Happy Holidays wishing everyone a safe and fun St Georges Caye day.
This year I am celebrating a quiet day at home and enjoyed a very brief rain shower this morning.
This time last year I was celebrating the well known September 1oth holiday and 50 trips around the sun in style. I decided to use luxurious, peaceful adventurous and clever for travel adjective goals. I hit the mark with a 5-star Jungle Canopy View Tree House. Low season is a great time to score off-season accommodation deals in Belize and I got this one for about half the price, 1/4 actually (very clever 😀 ) always cheaper to travel with a friend. JK and I also got a deal on our meals for the entire stay, I love dining at Caves Branch as you never know who you will sit next too. We met plenty of great people over the course of our 4 days there.
It was an adventure just getting to and from our room alone, there is nothing like being 200 feet above the jungle canopy and we definitely got our daily cardio going back and forth to the dining hall. Aside from the people and the buffet, I loved watching a daily aerial acrobatics butterfly show and patiently waited for them to take a rest break so I could catch a few still shots.
I wanted to go enjoy night time in the jungle up close and personal, my friend, who is a bit of a self-proclaimed princess, declined. Since it was my big 50, I decided to make my nighttime walk a disco party forgoing my transistor radio and enjoying the symphony of bugs as my soundtrack. It was thrilling and a bit creepy at times but overall, I greatly enjoyed playing with my disco flashlight and making artsy patterns on the leaves and occasionally catching sight of the wildlife around me. If you like the thought of a night jungle tour then click through to see some cool wildlife from the official one, previous time I stayed at Caves Branch with my friend Aimee.
Half price luxury comes with all the full price benefits. Here are a few of the great towel art sculptures that were placed on our beds daily. My Favorite is still the crocodile that was on my bed when Aimee and I stayed at Caves Branch in a ground floor cabana. These ones are still worthy of admiration.
Of course, the rest of our room was absolutely gorgeous and could have comfortably slept a few more – perfect for family vacations with a bunk bed. I especially loved the view from the rooftop deck and outdoor shower which was perfect as my friend didn’t, so I did not have to share. 😀 Room shots courtesy of Caves Branch, the outdoor shower was from a pic I took. The mountain view from the upper deck was fabulous. I could not get enough of the fact that we were above tree height in some spots.
A few more random pics of things I loved about Caves Branch that trip including amazing nature and a fantastic horticultural tour with well-known botanist Ella Barron, the pool, a delicious cheese plate, and a custom-made birthday cake.
You still have time until November to source out offseason resort specials and start looking for a flight. Flight finder deals can be found at the following three options: Skyscanner, Google Flights, and Momondo.
Another great app travelers will enjoy, a handy Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport Arrivals Tracker. Click on a listed flight and you will get great up to date information on the scheduled and estimated time of arrival among other useful things. Since we live in a smartphone generation, you can also get FlightStats App on Google Play or Itunes.