Absolute blog: January 2011

Beat the winter blues in Belize… and don't just take our word for it

25 January 11

Yahoo Travel picks Belize as one of the top 10 place on the planet to beat the winter blues… to read the full article click here

“This Central American up-and-comer – about the size of Massachusetts – is packed with potential. The tiny English-speaking country fronts the Caribbean Sea and offers sunny, warm weather all winter long and loads of adventuresome travel opportunities. Case in point: The longest continuous barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere borders the coast of Belize, making the waters here outstanding for snorkeling and diving. Offshore atolls and sandy reef shelves are home to baby sharks, massive stingrays, skinny eels, and lots of colorful marine life.

Inland, the Maya Mountains are swathed in thick rain forests with thousands of streams and rivers cascading down – ideal for jungle treks and nature tours. Also not far offshore are dozens of islands, called cayes, which make for great day trips or secluded stays; Ambergris Caye and Isla Bonita are among the most developed, boasting chic restaurants and resorts, while Caye Caulker remains more laid-back and remote. Nature buffs will also love the Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary – just a few miles east of Belize City – which protects over 9,000 acres of sea and mangrove; local guides bring visitors by boat to survey the abundant wildlife at one of the world’s top winter destinations.”


Beat the winter blues in Belize… and don’t just take our word for it

25 January 11

Yahoo Travel picks Belize as one of the top 10 place on the planet to beat the winter blues… to read the full article click here

“This Central American up-and-comer – about the size of Massachusetts – is packed with potential. The tiny English-speaking country fronts the Caribbean Sea and offers sunny, warm weather all winter long and loads of adventuresome travel opportunities. Case in point: The longest continuous barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere borders the coast of Belize, making the waters here outstanding for snorkeling and diving. Offshore atolls and sandy reef shelves are home to baby sharks, massive stingrays, skinny eels, and lots of colorful marine life.

Inland, the Maya Mountains are swathed in thick rain forests with thousands of streams and rivers cascading down – ideal for jungle treks and nature tours. Also not far offshore are dozens of islands, called cayes, which make for great day trips or secluded stays; Ambergris Caye and Isla Bonita are among the most developed, boasting chic restaurants and resorts, while Caye Caulker remains more laid-back and remote. Nature buffs will also love the Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary – just a few miles east of Belize City – which protects over 9,000 acres of sea and mangrove; local guides bring visitors by boat to survey the abundant wildlife at one of the world’s top winter destinations.”


17 January 11

Rachael Eteson has been on the island a couple of years now and knows everyone, where to dine and what to do. She organizes the stay so that we are taken care of from beginning to end. I truly believe that “service and attention” are Rachael’s middle name. Our group feels that this was one of the best vacations ever taken. When you take into consideration the location, the villa, food, weather, staff, the people of Belize, how well we were treated we give it an A+. We will be back!

Magda Badrena, Puerto Rico, who stayed at Solaria on Ambergris Caye

Febuary Feel Good

7 January 11

For those of us who can’t make it to the sunny, restorative and, frankly, life enhancing climes of Belize this winter, we can make ourselves feel good by attending the Annual Liberty Feelgood Ball in London’s Park Lane Ballroom.  AB are big supporters of Liberty Children’s Home and are happy to take up any excuse to roll up our sleeves, don some busting shoulder pads and groove the night away to some 80s favourites.

There’ll be great auction, including a week at our very own Solaria I, so do come along if you can.   Tickets are available here.  AB hopes to see you there.

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Whether you want an action packed agenda in the water and the jungle, or simply spend some quality time in a hammock, Belize has something for all tastes and tempos.

Map of Belize, showing our 4 main regions
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