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What exactly is an unplugged vacation? Well, it’s a vacation sans television and phones focused on people - where you literally unplug yourself from the 24/7 cycle of electronic input. Laptops and cell phones consume our lives just about all day, every day. Elections, war news, stock markets, work emails, kids homework, text messages from your mother - it's hard to go ten minutes without checking your devices. But all these things take us away from the main reason we go on vacation - to get away from the daily grind, to reconnect, to refresh.

 

So why not purposely take a vacation designed to help you unplug? Designed to encourage true relaxation. Most of us are addicted to electronics and don't even realize it. Ask yourself, when is the last time I went to bed without watching the news? Or checking email - one last time?

 

Why plan unplugged vacation? Here are 5 Reasons you need to consider it:

 

  • Your brain needs to detox. There is a gland in your brain called the pineal gland. Its responsible for regulating melatonin, which helps you to relax and get to sleep. Your computer screen overstimulates the pineal gland. When it’s overstimulated the melatonin in your body is suppressed and your sleep and rest periods will be automatically more difficult. Give your brain a break!

 

  • Memories are not made staring into screens! Memories are made laughing over meals or chasing hermit crabs on the shore. Memories are made exploring ancient Mayan Ruins or hiking through jungles. Memories are made in private cabanas and staring into one another's eyes. You will return home with unforgettable memories.

 

  • You'll have more sex! If you go to bed with the TV on you are 50% less likely to have sex. Enough said!  A study by an Italian sexologist has found that couples who have a TV set in their bedroom have sex half as often as those who don't. "If there's no television in the bedroom, the frequency (of sexual intercourse) doubles," said Serenella Salomoni. Physically connecting with your partner benefits you both. And you will likely sleep better.

 

  • Unplugged vacations encourage movement. Our bodies and our minds are happier when we move. When there is no television to watch you're more likely to take a leisurely walk  go for a swim in the salty sea. You are more likely to be more active.

 

  • Because at the end of the day - people matter most. Reconnect with your partner. Or your best friend. Or yourself! Cultivating healthy relationships is difficult when we are constantly distracted my text messages and emails. When is the last time you sat quietly and focused on yourself or your partner to the exclusion of everything else for days at a time? It will change your perspective and allow for more meaningful relationships.

 

St. George's Caye Resort in Belize is intentionally designed to help you disconnect with the noise of your busy life. And reconnect with yourself. We make it possible for you to check your email - just not inside your private Cabana. No televisions are to be found and most people won't get a cell phone signal. But no need to worry! We are not totally off the grid. Just enough to allow you to relax and experience the magic.

 

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12 private thatched roof cabanas nestled on a tiny island. No roads. No stores. Just peaceful nature surrounds you. A place you can truly unwind, let loose, and relax. You will find yourself lost in the abundance of fish when your snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef. It will remind you how big and beautiful the world is and how your forgot you loved to travel. When you climb Mayan Temples with your partner you imagine what it was like living there all those years ago and it sparks an interesting conversation you may never have had. When you meet new friends at the beach BBQ you'll share stories of love and laughter underneath a sky full of stars. People matter most here at St. George's Caye Resort. Come share the magic of an unplugged vacation.

 

Choose and Unplugged Vacation for your next trip!

 

We invite you to experience the magic of an unplugged private island getaway at St. George's Caye Resort - The Gem of Belize. Getting here is easy - Leaving is hard!

 

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We rarely have dull moments at the Caye. This Christmas in Belize was no different. Over the Holidays we had the pleasure of meeting a fun couple with an awesome goal of bringing Cancer checkups to the front of our minds. Cancer Below The Belt was founded by Mr. Kelley Gale Amen to bring awareness to cancers specific to our underpants region - or below the belt. His unique way of raising this awareness is to get people to pose for a picture - with their pants down! Our staff and guests were a bit shy when Kelley first asked if we would participate in the photo challenge. But when manager Barry posed for his picture with his pants down - the game was on! 

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 Check out the slideshow of our guests having fun with the challenge. 

 AND NOW...

We challenge you to help raise awareness posting your photos on social media using the hashtag #getcaughtwithyourpantsdown - and to get your regular checkups!

You can find Kelley's cause on the following Social Media outlets:

This public service announcement was brought to you by St. George's Caye Resort in Belize.

Keeping you happy and healthy in 2015! Make Belize your next vacation. 

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Tropical islands are famous for coconuts. The Cayes of Belize are certainly no exception. And on St. George's Caye in Belize coconuts are bountiful, fresh, and healthy. In fact, our kitchen and Sandbar use these versatile pieces of paradise every day in one form or another. You are certainly going to encounter them on your vacation in Belize! So why not learn a little about them?

