Sargassum seaweed craziness on the beach + Review of Dragonfly Moon!

Sargassum seaweed craziness on the beach + Review of Dragonfly Moon!

It is getting pretty quiet on the peninsula right now. We knew coming in that September and October are really slow months, because the weather is typically at its worst, the breeze dies down, it gets muggy, bugs get worse, and a lot of restaurants and businesses take weeks to months long breaks this time of year. We have had a LOT of rain the last few days, and on top of that, something called Sargassum has taken over the Caribbean Sea! Shores all over the Caribbean, Florida, Texas, etc are getting hit with it, and we haven’t been spared.Sargassum is a sea grass that links itself together out in the Sea and is a barrier for turtles and other creatures. Because of increased temperatures in the Sea, a huge island of the stuff “broke free” and so islands and islands of the grossness are washing up on shores. It is messy, smelly, and I feel really badly for anyone coming here right now for their idyllic beach vacation :(. Thankfully, while it is really bad this year, it is temporary and doesn’t mean that some disaster is going on 🙂

Here is an interesting article about it from just north of us, in Ambergris Caye:

http://www.ambergristoday.com/content/stories/2014/august/19/wheres-the-beach-sargassum-problems

There are great pictures of it in that article, and here are some pictures that I debated sharing, because it is so bad 🙂 but I will, because it is fascinating!!

It is 30 feet out from the shore!

 

 A close up of the grossness…

 

And a reminder of what the shores NORMALLY look like!!
In happier news, we finally went to dinner at Dragonfly Moon…this restaurant looks like it should be on Miami Beach; someone with a great eye designed it! Amy was our server and was wonderful.

 

 

 Our server Amy 🙂
The food was fantastic! There is a page of Dim Sum–I think it means little food, and you can try plates of little buns and dumplings….
The atmosphere and indoor bar are great too. I would definitely put this on the HIGHLY recommended list when you come! Especially after getting your fill of chicken and rice, this is such a refreshing change 🙂
Another new restaurant with exotic food has opened, called Tiger, and we will be reviewing that shortly 🙂

 

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Laura Diffendal

Laura and her husband David purchased a half acre on the Caribbean Sea in 2014, in Placencia, Belize. They have built their own version of paradise, and they now operate the only boutique, adults-only microresort, walking distance to everything in the village. Caribbean Beach Cabanas was rated the 2017 Small Hotel of the Year by the Belize Tourism Board, and was featured on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt. You can visit their site at www.caribbeanbeachcabanas.com. In April of 2018, they opened their second boutique hotel, www.purboutiquecabanas.com, in Ambergris Caye!

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