The highlight of our first full day in Belize was snorkeling to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. Hol Chan is a Marine Reserve.
Then, finished off my breakfast with yogurt and a few handfuls of cereal. The boat for our snorkel trip picked us up right at the end of the hotel’s pier! It was so easy to just get ready, walk out and be picked up!
Including us there were only 5 people on the tour plus the guide. This made for a great trip. The guide was super attentive and everyone had fun!
On the way out to our first stop my bathing suit top BROKE! One of the ladies on the trip used my neck strap to tie it behind my back and I wore it as a tube top. I am so grateful to her, I was about to freak out!Highlight #2 of the trip – Lunch. I ordered a Lobster Salad and it was the best lobster ever!!!! The salad was packed with so much lobster – it was amazing. I actually only really love 2 kinds of seafood – salmon and lobster. This made my day. And I got an order of coconut rice and beans on the side. It was good, but disappointing since I was expecting it to taste like coconut – it doesn’t. It tastes like rice and beans.
We order a “Horny Monkey” to share. Basically, every place has their version of this drink. Last night it was called a “Dirty Banana”. It’s Banana, Kailua, Bailey, Chocolate and heaven…
Lunch dessert? I think it’s kinda weird to order dessert with lunch, but I wasn’t going to say anything when Ben suggested it. Coconut Pie served warm. I’m not normally big on coconut unless it’s in Pina Colada, but this was good!
After an afternoon nap I snacked on Sun Chips and Uvas (no pic)
Dinner - I wasn’t hungry for dinner given all the Sun Chip and grapes I ate, but Ben was and I figured I should eat something too. Do you go to restaurants and not order anything?? I should have just gotten a fancy drink or dessert…
We walked up the beach into San Pedro, the main town on the island. It was a very nice and breezy walk up the beach.
We drank too many fruity/high calorie/sugary drinks today. Another one with dinner that I didn’t get a pic of…
We took a taxi back to our hotel since it was dark and had been a long day. When we got back we stopped at the beach bar for a drink. I let Ben go at it 80/20 style. I think my goal of 80% Healthy 20% Fun food is reasonable and something I can maintain, it’s just a matter of making it a part of my life right now. I also think sharing with Ben 80% Ben 20% Monica for indulgent foods is a good idea when I can do it too!
Greetings from Belize! See you later 🙂