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Turf and Surf Getaway


Accommodations for Turf and Surf Getaway


Accommodations
This is a progressive ride, so nights will be spent in different locations.

Description
You will be staying at the jungle accommodations for the first 4 nights and the beach accommodations for the last 3 nights.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1 - 4: The Jungle Accommodations 'Turf Portion'
Night 5 - 7: The Beach Accommodations 'Surf Portion'

The Jungle Accommodations 'Turf Portion'


The Lodge
Nestled near the river in a quiet jungle setting, in the midst of birds and other tropical wildlife! The tropical jungle resort features delightful accommodations that blend with the local landscape and culture. You will stay in standard rooms in the main lodge or in cabanas with roofs made from jungle bay leaf thatch and are uniquely designed. Built by local craftsmen with fine Belizean woods, they are, in themselves each works of art. All standard rooms and suites are equipped with A/C for your comfort (we also have some rooms in the cabanas with A/C). The cabanas and chalet rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and / or standing fans. On site you'll enjoy a swimming pool, bird sanctuary, and 14" Meade telescope for star gazing at night.
Wireless is available at the front desk/reception area of the lodge and in the Chateau Brio building. Laundry is also available.


Standard Rooms
Beautiful stained glass windows and solarium bathrooms make theses all delightful places to stay. The unique use of sea shells in a bathroom mirror, Carolyn Carr art, artistic tiling, local arts and crafts, honor the Belize culture and beauty in these designer rooms. Rooms are air-conditioned and have a reading desk, comfortable easy chair, as well as a queen bed, and most of them have a single bed as well. Four of our standard rooms are in the lodge which has a communal sitting area, adjacent to a patio that overlooks the river. The other two standard rooms are in our Chateau Brio. The building features curved stairs with beautiful banisters and amazing masonry around all the windows. On the second floor there is a large patio where evening conversation can be enjoyed. Inside the rooms you can relish the view of the beautiful landscaping and pool through arched, stained glass windows.


Cabanas (can accommodate up to 4 pax)
With roofs made from jungle bay leaf thatching are uniquely designed. Crafted by local craftsmen with fine Belizean woods, they are, in themselves works of art. Each cabana has a solarium bath, a sitting room, and two bedrooms, each room with a queen size and single bed. Four to six family members, friends or groups traveling together can be easily accommodated in each cabana. Carved doors, original oil paintings and jungle ambiance create a truly memorable surrounding.

The Beach Accommodations 'Surf Portion'



The Hotel

Located on the Caribbean shores of Ambergris Caye and resting gracefully on the finest beach, this resort is just far enough south of San Pedro Town for real tranquility. Our Resort is a luxurious haven in one of the most scenic places on earth - San Pedro, Belize. This hotel consist of one, two, three, and four bedroom suites with full kitchen and living room. There are two freshwater swimming pools at the hotel and private beach access. You can enjoy full spa treatments at the resort’s Massage Hut, with professional massage therapists specializing in Swedish massage and deep tissue therapeutic massage. The hotel specialist can book extra activities for your from snorkeling/ scuba diving to caving tours, Mayan ruin tours, and more!


Ocean Front Suite (can accommodate up to 4 pax)
The Ocean Front Suite comes with a king size bed. The suites have kitchenettes equipped with cooking utensils, microwave, stove top, refrigerator, coffee maker, and toaster. The living room areas are equipped with AC, ceiling fans, cable Flat Screen TV (100+ channels including STARZ, HBO, and Encore), direct dial telephone, an in-room safe, and a private bath. They are furnished with Belizean Rattan furniture, including a sofa sleeper in the living room, and are decorated with ceramic/wood art and hand woven tapestries from the Yucatan. Additional twin size beds may be added to any room upon request.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if you are traveling as a single rider.
Triple occupancy is possible.


Meals

Turf Portion
All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5 are included in the turf portion of the trip.

The dining room has an exotic feel to it. The tone is set by the soaring thatched roof. Carved banisters, pink gypsum stonewalls, and rich local hard wood paneling make this a beautiful place to enjoy.
Our meals are served family style and are widely reported to be some of the best in Belize. The family atmosphere provides a setting for lively discussion between guests from different parts of the world and diverse interest.
Menus vary but center around the kind of home cooking we call "grandma's food" although our girls cook up some of the best local cuisine found in Belize.


Surf Portion
For the "Surf" portion of your trip, only breakfast are included.

Breakfast served at the hotel is varied and includes a choice of pancakes, waffles, bagels, cinnamon toasts, huevos rancheros, American-style breakfast (eggs, ham/bacon/sausages and potatoes), Belizean-style breakfast (eggs, tomatoes, onion, sweet pepper, bean, flour tortilla and bacon/ham/sausage) & fruits.

There are several nice beach restaurants close by. The hotel has an excellent restaurant as well at the "El Divino". This elegantly appointed restaurant features both outdoor seating and indoor air-conditioned split level dining with high ceilings, local artwork and private booths. The wonderfully decorated lounge invites you to enjoy the island's largest selection of drinks, cool tropical cocktails and of course, martinis. A spacious yet intimate setting creates a romantic ambience with exquisite food presentations that taste as delicious as they look. Our Chef puts food first and insists on top quality and absolute freshness in all the ingredients. A tempting selection of fresh seafood, USDA meats, pastas and more add to your dining pleasure.
You can expect the highest quality in a "decontracte" ambience, excellent food at excellent prices and the finest service in all of San Pedro.

Dinner entrees selections at "El Divino" include... 
- Filet Mignon & Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Sauce 
- Sautéed Shrimp, Herb Pest Couscous & Flavoured Oils 
- Pork Chops, Steak, Fries & Warm Apple Chutney 
- Steamed Local Lobster tail with Saffron Risotto 
- Pan-Seared Grouper & Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Grapefruit Beurre Blanc 
- Sautéed Snapper over Black Bean Salsa with a Caribbean Citrus Sauce

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to most dietary restrictions if given prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Turf and Surf Getaway
Tour Code: IT-BEMS01
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,330.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
C 2020 01/04 - 05/31 8d / 7n 8 day Turf and Surf (Mid) 2 /12 Reserve
B 2020 06/01 - 12/18 8d / 7n 8 day Turf and Surf (Low) 2 /12 Reserve
A 2020 12/19 - 01/03 8d / 7n 8 day Turf and Surf (High) 2 /12 Reserve
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Tack: Western Wintec, some English saddles o...
Horses: Spanish quarterhorse local breed mix
Pace: moderate with canters
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)
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