The tender bobbed in and out of the water as I stepped off of the hour lengthy water-shuttle bringing us to the docks of San Pedro Belize.
Each locals and vacationers alike had chosen to take the shuttle out…nonetheless, we weren’t anticipating the waters to be as uneven as they had been once we first arrived in San Pedro.
Grateful to be on dry land, and placing the queasiness of being sea-sick apart, we took the 5-minute shuttle trip to our pre-arranged lodging by means of downtown San Pedro and made our solution to the resort that was organized again in my dwelling base of Denver, Colorado about 2 months previous to my go to.
As we dodged the mud puddles within the street and locals strolling across the quaint streets, we arrived at Xanadu Island Resort the place I used to be shortly greeted by a number of the friendliest employees I’ve seen together with a a lot wanted, and robust, glass of rum punch. Thus started a unbelievable begin to our keep…
Upon checking into the resort, the entrance desk agent guided me as much as the room. Because it seems, the photographs posted on their website gave the place completely no justice. This marked the very first level of the place I started to really feel for the nation’s motto: You higher belieze in Belize!
The room was situated on the second ground of a really distinctive, monolithic dome-shaped constructing. I discovered the buildings had been formed this fashion to assist deflect the excessive coastal winds that ceaselessly go to coastal cities alongside the Gulf of Mexico throughout hurricane season.
One other cool tidbit is that that is the one resort on the earth the place the rooms/buildings are formed this fashion – how cool!
Upon strolling into the loft suite, I shortly realized the photographs offered on Xanadu Island Resort’s web site gave the place little justice. Extraordinarily spacious and comfy, we had been supplied with a completely stocked kitchen, lovely lounge, and roomy downstairs bathtub.
Upstairs was a non-public mattress and a small overhang the place you would look into the dwelling house beneath, comfortably accommodated by two towel swans. A second bathtub was additionally situated right here that might show to avoid wasting me a journey of going downstairs for the midnight potty break.
Though the room was by far one of many nicest suites I’ve stayed in for fairly a while, my favourite a part of the room was positively the balcony.
The spacious deck wrapped across the entrance of your complete suite and offered a scenic overlook of the pool, backyard grounds, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Upon settling in for the subsequent couple of days throughout our keep, I explored the resort grounds in addition to San Pedro. My major purpose for visiting the island was to discover the Blue Gap in addition to different areas alongside the Caribbean Reef. Sadly, the climate was not fairly as cooperative so, this being this case, Xanadu provided a plethora of alternatives to maintain busy on website.
First off, the heated pool was a complete life-saver given the tropical storms bringing in chilly winds from the ocean. But when I didn’t really feel like going for a dip within the pool, we had loads of alternatives to discover the on-site wild hen sanctuary, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, bicycling alongside the seashore or, for a really small payment, take a dip out within the ocean and discover the reefs.
All in all, regardless of my run in with the tropical storms, I immensely loved my keep on the Xanadu Island Resort. I’m truly planning to go to them once more within the close to future and actually look ahead to seeing extra of what San Pedro has to supply whereas having fun with worldly first-class hospitality!
Have you ever ever stayed at an eco-friendly resort earlier than? The place did you go and what was your expertise like?