Hotels & Lodging

Caye Caulker: Checking out A Few Hotels

Caye Caulker is absolutely teaming with people.  And it’s a hot spot for lots of reasons.  One is the definitely the affordable hotels.  They have a wide range of spots to stay starting with a bunch of hostels and rustic cabins to smarter hotels.  There are so many to check out so I decided toKeep reading »

Ka’ana Resort: A 5-Star Boutique Hotel in Belize…Really.

Ka’ana Resort just outside San Ignacio is a relatively new one and one that I found pretty unique for Belize.  It was designed by two super star Irish brothers, Ronan and Colin Hannan.  I’ve never met them but after reading a bit about them in BusinessWeek, I can describe them with cool words I neverKeep reading »

Ramon’s Village in San Pedro – Did They Make the Construction Deadline?

Ramon’s Village in San Pedro has been FEVERISHLY rebuilding after the huge fire at the end of August.   I took pictures the morning after the fire while many of the buildings were still smoldering and then pictures in mid-October and then in the beginning of December.  COULD Ramon’s open for the official date, would theyKeep reading »

El Pescador Resort and Fishing Lodge: My Two Night Stay

At the beginning of the year, I silently bid on an auction item and actually won.  Two nights at the well-known Ambergris Caye fishing lodge El Pescador.  Cool.  Though I am no fisherman, fly fishing seems different…more…regal.  Maybe I can give it a go.  And if not, two days laying around a resort with multipleKeep reading »

It’s Not Just About the View at Cahal Pech Village Resort

Belize is a relatively flat country…the highest man made structure is the Mayan main temple at the Caracol site.  The highest peak in Belize is called Doyle’s Delight and soars to just over 3500 feet. Much of Belize’s population lives at or around sea level – our largest city, Belize City is just a fewKeep reading »

A Morning Walk In Bullet Tree Falls and San Ignacio, Belize

After sleeping for about 11 hours on the world’s most comfortable mattress… and then eating a seriously hearty breakfast at my hotel, Mahongany Hall in Bullet Tree Fall, I set out for Saturday market day in San Ignacio. For those of you new to Belize, San Ignacio is the biggest town in the Cayo District…the largestKeep reading »

Destination Eating in Belize: Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro

Last year the Belize Tourism Board awarded the Maya Beach Bistro, Belize’s “Restaurant of the Year” for the second time.  The 2012 awards were pretty much swept by businesses on the Placencia Peninsula and caused a good amount of controversy throughout Belize.  Was it a fix?  Well…you can be the judge of that. But afterKeep reading »

The Lodge at Chaa Creek: My Personal Paradise Found – Part Two

Earlier in the week, I posted about my amazing two night stay at The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize’s Cayo District.   I gushed about the grounds, the pool, the cottage, their philosophy and the staff.  THE STAFF.  Best staff I’ve ever encountered.  We packed a ton of activities and relaxation and delicious food intoKeep reading »

The Lodge at Chaa Creek: My Personal Paradise Found…Part One

The way the crow flies, The Lodge at Chaa Creek in the Cayo District of Belize is less than 100 miles away from the beaches of Ambergris Caye. Less than 100 miles!  From the turquoise Carribbean and coral reef to the lush green jungle and impressive Mayan ruins, this district is a totally different worldKeep reading »