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Home away from home
February 2, 2012
It felt like home! Probably partly to do with the fact that the owners are my parents, but really it was great! It was our first visit since they moved there. Me and my husband and two kids, daughter age 8 and son age 13, had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas visit. The pool is awesome. The deepest, nicest, most fun pool around, plus it has a hot tub! Was nice on cooler nights and especially after climbing the double waterfall trail in the Coxcomb Wildlife Sanctuary. The waterfall and pool at the B&B are a lot easier to enjoy, too. They are so close to the beach, but we hardly ever wanted to leave the pool. The rooms are 5 Star luxery. The food is amazing. All the people are so nice (everyone there, not just my parents). Everyone who stayed there while we were there seemed to really love it. All the locals seem to like it there, too. Many people that came to the restaurant and bar (Joe's Place) came back night after night. My mom cooked most of the food, and my dad makes the bread and buns (Joe's buns are a hit there and a constant joke). Mostly it is food you would get in the US with touches of the local food. The fresh fruit and veggies are plentiful, varied, and taste great. The other restaurants in the area are within walking distance and very delicious also, but the best prices and service is at Joe's Place. Besides the Coxcomb Basin hike, we also went to the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, snorkling at the reef, and on the Monkey River Tour. I would like to go back to the Wildlife sanctuary and do some of the easier trails, the plane wreck, and the butterfly farm. Snorkling was the best. So many fish! We saw rays, too! The Mayan ruins were awesome! So green in the Jungle. It's a little scary climbing up, (especially in the rain on slippery rocks) but the view from the top takes your breath away! The ferry over there was neat, too. The monkey river tour was pretty neat, but it freaked my mom out a little. Ha Ha! She was a little afraid of the monkeys and the other guide was egging them on. it was so cool to be out there with them in their own environment. The trees and plants were cool, too. The boat ride there through the mangroves was full of bird watching and a few gators and iguanas. At the end we went over a manatee reserve, but we were not so lucky and did not see any. We did see some not too far out off the beach back by the B&B one day though. There is so much to do, but make sure you take time to just relax!!!!!
Cassie Reiterman, Springfield, IL