June is the start of a mad heat and the rainy season in the tropics. All the weather sites were predicting rain every day, thunder and lightning! I was mentally preparing for the fact that all days I would spend in the room, listening to the rain ... But! Rain and thunderstorms were all around us, but not where we were! :) We hardly believed our luck! But from the beginning...
We flew through Houston airport to the capital of Belize - Belize City. From there, we immediately flew to the town of Dangriga.
In Dangriga, we stopped for one night in Pelican Beach Resort hotel. From the hotel you could smell the old world charm. Belize's colonial past was felt in the architecture of buildings, in the old verandas, flowering gardens and palm trees. Rooms are simple, nothing special. Nowhere to swim, because the water near the shore is muddy ... not very pleasant. But a day or two at this place is worth it at least for the good food, exotic feel and the town. Plus the wonderful silence ... the sound of the breeze, the ocean and the birds singing are all you can hear. We felt we were the only tourists in town. During our stay in this place, I loved the long pier with hammocks and our first sunrise in Belize.
Next morning we took a boat to our magical, mysterious island in the Caribbean - South Water Caye.
30 minutes of gorgeous ride by boat will take you to a one of kind place, real heaven on Earth. The breeze was blowing into my face with incredible force, the sun scorching, water was crystal-clear, sky-blue.
During our visit to the island, we also visited Angel Reef and Tobacco Reef. Both places are full of gorgeous marine life!!! Just amazing!
Our island was also surrounded by incredibly beautiful reef itself, which created a lagoon where the water was blue, smooth and clear even in windy weather! In a word, we swam every day in a live aquarium! Fish, barracuda and lonely stings rays floated so close to the beach.
And nights! Dark and warm with a velvety breeze. The sky full of stars.The first night on the island, we sat on the shore and looked at the stars and the sea sparkled a million lights. At first I thought it was stars reflected in the water ... but no ...this is some kind of organism, like little glowing Swarovski crystals. In very warm tropical water is quite common. This indescribable beauty will stay in my memory forever!
The food in the hotel was amazing. So delicious and every day something new! : ) Loved it! All people are so kind and pleasant. We felt our selves as at home.
In general, all you can do there is just relaxing and enjoying the glorious weather, water, your philosophical thougts, 'hammocking' and kayaking. And reading real books of course. And snorkeling! : ) True romantic spot!
I also have a little video. It's here:
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two special locations, one great vacation - South Water Caye and Dangriga! South Water Caye, our island getaway-seaside cottages and rooms with fantastic views and cooling trade winds. On a gorgeous beach, atop the barrier reef and within South Water Caye Marine Reserve. Snorkel from shore, dive, fish, kayak or do nothing at all. Environmentally-friendly facilities with separate student group accommodations. For the simple pleasures - spending time together, sharing new adventures and making new friends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pelican Beach - South Water Caye Hotel South Water Caye
- Pelican Beach - South Water Caye Belize