First things first: We had the best wedding ever!!!! Photos will take several weeks to compile, however, so in the meantime, be content with luscious photos from our 2-week Belize Honeymoon.
And please don’t demand (as several well-meaning souls have already) that I stop writing during my Honeymoon. If I hated writing, I would stop, but our Honeymoon philosophy is that of Cartman from South Park, “I do what I want!” and writing gives me great joy.
So trust, dear readers, that we are fully taking advantage of all that Belize has to offer, AND reveling in a few hours each day of online work (on our private balcony gazing out across the infinity pool to the azure ocean). Ok? Ok.
Here are the 3 distinct parts of our Honeymoon you can look forward to reading about:
For the first third, we are on the stunning island of Ambergris Caye and are graciously hosted in one of the most beautiful hotels of Belize in San Pedro. We shall be snorkeling on a day-long boat expedition, strolling through the bustling town, and eating heartily. Mmm.
Next, we head into the lush green interior of the country, San Ignacio, where we are hosted by a luxury resort in Belize’s jungle known for its decor, cuisine, and expeditions to the many surrounding Mayan ruins. Thrilling!
Finally, we head south to the miles-long peninsula of beaches at Placencia and stay at one of the top oceanfront villas in Belize. We anticipate ridiculously long, sandy beaches, seafood, and sights to swoon for. Yay!
Excited? We are, too, and we’re LOVING the sweet country of Belize so far.
So, how did we get to this first paradise island, Ambergris Caye?
It’s dramatic, people, dramatic: a VEEEERY SMALL PLANE over the Caribbean Sea!
This is a particularly fitting detail if you remember the crazy fourth date Colin took me on: a flying lesson on a terrifying 4-person plane.
Just like on our date, I was trembling like a palm frond in a tropical storm as we boarded the teensy plane.
The interior was so small that I couldn’t even sit next to my new husband (HUSBAND?!) on the mini plane, which was probably good for him because I have a tendency to squeeze his hand so hard that it bruises when I’m nervous.
But people, let me tell you: as the baby plane whirred its rotating propeller and miraculously lifted off the ground, the beauty took over all fear.
“It’s a tour unto itself!” cooed the lady sitting next to me.
“Mmmmm…” I agreed, heart fluttering with love for such a precious view.
As you gaze at these photos, perhaps you will agree.
Stay tuned for updates from Belize, and keep the suggestions and connections coming!
The author, Lillie Marshall, is 6-foot-tall National Board Certified Teacher of English, fitness fan, and mother of two who has been a public school educator since 2003. She launched Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog in 2009, and over 3.7 million readers have now visited this site. Lillie also runs TeachingTraveling.com and DrawingsOf.com. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media!