We love to travel, and often times picking the destination is the hardest part. There are so many places we would like to go and so many things that we would like to see, but we find sometimes when you have this view of the idyllic place in your head, it can become a pilgrimage. The biggest issue with that is that often those types of trips take more days then we have time for.
Belize wasn’t somewhere that we had researched, and we had a hard time finding anyone we knew that had been there before. We actually booked it on a whim. We have a WestJet MasterCard (not a sponsored post!) and each year we get a $99 companion flight, which means we pay the full fare for one ticket, and the second is only $99 (continental North America, it increases slightly for different destinations). Our companion voucher was expiring, therefore we had only 1 week to decide where we should go. After looking at our WestJet destinations, Belize kept jumping out at us. It met our criteria: warm, short travel time (winter layovers can be brutal with flight times!), and tropical drinks!
Where We Stayed
After researching the must go to spots in Belize, we settled on Caye Caulker. A small island whose motto is “Go Slow”. YES, please! After an incredibly busy summer season, we knew we just wanted to relax, and slow was the best pace for us.
I found Weezie’s Resort on Caye Caulker, a small boutique style hotel which is featured in many of the photos below, and we knew it would be the perfect home base for a week in the sun. It had beautiful pools, incredible flowering shrubs, and even a hotel dog named Max who would follow us into town.
Caye Caulker was less than 100km away from the largest barrier reef in the world, and the snorkelling was incredible. It was the perfect place to do as much, or as little, as you want. The bountiful fresh fruit made the perfect ingredients for blender cocktails with friends.
It was a bonus for me as I ended up meeting the owner of our hotel, and was able to do some work for him showcasing the beautiful resort. On my list of things I would love to do more of in the coming year!
Overall a great trip, and one we will remember for a long time!
The photos are a mix of digital and film, all captured in November 2018 on our trip to Caye Caulker.