Hotels & Lodging

Magical, Magical Sleeping Giant Lodge in Belize’s Maya Mountains

Warning:  Cornball alert.  I am going to gush about this spot.  Wax lyrical…and use words like magical way too many times.   In fact, this is the third time already. But I can’t help it.  It’s all true so…proceed with caution. I was leaving a gorgeous, honeymoon ready suite at Almond Beach Resort in the beachKeep reading »

Adventure Meets Luxury: Almond Beach Resort in Hopkins Village

Hopkins, Belize has an enviable location.  It is situated on a giant sandbar between two rivers –  in the Southern Part of Belize – with the Caribbean Sea and world’s 2nd largest reef to the east and just a short drive to the west, gorgeous rivers, savannah, jungle and mountains. It’s also a relatively shortKeep reading »

My Lovely Neighbors: Mata Rocks Resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize

I have posted photos of Mata Rocks Resort since the very beginning of my blog (June 2011 if it comes up on Belize Jeopardy).  Mata Rocks is the small, lovely hotel just north of me and one of my very favorite beach bars  – both for the scenery and for the bartenders. My friend, Jamie, who wasKeep reading »

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 »