Four ports of call...COSTA MAYA more interesting than I expected - like Cancun area before it was developed - a cultural tour was very interesting, got to make tortillas and learned about their way of life. BELIZE booked a flight to Ambergris Cay and rented a golf cart and bounced first north of town and then south of town - no decent roads to speak of - but plenty of white sand beaches, visited Ramon's Village - good moderate resort .Belizeans want you to know they're the only English speaking country in Latin America. ROATAN - don't think they want you to know they're part of Honduras...
This was my first visit since Katrina and it was eerie to approach downtown New Orleans and view those bridges surrounding the Stadium - during the aftermath of Katrina those images were burned into our eyes.
We stayed in the Preferred room category at the Caribbean Beach Resort Hotle. A plus on all aspects!! We were in Martinique, building 26. We walked out our room and the restaurants, store, marina and main pool were very close.
My husband and just returned from a long weekend trip to the Black Hills. He has never been and I was there years ago as a child on a family vacation. I think we sometimes forget there are lots of amazing places to visit right in our own backyards and that is very true of the Black Hills.