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Secret Vacation = La Isla Bonita!!!

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#1 Jenn

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    Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:22 PM

    So as some of you may remember, my DH took me on a secret vacation for my b-day! I had no clue where we were going, and honestly, until we got there he wouldn't tell me all the details. So-oo... his big surprise was La Isla Bonita - aka Ambergris Caye, Belize!

    We stayed at Belizean Shores, which is on the north end of Ambergris Caye. Its quite a trip to get there, but once you're there, it is gorgeous! We actually took 3 planes, getting progressively smaller to reach the island, and then a boat ride to the hotel. The final 15 minute flight was on a little Cessna from Belize City to San Pedro!

    Our room was actually a condo, so we had a full kitchen with pots/pans/etc, and DH had used a company on the island to actually stock our kitchen with beer, champagne, snacks, etc! If we were staying longer, we could've actually had food for the whole trip brought to our room before we got there, which was very cool. I don't love cooking on vacation, but Ambergris Caye is expensive for restaurants. Besides, the maid came everyday and did our dishes, so you get to cook without the cleanup! In San Pedro, the only town on the island, you can find inexpensive local food. But up by our resort, the only restaurants were at hotels, and they charged a premium.

    The hotel has a beautiful pool, pool bar, and a restaurant. Food was good, but we only ate 2 meals at our hotel (lots of places to try!). The hotel's pier has a scuba shop on it, which was awesome. They also arrange mainland activities and fishing trips, but Belize is known for its amazing coral reef. It was fantastic to be able to walk out every morning and just hop onto the boat to go diving! We did 6 dives, a snorkel trip, and a trip to the Mayan Ruins and Belize Zoo while we were there. It was an incredible vacation!!!

    Ok... time for pics :)

    Slideshow of Belize - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

    #2 Jenn

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      Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:29 PM

      Originally Posted by TA Maureen
      That sounds like an awesome trip, Jenn! I was wondering where you went. I would have never guessed Belize.
      Yeah, me neither. All the clues were to throw me off, though I was just excited to be going on vacation and really wasn't trying to figure our where. It was a really fantastic trip!

      #3 alex

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        Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:34 PM

        Wow, what an amazing destination! High five to your DH for chosing such a cool place!!!!

        Do the clues make sense now that you look back at them?

        #4 Jenn

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          Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:42 PM

          Originally Posted by xandrafaye
          Do the clues make sense now that you look back at them?
          Nope... only the three planes and scuba. I think DH was bored at work and just finding random pics to send me. It was a fun distraction though...

          #5 beachbride08

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            Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:47 PM

            What a great surprise!

            #6 msjcastillo

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              Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:17 PM

              Congratulations and THANK YOU for sharing the images of your vacation! We are looking to honeymoon in Ambergis Caye, did you use a travel agent to get to your location?

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