Category: Belize

Mystic River Resort - a jungle B&B in Belize

Mystic River Resort - a jungle B&B in Belize

Mystic River Resort proves that you can have an expansive property without losing the feel of a B&B. The owners, Tom & Nadege, are active in every aspect of the experience, desiring to know as much as possible about their guests before they arrive to provide as personalized a stay as possible. They make every
Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Philip has worked at Cox & Kings since 1993. Having travelled extensively in South America, Africa and Europe, both before and after University (Edinburgh), he had caught a severe case of the travel bug and he joined the company as a Latin America tour consultant. He was only supposed to be there as a two-week
Top 10 places to monkey around

Top 10 places to monkey around

Love primates?  Here’s another top 10 from Tripadvisor and this time they’re swinging from the treetops with the ‘top 10 places to monkey around’.  Here’s the list: 1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore 2. The Jungle Place, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 3. Bodden Tours, Roatan, Honduras 4. Monkey World, Wareham, UK 5. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ngamba Island, Uganda 6. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Malaysia 7. Gamboa Rainforest

The Blue Hole, Belize

The Blue Hole is a scuba diver’s paradise off the coast of Belize.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, be prepared to be amazed by the video footage below…
Victoria House, Belize

Victoria House, Belize

Have a look at Belize’s Victoria House at Ambergris Caye. Here you can choose from a beachfront casita or  a villa with an infinity pool, all set in the grounds of a gorgeous colonial house.   All the rooms are beautifully designed, with handcrafted mahogany beds and walk-in showers.   Stay five nights between 8th
Green luxury in Southern Belize

Green luxury in Southern Belize

Looking for luxury in Southern Belize, but also worried about your carbon footprint?   Look no further – Palmetto Bay Resort in Southern Belize’s Placencia Peninsula recently announced plans to build the first eco-friendly resort design green from the ground up.   The four star amenity-driven property, designed by Julieanne Dobson – renowned for  work
Where to go green - in luxury

Where to go green - in luxury

MSNBC has run an article on luxury lodges with an ecological oritentation. With the help of Forbes Traveler, they cite the follow places as their picks for 2008: Black Rock Lodge, Belize The Lodge at Sun Ranch, Montana Savute Under Canvas, Botswana Arenas del Mar, Costa Rica Baghvan, India Centro Ecológico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK), Mexico
A luxury trip to Belize, for six people

A luxury trip to Belize, for six people

At Charity Buzz there is currently an opportunity to  go wildlife viewing  and fishing on a luxurious private trip for six to Belize by bidding on The Paris Review online auction. Six companions will spend a week wildlife watching at Belize’s premiere jungle resort, Chan Chich Lodge  (Andrew Harper’s Wilderness Lodge of the Year 2007),
Belize's Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort up for sale

Belize's Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort up for sale

The owners of Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort, an exclusive eco-sensitive resort on the southern coast of beautiful Belize, have revealed that they are selling up, looking for bids of $7.9 million. Kanantik, which is a Maya Mopan word  meaning “to take care of”, has more than lived up its name: after building the resort

Sueño Del Mar, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Luxury Belize villas for sale in an exclusive private residence resort on Ambergris Caye, known as Sueño Del Mar.

Free wireless internet at Caribe Island Resort, Belize

I don’t know about you but my feeling is that internet access should be free to those paying luxury rates, so I’m pleased to see an increasing number of operators are offering this. Caribe Island Resort  on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize is one such example – they’ve just  had a free wireless
First ever commercial helicopter service in Belize

First ever commercial helicopter service in Belize

Belize now has its first ever commercial helicopter service. Using Bell 206 helicopters configured for four  or six passengers, Astrum Helicopters is  chartered flights as well as tours to the Blue Hole, Glovers Reef, Turneffe Islands, Victoria Peak, 1000 ft Falls, Altun Ha, Caracol, Lamania or many of the other destinations in Belize.