I need to give big ups to the great people, service, restaurants in San Pedro. After spending a few days in San Ignacio/Santa Elena, my friend karen and I drove back to the airport after making a stop by the belize zoo. Waiting on the puddle jumper we met a newlywed couple from Michigan at the airport who were staying at the palms. We laughed as they asked about the palms and how the weather will be. They must have noticed the glazed look on our faces and asked if we'd been here before. All I could do was nod and smile. Well I have to say, I did enjoy the mainland side of our trip, especially our hotel at Cahal Pech (waking up to the fog rolling in, birdwatching and even the roosters crowing was nice) but I was jumping out of my skin to get back to San Pedro. It was Sunday afternoon and I wanted to get to B.C.'s for some seafood. So, I'll make a long story longer and give some highlights:
BC's - This should be everybody's first stop upon arrival (but get there early on Sunday). They make you feel great. We arrived too late for lobster so all that was left was ribs and shrimp. We got a margarita to go with it and wow, mission accomplished. What is the name of the hostess there. Is it Charlene. What a nice lady. Thought I saw Mobunny go by but wasn't sure.
Banyan Bay - Wow, this place is froo froo and we just loved it. After a rustic stay on the Mainland, this is just what we needed. We each had our own b.r. and bath, a balcony and jacuzzi. The beach is raked and they even have an area you can snorkel from. Abfab!!!!!!
Massage - aaaaaah - Master heung (sp) is the man to see - this is not a massage but a "treatment". Karen went back on the day we were leaving.
Food - The yum yum awards go to Cocina Carumba (lobster and fish), Rubies (those breakfast thingies, plus the locals go here too, which is a good sign), jambel jerks (fish and lobster), Banyan Bays restaurant (lobster omelot), BC's (Ribs and shrimp plus the great atmosphere, Manelli's ice cream (coconut). Regrets for a host of others that i just couldn't get to.
Nightlife - Finally I got my reggae on with the Punta Boys - all is right with the world.
Exploring - North side, South side, All sides - its all good. The palapa bar is a nice rest stop on the way and they make good smoothies too..
Monchos golfcarts - It was cheap, they delivered to our hotel and the one time we did have trouble with it (stopped right in the middle of me turning around), this guy comes out of nowhere, says he works for monchos, calls for a swap and 5 minutes later we're on our way. No problems, mon.
Snorkel - yes, the sharks are back at shark ray alley and the sting rays are plentyful (I finally got to feel the underside of one). and the snorkeling from the beach at banyan bay (unbelievable).
Time to go - Had a good laugh with Jet at the airport. My son's name is Jett and he asked me if I named my son after him (lol). Jet drew me a picture on one of his coasters and we hugged goodbye. A fitting ending to a lovely trip.
Regrets/Next time - Still didn't get to Caye Cauker, snorkel at Tres Coco/mexico rocks, look for boarders, parasail, another session w/master Heung, stay longer.
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