Spent some much needed time at Ambergris Caye in Belize over winter break. I did absolutely nothing for 5 days, and when I say nothing I mean NOTHING. My mom and I had planned some activities here and there for when we arrived, but once we got into our room we didn’t leave. The entire beach and island are soothing and relaxing, and where we stayed made us really not want to leave.
The big-ticket item I look for when I travel is the vibe of the hotel/resort I’m staying at. For me, when I got to different countries and parts of the world, I like to see and feel the culture and architecture of those countries in my room. The Matachica resort, where we stayed, really exemplified that for me. I felt like I was really staying in Belize and not some fancy resort with modern white walls and white chairs. Which yes, it can be nice, but not what I’m looking for when I’m on vacation. It was perfect for a beach getaway.
However, there were some downsides to being on that island. Since Global warming, which is real, the seaweed from the ocean has started to float onto the beaches of Belize. Unfortunately, with the seaweed comes other organisms and life that is living in it, which dies once the seaweed has washed onto the shore. So when you’re walking around ether Ambergris Caye or Belize city, you now know what that horrible rotten egg smell is.
Double however! There is one beach that is not affected by the seaweed because it is on the other side of the Ambergris Caye island. It’s called the Secret (not so secret) Beach! Its the one beach that you can really swim in with clear waters and not be affected by the stench or discoloring waters from the seaweed. Great food, amazing drinks, and even better beaches. Laid out there all day!
I really enjoyed the places I went to in Belize, but there is still so much more I need to see! My next stop will be to check out the Jaguar reservation in northern Belize!!