Absolute blog: September 2011

29 September 11

When I think of Absolute Belize, I think of an Oscar Wilde saying: “I have a simple taste, only the best”. I think that is what separates this organization from others. I am an owner of one of the properties they represent and I insist on everything being “simply the best”. These folks share my philosophy and in fact are emblematic of it. In all my dealings with them they have been professional, honest, caring and concerned not only with the big picture but with the details that usually define an experience. If you are looking for luxury, elegance, and superb service you can rely on them as well as they properties they represent as being the best of the best.

M Smith, Florida, USA

A happy hello or a fun farewell

28 September 11

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.

Fiesta forever!

10 September 11

Belize is a nation that loves to party and the next party starts today…. for 11 whole days.
September 10th is St. Georges Caye Day, marking the defeat of the Spanish navy in 1798 by a heroic crew of British settlers, buccaneers and liberated slaves at the tiny island of St Georges Caye. Twenty minutes by boat from Belize City, the Caye is steeped in history as it was the first capital of the British settlement. The party runs almost right through to the country’s official Independence Day on 21st September, honouring the independence from Great Britain in 1981. Being the county’s 30th birthday, the flags will be proudly flying and the party will be one not to be missed.

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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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