One of the things that we love the most about Belize is the all-star collection of local characters. Whether you have just arrived into the country and are taking one of the ‘puddle jumper’ planes on to the islands or the south, or if you are heading back home after your vacation, you cannot miss one of our favourite guys Eden Holland, AKA ‘Jet’, at the ‘world famous’ Jet’s Bar in the departure lounge at Belize International airport.
Jet is fond of the ladies and encourages everyone to have their picture taken with him behind the bar, as a means to get a hug and a squeeze. Standing at only 4 ft 8″ tall, he gets away with the kind of squeezes that most men would receive a slap for, or an angry confrontation from the husband or boyfriend. But not only is Jet a charmer with the ladies, he’s also a keen sales man. He’ll ask you what flight you are taking and will let you know when general boarding is actually happening, so you can maximise your spending time in his establishment.
The walls of the tiny hole in the wall bar are adorned with travel memorabilia and of course, countless pictures of himself with the ladies. The offerings are short but to the point – icy cold Belikin beer, delicious but deadly rum punch and hot dogs with all the trimmings. This legendary man and his little bar are also making headlines – recently awarded the accolade of being named one of the top 10 airport bars in the world by AOL Travel News, making it one not to be missed.
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