Sunday, June 22, 2014

Almond Beach Resort, Hopkins Belize

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

HAPPY SUMMER  to all in the Northern Hemisphere!

With this post, I am taking you back to Belize..after spending 4 nights at the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge we transferred to the beach and their sister resort called Almond Beach in Hopkins. Hopkins is a small fishing village with some shops, bars and restaurants. And of course some beach front resorts. We arrived at our beach resort and were greeted with a rum punch and a tour of the resort.





Our room was a beachfront room with a fantastic view of the Caribbean Sea. Every morning we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise.


We had a great room with the porch that led to the beach, towel animals on the bed, grass umbrellas and hammocks, infinity pool, a cafe and a restaurant. Magnificent Frigatebirds and Brown Pelicans flying up and down the coast.



 On the first day, we arranged to take the Bioluminescence tour. The boat ride started off  thru a tunnel of mangroves into a lagoon. The night sky was lit up with stars, more than I can ever remember seeing. And the lagoon was glowing from the schools of jellyfish. Some brave people on our tour were picking up the jellyfish, not me I am a chicken. If you do not pick these creatures up a certain way you will be stung.. The Bioluminescence tour was a cool experience!
 On the second beach day after breakfast we went on our second Hopkins tour, a hike to the Antelope Falls in the Mayflower-Bocawina Nat'l Park. Our hike passed by these partially excavated ruins, beautiful fauna and flora and the Black-cheeked Woodpeckers.



Our tour guide showing us the partially excavated ruins. The Maintzunun Terrrace Temple Mound, it is an acropolis complex dated back to approx 800AD.


Hubby took this shot of the Antelope Falls a 100ft waterfall. .. Also at this park, you can do the waterfall repelling and ziplining, there are 5 waterfalls, various trails and birdwatching. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of Belize thru my eyes and camera..

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!

69 comments:

  1. Que lugar maravilhoso! Quanto há de lindo por lá! Aproveita bem e um feliz VERÃO! beijos,chica

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  2. looking like a wonderfully relaxing location and interesting journey you enjoyed together Eileen Carole at http://snaphappyonline.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. The sunrise is amazing, as well as the waterfall. Beautiful images.

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  4. wow, beautiful waterfalls, fascinating ruins! And bioluminescence is amazing

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  5. Wow, look at that breathtakingly amazing sunrise on the beach! I want to be there right now! So beautiful. I love all the other pictures of your trip, too. What a wonderful vacation!

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  6. Was this the best vacation ever . . .?
    SO BEAUTIFUL . . .
    (I am happy you didn't "brave" the jelly fish!)

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  7. Beautiful! I wod have loved to take that tour. Glad you both had a lot of fun. Belize is a great place to explore!

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  8. awesome. i think i don't need to say more. perfect. ( :

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    What a great nature there, you had a wonderful time there.
    The first picture is totally awesome.
    Best regards, Irma

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  10. Love your first shot of the sunrise on the beach! What a fun trip and Belize looks amazingly beautiful.

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  11. I like water fall.

    I like the last picture.

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  12. Wonderful photos. I am glad you had such a great time!

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  13. Looks like an amazing trip! Enjoyed these series of images.

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  14. lovely place! yeah, i'd not be picking up jellyfish, myself...

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  15. Wow that beach sunrise looks amazing. And Antelope Falls looks absolutely beautiful. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to see that in person.

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  16. Natural places to enjoy yourselves, great photos Eileen.

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  17. Hello Eileen!!What a beautuful beach!!The sunrise is amazing,and the waterfall!Wonderful images!Great captures!!Have a lovely week!!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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  18. What a fascinerende place to visit.
    I enjoyed seeing the collage, and the sunrise is beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing this!

    Eva Jorunn norway

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  19. Beautiful beach resort with so much to see.

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  20. so much beauty, so much to see!! i think the waterfall is my favorite....i can feel a little bit of the mist!!!

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  21. Wow what a lovely spot of heaven. I would love to go back for a visit and esp. to your special spot. I have come over from Dear Little Red House for the first time. Great photos. Thanks for sharing, Kathy

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  22. What a beautiful place to stay Eileen. You must have had such a wonderful time
    Have a nice week

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  23. Wow, what a relaxing and great vacation you've had. So jealous. Nice captures too. :)

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  24. A lovely place to stay, and so much to see, love the bird in the tree, and your room with a view,Wow. Cheers,Jean.

