My girlfriend and I have just returned from a 10-day stay in AC. Words cannot convey the spiritual experience we were lucky to capture on the island. I could write a book about our stay on this heavenly spot on God's Earth. The people of AC are a true gift from the Creator. They are the most friendly, beautiful people we have ever encountered. We got to know and hung out with MANY of the natives. I am sure that many of you already know the deep feelings we have for Belize, and it is entirely impossible to communicate the essence in words. As a matter of fact, my girlfriend and I will be married there next May. I would like to say thank you to a few of the natives and people living there:
-Rene with J & R Dive & Tours-you are the best! We LOVE you!
-Tony and Yvonne (the parasail guy)-thank you for a wonderful evening at your home. GO PARASAILING with Tony!!! He and is beautiful wife are THE BEST! The Space Shuttle was wild that night!
-Elton and The Punta Boys-this band is AWESOME!!! They are younger than The Punta Rebels and are up and coming. A must see! They will play at our wedding reception! The Friday night show at Mr. C's Sports Bar was over the top!
-Island Dog-thanks for the wonderful painting.
-Rip (Anthony Austin)-Our main Rasta Man-thank you so much for the beautiful carvings. Rip sets up in front of BC's. Go see his work. A must! Your son's soccer gear will be in the mail soon.
-All the wonderful staff of Ramon's especially Trevor and Jack! Y'all are great people!
-Nando at 92.3 Reef Radio High Tide Entertainment-keep cranking out the killer tunes!
There are many more but these were people we really got close to on our visit.
Hey Barefoot Skinny, I am sorry we didn't have the opportunity to see you. Tony said that we would have really gotten along and "The Punta Boys" respect you greatly!
Some of the restaurants we visited were (all are HIGHLY recommended!):
-Jambels Jerk Chicken (on the rooftop)
-Estel's By the Sea
I HIGHLY recommend Rene at J&R Dive & Tours. He took us cave tubing in the Cayo District on the mainland. It was a TRIP! My girl and I went out with him alone and spent the day swimming with sharks and sting-rays at Shark Ray Alley and seeing all the underwater beauty at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. He took us to Kitty's on a deserted part of the north end of the island and cooked us the best meal I have ever eaten! Huge chunks (steaks) of red snapper and lobster tails in fresh veggies. It was soooo savory! Then we went reef fishing! A day made in Heaven! Rene is a local, and his shop is not one of the larger ones. We spent two days visiting all of them, and he was our pick! I am sure all are wonderful, and you cannot go wrong. But from our experience, Rene is the most humble, coolest guy we have ever met. His phone number is 011-501-26-4075. His email is [email protected]
Please tell him Felicia and Craig said hello and that we are looking forward to him visiting us in Mississippi and taking him to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
If you are interested in finding out if The Punta Boys will be performing during your stay email Elton at [email protected]
You can email Rip, who happens to do absolutely gorgeous carvings at [email protected]
Just see Tony about parasailing when you get there. He is a TRIP!
If any of you are contemplating visiting AC, GO!!! If you have the spiritual attitiude, it will be the adventure of a lifetime! My one suggestion would be, "Don't groove the island, let the island groove you. Feel 'da rythmn and become one with it!" So will understand this, others will not.
If you aren't a diver, it's totally cool! We were more interested in becoming closer to the natives in a spiritual sense! Mission accomplished! All it takes is sitting down with these lovely people and letting them educate you on their culture.
If any of you have any specific questions, and would like to email me privately, send me a note at [email protected]
Again a SINCERE, heartful thank you to the beautiful people of Belize for an experience we will treasure deep in our souls for the rest of our exsistence! We will see all of you in May for the wedding!
If any of your are on the island, please print out and share this email with the people mentioned above. They do not check this board! Someone PLEASE do this for us!
Love and Peace to all!
Craig and Felicia