When you arrive at the dock, you are greeted with this view of the spacious but intimate resort:
I felt like I saw the same people the entire time, everyone was very friendly and even blissful, as there were many honeymooners enjoying the grounds.
The multiple expansive pools were the perfect place to lounge. The pools in front surrounded a hot tub and boasted views to the ocean. While the pool in back by the casitas, has a rock formation that you can jump from if you dare, and also houses a slide:
I always find a pool bar adds a great ambience to a locale. Nothing says tropical vacation like enjoying a fruity drink in or by the water.
The service was excellent. You never passed by any of the hotel staff who didn't meet you with a smile and a greeting. They cater to your every need: snorkeling, diving, or fishing trips; trips to the mainland of Belize; and excellent in-house spa services. We enjoyed a couple's Belizean massage in the comfort of our casita, that was so relaxing we wished we could bring the masseuses home with us. The room was spacious with a full kitchen, sitting room, and lots of Belizean wood:
The highlight of our hotel had to be that they happened to be filming the Bachelor at the resort. I am an avid but skeptical show viewer. Every new season I swear it off, but then get sucked in for some reason or another. This time, I will sure to be watching, as the cast and crew were swarming our hotel all week.
Just a few things we got to see: helicopters whirring over our head getting swooping shots of the surrounding location and hotel from a birds-eye view, fantasy dates on the hotel dock, multiple sightings of the Bachelor doing his obligatory shots: diving into the pool and pretending to walk out of his hotel room. Not to mention, the host, Chris Harrison, relaxing by the pool with his family. Here are my paparazzi attempts:
|Ben the Bachelor|
|Chris Harrison-The Host|
So like I said, I will certainly be watching, if not for the only reason being to re-live our stay at this beautiful location: