautiful black and iridescent green moths. The tails streaming behind them. Photo from BirdGuides.
(You can read more about these insects who are thought to go on one of the longest migrations of any bugs here.)
You head down a long sandy driveway to a property lined with TALL gorgeous coconut trees.
Three bedrooms and three bathrooms – and a killer view. A classic beach house.
The pool is gorgeous…kinda perfect. Lots of shade available and…well…I was smitten by this gorgeous orchid in bloom.
Read and lounge by the pool….there are also lounge chairs and a ladder to swim in the ocean at the end of the dock.
But here’s the very cool part that makes it a…serious escape. When you stay at Escape Away, Carlos and Judith are on-site – to help you book tours, to help you with everything, and TO COOK ALL OF YOUR MEALS! It’s included with the home rental.
If you are not familiar with Belizean food –here is my guide! It’s DELICIOUS.
A Report from Flyfishing Enthusiast Jeff, my boyfriend and author of the longest chapter in my book – DIY Flyfishing on Ambergris Caye (how’s that for credentials!): With conditions favorable, this stretch of beach can be great for wandering and wading for bonefish and potentially permit. You should find very little traffic (people or boats) and may have the whole area to yourself.
I will also add that I got this cool mask from the owners Jerry and Deb (read more about them here – Canadians Quarantine in Paradise) . It is the best fitting one that I now own in my quickly growing mask-wardrobe.
All just something to think about. 🙂