As I write this post, 40mph winds are howling and snow is falling – to say I am missing Belize is an understatement right about now!
It’s not just the breathtaking beautiful surroundings but also the amazing places to stay, the fresh food (not to mention healthy options) and the people. And let me just say, it is not a bad place to turn the big 4-0!
My hubby and I ventured there for the second time with my sis, Shera and her man Jesse. Let’s just say there were a few laughs to be had (falling out of a golf cart may have made that list:)
Each time we have gone, we stay at Coco Beach Resort. We love this resort because there are several views you can choose from for your room – our favorite is an oceanfront. We also love how there are two big pools, you can walk right on to the beach where there is not only the beautiful water but kaiaking, boating and all kinds of fun things to book. It is truly the most convenient set-up and well cared for resorts we have been to. Not to mention, peaceful.
Given that the resort rooms have fully equipped kitchens, we are all about saving a little money and stocking up on some groceries! We have figured out that SuperBuy is the place to go. And let me be the first to tell you that when you have a rainy island day or evening, you will be happy you stocked up on a few groceries.
Our favorite thing to do on our first night is to drive the golf cart down to Rain – a rooftop bar / restaurant that has the perfect vibe to settle in and chill with a few good drinks, a little Belizean food and music.
Speaking of favorites, you MUST dine at Aji! By far, this is our favorite restaurant in Belize. The ambience is SO beautiful, the food amazing (the coconut rice is unforgettable) and if you catch fish while you are in Belize they will cook it up for you. The people that work there are beyond kind and fun – a common theme we have found with the locals 🙂
On the note of fishing, we booked with the company Tuff E Nuff Tours. Our guide was Lewis and talk about having a passion for what he does! Lewis grew up fishing with his father so waters run deep (no pun intended) and was such an amazing and caring guide (he’s even been teaching his three year old daughter the ropes). You can request him if you book!
Another MUST dine at is Matachica restaurant (which is also a resort and spa). From the artwork to the food, you will want to go back and back again! Given the distance (at least from Coco Beach Resort), it is best to have the conceirage book a boat ride over to the restaurant.
A side note for those of you who appreciate a little yoga, healthy food (and smoothie) options and appreciate a host with a fun and hilarious personality (Taool is the main main behind the restaurant side of things) , Akeo might be a great hotel/yoga retreat for you.
Even though I could go on and on about this amazing place, I should probably wrap it up. Please know I am always here for any questions or additional input you may need if you are thinking of venturing to Belize.