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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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Don’t stop “Belize-ing”

African natives, Gail and Jonathan Squires fell in love with Ambergris Caye in 1999 when they first visited Belize at ages 47 & 48 years, respectively. They stayed at the Villas at Banyan Bay and brought their son (then 11 years old) along for the visit. They recounted that back then, ‘the sleepy island was all dirt roads, unspoiled and pristine, foot traffic mostly, few organized tours, it was a true tropical escape; bar none.’ Fast-forward to twenty years later, the Squires made their return visit to Ambergris Caye, now the tourist mecca of Belize, accompanied by their youngest daughter, Ashley, age 36. But, what inspired their visit from the sunshine state of Florida, where they currently reside? According to the couple, the island’s laidback, welcoming charm and the warm hospitality of the people is what attracted them to Belize. The couple recounted that back then, Pier 366 was The Palapa where they had breakfasts each morning and the island was only developed up to Victoria House. With few tourists, organized tours, all dirt roads and few cars, it was the most perfect slice of paradise, expressed Jon, as we chatted around the dining table in their B1 Suite. While they […]

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2018 Year in Review

From new accommodation features and updates, to significant customer milestones and ambitious projects, 2018 has been another epic year here at Banyan Bay Suites. So, as we begin a new year, we’d like to take a moment and look back on all the things we’ve learned, experienced, and achieved together in the past 12 months. Resort Upgrades complete – January 2018 saw the completion of our renovated suites and reception area. Each unit has seen cosmetic changes to its kitchen area, décor, ceilings, bathrooms and furniture arrangements. Adjoining the suites master bedroom is the bathroom which was a focal point of the renovations and upgrades. Bathrooms are now transformed into walk-in showers with a rain, hot and cold shower head. The resorts lobby was also transformed into a colorful and stylish waiting area with upbeat and trendy staff members welcoming you at the reception. Installation of studio Gym – More and more travelers are fitness-conscious and the installation of our studio gym is perfect for workouts when on vacation. Designed for our in-house guests, this gym features strength equipment, elliptical, thread mills, kettle-bells, strength bands, stationary bike, free weights and yoga mats. Open daily and located at the lobby area, […]

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Spread Christmas Cheer to less fortunate families in San Pedro!

  In a collaborative effort to improve the lives of underprivileged families and their children, Banyan Bay Suites and Grand Colony Island Villas, have joined in on the Merry Boxes Initiative, a project spearheaded by the Rotaract Club of Ambergris Caye. After its impressive debut last holiday season and its resounding success, the Rotaract saw it fit to continue spreading joy to families across San Pedro Town by donating supplies gathered from the community. Here is how it works: entities and businesses who join have placed a box and encouraging their staff members and the community to drop off their  non-perishable items to give to the families registered at Hope Haven – Belize. Last year, approximately 30 families received a care package from these humanitarian groups and this year’s aim is to double that figure or at least enrich the lives of 50 families. In addition to this protect, last year’s generosity saw a surplus of monetary donations which the club pledged and hosted 4 dinners for the families at Colleen’s Kitchen at San Pedro Food Bank this year. Club Member, Kyle Vasquez, expressed his gratitude towards each person and entity that have joined in on this worthy cause; “Your […]

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