Hotels & Lodging

Last Days Of Belize Summer Vacation…

Or so it feels like it…rather than spending most of the days on the computer (or traveling or eating), I’ve been hitting the beach.  My most bestest friend Jamie (who is a 7th grade math teacher – pause to shudder over the thought of hoards of pubescent children) usually visits me for 4-6 weeks duringKeep reading »

A Summer Day in San Pedro, Belize – Sun, Chocolate and Pupusas

I have a friend visiting for 2 weeks – my very best friend.  And since I disappeared for 4 days of her visit to attend the amazing Belize International Film Festival down in Placencia, we absolutely need to do fun things for the remainder of her visit. Luckily, with the gorgeous weather and the waterKeep reading »

One Beautiful Day At The Beach at Ak’Bol Yoga Resort

I am off this morning to Placencia and the Inn at Robert’s Grove and the Belize International Film Festival.  I don’t know what to expect but I am excited about it.  And I LOVE Robert’s Grove and I LOVE Placencia.  And I love a good film. This should be fun.  And I need to makeKeep reading »

A One Night Stay in Placencia, At the Beautiful Laru Beya Resort

I considered it WAY advanced planning.  My plan – attend two Lobster Festivals in one weekend – Placencia on Saturday and then with the help of Tropic Air, Caye Caulker on Sunday – was put in place almost 2 weeks in advance.  2 WEEKS! And I’m very much a last minute person… But what I didn’tKeep reading »

An Afternoon At Grand Caribe And Palapa Bar by Day And By Night

Yesterday, I headed up north on Ambergris Caye to lounge about with some visiting friends.  These guys are planning to retire and move to the island next year but this was just a family vacation and I always jump at the chance to poke around resorts. Particularly those I haven’t spent much time visiting.  This time itKeep reading »

24 Hours in the Belize’s Most Western Town of Benque Viejo

Twenty four hours is not enough time to experience any town properly.  Especially not the town of Benque on the Western Belize/Guatemalan border.  Though it’s small in population, only about 8000 people, Benque is pretty spread out.  And my allotted 24 hours happened to be on Good Friday…one of the town’s busiest and certainly most colorfulKeep reading »

THE HOTEL RE-Opens on Ambergris Caye, Belize

“The Hotel” was built as a high-end resort and has been in the works for about five years.  It is located just over the bridge on a very pretty lagoon side piece of property and has stunning ocean and lagoon/sunset views.  Two years ago, it was almost complete.  Molly Malone’s, an Irish bar (the ownerKeep reading »

Two Budget Hotel Options When You Travel to Hopkins, Belize

Everyone has different priorities and budgets when it comes to travelling.  And we all know the sometimes it feels like the cash register never stops ringing.   So I TOTALLY get it when someone would rather spend their saved dollars on tours like snorkelling and cave tubing or eating out at fantastic restaurants.  Food isKeep reading »

Chabil Mar Villas, Placencia, Belize: I NEVER Wanted To Leave

I had two nights planned in Placencia Village staying on the low budget end of thing.   First night at Lydia’s Guesthouse where I shared two bathrooms with a handful of guests.  $45bzd a night.  Second night at Julia’s Cabanas on the beach where I had a large room with my own front porch and hammock for $80bzd.  IKeep reading »

A Quick Look Around Independence, Belize Or Is it Mango Creek?

The town of Independence is not a tourist hotspot (YET – the cruise ships are coming!) but its well known in the country for other reasons.  1.  It’s the home of Big Creek, the deep water port that is the hub of the oil and fruit industries.  Here is the home of the Banana GrowersKeep reading »