Paradise for adventurous families!
We had two families traveling together for spring break and wanted something new and fun. We were wavering between doing the "run of the mill" San Pedro thing or trying something completely different. We have avid fishermen and fisherwomen in our group and two kids that love snorkeling and fishing so we thought "what the heck, let's go to Calabash". This place was amazing. On the first day, the kids were gathering and cutting coconuts and managed to get a gallon of pure coconut water and our cook used the meat to make a delicious coconut milk. The bonefishing right in front of the house is RIDICULOUS and we had a huge pristine reef to explore at our fingertips. We had it all to ourselves. The bonefishing flat in front of the house is obviously something to fight over as various guide boats would pass throughout the day trying to get onto the flat. My husband pretty much camped there for four days straight, though, so they were out of luck. The lagoon was a calm place to kayak and on two days of our stay the ocean was so calm, we kayaked to another island close by. We caught jack, snapper and barracuda (not to mention an eel and squid) right from the dock and brought home 6 huge conch from our snorkeling one day and made our own ceviche. I highly recommend taking a local cook with you if you go as this made our trip not only more relaxing but also more interesting. The two caretakers on the property are amazing and talented and can do anything. They cleaned our fish and conch for cooking and were extremely helpful throughout our stay. We also had some locals take us over to the Blackbird Resort for a day of swimming and some lunch, which I would highly recommend as it was nice to be in a pool and socialize with others. We had a couple of snafus while we were there but David and his staff were extremely responsive and took care of us quickly. We are already talking about going back!Liz G.
Visited on "March - 2017
If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, it would be hard to top this private lodge off the coast of Belize. You can fish the flats for bonefish right out the front door, take a boat to fish many other flats, go deep water fishing just a few hundred yards off-shore, or, simply relax and hike around the island. The lodge itself is not your average lodge - well built, beautiful, very comfortable, and literally right on the beach. The water is crystal clear for those who like scuba diving or snorkeling. The trip to and from the island offers a bit of adventure as well. We had an exceptional experience and highly recommend this lodge.Anonymous
Visited on "March - 2016
I have been to Calabash Cay off the coast of Belize a couple of times to target bonefish. The flat in front of this property is absolutely outstanding for targeting these wiley beasts. It is broad and runs along the shore for hundreds of yards with access to other flats a short walk away. The thrill of catching one of these fish is memory that will last forever. If you employ a guide, there are many opportunities to fish other flats, or to fish "off-shore" as the deeper water is just the other side of the reef. The water in this area is crystal clear and offers many opportunities for other water activities, i.e. snorkeling and scuba. It is an ideal place to relax if you just want to sit in the deck, enjoy the breeze and read or snooze without worrying about being disturbed by noisy neighbors. nearby. The property has multiple bedrooms and a great hall downstairs for gatherings and meals, as well as a large kitchen.Anonymous
Visited on "January - 2016
Great Getaway Spot
If you're looking to getaway to a beautiful location with fantastic fishing, and no one else around to disturb you, this is the spot. The house is gorgeous and rustic with plenty of furnishings so you can hang out in comfort inside, but most of your time will probably be spent enjoying the ocean just outside the front door. You can either fish the flats by the house or head out for some deep sea fishing a short boat ride away. You can also explore a good amount of the island and possibly spot some wildlife. As much fun as the place is during the day, the night offers some spectacular views as well on a clear night. All in all, this is a great location for an 'off the beaten path' vacation.Anonymous
Visited on "March - 2016