Hurricane Earl….nearly a year later….. San Pedro bounces back


On August 4th, 2016, Hurricane Earl landed a devastating blow to the island of Ambergris Caye. Thankfully there were no deaths or major injuries, but nearly every dock, dive shop and restaurant located over the water was damaged or completely destroyed.  I had been in Placencia when Hurricane Earl hit.  Having been on the southern peninsula, we were fortunate to have lost only one small dive shop and dock with virtually very little additional damage.

Arriving in San Pedro the following morning, here was the incredible reality the residents of San Pedro would be facing.   These shots were taken from Banyan Bay area towards downtown.

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Beaches near Ramons

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Nearly a year later, as we walk these beaches, it’s amazing to see the transformation since the damage from Hurricane Earl.  Docks have been rebuilt, beaches have been reclaimed with beautiful white sand and seawalls that protect the beaches from erosion.  Ramon’s Resort has rebuilt their dive shop and beautiful walkway along the beach.  Xanadu Resort has added  palapas and extended their beach.   At the time, it was very difficult to imaging this little island would recover after the extensive damage.  Thanks to the unbelievable hard work of everyone involved…….here are a few shots of the morning walk……even better than before!

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The Office Bar & Grill San Pedro, Belize

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The Office!

When you tell a friend your favorite place to go is “The Office”, you typically get some awkward stares. Yes, I live on an island in Belize and my favorite place to go is “The Office”.

Tucked away on the lagoon side, just a block or so behind the airport is a quaint little bar and restaurant on the edge of the water.  A great place to catch the game, with drink specials every night.   You can relax,  meet some awesome people, listen to music, watch fishing boats leave for the day and catch some awesome sunsets.  However, the best of all is the unbelievable food and coldest beer I have found on the island.  Obviously, you will find bar food that goes great with a cold beer, but you can also get some unique items you wouldn’t expect at a local bar and grill.

Miss Sarita!


Offering a wide variety of food from burgers, burritos, and pasta, to appetizers and Lobster dishes, you will not be disappointed. Having tried several items, my favorite are the wings and quesadillas! With Miss Sarita in the kitchen, you are guaranteed to get one of the best meals on the island. Her coconut pie reminds you of your childhood days at grandma’s house. Unbelievable!


With a recent new menu, daily lunch specials and free delivery, it’s always a great decision to go to “The Office!”

Hours: Bar: 11am- 12am
Kitchen 11:30-11pm
Closed on Tuesdays!

Tel: 226-4655 or 623-5018

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