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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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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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Harvest success at Banyan Bay’s Farmers Market. Part 2 this SATURDAY!

Organizers are anticipating an even bigger and better Farmers Market this Saturday, September 15th from 10am to 1pm. Banyan Bay Suites hosted its first Farmers Market on September 1st to an ongoing crowd that topped out at least 75 at any given time. With 16 vendors/artisans and local artists in attendance, organizer Dianne Davison said that it is sure to be an ongoing event in the area. “The feedback and turnout was really great,” Davison said. “Some of our vendors are asking about the next one.”  There are so many people to thank for making this first ever farmer’s market come together. Thanks to the market organizers, our helpful friends, and all the wonderful customers who stopped by. ‘We were pretty anxious about our first market day, but all and all it was a raging success”, expressed Davison. BE SURE TO SAVE THE DATE! Banyan Bay Suites’ 2nd farmers Market is set for this Saturday, September 15th! We look forward to seeing you all there! Here are some pictures of our first farmers market:

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Banyan Bay Suites’ 1st Farmers Market set for Saturday, Sept. 1st!

Over a dozen artisans, vendors and local producers from across San Pedro Town have confirmed their participation in Banyan Bay Suites’ first ever, Farmers Market on Saturday, September 1st. Visitors can expect offers and discounted deals on sculptures, artisanal breads, jewelry, pickles, handmade bags, hummus, dips and other organic items. Organizers of the event are excited to bring together the community and allow visitors to purchase items that are not readily available on the island, at reasonable prices. While it promises to be a successful event, organizers are hoping to host this event on a bi-monthly basis. Entities participating include but not limited to; Jyoto Sushi House, Home Baked Bread, the Lunch Box Belize, Pier 366, Caye to the Heart, Lady Bug Plants, Le Foo frog Catering, etc. The Farmer’s Market is scheduled to begin at 10am and run until 1pm at the grounds of Banyan Bay’s conference center (opposite resort). You don’t want to miss out on this market – It’s FUN, FRESH & LOCAL!  

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Meet our Security Chief – Aldo Melendez

Many guests who stay with us, tell us the special thing about Banyan Bay Suites that makes a real difference to the enjoyment of their stay, is the people. We agree. We’ve always believed that if we want to create lasting memories for our guests then our staff must be engaging, friendly and full of interesting information. From the moment you arrive, they make you feel comfortable, entertained, and cared for. You can train on technical skills but you can’t beat people who have a passion for their field. Today, we are delighted to feature one such passionate personality, Aldo Melendez, Head of Security, as part of our “meet the team” series. Like many of our staff members, Aldo has been with us for over 13 years; alternating from supervisor to head of security comprising of a 10 man team. They are the security team and keep an eye on you (our guest) and our properties on a strict 24 hour schedule. At his core, Aldo is a man who believes in hard work and loyalty to his family, resort guests and employers. As security leader, he keeps constant vigilance of activity on and around the resort property and reports, […]

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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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Banyan Bay Suites gets a makeover, and you won’t believe what’s new for 2018!

Along the gentle waves and lull of the Caribbean Sea lies Banyan Bay Suites, a premier beachfront resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize that is home to newly-renovated spacious one, two, and three-bedroom suites. Our lobby has been transformed into a modern waiting area full of character and splashes of color, with upbeat and trendy staff members available to welcome and assist you at the front desk. The interior design of the lobby is embodied and inspired by Bohemian features with colorful accented cushions on local handcrafted hardwood furniture. Surrounded by swaying coconut trees and charming gardens, the resort property exudes tranquility, peace and an intimate ambiance with buildings spread out over 3.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Our idyllic beachfront has seen upgrades, as well. We have added several tons of sand and relocated coconut palms which now line our coast. Lounge chairs and day beds are strategically placed around the beach for added comfort to our guests. Banyan Bay’s beach is the perfect playground for friends and family with ample space for games such as volleyball, Bocce ball, and Cornhole. Guests who would rather relax and catch the sights and sounds of the Caribbean Sea can do so by […]

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A Belize Wedding
Banyan Bay Donates to First Children’s Home on Ambergris Caye
Getting Here