Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Belize Beaches

There really isn't anything like being on the water.  I loved every minute of all of the boat rides shuttling us back and forth from our resort in Ambergris Caye to the main town of San Pedro for shopping or dining.  The wind whipping through your hair and the smell of salt water.  When we first arrived, it looked like stormy skies:

That gave way to perfectly pink sunsets:

We went snorkeling on the reef and with sharks:

And spent nights in the town sampling the cuisine.  This was our favorite restaurant--coffee rubbed beef tenderloin and jerk rubbed chicken for dinner, but the best was the dessert.  A banana chimichanga: fried banana in a delicious hard shell smothered in chocolate and caramel with coconut ice cream.  We came back another night for their flourless chocolate cake.

Another favorite was Elvi's Kitchen, a San Pedro establishment that serves a Mayan Dinner on Friday nights.  I opted for the curry shrimp over coconut rice, which also topped my favorites:

We visited the nearby island of Caye Caulker.  What I imagined that San Pedro, the main town, of Ambergris Caye may have looked like fifteen to twenty years ago.  Peaceful, with less stores and restaurants lining a single dirt road:

We walked along the beach on our last day, soaking up the ambience.  I was reenergized and able to return to real life, knowing I had these images to conjure up when I need to catch my breath:

Images via Travelmoon


  1. First you look fantastic!! Hope you are feeling well too. Great looking couple! These pics are so professional....are you a photographer? Well done, and so beautiful.

  2. What a a glorious holiday! You look great! I gotta say you got some fabulous pictures that you can blow up as cool art! Okay, I need a holiday now.

  3. I can not believe the colours in those first two images! Divine place. And you look wonderful, Kate! :)

  4. PS: Yes, those ostriches in the Norman Parkinson photo are real. The picture was taken in South Africa in 1951. Pretty amazing, right? :)

  5. your baby bump is so adorable!

  6. Hi Kate...I'm almost positive you're the Kate I knew in elementary/middle/high school. Your post brought back so many good memories of Belize! We ate at Elvi's Kitchen, too, and snorkeled at Shark Ray Alley. Where did you stay?

  7. Just came across your blog! So glad I did...For sure becoming a new follower and scrolling back for more great posts!

    P.S. Pinning these images into dream vaca's :)

  8. Just been catching up on your Belize photos. What an amazing place! In the process of pestering the bf to see if we can think about honeymooning there now (somehow I don't think he will protest)! Whereabouts did you stay on the island? Loving the little baby bump too!

  9. Meghan-Thanks! We stayed at the Coco Beach Resort, which we loved! I am planning on doing a whole post on it next week, so you will be able to see more :) It's a perfect honeymoon location (especially if you like to scuba dive), most people we met were on their honeymoon.

  10. These pictures look gorgeous, you guys have great photography skills! Love the pictures.

    And Kate, you look beautiful and very radiant. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip pictures with us!

    Have a lovely day!


  11. Please post some pictures of Coco Beach so everyone can see how beautiful it is. I'm so glad you both enjoyed staying there while on the island. We own Casita #1 - but it has been almost a year since we have been there. Next time you visit Belize, it will be the three of you!
    Best Wishes,
    Pam in Santa Cruz, CA

  12. You know what tastes really good. I kid you not. Shrimp with coconut oil.