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  25. That's a gorgeous place! Talk about a fun vacation!

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  26. You had me at the first shot, lol :)

    Just gorgeous there :)

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  27. What a fabulous place for a vacation. The luminous tour must have been exciting.

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  28. sold!

    Where do I buy my tickets!

    That sunrise WAS gorgeous

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  29. Looks like a remarkable place to visit - so many different things to see.

    Just another part of the world to add to my bucket list!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  30. I'm with you on the jellyfish. Great shot though!

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  31. What an adventure! Beautiful shots. I probably would have been one of those people that picked up a jellyfish!

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  32. This is a glamorous side of Belize that we missed totally! What a wonderful resort.

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  33. What a beautiful location. Great photos Eileen

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  34. So beautiful and I am with you, no picking up a jellyfish for me!!!I'll be back next week. Having some difficulty adjusting to new medication and old ones, but will in time~

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  35. Hello Eileen,
    This is enjoy!! What a wonderful shots. So lovely that wonderful beach and good shots of that national park. That must be great to be there.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  36. The more I see of your trip, the more I want to go!!!!! Just so naturally beautiful...looks like paradise!...:)JP

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  37. That first photo is TO DIE FOR, Eileen! Wow! Makes me wish I was heading out this morning...Belize my destination! All the shots were wonderful! What a fascinating place, for sure! Love that little waterfall with the butterflies, by the way.

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  38. Wow, starting with the BEAUTIFUL sunrise , majestic photo of jellyfish on one's hand and closing picture of water fall♡♡♡ Wonderful trip to Almond Beach in Hopkins, Eileen. I told my husband that I wished to have such a trip in my life time p;)
    Oh yes, watch out the jellyfish(*^_^*)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend Theresa, xoxo Miyako*

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  39. We stayed a week in Hopkins and loved it as well. Is Driftwood pizza shack still open?

    Here's a link to my illustrated Hopkins map!

    http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/maps/hopkins-belize-sharon-wagner

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  40. Gorgeous photos. What a wonderful vacation!

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  41. What a dream destination! Those views of the Caribbean are awesome. Glad you had such a great trip.

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  42. Wow that does sound like an amazing trip! I can't believe you picked up that jelly fish... yikes. Yay you!

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  43. Pretty place to visit. I am right there with you on not picking up a jelly fish.

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  44. What a fabulous vacation, Eileen! I never thought about visiting Belize, but after seeing your photos I'd love to go there!

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  45. Wow! Awesome sunrise over the water.

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  46. Love the sun shot over the water ~ greats shots for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

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  47. Wonderful shots. Looks like a perfect place for a vacation.

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  48. That first shot overlooking the ocean is a beauty, Eileen. I especially like the spiral effect of the palm fronds. Sounds (and looks) like a fabulous holiday location. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. this is my kind of vacation. the beach is wonderful. i can sit on the lounge chair and watch the sea and the sky for hours.

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  50. Wow. Looks like you had some pretty views all around.

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  51. What a beautiful spot for a holiday ... love the waterfall! Wendy x

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  52. Wowee! thanks for the lovely tour. Such beautiful pictures and awesome sights. As kids we used to play with the Jelly Fish but not the stinging kind. MB

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  53. Beautiful images Eileen. Thanks for sharing. love the sunrise captures.

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  54. Eileen, Almond Beach resort looks like the perfect place for a laid back holiday!

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  55. I enyoyed the first part of Belize and this Part too! Great shots about a great trip.

    Thanks for stopping by - and have a happy week!

    Frauke

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  56. Excellent captures. Loved the series Eileen. :)

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  57. What a beautiful place. I am very envious.

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  58. A very nice and interesting post Eileen.
    Stunning images from your hotel room with the sunrise but the excavations of the Temple Mount. Palm trees, hotel, nature, and finally the waterfall. Really beautiful. I enjoyed :-)

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  59. Eileen it does look like a beautiful place. Perhaps one day I will get to enjoy it first hand. In the meantime, I've enjoyed your photos!

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  60. Wow Eileen, what a fabulous holiday. Loved knowing about the luminescence tour too :D)

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  61. Hey, do NOT pick up jellyfish! You and I are in agreement on that! Beautiful pics!

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  62. What a great trip! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  63. Fantastic, Eileen! What an amazing trip!

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  64. what an interesting tour. I would have loved to join the Bioluminescence tour. I never even heard of a tour like that. :)

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