Friday, July 9, 2010

Tanager Construction

We broke ground on the Tanager for lot 54 this week.
The foundation rests on 25 foot piles.
This home will be 3 bedrooms.
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Monday, July 5, 2010

The quiet before the storm

Greetings from Orchid Bay!

Many of you watched this past weekend as Tropical Storm Alex moved across Belize and into the Yucatan peninsula. As you may also know we had a large group here for our Insider’s Tour weekend. First let me say that we are all safe and sound. There was no damage from the storm at Orchid Bay! We have only minor leaf debris and a few twigs to pick up to make the site look as good as it did before the storm.

The location of Orchid Bay has the following advantages:
1) Secluded - The Bay of Chetumal has no commercial traffic.- Orchid Bay does not receive weekend vacationers or "spring breakers" and you can shoot over to the Cayes to participate in tourist activities on your own schedule.
2) Access - You are near the city of Chetumal which has more shopping/medical/cultural facilities than the entire country of Belize.- All major tourism areas of Belize can be accessed with 1.5 hours and most within 1 hour.- Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the other major destinations in Mexico's Riviera Maya are within driving distance.
3) Storm Protection - Although Belize does not have nearly as many hurricanes as Florida it is still subject to tropical storms and the occasional hurricane. Orchid Bay is more protected than other parts of Belize because the Yucatan peninsula dips in front of the Bay of Chetumal. Also the Bay of Chetumal is shallow which reduces tidal surge.