I have one of the newer houses on the north island and built with the hope that it would stay as isolated as it is.
That's what I would hope for in your shoes, but no matter where you are whether it's Connecticut or Belize, things are bound to change. Sorry if that sounds doom-and-gloom --- I'm not looking to spoil anyone's good time.
I guess in five years it will be different,or at least that is what I was told-in 1995.
I've spoken to a few different BEL people (via email) and they've all given me the same answer, so far as electricity goes. It appears that Ron's going to have another option besides solar and wind fairly soon. It's my first time interacting with BEL so I'm not sure how reliable they can be when it comes to following through with their schedule.
As far as goals, at the time I build I do want that property to enjoy a proximity to the conveniences that the South island enjoys currently, which is why I was curious about prospects of future development on the North side. I am a professional artist, but I don't plan to do work in Belize unless the Belizean mail system is super reliable (especially internationally, this is essential to my operation here in the States). If you guys have any thoughts on that, I'm really curious about that.
I can easily put myself in Ron's shoes, enjoying the seclusion and rustic lifestyle, but I was hoping to secure a lot now at an attractive price, then build years down the road when things are getting a little more busy. I realize that could happen with the introduction of X+Y+Z or any combination thereof, but as you guys said, who knows when that'll be?
Your warnings about boat travel in rough conditions are definitely noted. Not something I want to do battle with. I am guessing that no matter how much development we see on the North side during our lifetime, travel will always be done via boat (no artificial bridge or anything). The frequency of boat travel between the islands could only be diminished if a significant commercial infrastructure were developed on the North island and it became less dependent on the South island for products and services. And that day just seems very far away in my mind.
I haven't cast aside the possibility of finding a nice lot on the South island either, so I'm sponging up all the info I can. Really nice of you guys to take the time to chime in. I've read the last three years of posts in the Caye Caulker section and having been there, the information here is like completing a puzzle that was missing pieces. Things I experienced there make more sense when you guys are here to fill in the blanks.
Enjoy your Halloween!