Ten miles out to sea in the Caribbean, four cabanas, two caretakers, one dog, and a one-half acre island. That is what you will find as part of the Robert’s Grove Resort in Placencia, Belize. And if you are lucky enough, you will have the island all to yourselves. That was how we spent our first night in Belize, and there is no other way I would have dreamed of spending our honeymoon.
Leaving the large resort on the mainland, our pilot pointed the small boat east and we headed out into what appeared to be the empty sea. The sea also appeared to be tranquil but at the high rate of speed that we were traveling, even the small waves were teeth-rattling as we launched from one wave to only come crashing down on the next.