Monday, March 22, 2010

2nd Newsletter - May 2010

This past year has seen some fabulous happenings here at Mystic River Resort. One of the most important, in my opinion, being the fact that Tom "finally" proposed to me!! The wedding is scheduled for July 14, 2010 in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

Late last year, we added a small conversational pool, the "Lilly Pool", to the list of activities available on site and have found it to be a wonderful spot for late afternoon cocktails and evening star gazing. And of course, the kids enjoy it too!

We also moved the construction/tool room area away from the Cabanas and relocated everything at the very back of the property. This has opened the area for landscaping and we think it makes a big difference to the entrance feel of the resort. We also have a brand new office along with a brand new office Manager, Gina Garcia.

Some of you may remember the story of the spa and the reason it was built! That was because Tom and I could not agree on where to put our house (I want it by the river, he wants the man cave up in the bush!!). Anyway, no, we are not building our house just yet! But we are moving to unit #11 so we can free up the spa for our guests hopefully in time for the Christmas season! That is pretty exciting news!

Tom has been very busy adding hiking trails to the topside of the property and the discovery of a couple of Mayan burial sites and home sites should make the walk even more interesting! The trails are also wide enough to accomodate the Polaris in the event some of our guests may find the hikes too challenging. And with the help of Tom's handy GPS, we now have all our trails mapped out.

We are now also using the trails for some amazing horseback riding adventures. We have added a couple of horses to our stable and are happy to welcome Coco and Precious to our family. And of course Red is extremely happy to have a girlfriend in his life!!

To add to our family of pets, we recently acquired 40 new laying hens to augment our egg production for the kitchen! Some of you may remember that back in November, we found an orphaned calf in a pretty poor shape towards the top of the property! We are very happy to announce that as of today, Rosebud, is doing very well and our guests have quite enjoyed feeding her! She has not only prospered but is developing quite an attitude but we love her anyway!

And last but not least, Tom and I would like to thank all of our guests, most of whom have become dear friends, for allowing us to share our little bit of paradise with you. By choosing to stay at Mystic River, you have made our dreams come true and we will be forever grateful.

For everyone who took the time to write a review on Trip Advisor,
You efforts have moved us from a number 19 position to number 4 in the Cayo Hotel category and that is FANTASTIC!!
Remember, it is never too late to add a comment or review on Trip Advisor, so if you have not had the chance to do it, please do so. It truly does make a difference.

We strive to provide all our guests with a memorable experience of what Belize has to offer and we hope you will return to enjoy more.

Please send us your favourite photos so we can add them to our website or newsletter. Any feedback is also greatly appreciated.

Proof that you don't have to be a kid to enjoy iguanas!!

The family that caves together stays together...!" Way to go Guys.

Another satisfied customer!!

Looks like Amy really got a kick out of feeding Rosebud!!

And just for the fun of it, can anyone tell us the name of this funny looking creature?