Thursday, April 17, 2014

Belize Romantic Vacation Get Away

Mediteribbean Seafood Stew, served with a romantic view....the only thing missing, is you.

Belize has long been known for its adventurous travel....Adrenalin charged Zip Lining, Waterfall Rappelling, Scuba Diving the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere and cave tubing underground in the Mayan gateway to the underworld land and just about any type of hiking you want. But Belize is also a fantastic romantic destination. Honeymoons, weddings and anniversaries are all a great reason for planning a trip to Belize. An all inclusive vacation to Belize encompassing just the right amount of adventure and romance, which of course includes intimate dining, are pretty easily attainable and can be customized to your interests. I recently had a couple married for 25 years coming for their anniversary. Both were avid birders and i was able to put together 10 perfect days that included 3 different types of birding days, romantic meals on our dock, a sunset river cruise / wine tasting and then to Anderson Lagoon to observe the phosphorescent plankton and some night birds as well. We added in a couples massage and a trip to the Mystical Xunantunich ruins coupled with all transports and meals which left a very stress free couple ecstatic and planning a return in 2015 already.

Beaches and Dreams is still that little intimate place where we as owners, interact with guests daily and the favorite part of my job is corresponding with people before the trip down to see just what it is that they want to achieve from the trip.

There is nothing like an 8 course tapas tasting dinner coupled with wine and served on our dock or a beach picnic with shrimp cocktail, smokey chicken pasta salad and crunchy sourdough bread to make memories that will last forever.

Just take a look at all of the fantastic things there are to do right from our centrally located little beach spot in Hopkins, Belize.

Your 10 day all inclusive Belize Romantic vacation:
Day one:
Transfer from Belize International Airport to Dangriga by plane (15 minute flight) and a half hour ride to Beaches and Dreams Seafront Inn for  welcoming cocktail and room sign in.

Dinner at the Barracuda Bar and Grill./  Mediteribbean Seafood Stew, all our fresh seafood served in a seafood, wine and tomato herb broth with linguini  marinara. Or  Tuscan Beef Tenderloin Bruchetta, 2 medallions of beef tenderloin with tuscan spice crust served over garlic Crostini and topped with ripe tomatoes and basil in olive oil, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes. You won't be able to choose any one of Angela's fabulous dessert so she will agree to make you a dessert sampler for 2.

Day 2...Decompress with a couples massage out on our deck. Hang out by the pool and have a lunch of Seafood salad and a glass of Pinot Grigio. Take a long walk on our perfect beach and browse a few gift shops. Back for another extraordinary dinner.

Day 3 Take a private boat with just you and a captain/ guide to explore the reef while snorkeling along the barrier islands. Enjoy a cozy picnic lunch in the sand at Bread  and Butter Caye and a little more snorkeling before returning and enjoying a little more beach time before your 8 course tapas tasting dock dinner.

Day 4 . Rise early to make the drive to the Ruins of Xunantunich where you will have a guided tour of the ruins, then lunch at one of the local hotspots and shop for Mayan carvings and handicrafts. Stop at the Blue Hole national park on the way home, getting back in time to shower and another award winning meal that Barracuda Bar and Grill

Day 5- Down day to explore the quaint village of Hopkins on bikes or kayak around the point of Sittee To see if you can spot some manatees. Visit some of the many local artisan shops in the village and have beer at the local watering holes. An early dinner and a champagne sunset cruise on the Sittee river, then spot crocodiles and night life by spot life as the nocturnal creatures awake for the evening.Cruise through the cut from the River to Anderson Lagoon to see the mysterious "Burn Water", a bio luminescent glow given off by plankton when they are disturbed. Back for dessert after the cruise and enjoy a glss of wine on our deck while you watch the moon over the waves abnd the whispering of the wind through the palms.

 Day 6-Culinary Day...You will leave at 10 am to visit Miss Emma's Farm for a fram tour that will show you more varieties of fruit in one location than anywhere in Belize. Miss Emma herself will show you her orchard and botanical gardens that are the envy of any gardener. she will personally explain the variety of fruits, many imported from her native Philippines, then make you an astounding lunch from her farm made products. Then on to visit a working Spice Farm and  you will excite the olfactory senses as you smell and taste an amazing varieties of native Belizean spices as well as Indian spices brought here by the East Indian developers of this property.  Back to the beach to enjoy the rest of the evening and a roof top 3rd story appetizer and wine tasting while we watch the sun set over the mystic Mayan Mountains and Victoria's Peak. Visit and enjoy each others company, then enjoy another fabulous gourmet feast.

Day 7-Open day to do as you wish or get caught up on some afternoon naps in the hammock. Go to the Marina and rent some kayaks to check out the Sittee river during the day if you like.

Day 8-Catamaran Sailing- we've signed you up for a full day trip to snorkel or just relax aboard the luxury Catamaran Utopia for a day of cruising, lunching and cocktailing. Another great meal and late night walk on the beach.

Day 9- A guided waterfall hike to one of the waterfalls at Cockscomb Basin jaguar preserve and ajungle picnic lunch followed by a leisurely half hour tube float while you cool off .Back for another best of Belize dinner at the Barracuda Bar and Grill and then maybe an evening swim.

Day 10- Start planning your return trip to Hopkins Belize, the perfect destination for a romantic'd better Belize it!

A sunset stroll on the beach in Hopkins , Belize