In those 13 years, I became involved in the Real Estate marketing business, mostly as a byproduct of owning a place where people visited and became enamored in the beauty, but mostly in the lifestyle that comes with living in paradise.
Throughout those years, I have bought, subdivided a small parcel on the nearby Sittee River , selling all 10 of those lots in just a few years, located property for and helped with the planning and construction of the Longest Zip Line, build and sold 2 spec houses in the Hopkins Area, helped at least 25 people find their ideal piece of property to build retirement and seasonal homes, many of which are now vacation rentals, started 6 business and helped a dozen other folks start businesses inn Belize. I have also discouraged a few people from seeking to move here as I do not sugarcoat the experience, and frankly, you can't move away from yourself and your problems.
Fast forward now to August of 2017, and a deal went through to sell our 3 phased business, Beaches and Dreams Seafront Inn, LTD. Make no mistake, it was a hard thing to do, but it was also in the original plan to grow and sell the business while there was still much potential for growth in the area and we could get our price, but there was something that came with the sudden realization that I would be leaving what I believe to be one of the greatest stretches of Beach on the Belize mainland. It wasn't sellers remorse, it was movers remorse. We loved it here and it is still a great place to do business and any investment in Real Estate here is still a great payoff and will surely beat the S & P 500, so we did the only logical thing to do, we bought a property just 200 feet up the beach from Beaches and Dreams. This property is leased to a dive shop operation downstairs and has a 3 bedroom 3 bath home upstairs, is located in the hotel and commercial zone and, go figure, had room for a little restaurant downstairs next to the dive shop.
A view of False Sittee Point shows what a great piece of property lies in and around the Hopkins area. The Sittee River has great fishing, kayaking and even a bio-luminescent lagoon to visit at night.
We've got 2 national parks with in a 10 mile radius with an amazing 8 waterfalls for hiking, swimming and wild life viewing.