Absolute blog: September 2015


26 September 15
“Utter ‘Belize’ to anyone who’s travelled here and watch as a Cheshire Cat grin spreads across their face. It’s not just the bewildering Belize Barrier Reef — one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, running for 190 miles along the coast — and its gin-clear seas, where, on my first day, I snorkel alongside shivers of nurse sharks, giant stingrays, an aged duo of turtles and swarms of parrotfish.
It’s also the tangle of rainforest which smothers more than half of the central American country, the extraordinary Mayan ruins, the fresh barbecued lobster, and the laid-back lifestyle and joie de vivre that’s as heartwarming as the local’s chilli sauce I douse over every meal.
The only nation in Central America with English as the official language, it’s the Caribbean without the all-inclusives. And for those on the cayes — of which there are more than 200 — it’s all about the good life, from larks on the beach to the reef, rice ’n’ beans and rum. Plenty of rum.”

 Full article here.

AB was lucky enough to be able to work with Helen Warwick from National Geographic Traveller UK, to arrange her Belize travel itinerary where she stayed on Ambergris Caye, went sailing with Belize Luxury Sailing, visited Gaia Riverlodge and completed the adventure at the famous Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn.
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25 September 15

Marie Sharp’s Belizean hot sauces are in the bloodstream of every Belizean, are on every table in every restaurant and are products of national pride. We were excited to learn of the launch of the latest variant, ‘The Smoked Habanero’ which was officially debuted at the Agriculture and Trade Show in May. Owner Marie Sharp said she got a little inspiration from our commonwealth family, the Canadians…..

“The idea came about because my husband and I love to watch programmes from Canada about the people who live in the bush. We saw how they smoke fish, they smoke meat, they smoke everything; so we just sat there and my husband said, “How about if we smoke some habanero peppers?” I didn’t pay him any mind you know. He went ahead and he made our guys, in house, build a smokehouse; and they built a nice smoker and we started to smoke the habanero peppers. After he had the peppers smoked now he comes and say now you have to make the sauce.”



Marie Sharp – Owner, Marie Sharp

The result? The new hot sauce is a hands down winner and now the hottest sauce in the range, superseding “Comatose Level” and “No Wimps Allowed”. We love it! Read more here.


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25 September 15

Ditch the cold and the turkey and come to Belize for sunshine and lobster!  There are still some amazing deals to be snapped up, including:

10% off sailing with Belize Luxury Sailing! Now extended up until December 15th!

Sailing with Belize Luxury Sailing offers the amenities of an all inclusive luxury resort aboard your own private catamaran, tailored to your own personalised itinerary. Your charter includes captain, chef, excellent cuisine, standard open bar, cabins with private bathroom/shower, equipment for snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, wind gliding, fishing and much more.

Special offer is based on a minimum charter of 4 nights and a 4 person occupancy applies.


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Ambergris Cayes Beach

Head to the beach at Solaria and receive:

  • Stay 5 nights and receive a half day complimentary snorkel trip for your group to the world famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley
  •  Stay 7 nights and pay for 6
  •  Stay 14 nights and pay for 12

In addition, this bonus offer is now available for stays up to 19th December 2015!

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25 September 15

AB is very excited to launch its ‘Namaste Belize’ itinerary that combines yoga, sailing and adventure in the jungle, offering guests the best ways to connect with nature. Sailing in Belize is the ultimate way to witness the pristine waters, the unspoiled coastline and to explore the plethora of picture perfect islands from the Northern Cayes to the South. By being at sea, guests have the option to perform yoga on the bow of the boat, on deserted islands under thatched palapa shades, or to join classes at some of the more populated islands with others. Sailing is fully all inclusive of captain, chef, yoga instructor, all freshly prepared healthy meals and standard open bar.

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Staying at Hidden Valley allows the guests to practice yoga in unspoiled settings, surrounded by the pristine jungle of the mystic Mayan Mountains, offering the best way to connect with nature. This resort was specifically chosen for its spectacular location, enabling guests to practice outside, breath in the fresh air, hearing the birds sing, seeing the sunrise, rewarding you both physically and spiritually. Since they offer both dynamic and relaxing yoga sessions, it is ideal for people new to yoga or those more experienced.


Both Belize Luxury Sailing and Hidden Valley Inn have fantastic reputations for their culinary offerings, creativity, quality of ingredients and flexibility in accommodating dietary requirements. Both use locally sourced clean produce – fresh fish, locally reared meats and organic fruits and veggies from the farms in the Cayo district and from Hidden Valley’s on site farm.

yoga hidden valley

The itinerary includes a private yoga instructor for the duration of the trip, all accommodation, transfers, full board healthy meal plan, outlined excursions and all taxes and service charge.

Hopkins Bay Resort

23 September 15

Another wonderful review about Hopkins Bay Resort, by Luxury Travel Diary. Check out their fantastic location and rooms here.

hopkins bay

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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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