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Meet our Accountant, Miriam

Miriam who hails from the sweet side of Northern Belize, Orange Walk Town, has been a long standing employee of the resort since 2005 with over 14 years under her belt as accountant. Miriam brings her powerful experience in accounting along with her specialization in “to-the-penny” reconciliation in all aspects of the resorts’ operations. Her calm and amicable disposition inspires a motivated and driven team of young account clerks that periodically fall under her watch. When asked how Banyan Bay Suites/The Villas of Banyan Bay has evolved over the years, Miriam recounts that her tenure at the resort started with a close knitted family of about 30 workers to what has ballooned to 75 members at present date. “For the past couple years, I have seen tremendous growth, we have a much bigger staff with additions to new departments and much more activities at the resort,” she ends. Her biggest achievement to date, is meeting and maintaining long life friendships with many of our guests, industry partners and members of the island community. Outside of work when Miriam is not crunching numbers, she enjoys quality time with her family, girlfriends, watching movies and traveling.

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1st Summer Sailing Camp for island youths

Schools’ out and this year, the Belize Sailing Center, located at the beachfront of Banyan Bay Suites, is launching its first Summer Sailing and Fun Day Camp for island kids ages 8-14 on Ambergris Caye. Participants in this program will learn the basics to sail in a fun and safe environment including how to rig & launch a boat, basic knots, sailing terminology, develop wind awareness, and learn to sail a race course. Organizers believe that the summer camps will be a fun way to experience sailing and for the first time, master new skills, or just hang out on the water with friends. So even if your kids don’t know their port from their starboard, your mini-mariners can get a five-star education where they’ll end up a little less Gilligan, a little more Skipper. Give it a try-take the tiller in your hand and helm the boat in your very first sailing lesson! To sign-up call Cindy at 624-4659 or Christina at 633-2228 The club is offering several different dates to accommodate your family’s summer schedule (weather dependent); June 10th– 15th from 9:30am-12pm Includes; daily lessons til 12pm, Lunch Meal, Kidtopia on the beach til 3pm (Fridays – lessons, lunch and […]

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June is Lobster-mania in Belize!

Three of the most popular gastronomic summer events in Belize kicks off when the official lobster season opens on June 15th – the San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia Lobsterfests. This year’s much anticipated San Pedro festival, scheduled for June 15th through to 22nd, will see the power combination of Pier 366 and Alaia Belize as participants to the islands biggest Town event. What to expect? – Lively entertainment, tons of yummy Lobster and a bevy of tasty libations in several locations around the island! From lobster on the grill, lobster thermidor, lobster ceviche, kebabs, to Lobster ice cream and even lobster chowder, it’s the one week where this tasty crustacean is highly favored. *Pier 366 and Alaia Belize’s Booth – Last year’s festival saw Pier’s debut and offered fan favorites such as lobster fritters, lobster-stuffed jalapenos, grilled curry lobster and lobster spring rolls. This year Pier partnered with Alaia Belize to bring merged international flavors with locally sourced ingredients. Lobster lollipops and lobster lasagne will be the main dish features while a vodka basil limeade, and grapefruit or strawberry vodka cocktail will make Piers drink list. What NOT to miss? Be sure to look out for the Ambergris Caye […]

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Meet Alex – Our Purchasing Agent

  Generally unseen and stationed behind the scenes, Alex plays an integral role in the operations aspect of the resort. In his 12 year tenure with the company as purchasing agent, Alex has mastered finding a balance with supplier price, service and quality to fill the daily demands of the property including our on-site restaurant. With the help of his trusty side-kick and warehouse assistant, Haroldo, their daily roles comprises of purchasing materials/good/supplies, scheduling of deliveries and pick-ups; ensuring the intake, coordination, and safety of goods coming through warehouse. As part of the purchasing process, Alex researches and connects with different vendors and suppliers. Once purchased items arrive, he is responsible for taking stock of the current inventory and researching inventory discrepancies. When asked what inspires his daily motivation, Alex expressed his ability to be the head provider of his household and to inspire those that work along with him at the resort on a daily basis. Since joining the team in August 2007, Alex has formed and maintained many friendships and has seen many phases to the ever-evolving property including construction and remodeling and expansion of the company. Hailing from San Roman in the Corozal District, Alex relocated to […]

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BTIA hosts 13th Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX), roadshow style!

The 13th Edition of the Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX) which kicked off May 8th in Placencia, culminated in grand fashion on Monday, May 13th, in Ambergris Caye. This year’s Roadshow styled business expo saw tourism professionals meet with 30 local and international travel agents and wholesalers to experience Belize firsthand. These travelers had the opportunity to learn more about the country’s top attractions, accommodations, and visitor services currently on offer. Aimed at selling Belize as a top travel destination, it was paramount that Banyan Bay Suites, Grand Colony Island Villas and Alaia Belize were represented. “With Belize’s rapid rise as a desirable travel destination, the need to market this tiny Central American country is paramount in this day and age. Over the years, we’ve seen the interest of many celebrities, travel professionals and trendsetters having a keen interest in Belize and this is one networking opportunity we could not pass up,” stated Banyan Bay’s Reservations Director, Almira Zul. Properties represented in this year’s BETEX hailed from San Pedro, Placencia, Cayo, as well, Caye Caulker and Toledo. Participants enjoyed cultural presentations and food in each destination visited; networked one-on-one with the people, engaged in business conversations during sessions of scheduled meetings, […]

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We’re breaking up with plastic!

