From afar the designated bird sanctuary of Man-O-War Caye looks like any other tiny mangrove island, but as you journey closer to shore the frenzy of activity becomes apparent, with birds soaring in the sky above in every direction… and the guys strutting their stuff (or inflating their red gular pouches) for the ladies during breeding season.
Man-O-War Caye lies around 70 miles south of Belize City close to South Water Caye. The 3 different types of mangrove vegetation provide a perfect sanctuary to a variety of indigenous bird species, including Pelicans, Brown Booby birds, and the Magnificent Frigate birds (also known as Man-O-War birds). Here is our pick of pictures….
From the lush jungle terrain of the Cayo District to postcard perfect private islands, there are some very special places in Belize to enjoy that perfect sundowner , but we think that the prize goes to Azul Resort and Rojo Lounge on the exclusive north beach area of Ambergris Caye. With a legendary drink list (the key lime pie martini is to die for), delectable tropical lounge cuisine, fun and friendly staff and 400 feet of perfect white beachfront, the is the ultimate slice of paradise.
The picture was taken on the evening of the recent full moon courtesy of our friends from Belize Luxury Sailing.
For more information about the resort view our accommodation page here.
Every July on Ambergris Caye we look forward to witnessing the passage of the migrating hermit crabs. For some reason they particularly like to visit our friends at Rojo Lounge and Azul Resort and nowhere on the island has the phenomenon been seen in such concentration. AB will be heading there tonight for hermit crab races and for some of Chef Jeff’s divine crab bisque (ssh!)
Photos courtesy of Rojo Lounge and Azul Resort
Everyone loves a beautiful sunrise or sunset, so we’re laying down the gauntlet to you, friends of Absolute Belize, to send us your best Belizean shots. The winner will be announced and featured on our website home page. Post entries directly on our facebook page or send them to us at email@example.com. AB’s photo was taken at Laughing Bird Caye whilst sailing with Belize Luxury Sailing on The Doris. Can you beat that?