Black Orchid Resort
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This was my first trip to Belize. I made the trip with my mom and brother. Burrell Boom is a small village outside of Belize City, and is a great place to start. I stayed at Black Orchid Resort, which is right on a river bank, and close to lots of activities. While I was in Burrell Boom I visited Altun Ha and Lamanai ruins. Both were amazing! To …
... donation of better bait from friendly locals we were back on track. Perseverance paid off and we have photographic proof of JPs catch. This monster fish was duly returned to the water to fight another day. And so to our last supper. PC had carry out lobster! We reckon Caye Caulker is the only place in the world where you could do that and all for $BZ 25, $US 12.5 or about £9! The boys and I settled for fish and chips Belizean style - ...
What a day! 03.45 start to take part in the "sunrise tour" from the hotel into the jungle and the ruins. An unusual sight at 04.00. The hotel foyer was full of walkers all waiting patiently by candle light (Tikal Inn only has electricity for a few hours morning and evening) Off we set into the dark - a health and safety nightmare in the Uk; it just wouldn't happen. We made it to the top of Temple 4 and joined ...
... and then he cooked it as you liked! Tried the most delicious fish ever, coba, accompanied by lots of garlicky veg and a jug of rum punch... A similar day followed with more sun sand and sea! Adventure of the day involved a kayak round the island, in search of some elusive sea horses, to no avail, sadly! In the evening to our fav new place wish Willys.... Still chilled as ever, he made the four of us our own buffet... Lobster, tuna, random other fish and pork, such ...
... the seething mass of teeth, tails and fins raised to greet it mid air.
It was after this that Kevin calmly announced that we were getting into the water. Giddy with apprehension, I plunged off the back of the boat and paddled round to where Ish, another crew member, was trying to catch one. Not quite at that level of ease, I treaded water, keeping an eye trained on my companions and resisting the urge to squeal when one came ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility