Blue Horizon is located on a private 7-acre island in the heart of “Permit Alley,” with a small flat and tarpon hole out front and a calm lagoon behind. Mangroves and palms dot the island—one reason why private yachts often anchor in the lee of this caye—it’s nothing short of paradise.
The lodge offers five double-occupancy guest cabanas, all with two plush full-size beds, hot showers, soap, shampoo, and conditioner, plus air conditioning and a big deck where you can kick back and get your gear in order. Two of the rooms stand alone from the others and offer outstanding privacy. Three units are under one roof in a new two-story triplex that offers great elevated views from the deck.
The lodge was completely refurbished in 2020, built from reclaimed and new lumber. It offers a pleasant, modern, nautical feel and has all the amenities that modern traveling anglers desire. Guests can hang rods on racks in their rooms, on their deck, or at a common rod rack outside the dining/gathering room.
The open-air main lodge is a perfect location to take hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, followed by dinners at the dining table. Flies and other items, such as sun screen, tippet, and fly lines may also be purchased here. A bathroom is located in the main lodge, which means you don’t have to trudge back to your own room. An open bar temps the taste buds and a refrigerator holds an unlimited supply of soft drinks, wine, and the delicious local Belizean beer, Belikin.
Prepare to feast. Belizean cuisine is influenced by diverse Caribbean cultures, and at Blue Horizon you’ll enjoy genuine home cooking with the flare of modern cuisine. These wonderful meals incorporate fresh local seafood along with fresh, organic produce and meats (chicken, pork, and beef) from Muy’Ono Farms, located on the mainland. Meals may include seafood stew/soup, conch fritters, grilled lobster, and ceviche. Breakfasts are served continental style so anglers can enjoy at their convenience. Self-serve coffee is available starting at 5 a.m., with the breakfast buffet opened shortly after. Breakfast consists of coffee or tea, fruit juice, fresh tropical fruits, pastries, muffin, or sweet bread, and a savory option of quiche, stuffed fry jacks, or other to-go items. Lunch can be served on the island when low tides occur mid-day. During a mid-day high tide, you’ll take lunch to go and enjoy it on the boat. Dinner is a three-course experience starting with appetizers, followed by the main course, and finished off with a fresh, homemade dessert.
A self-serve bar and drink cooler is open at all times of the day. The bar is well stocked with local rum and mixers. Each evening hosts feature a different happy hour cocktail, but be sure to try the Pesky Permit. If you prefer other libations such as bourbon, Scotch, tequila, or specialty wines, please bring those to the island. A duty-free store in the Belize City airport is a great location to purchase liquor and cigars. Drinking water is supplied in each guest room and in the main lodge in 5-gallon jugs of purified water. Drinking water is supplied on the boats in large reusable coolers.
The island has wireless internet access covering the majority of the property. Your room and the main lodge are 100% covered. Cellular service is limited but available with most U.S. carriers. Blue Horizon has installed a next-generation internet system that allows access at fiberoptic speeds. WiFi calling, emails, browsing, text messaging, social media, and even high speed streaming TV and movies is standard. You will be pleasantly surprised by the speed and consistency of internet access in such a remote location. Want to fish hard then kick back, but still got a little work to do? Blue Horizon is the perfect location.