Let The Belize Collection Help You Out
Last year you left the pancakes on the griddle a minute past perfect and soured the orange juice with too much rind then took a while to do the dishes, so she ended up doing them herself. Don’t repeat those mistakes this year and give Mom the day she deserves by treating her to a decadent weekend at any of The Belize Collection’s resorts this May for a Mother’s Day she’ll tell everyone about for years to come.
After a first night’s rest at the resort, you rouse the kids from bed, brush their teeth and ensure they all get dressed. You then quietly make your way out the room, but not before leaving a copy of the new book Mom’s been wanting to read on the nightstand while she sleeps. You give her all the time she wants to indulge in the lushness of luxury bedding. As she wakes up, she’ll take note of the book and the quietude you’ve gifted her and know the day will be a good one. Once Mom has made her way through her morning routine, she finds you all waiting for her to get the day going.
She’s not feeling in the mood for food just yet, so asks if you all would mind taking a walk for a while. As you walk along the beach at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef in Hopkins or Umaya in Placencia, or the trails at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, you ask her about how she slept, how she’s feeling about the day, and you take note of the radiance she exudes as she outlines her desires, the directness and consideration of them leaving you profoundly touched to know someone so tender and brilliant.
Appetite enlivened from the walk, you all go to the resort’s main restaurant for the Moms + Mimosas brunch special. For this annual event, each of The Belize Collection’s restaurants has its own unique menu to complement the scenery and vibe.
At the Grove House at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, Mom can try the ‘Jungle Hearts’, heart of palm filled with an airy cheese mousse and topped with smoked ham and sorrel jelly. Those staying at Placencia’s Umaya Resort can visit Restaurante Laguna and go for the ‘Coconut French Toast’, french toast infused with coconut, garnished with caramelized bananas and cashew nuts, a dish with just the right amount of sweet. Visitors to the Paddle House at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef can delight in the perfection that is the ‘Croissant Sandwich’, slices of roasted ham and locally sourced cheese tucked into a flaky croissant roll.
Regardless of which resort you choose to visit, Mom and company can imbibe in the bubbly goodness of perfected mimosas made of a blend of champagne and freshly made orange juice. Have a round or two to the woman that weathered the family through both turbulence and ease with unmeasurable grace as you sneak bites of each other’s plates, laughing all through the first half of the day.
From there, it’s now time for Mom to receive the massage you prebooked for her. An hour with an expert masseur and she’ll be feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the afternoon’s activities.
This is the perfect time for you to visit the Village Gift Shop where you can find a variety of locally sourced products that cater to Moms all walks of life. At The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, you can find unique handbags crafted by Belizean makers Twig & Pearl, Emilio Perera, and Zyania Alonzo, and a variety of clay earrings from Belizean jeweler Sol.
After the massage and your covert shopping excursion, you reconvene the family for a leisurely afternoon. Sleeping Giant guests can relish in a leisurely hike through the resort’s jungle trails with plenty of plants and gentle animal life to enchant you.
If you’re at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef, this is the perfect time to visit the Big Dock Ceviche Bar where you can partake of ceviche made right in front of you. Go between bites of ceviche, dips in the Caribbean Sea and lounging on the dock as you wile away the afternoon. Visitors to Umaya can relax at the resort’s swim-up bar and try out a variety of cocktails and mocktails made of exclusive infused rums and fresh juices.
As the day begins to wind down, Mom leans over to you and grabs your hand before telling you simply ‘Thank you.’ Nothing else needs to be said as you share in this moment of appreciation, knowing that all the day’s events can’t compare to all she’s done to make your house a home, and make life more than surviving another day.
And if you’d like to go all out for Mom, there’s still time to take advantage of The Belize Collection’s ‘Just for Mom’ package, a 2-night stay at any The Belize Collection resort that includes a bottle of champagne on arrival and a massage.