When traveling to Belize for the first time, I headed to Placencia and checked in to the Laru Beya Hotel. On assignment to explore the new cruise island destination of Harvest Caye, we spent two evenings on the mainland. My first evening, I enjoyed some time on the sands of the beach.
A walk on the soft sands among the palm trees was worth the visit and escape from winter weather. Additionally, I enjoyed the infinity pool, especially with a view of the moon in the twilight sky.
My first to Belize will not be my last. The small English speaking country in the midst of Central America definitely wet my appetite to explore more of country and also to refocus some of my travel dreams back to new places in the Americas. This trip is exactly why I made a new spot in the Americas my 2017 Bucket List dedication. I have much to see and explore in the “New World” and plan to do a little more this year, especially some of the beaches.
On my trip, I noticed the development of the area, but it still held much of the charm of an isolated destination. One spot, friends recommended was the eco-luxury getaway of the Turtle Inn. One evening we dined there for a most delicious meal coupled with quality wine. The Francis Coppola property is definitely worth the stop.
Stay adventurous, Craig
this post is part of the Beach Thursday Series, stay warm this winter exploring beaches from around the world. Also, I stayed at the hotel as a guest working on assignment from Porthole Cruise Magazine working in conjunction with Norwegian Cruise Line.