We departed Gulfport early in the AM and flew to Houston. We had a couple of hour layover in Houston before departing for Belize. The flight to Belize was about three hours long. We got a good look at the water as we landed in Belize City and we could tell it was clear and pretty.
We had to take about a twenty minute taxi ride to the dock where we boarded a boat taxi for a two hour ride to San Pedro. When we got to San Pedro, we boarded a second boat that was there to take us to the condo we were staying at. WOW, two plane rides, one taxi ride and two boat rides just to get where we are going. We really got away on this trip. We could have taken a plane from Belize City to San Pedro but I am glad we didn't. The boat ride was a two hour tour of the area for us and it is beautiful.
We got to the Belizean Shores Resort and got settled into our condo. We spent a little time in the pool and had dinner at the resorts resaurant before turning in from a long day of travel.
We stayed busy everyday. We took a day trip on a catamaran. We took a day trip fishing, snorkeling, gathering conk, and barbeque what we caught and gathered. We spent one day diving and snorkeling. We spent a day kayaking and snorkeling. We ate at several different places on the island.
The second largest reef system in the world is about 100 yards off the beach. We spent a lot of time diving and snorkeling on this beautiful reef system.
There are no cars on the island. People just walk or ride bikes. Occasionally you will see a motorcycle or golfcart. It was so nice. We enjoyed the really laid back lifestyle. No shoes!! I love to go without shoes and I did it for the entire time.
We made some new friends on day two while on the catamaran. They were from Texas and Colorado. They were so much fun. We spent the rest of the week doing things together. One of them owns a condo at Belizean Shores. We have promised to come back next year the same time they do. This is one promise I am definitely going to keep.
I could go on and on about the things we did and how much fun it was but I'm not. I will say, the time went by too fast and we hated to leave. I can't wait to go back and we plan to make a purchase down there after we retire.