We were looking for the perfect place to celebrate our 10th anniversary and we found it at The Cloisters. It was a private place to escape from our busy lives but convenient to all the wonderful sights of Belize.
We stayed in a one bedroom/ second floor, ocean front condo. Since we were in a corner unit, we had ocean views from nearly every window. (There was a banana tree outside the one window in the back.) The front of the property had a combination beach/ seawall area. Lounge chairs were available for guests and drooping coconut palms provided a shady spot to snooze.
We made our reservations directly with the owner/ builder who arranged our transportation to and from the airport. The staff was friendly and available to answer questions or assist with booking tours. Amenities included a full kitchen with plenty of pots, pans, dishes and utensils. We were surprised to find that the housekeeping staff even washed the dishes when we were out!
The Cloisters are only about a mile out of San Pedro town where there are many shops, restaurants and a lot of friendly people. Several restaurants are in walking distance of the condos. We enjoyed Sweet Basil, Beachin' Kitchen, and Papi's Diner. Golf carts and bikes are available to rent and water taxis will even stop at the dock next door. The first day, we rented a golf cart so we could get our groceries and explore North and South of our condo on Ambergris Caye. The next day we napped under the coconut trees in front of our condo. Then we walked into town for dinner. It was dark when we walked back and the stars were amazing. We took morning walks up the beach before breakfast and watched the iguanas playing in the underbrush.
During the week we went snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Park and Shark-Ray Alley where we were thrilled to find ourselves swimming with nurse sharks, stingrays and even a loggerhead turtle. We were also able to tour the Mayan ruins at Lamanai. The ruins were amazing and the guides were knowledgable about everything from history to wildlife and plant life.
The weather was beautiful all 7 days. Highs were between 85 and 90 but there was a constant breeze from the ocean that kept everything comfortable. Our only regret was that one week was not enough!
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