Trip to Belize - Part 3
A pleasant & relaxing afternoon & evening ...
After a busy morning visiting the Copal development, the Residences, having a drive around the site of the Placencia International Airport and visiting Dave’s home we headed back to the resort to enjoy the rest of the day.
After popping to my room to freshen up and check my e-mails I went over to the restaurant for lunch.
It was such a beautiful day that I decided that I would sit out on the terrace overlooking the ocean.
One thing I have learned on my visits to Central America is patience. When at home we always seem to be in such a hurry to do everything. I took my seat outside on the terrace and after a few moments thought it would be a good idea (as no-one else sitting on the terrace!) to let the staff know that I was out there so I popped my head into the restaurant and ‘caught the waitresses eye’.
A few minutes later the ever smiling Jasmine came out with a menu and a glass of water for me. I ordered a glass of wineand had a look over the menu. While I waited and waited for Jasmine to return I sat quietly, relaxed and took it all in. I felt the the warm breeze that moved silently through the lush green vegetation that surrounds the terrace, the beautiful white sand beach, watched the small waves make their way on to the beach and the palm trees move gently in the breeze. I could hear the occasional sound of children along the beach playing in the sand and the distant music from the pool bar - nothing jarring or disturbing a perfect place to take a deep breath in and feel myself go ‘ahhhhhh’
I enjoyed my lunch in a very relaxed fashion ... enjoyed the salad and a decent cup of tea to finish my lunch. After lunch I walked back to my room via the beautiful white sand beach. I had a brief siesta after which I headed to the pool to relax now that the heat of the day had passed.
After making sure I was well ‘spf’d’ I went for a dip in the sparkling salt water pool. The pool at the Placencia resort is the 2nd largest salt water pool in Belize. It features several shallow areas that are ideal for children to splash around in, ceramic ‘beds’ for lounging in the water and steps down into the 4’ deep pool. There is a lovely swim up bar with stools for those who like to stay in the pool and have a drink. Unfortunately there were a few people who had obviously been sitting on the stools all afternoon and whose backs were the same colour as a cooked lobster - not good - think they will be sleeping on their stomachs!
(I took this video early one morning so as not to invade the privacy of other guests - hence very few people in the pool!)
I was chatting with several people in the pool - most of them were Canadians on vacation and obviously having a good time. I didn’t stay in the pool too long as being fair skinned it doesn’t take long for me to ‘fry’ besides ... it must be five o’clock somewhere.
I sat poolside for a while nursing a delicious Pina colada reading my book. As the sun started to make it’s way to the horizon I headed back to my room to get showered and changed for dinner - I had arranged to meet Wayne at 7.
We decided to sit at the bar for dinner - it was fun to interact with other people sitting there who like us were having dinner or just drinks before they headed off elsewhere for dinner. There are a variety of restaurants within a short drive of the hotel.
While sitting at the bar I had the opportunity to speak with a couple who travel down to the Placencia from Maine on a monthly basis (lucky people!) They have bought three suites! One three bedroom suite in Copal (on the ground floor facing the beach and the marina) and two - two bedroom suites to have as investment properties that they will rent out (through the property management company at The Placencia)
It was a perfect end to a great day - there was entertainment out on the pier under the Palapa however, I opted to head to my room to make a cup of tea, catch up on my e-mails and watch a bit of TV before going to bed.
I have to say I really like the suite accommodations at the Placencia, having a separate bedroom and living area meant I could set up a work area on the dining table and not have to juggle my laptop etc or sit on a bed trying to work.
More to come on my trip to Belize ....