Where we stayed: Las Terrazas on Ambergris Caye, Belize. We flew into Belize City, and then took a small hopper plane over to the island we were staying on (which I loved and got a front row seat as I got to sit next to the pilot!). We then took a small boat ride to our resort. Upon our arrival at the pier, we were greeted with small damp handtowels to wipe our hands/faces and also Rum Punch! Perfect greeting in my book! We were traveling with two other couples, so we stayed in a 3 bedroom/3 bath condo right on the beach. The resort was small and calm, so I wouldn't say it was a place to take kids or go to if you are interested in lots of night life. It was perfect for relaxation and serene days of lounging at the pool or beachside and soaking up sun!
View from the plane
Our roomWhat we ate: Conch Fritters, Ceviche, Goat Cheese and Shrimp Quesadillas, and Pupusas and with that, we drank a lot of fruity tropical drinks and of course ate a lot of other things!
At the bar drinking fruity drinks
This was our favorite bar that we went to almost daily as it was halfway to town and well, a good stopping point to break up the drive. It was wonderful to sit out on the water just taking in the views with a cold drink. I think we could have spent hours just doing that....oh wait, I think we did!
What we did: When we weren't eating, but still drinking of course, we did the following:
We spent many hours lounging at the pool.
Or laying on the beach taking in views like these.
Fed the tarpon! And yes, it did jump up and try to swallow my whole hand!! YIKES!! Four other people had fed them and they didn't do anything but take the sardine and go about their business. So when I finally got the nerve to do it, of course it would decide it wanted more to eat than the little fish I gave it. haha It did scare me, but I only had lots of scratches on my hand. Luckily they don't have big teeth! (this is my husband's favorite picture by the way!)
We had kayaks right at our resort that we could use to kayak out to the reef about 300 yards off of the beach and go snorkeling. It's one of the biggest reefs only second to Australia and the sights were unbelievable. So fun!
Jeff and some others in the group went fishing. One of the girls and I went to the spa instead to get a massage and facial! Didn't get pics but it was pretty fantastic. Followed with lunch at the pool and more lounging in the sun!
We went into town most days to eat lunch or dinner and see other resorts and restaurants. I love that the buildings are so bright and colorful.
And yes, this is what we drove around in to get into town on the dirt roads. :) We loved it!
Jeff driving the golf cart...but I just really LOVE how the building is painted in the background, so had to include this picture.
Some nights we did just walk to dinner. Strolling along the beach is always so peaceful to me - the sound of the waves and the soft sand on your toes! Complete bliss to me. Wish we were there again!
Till next time....