Absolute blog: June 2014

Belize is getting closer to you!

25 June 14
“On Monday, June 16, 2014, United Airlines announced its new non-stop Saturday service between Chicago, Illinois and Belize City, Belize beginning December, 20, 2014.

United Airlines plans to have this seasonal service from Chicago O’Hare to Belize City which would begin December 20 and run through early May. Pending government approval, United plans Saturday-only service. The airline already flies to Belize from Houston and Newark Liberty.

As of December 2014, Belize will have nonstop service from Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, California, Dallas, Charlotte, Newark, Chicago and San Salvador.”



25 June 14

Gaia Riverlodge, AB’s favourite jungle retreat, has just announced a steal of a summer offer:  “Stay for four nights, pay for three”, where guests receive a complimentary fourth night in the same room category when you book for three nights. This special offer also includes complimentary full breakfast daily. Offer valid for dates of up to October 31st 2014.


Set high above towering waterfalls and natural swimming pools, Gaia Riverlodges magical location makes it the perfect base to rejuvenate, enjoy nature and explore the spectacular surroundings. Visit Mayan temples, canoe through ancient caves, ride horses through the jungle, or relax in the lodge and soak up the lush vistas.




25 June 14


The opening of lobster season on June 14th saw the streets of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye bustling with lobster themed events and celebrations, culminating in the annual block party in Central Park. This year, we decided to showcase our favourite restaurants across the island and highlight their culinary lobster creations.


Rojo Beach Bar’s lobster pizza

Chef Jeff’s ‘tropical lounge cuisine’ is some of the best in Belize and the reason for their ‘Fodor’s Choice’ award for 8 years running. The lobster pizza is married with a chevre white sauce, house cured bacon, caramelized red onions and confit garlic. It seriously does not get better!


Portofino’s lobster bisque

Decadence personified, Portofino’s lobster bisque is a rich shellfish broth laced with cream, cognac and served with plump chunks of delicious lobster. Enjoyed with ocean views from their al fresco restaurant, this has to be one of the most romantic experiences in Belize.


Blue Water Grill’s butter poached lobster

Blue Water Grill, located besides the ocean in San Pedro town, features daily changing specials, along with a comprehensive menu of favourites. The butter poached lobster, with roasted corn, fresh plums, organic greens and a creamed corn, avocado plum vinaigrette received a large following and we hope it makes it back to the menu soon.



Give Thanks

25 June 14
With abundant lobster dinners, warm weather and myriad activities and adventures, Belize is the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Bringing a group? Renting a private villa gives you that home from home experience, with the benefits of concierge and management services to ensure all the details are taken care of.


Some of our favourite private villas, perfect for families and groups of friends are:

Solaria Villas, with towering hardwood structures and commanding views of the barrier reef


La Perla, a bohemian collection of luxurious villas



The Villas at Azul, with floor to ceiling windows, fine finishes, roof top hot tubs and full resort services.



The World’s Most Amazing Beaches

18 June 14
‘Described as “one of the four must-dive locations on this blue planet” by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, more than 200 small islands and lots of crystal-clear waters.

Experience this aquatic wonderland with a scuba adventure or a kayaking trip. Sink your toes into the white sand of seaside towns like Hopkins Village, San Pedro and Placencia, or reserve a private island for the day.’ Bridal Guide


Hit list

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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