Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lunch at Victoria House, San Pedro Belize

I go to lunch at least 4-5 times a week either with clients or with my wife. We have several great restaurants that we regularly frequent and one of my favorites is Victoria House.

They have a few restaurants there where you can eat lunch but my usual go to spot is the corner table at the Admiral Nelson's Beach Bar. It's a quiet spot with great views and there is always a nice breeze.

Great food choices are the Tai Style lettuce wraps, the fish and chips and the fresh cold gazpacho. They also have great paninis. The food here also lends itself to a glass of wine so usually I go with the house Chardonnay.

The next time you are down on Ambergris Caye make sure you make Victoria House one of your stops. For lunch or dinner you can't go wrong eating here.

Also, check out the new real estate development located just across the street. It's called Grand Oasis and you can't miss it. Just look for the grand entrance and drive on in. Ask for me when you get there and I'll come down and give you a private tour. This is one of Ambergris Caye's newest and largest development that offers single family homes and condos all on waterfront canals.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Snorkeling on the Reef! Belize snorkeling at its best

If there is one thing that you MUST do when you are here on Ambergris Caye its to take the Seaduced Catamaran day sail tour.

You leave San Pedro Town at around 9:00 in the morning and sail out to Hol Chan Marine Reserve which is the #1 site in all of Belize for snorkelers and shallow divers. It's like swimming in a fully stocked aquarium. The last time we took this trip we saw dolphins, sea turtles and even a manatee (along with the usual nurse sharks, stingrays, colorful fish and coral beyond number).

After you snorkel Hol Chan and Shark Ray alley the boat continues on to Caye Caulker which is a small island to the south of Ambergris Caye. Here you'll have time for lunch and a little exploring. A little exploring is all you'll need to do because you can see just about everything in a 45 minute walk.

After lunch the catamaran will make its way back to San Pedro. Taking its time it arrives back at around 5:00. Before I got my own boat my wife and I would take this trip every month or so just to get out on the water and do some swimming. I highly recommend it to all of my clients who are coming down to check out Belize. This is one of those "MUST DO" tours. Trust me!

Mainland Activities - Barton Creek Cave Canoeing

While there is plenty to do on Ambergris Caye the mainland of Belize offers a lot of activities as well!

One of my favorites is to head to the Cayo District close to the Guatemalan border and take a guided tour of Barton Creek.

About 45 minutes from San Ignacio this is an exciting canoe trip into a remote cave formerly used by the ancient Mayans as a burial site and for ceremonial purposes.

When you go you'll spend over an hour paddling canoes along an ancient Mayan waterway inside the mountain. Your guide will point out skulls and artifacts as you pass between stalactites. The high ceiling, beautiful rock flows and cathedral chambers makes this a beautiful place to photograph. The cave is adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Mayan pottery shards and bones can be observed by the guide’s spotlights.

There are several tour companies that offer this tour. The one we used was through the Windy Hill Resort which is where we usually stay when we are in that part of the country. For more info just email me.


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