I am going to let you in on one of my deepest, darkest Belize secrets. The deepest blue hole of secrets. 9 years ago, I got certified as a PADI Scuba Diver. The training was interesting and a bit challenging, I love getting in the water, the dive shop was super fun and easy toKeep reading »
Snorkelling & Diving
Six Reasons to Visit Ambergris Caye This Summer
I hope it helps because I get quite a few questions about Belize in the summer. How is it? Does it rain all the time? Are there one zillion bugs? Is everything closed? Will I be the only one on the island? Is Belize worth visiting in the summer? THE ANSWER IS YES. Yes, yes,Keep reading »
There is a Difference: FULL SERVICE Snorkel & Caye Caulker Tour on YOLO with Island Dreams Tours
Horace, the Latin poet, penned “carpe diem” or “seize the day” sometime around 25BC and just over 2000 years later, Drake, the R&B star, along with Khloe Kardashian popularized YOLO or “you only live once”. Same idea, right? Yesterday, I took a ride on the beautiful 40 foot, custom built (here in San Pedro) catamaranKeep reading »
The Gorgeous Sea, Sharks, Subwings, Snorkeling and Sun with Belize Parasail: What A Day.
I’m ashamed. I take it for granted. The gorgeous Caribbean Sea and barrier reef right outside my door. I haven’t been in the water off of Ambergris Caye in…months. MONTHS! But yesterday, I made up for it…3 water sports. 5 different locations. My day started at Belize Parasail at the Fido’s Dock in downtown SanKeep reading »
Snorkeling The Reef & Beautiful Southwater Caye From Hopkins, Belize
I’ve been living on Ambergris Caye for the past 8 years and a bit. And I see the reef every day. Depending on where you live on our 26 mile long island, the reef is either within walking distance (in the more remote north part of the island) or a few minute boat ride. But asKeep reading »
A Magical Manatee, Caye Caulker & The Changes At the Split
Yesterday was THE DAY to get in the water. Hot and perfectly still in the morning, Carl of Imagine Tours met us at the gas station dock in town. It was just four of us…and the day was ours. We had one REAL goal. To swim with a manatee. Lunch in Caye Caulker…especially Fried Chicken Friday atKeep reading »
Snorkeling Belize’s Blue Hole: This Trip is SO MUCH MORE
It’s One of the MOST Famous Trips When You Visit: Belize Blue Hole Tours Starting to tackle perhaps the most FAMOUS ways sights in all of Belize – the Great Blue Hole. I don’t know how many times it has happened…too many to count. Visitor finds out I write a blog about Belize. Visitor asksKeep reading »
A Charter Flight Over The Barrier Reef and the Blue Hole…OH BELIZE!
Just a few weeks ago, Danielle Burruss and her husband stayed for one GORGEOUS week at Grand Caribe Resort. GORGEOUS week. I located some of her sunrise photos on Instagram (follow her – she’s still posting lots of gorgeous pictures of Belize!) and I’ve basically been Insta-stalking her ever since. Photography is her passion CLEARLY…andKeep reading »
Flying Over Ambergris Caye with Belize Parasail…DOLPHINS!
I got an offer I could not refuse. Come meet us at Fido’s Dock in downtown San Pedro and try parasailing…just give it a try. I’d never been parasailing. I’ve seen the parachutes floating over the reef but heights? So not my thing. After a few weeks of hemming and hawing, I decided to give itKeep reading »
Is There Anything More Important to Our Island? Hands Across the Sand Belize
Yesterday, at noon, Oceana – the worldwide organization whose goal it is to protect our world’s oceans – put out a call for a very very peaceful protest. Join hands, by the sea and say NO to OFFSHORE drilling. This wasn’t just in Belize – it was worldwide – but for us, it couldn’t beKeep reading »
The Submersible on Our Reef – Who, What, Where… + Subsiding Sargasso?
Yesterday, after lunch, I took a walk around San Pedro for just about half an hour (on one hot & gorgeous day), got chatting with some folks and learned a few things. Let’s start with my impromptu visit to the Hol Chan Marine Office on the north end of Back Street, San Pedro. The local mediaKeep reading »
Finally! A Weekend in Belize: Sharks GALORE in the Blue Hole & Much More
Morning guys, Last month, before his trip to Ambergris Caye, a diver (and I later found out – FANTASTIC photographer) contacted me with just a few questions about living on Ambergris Caye. After his trip, we chatted briefly again and I checked out his website, saw some of his pictures and practically begged him to writeKeep reading »
The Most Beautiful Location on Ambergris Caye, Belize: Tranquility Bay Resort
A stay at “the last resort on the island”, Tranquility Bay Resort, is absolutely magical. 30 minutes away from San Pedro town by boat and you feel like you are in another world. Or that you’ve been transported back in time a bit – in the very best way. Arrival at the area called “TheKeep reading »
A Gorgeous Day To Head North on Ambergris Caye
Yesterday was another beautiful day in a string of them we’ve been enjoying in Belize. At some point, they just stick and rain become a thing of memory. By May or June, many start to bemoan their wilting gardens and their empty cisterns… But not now. The puddles are still drying up, the mosquitos areKeep reading »
A Day At Tiny Ranguana Caye off Placencia, Belize…This is All I Need!
Unlike the Northern Cayes (Ambergris, Caulker, etc.), the barrier reef, as you move farther south, is no longer visible from the shore. To get out to the crystal blue shallow waters of the little cayes and the barrier reef, it’s a bit of a boat ride. Saturday morning – I made last minute arrangementsKeep reading »
Amazingly Beautiful Stormy Day Sailing on the Rum Punch 2
Yesterday was my friend John’s birthday and well, this year he’s going to have a hard time beating the last one. During the past 12 months, he met the love of his life, Dawn, here in San Pedro, Belize, proposed on the beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico AND married her on Valentine’s DayKeep reading »
Snorkeling Mexico Rocks and My First Lobster of the Season At Casa Picasso
Yesterday was another gorgeous day. Breezy (quite breezy) and just all out sun. It was also day 4 of the San Pedro Lobsterfest. Things to do for sure so let’s get moving. My friends from Imagine Tours had friends from the states in town and we were all headed up to North Ambergris Caye for aKeep reading »
A Mayan Site, One Million Birds, Dolphins: A Trip All Around Ambergris Caye, Belize
Though the names San Pedro and Ambergris Caye are often used interchangeably when talking about the “island”, the town proper is actually just a tiny sliver… You can see it highlighted in red. Pffft. My town is tiny! The caye is about 26 miles long, a few miles thick in parts and to theKeep reading »
LOTs of Sun, Snorkelling, Sparkling Ocean and A Few Goose Bumps on the Rum Punch 2
The skipping record continues…today is a fantastically gorgeous day. Here’s a picture of the sunrise my friend Ellen took this morning just to prove it. It’s going to be a beauty just like yesterday. And I know ALL about yesterday. I spent lots and lots of outdoor time over the water on one of myKeep reading »