Sunday, May 25, 2014

Belize Vacation

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

Hubby and I just returned from a week in Belize. We started our trip with 4 nights at the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Resort.  A beautiful resort with lovely landscaped gardens, the rainforest,  a view of the mountains and river.  I will do a review of our stay on Trip Advisor but I wanted to start my post with the first day of our vacation in Belize.


The resort was located in the Belize rainforest.. lovely trees and flowers surrounded the resort and hotel rooms..



The bougainvillea  in Belize is gorgeous, so many pretty colors..

The ducks and turkeys roamed freely around the resort, the flowers attracted all kinds of birds. I will share more of the lifers and new birds I saw while in Belize.


The Flamboyant trees were one of my favorite trees, also known as the Royal Poinciana.




The Social Flycatchers were silly trying to build a nest inside an umbrella near the resorts pool.


A view of the Sleeping Giant and mountains surrounding the rainforest resort..We had a busy week, touring the Mayan ruins, birdwatching, caving and hiking in the rainforest.. I have over a thousand photos to go thru and this is just the start.. Thanks for stopping by and for the comments.

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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

72 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful! i have no doubt it made for a grand vacation! welcome back!

Ela said...

It is a true paradise !
I am delighted with tropical flowers and plants.
Fantastic photos !
Greetings

Brian King said...

It's a gorgeous place! Glad you had a good time and returned safely!

Linda W. said...

Oh how wonderful! What a beautiful place. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for sharing this amazing place with us. I felt as if I was there. I think I used to have that shrub with the claw-like flowers in my SA garden. But it was an alien and I had to eradicate it. I'm not sure what it's called, but is sure is pretty. I loved the social flycatchers building a nest in the umbrella! I look forward to more of your trip. Have a great day. Jo

EG CameraGirl said...

Glad you're back Eileen. And I'm so happy you had such a great time in Belize!

Alexa T said...

What energetic post!! And so bright colours all around... It must be so good to see and to feel the fantastic landscapes and fauna so close... Amazing images! Thanks for sharing them and all the best, Eileen! Alexa T

My name is Riet said...

Wow Eileen, it is beautiful there. love those gorgeous colored flowers. What a treat. Have a nice week.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Oh this was fun to view! So much vibrant color everywhere! : )

Phil Slade said...

Belize looks so exciting Eileen. A tropical rainforest and all that entails sound wonderful. Can't wait to see more of your 1000 pictures.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful place for you to go on holiday, and the Flycatchers are funny as well.

Snap said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a marvelous trip ... beautiful birds, blooms, and lifers! :)

Montanagirl said...

Welcome back! What a wonderful place!!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous Eileen! What a treat for you . . . looks like a wonderful time to be there . . .

podso said...

What beautiful color in your photos! It looks like a wonderful vacation.

Sue said...

So glad you had a wonderful time !
Looks like a great place-can't wait to see more

Rajesh said...

This sure looks nice vacation trip.

Mersad said...

Wow, what a paridise. Amazing images as well.

Roan said...

It sure is a beautiful vacation spot. Glad you are back. Looking forward to more photos from Belize.

George said...

I've been told that Belize is beautiful, and your photos in this post confirm that. I'm looking forward to seeing many more photos from this vacation.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning - what a wonderful place to vacation. Everything is so vivid. Love the little birds trying to nest in the umbrella - we had a bat in our umbrella the other day. Guess the daylight was too much for him when we opened the umbrella because he eventually flew away - after I got pictures.

Happyone said...

Wow what a wonderful place for a vacation. Beautiful!!!

Beth said...

Wonderful photos from your trip! I am glad you had such a grand time!

A Quiet Corner said...

A trip pf a lifetime, Eileen!!!! Just sheer beauty...everywhere!...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

How wonderful Eileen, your photos are gorgeous. It looks like a beautiful part of the world.

Marie-Anne said...

Hello Eileen!
I'am glad you had such a wonderful vacation in Belize!! Your photos show so much beauty and colour!!!
I am looking forward to seeing more pictures from your stay.
I wish you a nice new week!
Marie-Anne

Pat said...

What a lovely place! The Royal Poinciana tree is just magnificent.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so colorful! What an amazing country to visit. I know you had fun seeing all kinds of things to photograph! It's such fun to return home and look at the photos. Hugs, Diane

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The photos show a real paradise Eileen and lots of nature inspired things to do. I'd love my hubby to go with me on a trip like this, and I look forward to more of your photos.

Debbie said...

WoW-zers Eileen, so colorful, so beautiful!! Looks like a perfect vacation, filled with all the things you love most!!

Pondside said...

The colours of the trees and birds are wonderful - what a beautiful place for a holiday!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Wow, what a beautiful vacation this must have been!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Aww lucky you Eileen!
What a lovely name for a resort too.
Beautiful photos - I love the bouganvillea and the flame tree.
Wishing you a happy week.

