the beach and overwater cabana in belize

Best. Compliment. Ever.

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When Christina and Doug came back from their honeymoon to Belize, I was thrilled to hear that they had such a wonderful trip, and grateful that they took the time to send me such great, detailed feedback about the resort, the tours and the local restaurants. But what really made my day was the quote below.  Because that’s what I try to do for every honeymoon couple….I want to bring to life the picture that’s in their mind!

Hi Ann,

You did an AWESOME job finding us exactly the honeymoon we wanted!  Placencia had the perfect combination of relaxation, adventure, and local soul that we wanted.  It was as if you knew exactly the place in our imaginations!

 

 

a hotel right on the water in Belize

A few specifics:

  • Roberts Grove was great-the staff was friendly, the amenities were good (kayaks/bikes/pools were awesome), and they offered convenient tours right from the resort!  The location was a bit outside the village but that was okay because it made for a quieter spot and it was a short bike ride in.
  • The tours were all incredible-we did a Monkey River Tour, snorkeling in the Silk Caye, and a Mayan Ruin/Cave Swimming Tour.  The cave swimming was our favorite-it truly was a once in a lifetime experience!  I will say that the Mayan Ruin Tour was a bit underwhelming (but informative), so it was really nice that it was paired with the adventurous cave swimming!  The food on that tour was also THE BEST!  We ate at a place called Coleman’s Cafe-quite a drive from the resort but close to the cave and worth it!  It was great that all of the tours had very knowledgeable local tour guides and included food from nearby.  We didn’t do the Jaguar Reserve Tour, but everyone we talked to said that was underwhelming and didn’t see jaguars (so maybe not a draw for jaguar fanatics?).
  • All of the food we ate was phenomenal- Habenero (at Roberts Grove) was a favorite, as was Vern’s Kitchen in Seine Bight (a 10 minute walk from the resort), Rumfish y Vino in the village for a fancy place, and Omar’s for local creole food.  There’s also an AWESOME gelato place right next to Rumfish y Vino called tutti frutti – people (including us) love it! CanAm Cafe is also a local coffee shop (2 minutes walking from the resort) that we tried on the last day, and we were so sad we waited until then!  They were so friendly and the coffee was delicious!
  • The small plane ride from Belize City to Placencia was also super cool-definitely a good start and end to the trip for the adventurous types!

cascades emerging from the jungle on a honeymoon hike in Belize

sunset on the beach with a cabana pier on honeymoon in Belize

I hope all of that isn’t totally overwhelming, but once I started writing, I just couldn’t stop-we loved the place-the people are wonderful, everything was just great.

Gratefully,

Christina and Doug

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You provided excellent guidance for us. I appreciated that you really had us think about what was most important to us when we were selecting the right cruise – and not to totally focus on what other people had to say. THANK YOU for helping to make this a memorable trip for our family! It really was a trip of a lifetime!

Clare and Mark (family cruise to Alaska)

The level of service we experienced was out of this world (and we did NOT make it easy on Ann). We weren’t quite sure where we wanted to go, when we would be able to go, or what “vibe” we were going for. After asking us some key questions (what we liked, didn’t like, why, etc.) Ann helped us narrow down our trip details and planned the honeymoon of our dreams. She helped book some of our excursions, answered some emergency questions while abroad and was always available/willing to help. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be using anyone else for future travel planning – Ann is a rockstar!

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