Author - Megan Rodden

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Little Harvest Caye: Private Island Escape
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Life in the slow lane
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Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park
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New Offerings in Placencia for Kids
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Storm Prep underway in Placencia
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Quarantine Chronicles- Locked down again
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Build a business in Belize
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Sharks, Rays, Turtles…oh, my! Snorkeling Gladden Split Marine Reserve
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Belize Private Island Retreat- Ray Caye Weekend
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South Africans in Belize

Little Harvest Caye: Private Island Escape

Barely more than a stone’s throw from Placencia Pointe, Little Harvest Caye gives visitors both the exclusivity of a private island retreat AND the easy opportunity to mix in with village life and explore mainland Belize. 5 luxury cottages surround a small courtyard on one side and face unobstructed sea views on the other side.

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Life in the slow lane

A down right sedate September is coming to a close. This month typically would have been filled with celebrations and parades and dancing in the streets

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Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park

About an hour drive from Placencia Village, off the Southern Highway past Hopkins, is Mayflower Bocawina National Park.  Many visitors come to the park on adventure tours for Zip Lining or Waterfall Rappelling (remember I wrote about the rappelling here?) but if you’re looking for a nearly free, self-guided day trip I recommend one of the beautiful hikes here.  Don’t be afraid to get a little hot and dirty.  Pay the park fee ($10 bzd for foreign guests, $2 for local visitors), bring a picnic lunch and extra…

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New Offerings in Placencia for Kids

Placencia is paradise for young kids. Placid, tepid, clear water surround a pint-sized hamlet that is easily navigated on foot or by bicycle. Now there are 3 fresh and exciting offerings in the village

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Storm Prep underway in Placencia

Hurricane season in the Caribbean runs June through November but things really seem to get hot in August and September. The vast majority of times though, Belize seems to be blessed! We’re almost always spared foul weather

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Quarantine Chronicles- Locked down again

As Belize rides it’s second wave- really, we could argue this is the first wave because the original “outbreak” was hardly a wave, barely even a ripple- of Covid community spread, the GOB has announced the return of strict measures to attempt to squash infection rates.  What began a little more than a week ago with localized lockdowns in areas with identified cases has today been instituted nationwide.  Restaurants and bars are closed for 2 weeks (allowing takeout and delivery only), church services and events are canceled, gatherings…

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Build a business in Belize

Belize is booming! Both as a vacation destination and as a haven for retirees seeking to spend their golden years in a warm climate with a relatively low cost of living. But not everyone who wishes to move here can afford a perpetual vacation; not all of us are retirement-ready, what then? How easy is it to make a living here? The answer might surprise you! It’s not all that difficult to build a business in Belize.

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Belize Private Island Retreat- Ray Caye Weekend

Take a break from the “real world” on a private island surrounded by magnificent coral reef and tepid turquoise sea. Can you imagine a better place to self-isolate than a boutique luxury resort on a wee island a stone throw from Belize’s beautiful barrier reef?

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South Africans in Belize

There are a surprising number of South Africans living in Belize.  At least, I am surprised by the (growing) amount.  I don’t think I’d ever met a South African before Belize but now my best friend is one. The Placencia Beach Club held, last night, what I believe was their best attended theme dinners yet.  A collaboration with our friend, Dean Uren, GM and former executive chef at Itz’ana Resort and Residences.  (Yeah, you guessed it- he’s South African.   He’s also Julia’s husband)  The menu featured all the…

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© 2014 Megan Rodden and Phil Nagengast.