The island is host to thousands of seashells. All originating from different places, all arriving in their time, all moving on the ebb and flow of the sea. A seemingly appropriate metaphor for the current state of things; quite the ebb and flow...
This time may leave you feeling like your 'normal' has been a bit re-defined. We can empathize. Although we are ecstatic with the large number of people that are booking for this fall and even summer, we are reflective of the people we should have been of service to, interim. We are keeping spirits up, the sun on, and eagerly awaiting the day that we welcome our next guests with a rum punch, and a warm, island smile.
During this "downtime" It is a perfect time to reflect on how to come back better. We have heard that many people are using the extra time on their hands to get back to the simple things, enjoy a walk outside, a good movie, or just a simple cup of coffee while video chatting with a friend. We are also working on our return! We have been discussing ways to serve our guests to an even higher standard and intentionally enhance some offerings to give you more options for reflection and rejuvenation at the island.
To that end, about a month ago, our US team had the honor of meeting with Kelli Soll, the founder and director of Global Service Partnerships (GSP), which offers unique and life-changing service and travel programs in Belize, Central America. Shortly after that meeting, we also met Kelli's business partner, Marni Henderson, founder of Coalesce Discovery and a wellness practitioner. Their collaboration, Horizons Retreats, is a magical Belizean retreat experience! Together we started the planning process of a retreat offering this coming October. Our team was so moved by our meeting and their mission, that it just seemed like a natural fit.
"Each of us will have a new normal as we emerge from this unprecedented time in history," stated Kelli in a recent chat, "It is up to every one of us to take this time to evaluate what is truly important in our own unique lives, how we live our values in the future, and to mindfully pursue a daily life with more presence."
"This is a moment of reflection." Marni added, "...to take a pause and bring awareness to the information revealed from this experience. It will be imperative to give ourselves time to heal, relax and replenish our stressed-out bodies, hearts and minds. I can't think of a more magical place to do that..."
Looking forward to the future!
See you in the sun!
Your St. George's Caye Resort Family