If you can believe the press releases and promoters, Belize soon will
be literally awash in new marinas:
- 250-slip marina opening this month at Sanctuary Belize
- 263-slip marina for "superyachts" at The Placencia, opening by
mid-2013 according to developer news releases
- 60-slip marina planned at Dreamscapes, opening date unstated
- Mayan Islands on a caye on the back side of Ambergris originally
claimed it would open a 400-slip "mega-yacht" marina, but those plans
are in limbo ... or is it gumbo-limbo?
- Punta Alegre (of which Orchid Bay is part) in Corozal District says
it plans a marina -- size or future opening date not stated
- a proposed marina at Cerros Sands on the Cerros
- an addition to the marina at Sittee River.
I'm not sure where all the boats are going to come from to fill those
marinas, but what do I know?
And, again if you can believe the developers and friends, sales are
going great at these developments:
- Dreamscapes claims to have sold "more than 300 lots" to date
- Phase 1 of Sanctuary Belize is sold out and Phase 2 is almost sold
out, according to statements by developers, and according to Live and
Invest Overseas newsletter 11 Sanctuary buyers "have already built
homes, and 14 others are in the process of building. The developer
expects another 45 owners to begin construction within the next six
- 40% of homesites at Orchid Bay in Corozal District have been sold,
according to real estate newsletters
by Lan Sluder
Comment by Ray Auxillou...
Behind Ambergris Caye yachts are constricted by draft maximum of 4 ft. High tide. Lots of shallow spots and channels no deeper than that and lot of area which is shallow. LIMESTONE shelf and caves below the hard cover. Most yachts would need 6 to 8 feet or even more. Not going to be possible to put mega yachts there.