Luxurious tropical resort home on Isla Bonita, Belize.
Ideal for family, friends, groups of fly-fishermen & divers
ACTIVITIES
ACCOMMODATION


BAJAMAR offers  accommodation options ranging from single suites to the whole house and service level choices  may span from self-catering/vacation rental to more or less full resort style pampering.

FACILITIES & SERVICES


The property  comes with all  modern sophisticated conveniences that you might expect from "high-end" tourism, including, quiet air-conditioning, wireless internet, freshwater pool, tvs, dvds, maid & concierge service , kayaks.

ACTIVITIES


BAJAMAR is a great place just to relax but the activities available to you are also endless. It particularly boasts great fishing and exceptional diving and snorkeling.

Activites





Diving, Snorkeling:

Less than a one mile in front of 
BAJAMAR is the barrier reef; the second largest in the world. Here the scuba diving and snorkeling possibilities are mind-blowing. There are numerous dive sites off Amergris Caye and as the map in the web page link indicates BAJAMAR, located near Mata Canyons, is placed fairly centrally in the middle of all of them http://ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/divesitesBIG.html. Given the location it is not surprising that we have arguably the best dive shop on the island close at hand and pick-up from the dock at BAJAMAR is easily arrange.

The bright iridescent colours of the fish life on the reef are fabulously beautiful and there are a myriad of coral and marine landscapes to see including many underwater canyons and caverns to swim-through. Depth ranges on the barrier reef are between 50 and 200 feet of water.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/mesoamerican-reef/brower-text



Fishing:

Most days you can see bonefish and the occasional permit mulling around in the shallow water right in front of the house. (The location is about three miles north of the world renowned El Pescador Fishing Lodge).

For the fly fisherman, the fishery within easy reach of the house during a day’s boat outing is a classical mix of bonefish, permit, tarpon as well as snook. The bonefish are plentiful but generally smaller compared to places like Los Roques, in Venezuela. You will however see occasional fish in the 5 to 7 pound range. The permit fishing is probably the best in the world both in quantities and size (fish of 30lb plus are there)– but they are very difficult to catch unless you surrender your fly for a live crab.

 


We have tarpon to well over 50lb that are resident year-round but the giant migratory tarpon usually arrive in larger numbers sometime in late April and stay through to September. Probably the best tarpon months are late May, June, July and August. This is clear water flats fishing for large tarpon – so it can be very special on the right day.





Any time of year in fact can produce amazingly good fishing.




We have arrangements with the most renowned and reliable fly-fishing guides in the country, some of whom guide for world famous names within the fly fishing fraternity. Like everything we do at BAJAMAR, we try and create a bespoke experience tailored to your wishes rather than offer you a set package for the crowd.  Despite this personalized approach, prices are significantly less than those charged by the fishing lodges for their packages. Pick-ups are straight from the dock at BAJAMAR, where packed lunches and refreshments may be organized for the day.


Reef fishing or simply throwing a line off the BAJAMAR dock will produce a variety of snapper, which are fun to catch and make good eating (please keep only the fish you intend to eat).

Besides the flats & reef fishing there is also off-shore, which is very good early in the year for Sailfish & Albarecore amongst other species available are Wahoo, Dorado, Blue Marlin, Black Fin Tuna, King Mackerel, Grouper and the ubiquitous Barracuda. The following websites may be of interest: http://ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/fishdeep.html  http://ambergrisflyfishing.org/fishing.php http://bitemebelize.com/fly_fishing_reports_belize.html We can however arrange for you trips with an experienced and exceptionally enthusiastic captain who owns a top quality, safe and well equipped boat. Pick-ups of course are directly from the dock at BAJAMAR.


Birding:


If you are into ornithology, there are some 260 species of birds that occur on the island. You will see some wonderfully colourful specimens around and about the house but if you would like to know more or arrange for a guide please see the following website: http://ambergriscaye.com/birds/


Wind & Kite Surfing:


If you would like to do it – we can arrange it.


Other must see and do adventures:


Below is a list of “must see and do” for guests staying at least 1 week. Remember you have to have time to relax too! Some tour companies offer better discounts than others depending on the trip-please feel free to ask who is the best for which trip.

1.    Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley snorkeling. Half day trip you will see the largest cut in the reef for 275 miles. The amount of natural habitat is amazing. Shark/Ray alley is a spot on the way to Hol Chan. An old fishing destination-there is an enormous amount of nurse sharks and sting rays. Your local guide will even have you touch them.
A small tour company is recommended for a more personal experience. Try to go when the waters are calm.

2.    Caye Caulker day trip. For anyone who likes: Always on our wish list of things to do when we need to unwind……walk to the edge of the island (takes about 7 minutes) there is a great swimming spot, small bar and high diving board-wood plank into deep water.  Caye Caulker water taxi is available from San Pedro and costs 15 BZD one-way for adults.

3.    Mexico Rocks: Another great snorkel site

4.    Beach Bike or Walk up the coast: for those who are up for a good workout. It’s a great way to see the island!

5.    Kayaking with a friend to the reef or a tie up buoy. An amazing experience especially when the waters are quiet.

6.   Cave tubing/Zip lining on the mainland. A day trip and worthwhile adventure. We have not had opportunity to experience, but everyone  has put that on their “must see and do” list.

7.    Lamanai Mayan Ruin Day Trip: A long and full day trip. A trip through the river, a guided tour of the ruins. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages included. Expect approx. 11 hour day! Good companies will pick you up directly from Baja Mar Dock.

8.    A full moon here. If you’re staying here during a full moon event you will know what we mean.