It was only this time last year when I was in Belize. What was booked spontaneously for my honey’s birthday, became a truly unforgettable memory for us both. I woke up this morning wishing that the sun would beam brightly through the window shades. That I could walk outside, slide open the glass door, see the pool and open waters with the sun rising above the dock…But none of that happened so I went back through my photos and relived the moments all over again as I laid there.
We went with a group of friends and rented out an absolutely gorgeous home on San Pedro, Belize from VRBO. Our villa came with our very own personal house keeper. Elvis was super sweet and very helpful! Actually everyone there were very nice. San Pedro is a small island about 30 minutes from Belize City by speed boat. Elvis had helped us cut fresh coconut from the tree in our yard which we refrigerated for cold morning refreshments for the rest of the week…YUM! Check out our private villa: Casa Redonda.
There are several ways to get to San Pedro. My friends booked chartered flights into San Pedro’s airport while I booked a private speedboat directly to our dock. I contacted Tropic Ferry for this service. They were wonderful! Even though our flight was delayed, they were very accommodating. Did I mention they also made the best rum punch(on the house)?!
The best way to get around San Pedro is by golf carts. Watch out for those speed bumps! We also booked a private catamaran to go snorkeling, Caye Caulker, lobster diving and fishing with Catamaran Belize and another company that was booked through a friend of our house keeper Elvis. With all the lobster, fish and conch, our guides made us some ceviche and we grilled out by the infinity pool. We did not get a chance to dive the blue hole but plan on coming back one day to cross it off the bucket list. The blue hole which is over 300m (984ft) across and 108m (354ft) deep, is a giant underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. You can do see the hole in an aerial tour or dive it.
Aerial view of the blue hole – Photo by: Seann McAuliffe