The idea of going to Belize started last May at a charity event for Multiple Sclerosis. We were going to the event to support our dear friend Jen who has been diagnosed with MS for some time now and ended up bidding on a beach front 3 bedroom villa in Belize with our friends the Roaches and Schaffers. Three other couples we were friends with had bid on the trip as well so we had a big group to go with. I had heard that Belize was beautiful and was excited to have an adventure in Central America.
It was A LOT of work getting ready to go as the boys are quite busy right now with school, sports and a job, but with a great babysitter, we made it happen.
This past Wednesday, we headed out on our journey that consisted of 3 different planes. The last being a plane that held 14 people and lasted 15 minutes to take us from Belize City to the island of San Pedro.
San Pedro is a town on the southern part of the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize.
A taxi picked us up at the tiny airport to drive us to Indigo Beach Homes. We worked with an awesome concierge/guest services manager named Jessica who helped us with everything from renting the golf carts to setting up snorkel excursions.
It was nice to see our beautiful resort after a long day of travel!
The first night we took a 5 minute golf cart ride to a restaurant on the beach called Rojo beach bar and lounge. It was an absolutely beautiful setting that looked right out of a movie. The drinks were good and the food was amazing; so amazing in fact, we went back there every single day for the next 5 days for at least a snack and drink.
Some of my favorites at Rojo were:
The Lobster Dip
The Lobster Nachos
The Conch Balls
We ended the night with full bellies and ready for some snorkel fun the next day.
We had may fun times at Rojo the entire week!
The next day we started off bright and early on a snorkel tour set up by our concierge, Jessica. We were picked up on our dock by the crew at Lady Leslie. I had heard the snorkeling in Belize was some of the best in the world, so although I was a little nervous, I was excited to see it as well. I was glad I had bought a waterproof camera a while back when I went to Colorado and had it with me for the snorkeling. REI hosts an adventure trip to Belize Reefs that I had received in my email. The pictures were incredible so I knew I couldn’t miss it!
This crew consisted of Captain Martin with his son Jody and son in law Ricky. They took us on a 30 minute boat ride to Hol Chan National Marine Park.
Just a little nervous….but excited!
After our 2 snorkel trips, the boat dropped us off for a couple of hours at Caye Caulker.
We ate lunch right off the dock at Rainbow Hotel where most of us either had lobster burgers or seafood fajita and then walked a block down to the Lazy Lizard; an awesome beach front bar with crazy big drinks and outdoor games.
After a couple of hours, the crew of Lady Leslie was ready to take us back to our resort.
When we got back, we quickly showered and headed to the Truck Stop which was about a 15 minute golf cart ride from our resort in San Pedro. It looked like a series of food trucks and had really eccentric food that was excellent. Our favorites were the buffalo chicken pizza, spicy noodles and the Fireball ice cream.
check out this video on how a man from Belize made the beautiful mural located there.
The next morning we woke up and took a golf cart ride into town to the beachfront breakfast joint called Estels.
The breakfast was awesome. We tried the fresh squeezed orange juice mimosa, breakfast burritos, shrimp omelets and Fry Jacks, which is a Belize Fried bread, served with honey or jam. Delicious!
A quick pic on the beach right outside of Estels.
We spent the next few hours soaking up the sun at the beach and resort pool before heading out for dinner to Portofino.
I loved the hammocks at Portofino!
One last place we loved was Stellas’ Smile. The owners moved from the US to start a new lifestyle in Belize and career in the restaurant industry. We toasted at the table to a great trip and enjoyed wine and Sangria.
We ended the trip watching the NFL playoffs at our resort.
Belize was an excellent trip and so much fun. We came back tired from the travel, but refreshed from a week of no worries and with memories of many fun times. When we got back to the cold winter in Kansas, it was hard not to miss the beautiful beach and sunny 80 degree weather. As they would say in Belizean Kriol- Wahnti wahnti kyah geti an geti geti nuh wahnti. (you always want what you can’t have)
Thanks for a great time Belize!