Monday, June 15, 2015

What's new at Caribbean Beach Cabanas!!!

The long break in blogs is due to friends' visits, weddings, being BUSY here, and I have been in the US for a lot of the last couple months, leaving my husband Dave in paradise to work :). Thanks to his efforts, there have been a lot of great changes to our place, and many of them are going to be very exciting for upcoming guests!!

One of the great changes....we just upgraded our wifi so that it is STRONG!! you will be able to get a strong signal throughout and even out past our property now--even in the water (not recommended :))! This is quite a feat in Belize, where you have to ship in everything you need :) Dave was "excited" to learn all that programming :)
We also have two brand new bikes for guests to use! Two of them are old fashioned beach cruisers that have baskets for groceries, and the other two are great for longer journeys up the peninsula.
We purchased two huge inner tubes for using in the water...the type that you generally see on excursions. They allow you to really sit up and float in the sea (for those like me, who are a bit wary of creatures!)
I have been working on a ton of new art, and Dave built a large new welcome wall as guests enter the property. We are going to work hard to recycle bottles and make art out of them!
More homemade art that is excited to be hung around CBC...
Thanks to Keith and Lacey's wedding, we now have an arch to incorporate into the entrance....
We have redone our signs, both at the entrance to the main street and at the sidewalk....
Sign at the sidewalk....
 Sign at the main road:
We also LOVE the wood carvings that the locals make, so we will be adding a whole new family of animals to the landscaping! Including a lizard that I love!!
"We can't wait to live at CBC! We are excited to be put in our final places :)" 
There will be even more improvements as we move forward.....we are so excited to make Caribbean Beach Cabanas the first micro resort that is walking distance to the village!!

The water has been GREAT...although rainy season is upon us :). Rainy season consists of night showers, short bursts, awesome skies, fun thunder at times....and a bit more muggy. Here are some recent totally undoctored pictures of the sea!!


AND......
The biggest change is that we are working on a large new unit in the back of the property! The walls are up and it is starting to look like a house! Our guests during this transition have been wonderful. We hope they all return to see the final product! The outside of the house will be done in July but the inside will take a bit longer of course. Here are some images from the back of the property, in chronological order!
The blank slate that was the back of the property....
 Day one of construction!
 

Dave and some of the crew!
 First week... 


 View from sea side...
 View from sidewalk...

 Cement pillars...
 Block starting for the septic!
The start of concrete work!
  Sticks for the house are going up!

It is starting to look like a house! View from sea side...
 View from sidewalk...

I also want to HIGHLY recommend our builder, Vairon Arregis, Arregis Construction, to anyone considering doing work down here. He has been excellent, professional, great to work with, and trustworthy. Here you can see more about his projects:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arregis-Construction-Limited-Maya-Beach-Belize/455819067928383

Here is his website:

http://www.arregisconstructionltd.com

And his local phone number is 607-7541 or cell is 610-2010.
Email: vairon111@gmail.com


1 comment:

  1. I still can't get over this great place I recently visited! This isn't only a good place. It is also one of the best venues in DC. There isn't a listing of the unique offerings, although there should be! This place was magnificent!

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