Driving Home: Truck Stop, “Coconut Water Row” and Moon Bar on A GORGEOUS Day
Yesterday was a dreamy day on Ambergris Caye – and I had to run Jeff to town fairly early in the am. I had time to meander home…take some photos that I’ve been meaning to take for a while. Of a beautiful beach bar…of favorite bar/restaurants/entertainment spot and of a fairly new “industry” on the island. One we’ve been calling “Coconut Wars”. Take a look…
A quick pic of Croc’s Sunset Bar (where the sunset really IS amazing- and so are the onion rings)
7 days a week, 11-10pm. I feel sleepy just thinking about hours like that!
On to “Coconut Wata Row’ or “Coconut Wars”!
There is a stretch of road – between El Pescador Lodge and Captain Morgan’s Resort – where there seems to be an emerging trend. First, there was one…a makeshift palm front lean-to.
Donovan. The first. Selling coconut water served in the coconut.
Here he is with his visiting nephews yesterday.
He also sells pretty conch bowls that he makes himself. A skill he picked up during COVID downtime…while I was gorging on homebaked sourdough bread and Netflix.
You can pull over and get a coconut and straw for your drive to Secret Beach.
A few hundred feet up the road are two more salesmen…both opened this year. Capitalizing on what seems like a pretty good business.
Coco Locos by Donovan.
And then the Coco Boys.
You’ll often get a bit of shouting as you drive by. Just in case you are interested.
I’ll do a bigger blog on these guys…stay tuned. Questions that NEED to be answered like: Where do you get your coconuts? What differentiates you from your competitors
JUST across the street is my buddy Glen and his art shop which is definitely worth a stop. He’s got some great wood carvings and some beautiful paintings for sale. (Picture taken a few weeks ago)
And then I FINALLY stopped at Moon Bar at Mangata Villas…which is not too far from where I live. In fact, it’s probably my “local watering hole!”
And what a beauty! I need to try the pizza! I need to do a bit of lounging and I’ll get back to you on THE SCOOP!
Just enjoy the view for now…
And I was home before it was even 12:30pm. Perfection.
I gotta go! I have a dreamy afternoon planned…a spa afternoon at Sol Spa. I. can. not. wait.