 

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The Library of Congress has listed some interesting facts regarding coconuts  ::  DID YOU  KNOW??

 

  1. Every bit of the coconut is used. As a result, coconuts are called the “Tree of Life” and can produce drink, fiber, food, fuel, utensils, musical instruments, and much more. 
  2. When intra-venous (IV) solution was in short supply, doctors during World War II and Vietnam used coconut water in substitution of IV solutions.
  3. Botanically, the coconut palm is not a tree since there is no bark, no branches, or secondary growth. A coconut palm is a woody perennial monocotyledon with the trunk being the stem.
  4. Possibly the oldest reference is from Cosmas, a 5th century AD Egyptian traveler. He wrote about the “Indian nut” or “nut of India” after visiting India and Ceylon, Some scholars believe Cosmas was describing a coconut.
  5. It takes 11 -12 months for the coconut to mature.

 

From <http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/coconut.html>

 

Here on the island our main uses for coconuts include:

Coconut Water :: For hydration and also used in some Caribbean cocktails.

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Coconut Milk :: Used in sauces and or by itself. Milk is obtained by squeezing the pulp from a mature coconut. 

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Coconut Oil :: Made in different ways by hand-me-down family recipes. St. George's Caye resident fisherman Joe and his wife Carmen harvest and make the coconut oil we use for cooking, using only St. George's Caye coconuts. (And personally, I use the coconut oil as a skin moisturizer. It's amazing and all-natural!) Coconut oil is also commonly used in soaps and beauty products.

 

Shaved Coconut :: Used in desserts, curry sauces, and in our house favorite coconut rice! You can also split open the coconut and eat it right out of the shell with a spoon. It tastes a bit like jello when you eat it this way. 

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Coconut Husks ::  On the island we burn the outer, dried, brown husk for two reasons; for great flavor in open flame grilling and to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Husks can also be used to make rugs and mats, brooms, and building materials.

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And the best thing about coconuts?

They regenerate and sprout easily perpetuating our love for their delicate flavor and versatile uses.  

 

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We all want to eat well. To fuel our bodies and our minds. To take care of our environment. And as a growing number of people are concerned about where and how their food is grown we thought it important to let you know just how FRESH and HEALTHY the food is at. St. George's Caye Resort.

 

When you take a holiday in a new country like Belize, to rest and rejuvenate or to romp through the jungles and seas, you definitely do not want the worry of "where will I find healthy fresh food to eat"? At St. George's Caye Resort we pride ourselves on locating and using the most fresh, locally grown ingredients to prepare and feed our guests, three delicious meals a day!

 

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On the left our manager, Barry, is holding the Cacao fruit. The seeds inside are dried and then ground into cacao them made into chocolate! On the right is a farm in southern Belize where our fruit is grown!

 

 

Belize is an agriculture haven with a surplus of fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and free roaming cattle, pigs and chickens. You never have to wonder where your food comes from when you dine with us. Each ingredient is grown in Belize, by Belizeans, and delivered several times a week to our boats where it is transported to St. George's Caye for immediate preparation. Each animal is humanely slaughtered and then butchered in-house for the best cuts of meat and pork. Chicken and eggs are carefully raised in the valley by Menonites where pesticides are not commonly used.

 

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Fresh juices are prepared daily from the best in season fruits. Desserts often feature chocolate made from Belizean cacao and coconut right from the island! Lunch and dinner often feature sea life that has never been frozen. Fish, shrimp, conch, and lobster are brought right to our doors by local fisherman so our chef can hand pick the best of the fresh catch of the day.

 

You may encounter food you have not heard of while dining in Belize. Cho-cho is one of our local favorites. Cho-cho a vegetable originally from Jamaica .  It is typically sauteed, steamed or baked and tastes similar to zucchini. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C and amino acids. Cassava root is another favorite. Like a potato, cassava is a root that can be mashed, fried or baked. You can even make gluten free "bread" (looks and tastes more like a cracker though) with the root. Trying new food doesn't have to be scary when you know where it comes from! 

 

 

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Come try something new at our fresh food island restaurant at St. George's Caye Resort -which also happens to include a spectacular Caribbean view! 

 

Outdoor Oceanfront Dining Now Open

 

Did you know? We cater to those with special dietary needs. Gluten free meals are often requested, along with vegetarian and vegan meals. Be sure to make your diet preferences known at time of booking. 

 

Do you have a favorite dish from your trip to St. George's Caye Resort? We'd love to hear about it. Hit us up on Facebook and post a photo. 

 

 

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