We leave for our summer holidays tomorrow beginning in one of our favourite weekend spots of Miami, before flying two hours to Belize on Monday morning for a week. We then return to Florida and will head to Orlando for our second week, but plan also to spend a bit of time out on the Gulf Coast while we are in the sunshine state.
Living in Bermuda allows pretty quick access to Central America via Miami and we have already had some great holidays in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama whilst living here. Belize has been on my list since when I was dying to drive down from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to see it’s incredible barrier reef, but scorching hot weather and a young baby made us the see the error of our ways.
Belize gained independence from Britain in 1981 and is the only English speaking nation in Central America. Belize has more than two hundred islands, or cayes, and is a haven for divers, although we instead are staying inland on the border of Guatemala in the jungle and amongst the Mayan temple sites.
The photograph is of Belize’s Great Blue Hole, an underwater sinkhole that is 407 feet at it’s deepest and apparently can be seen by the naked eye from space.
Had a wonderful stay at Hopkins Village in ocean front home. Loved it. Our dUghter and son in law loved scuba diving in the hole
We loved the beaches and I enjoyed most tubing in the river and through the caves. The biggest challenge we al found was the quality and range of food:/restaurants. But the people we just greAt
Are you staying at Andy Hunt’s place?
We aren’t, but I don’t think it is far…. I wonder if he gets the games on satellite….. hmm….
I think Andy Hunt has Moved? Used to have The Belize Jungle Dome….but seem to think he might have sold it a few Years Back ( Could be wrong of Course) Fabulous Place and as a Travel Agent myself can Highly recommend. Up and coming from UK is going to be Costa Rica with direct Charter flights being offered…It Will be the next Hot Destination. Have a Great Holiday and keep up the good blogging. Regards Lee Harrison
Thanks Lee. Costa Rica is beautiful. I blogged about our trip here: https://chicagoaddick.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/travelogue-costa-rica/
Lee, Andy and his wife are still listed as owners of Green Dragon Adventure Travel and the Belize Jungle Dome.
From Simones Blog…..Blimey didn’t realise it was that long ago they Left Although it looks as though both Andy ( scribbler http://escribbler.blogspot.co.uk/ ) and Simones Blogs ( http://www.simonesbelizeblog.blogspot.co.uk/) haven’been kept up to date So not sure if the Website is current or not. TOP GUY ANDY HUNT.
QUOTE SIMONE “Saturday, August 14, 2010
We are back in Belize!!!!
Yes, the Hunt family has moved back to Belize. After our rather long (2 1/2 years) ‘vacation’, we are now back at the Jungle Dome. I will start updating this blog again with news of what we’re up to here.
Jungle greetings! Simone