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Franco – Honoring over 20 Years of Devoted Service

It is no secret that the real reason behind Banyan Bay Suites’ continuous success and growing popularity lies solely with its dedicated staff members. And as the premier beach resort celebrates its second decade serving the Belizean hospitality industry and its island’s visitors, honor is being bestowed upon Reservations Manager, Alirio Franco who has been working at the resort since its inception in 1997. Franco who hails from Valley of Peace in Belmopan moved to the island over two decades ago in search for employment and stability. His first gig at The Villas at Banyan Bay, as formerly known, was cleaning windows, but his perseverance and unwavering dedication quickly catapulted him to the Front Desk department. Soon after, Franco held a desk in reservations, where he remains today as Manager in that department. Franco’s enthusiasm and passion can be seen and felt year round, as he makes Banyan Bay Suites a home away from home for the guests by providing ultimate, unforgettable vacation experiences. Franco’s personal traits, interpersonal skills, attitude, commitment and work performance are key reasons why repeat visitors and first time guests book their vacations with our resort every year. When asked what fuels and motivates him at […]

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‘Lobsta fi dayz’ – Festivals not miss in 2018!

Three of the most popular gastronomical summer events in Belize kicks off when the official lobster season opens in June – the San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia Lobsterfests!  Organizers claim there will be big lobster and even bigger fun so save the dates for a triple dose of ‘lobsta fi dayz”; June 15 to 23rd (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye); June 22nd to 24th (Placencia) and culminates on June 29th to July 1st in Caye Caulker. There is so much lobster available during these events that prices for this treat are at their lowest. What to expect? – Lively entertainment, tons of yummy Lobster and a bevy of tasty libations! Each festival is unique but will have the same concept; there will be plenty of outdoor food booths that will be offering the lobster in every way imaginable, from lobster on the grill, to lobster thermidor, to lobster ceviche, kebabs, Lobster ice cream and even lobster chowder, just to name a few. What NOT to miss? At the San Pedro Lobsterfest, be sure to look out for the Ambergris Caye Rotary Club’s fundraiser called “Chairs for Charity”. As its name implies, festival goers wanting to skip the long lines during […]

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NEW RATES – 2019

Banyan Bay Rates 2018 – 2019 – Revised

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Minny – Restaurant Supervisor/Lead Server

Ten years ago, Minelia started her hospitality career as a pool server for Rico’s Bar and Grill at the Villas at Banyan Bay. A decade later, ‘Minny’ as affectionately known by her peers and patrons, is one of our longest serving member of staff and very much a popular personality in the hospitality industry. Today, Minny holds the position of Restaurant Supervisor, overseeing all the operations of the restaurant and acts as a guide and mentor to her team. We sat down with this passionate soul and learned a bit more on what makes her tick; here are her answers so you can get to know her better. Q: How many years have you been a part of this team? A: “I started as a pool and beach server in September 2008 and since then I have worked my way up the culinary ladder from server, to assistant supervisor to now Supervisor of an 11 member team.” Q: How do you keep motivated daily? A: “When you love what you do, you enjoy every day of it. I really have a passion for this field and while it can be challenging at times, it is also a very rewarding career.” […]

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Few days left! Southwest Airlines 2018 summer deals are “un-BELIZEable!

If you plan on scratching off “Belize” from your travel bucket list in 2018, most indications point that summer is a good a time to visit as any. And, with one-way airfares as low as $70US dollars with SouthWest Airlines as a limited offer, you simply can’t pass up on this deal; here’s why! For travel hounds with that Caribbean itch, a release from the Airline stated, “Fort Lauderdale-based travelers, for example, can fly to Costa Rica for $129, to Turks and Caicos for $59, and to Belize for only $59. To take advantage of the sale, head directly to Southwest’s promotions page, and search for results from your departure city.” Of note is that Southwest flights also connect to and from cities in the eastern half of the United States such as Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Denver Colorado and Washington DC. What to expect? Summer time in Belize means ample sunny days, soothing Caribbean breezes, unmatched diving and fishing expeditions and the perfect shady spot to take in the sights and sounds of Belize’s charm. Where to go? Of the many beautiful locales, attractions, and historic sites that Belize boasts, Ambergris Caye is considered the tourist mecca and premier […]

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International Women’s Day 2018 – Honoring Our Women Employees

Belize joins many countries around the world in observing today, March 8, as International Women’s Day – a day inscribed in history to commemorate women’s rights. Adopted by the United Nations in 1975, each year sees a celebration of the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’. Our resorts’ housekeeping team primarily comprises of women employees, so, what better way to shine light on these hardworking individuals than making today all about them. A day in the life of House Keepers! Most would agree that working in the hospitality industry requires a fervent passion for the roles they play. And oftentimes, the people that make up your hotel beds, pick up after you, clean your toilets, tidy up your rooms and ensure a clean overall appearance are the ones that provide comfort and relative ease to visiting guests. Our housekeeping team form an integral part in the running of the day to day operations. The resort understands that the work they do is physically demanding and therefore appreciation is shown at every level. Did you know that Housekeepers clean an average […]

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