A landmark decision by the Government of Belize to ban the use, importation and sale of single-use plastics came in effect on Monday April 22nd coinciding with the world’s largest environmental movement, Earth Day. Belize now joins over thirty Caribbean countries in the region to discontinue the use of plastic cups, cutlery, stirrers, straws; plates, egg trays, and Styrofoam containers used in the culinary retail industry. Like many of these nations, Belize is a highly popular tourist destination, attracting over 1M visitors per year, meaning conservation is a priority both economically and environmentally. In this light, our family of resorts comprising of Banyan Bay Suites, Grand Colony Island Villas, and Alaia Belize have vowed to phase out single-use plastics by exercising the greener approach. Managing Director at Alaia Belize, Andrew Ashcroft commented, “We are thrilled to be a part of this crusade and have transitioned from using plastics to paper based products. Continuing to attract guests is our priority as we seek to enhance our sustainable credentials and continue to be an environmentally friendly vacation destination.” Leading by example and joining in with the local agencies and government is Pier 366 Seafood House, the signature restaurant of Banyan Bay Suites […]

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Alaia Foundation’s inaugural Half Marathon and 10K Run/Walk a huge success!

The first edition of Alaia Foundation’s Half Marathon & 10K Run/Walk held last Saturday, April 6th 2019, was an overwhelming success with a record number of runners taking on both distances. Runners participating in the event hailed from all across the country of Belize and as far as Michigan, Canada, West Virginia and California. At the crack of dawn, spectators lined Banyan Bay Suites’ resort entrance to support this fantastic community event with over 133 runners competing on a picture perfect day. The event consisted of a 10km run/walk and 21km (half Marathon) distance on the principal streets of Ambergris Caye, with the largest number of participants running the 10km distance.  The event also garnered the support from an international official time keeper, Patrick Hamel of Club Spartan from St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Using advanced digital technology, each runner’s bib was equipped with a chip to calculate with accuracy the times of each runner. There were 5 age categories including Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, Over 50 and an overall winner in both distances. Placing first in the overall Half Marathon was Leon O’Brian with an incredible time of 1:19:17 and Radmon Smith with a time of 00:35:49 as the overall […]

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Beach and rainforest luxury package!

This seven-night combination travel package highlights two of Belize’s gems perfectly: four nights at Banyan Bay Suites beach resort on Ambergris Caye and three nights at the best country home in all of western Belize, Kukulkan Villa. While at the beach resort, guests will be pampered throughout their stay, and will enjoy but not limited to, snorkeling the Caribbean Sea, access to a golf cart, breakfasts daily, rejuvenating massages and immersion of the local island cuisine. This incredible suite offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Central Air, one spacious living room with a 42″ Plasma TV, equipped kitchenette and dedicated Wifi. Below are elements included in this beach package; * Flight from International Airport- San Pedro (One Way) * Accommodations for 4 nights * Daily Breakfasts at Pier 366 * Dinner at Pier 366 * Snorkeling Trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve * On-site Couples Massage * 24 Golf Cart rental *Flight from San Pedro – Municipal Airport *Pick-up from Municipal airport – to Villa (vehicle transport) The jungle part of your itinerary combines luxurious comforts in the middle of the rugged wilderness of Belize. Kukulkan Villa is uniquely perched on the foothills of Mopan River Valley and is a short […]

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Daily Resort events added

Whether you’re planning an indulgent escape in 2019 or an enlightened summer family retreat, Banyan Bay Suites is now proud to be called a year-round destination where activities, and enjoyment, abound. With a vast array of new and exciting added activities for all ages, here you will find a lifestyle that’s well deserved. Yoga & Pilates – Welcome peace within the mind and body Your trip to paradise is an ideal opportunity to unite mind, body and spirit. Our wellness options include meaningful experiences like ‘over the water’ yoga and mat pilates. Led by the amazing Jenna, this one hour session on our dock facility, is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7am-8am (yoga) and 8am-9am (pilates). Wake up in the morning with sun salutations, fun sequencing and deep relaxation exercises that improve muscle tone, balance and posture. Water Aerobics – Splish, splash and get your workout in! Take full advantage of our tropical setting and whip your entire core in motion with this aqua fitness class in our 3-tiered pool Tuesday & Thursday mornings (11:30am-12:15pm). The class is led by a certified instructor, Svetlana Estefan, and is designed for all ages and fitness levels to improve your cardiovascular fitness, […]

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Embark on an enchanting love journey on Ambergris Caye!

Are you looking to take your romance to the next level this Valentine’s Season? Why not head-off to one of Belize’s most treasured gems, Ambergris Caye? That’s a sure fire way to sweep your significant other off their feet! With February as an ideal month to travel for couples, this tiny Central American island off the coast of Belize is teeming with sexy adventures, and sultry beach escapades that is sure to bring you two closer. But where do you go and what do you do when you want to woo your significant other? We’ve put together five elements that are perfect guide for couples this valentine’s season. Discover Ambergris Caye – With just over a mile wide and twenty-five miles long, Ambergris Caye is the largest Caye of the over 200 cayes and atolls that dot the Belizean coastline. With its booming population of over twenty thousand islanders, this prime travel magnet is the hub for Belize’s tourism. The island boasts a fantastic marriage of immaculate cuisine choices, extra ordinary dive and snorkeling sites, world-class fishing and some of the best day tours few countries could offer. Ambergris Caye is known to swoon and charm even the most discerning […]

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