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!
Welcome back!!What a fantastic place!!Its like paradise !!Gorgeous pictures from your trip!!So glad you had a wonderful time!!!Can't wait to see more photos!!Have a happy week!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, So happy for your GORGEOUS trip to Belize♡♡♡ I checked where it is and found that the sea there is called "Jewelry of the Caribbean ocean"; Oh, dream trip, isn't it(^_^)v
Thank you very much for the trip with your pictures♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Noushka said...

What a great idea to spend a week in Belize!
That is quite an inspiration for me once we have sold our place!
Silly bur gorgeous flycatchers! LOL!
The Flmaboyant trees remind of those I use to see in Nicaragua!
A wonderful and colorful post the first of many others, I hope!!
Keep well Eileen!

Irma said...

What a lovely place to have a holiday.
The flycatchers are cute, I hope they build a nest somewhere else.
Greetings Irma

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Pure comfort and relax.. fantastic place to go on holidays..Nice pics.. Regards from Spain..

Stewart M said...

This looks like a bit of an ordeal really - what a nightmare!!!

Nice!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

How timely is your post! Our family is trying to figure out where we want to go for Christmas break and Belize is one of them. I can't wait to see more of your trip. Please let me know when you post your comment on Trip Advisor. Thanks, Christa

Anni said...

I can relate to the amount/number of photos taken!

And Belize...they speak English there. That's a plus.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Belize? Rain forest resort? And you didn't invite ME?? I'm sure it just got lost in the mail. I am going to have to have a talk with my mailman. Hope you had a great time my friend :)

Life Images by Jill said...

this place looks wonderful Eileen. What a lovely place for s holiday. I love the look of the pool area and the tropical plants. The poinciana tree is gorgeous.
I look forward to seeing more pics as you troll through them.
Happy travels. and thank you for stopping by my blog today to say hi.

Chris Rohrer said...

What a great place to bird! Wonderful food, flora and fauna....and most of all some relaxation involved:)

Betsy Adams said...

Hello There, We just got home from a great week--which was a terrific 'healing' experience for me --as I recover from gallbladder surgery followed by that wicked infection... You'll have to check out my blog post today (if you haven't done so yet).

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours... Let's never forget those men and women (past and present) who were/are in the Armed Forces and have done so much to give us the FREEDOM we have today. God Bless ALL of them and God Bless the USA.

So you all were traveling when we were... It's just that we have never been to Belize... How gorgeous... I'm sure you had LOTS of fun and have many photos to share... yeah!!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!

Karen said...

It looks like a beautiful spot, you must have had a wonderful time. Gorgeous photo's too. Best Wishes.

Our photos said...

That's nice ! I love the colorful plants.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful vacation shots for OWT ~ Happy Week to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sylvia K said...

It looks like a vacation in paradise to me, Eileen!! Beautiful, delightful captures of a beautiful place!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Englepappa said...

Seems like a great place to spend your vacation!

Cloudia said...

Wonderful!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful place!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, You are fortunate to be able to vacation in such a paradise! Beautiful flowers, scenery and birds. I have not yet been there to visit but I sure do hope to go there some day. Have a fantastic coming week!

Carver said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation. Great shots.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a fabulous vacation this must have been, Eileen! The resort looks so lovely. I also enjoyed seeing all your photos on facebook. I think I'll add Belize to places I'd like to visit one day!

Birgitta said...

I want to be there :) Wonderful photos!

ladyfi said...

What beautiful photos of your amazing vacation!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A beautiful and refreshing place to holiday. We have Poinciana trees growing in the streets of our town, along with purple flowering Jacarandas.

Gail Dixon said...

Looks like paradise! Glad you're back; you were missed!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

What a fantastic location for a vacation! Your photos show such a beautiful place.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that´s a great place in all respects. :)

Saun said...

Absolutely beautiful my hubby and I thought about going there. We read that as soon as you got off the boat they were people trying to rob you. But it looks like you had no problems and a great time

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fabulous post Eileen. We went to Belize ... oh 20 years or so ago...can't believe it has been so long. We loved it. And I can see you did too. Looking forward to more beautiful pictures and more memories.

Connie Smiley said...

Eileen, that must have been a great time! I love all those photos, just bursting with color!

Helma said...

Truly a beautiful resort Eileen, and what leak that birds simply a nest in a large parasol made ​​lol ... great to see. Also, your other pictures of nature there are very beautiful and colorful :-)

Caroline Gill said...

I've been away from my computer for a few days, so just catching up. Belize looks utterly incredible ... the resort is definitely a rainbow land!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, i love all the bright colors. gorgeous birds & plants. so pretty. looks like a fun trip. glad you had a blast. ( :

i wonder how you decide whether 2 post here or on your traveling blog, when it would work at both places?

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a trip!

Mary Cromer said...

It appears you fully enjoyed this journey and who wouldn't with such glorious colours and birding following such a long Winter here~

Liz said...

What wonderful scenery for a holiday!
I love Poincianas! They are everywhere where I live.

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous place for a holiday! Lovely shots too.

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