The family suites at Almond Beach are part of a new development next door to the well known Jaguar Reef Lodge. We are a Canadian family and our son Dave, has lived in Belize for more than a decade. Our idea in 2003 was to build a brand new, boutique, resort which would be owned by our family but share reception, dining, tours and housekeeping services with Almond Beach.
We started by renovating an existing, two story, building - originally called Colonial Suites, and, in 2004, added additional accommodation, a swim up Tiki Bar, Infinity Pool and Wireless Internet Service.
Our family has fifteen children/grandchildren from ages seven to nineteen so we felt we knew the kind of activities that children of all ages enjoy, and Almond Beach Belize has it all. Lots of exciting trips, a safe pool and beach, free bikes and kayaks, and, as one parent said "you can sit comfortably on your own porch and supervise them all".
In building our resort we sourced products locally (including the thatch on the beachfront casitas which came from the nearby jungle) and used craftsmen in Belize to build our handcarved beds, tables and storage units. Two Nicaraguan carvers spend several months carving the decorative posts and beams that support our roofs, porches and verandas. Marble and granite counter tops and sinks came from Guatemala and our tiles and bathroom murals from Mexico.
Our original art work, slate carvings, pots and statues came from local artists in Belize, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Our swim-up Tiki Bar and Beachfront Castitas were thatched with local leaf brought out of the nearby jungle, and our floors and furniture are made from an amazing range of local woods including mahogany, cabbage bark and Barba Jalote.
Almond Beach Belize was built by more than 60 local contractors and craftspeople. Thanks to Balthazar, Louis, and Jose for your creativity.
We know you will enjoy staying at this unique resort.