Thursday, March 15, 2012

You better BELIZE it!

 Our view while on a private island in Belize.  White sand and turquoise water.

The beach on the island was full of gorgeous shells, corals, and other rustic sea elements.  I spent a good hour collecting shells and coral to sneak in my luggage back home. 

 A nearby uninhabited mangrove island.

 The view from our palapa.

 Palapa huts and palm trees.

The island.  There wasn't much to it.  Just pure island paradise.

 Leaving the island.  We were so sad to leave. 

The ship waiting off the coast of Belize.

Belize was good to us.  As we missed our first port of call, Costa Maya, due to high winds, we were EXTRA excited to get off the boat and explore a private island off the coast of Belize.  We were picked up by a ferry, right off of the boat, and jetted off to a private island.  There were about 40 other people on the island, soaking up the sun and relaxing on the white sand.  We had a palapa (palm hut) all to ourselves.  I spent about an hour searching for and collecting the most amazing corals and shells, that I successfully brought home for my collection.  I also made quite a few friends, you know me...Ms. Social butterfly :)   We ate a local lunch, enjoyed the local brews, and simply relaxed lazing the day away under the sun.  We love the island life!!