Las Terrazas Resort, a five-star Caribbean luxury resort and residential development on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize, now offers a new chance to learn about the destination. Featuring Creole lessons, Belizean woodcarving, and coconut climbing, the locally-inspired activities give resort guests a unique cultural experience.
During the wood carving activity, the village carpenter will teach guests to sculpt the Mayan calendar in Belizean Rosewood. This rich, often brainy-grained, brown and blonde wood is found heavily throughout the country.
For those looking to reach new heights, lessons in coconut climbing help pupils graduate from the shortest trees to taller ones. Upon dropping the coconuts, the resort will open the fruit for guests to enjoy the milk and meat.
During Creole Lessons, students will be provided with pencils, erasers and paper to take notes while learning words like Bonjou (Hello), N a we! (See you later!) and Pa gen pwoblem (No problem). The thirty minute class is an intro to Kriol, the lingua franca of Belize.
With views of the turquoise Caribbean, classes take place poolside or on the beach. Classes must be booked two hours in advance.
Luxurious Accommodations and Amenities
Las Terrazas’ 70’ infinity pool
Featuring 38 magnificent one-, two-, and three-bedroom townhomes, the units at Las Terrazas include balconies or patios, some with private plunge pools or Jacuzzis. Interiors feature exquisite furniture handcrafted from Belizean wood, spacious kitchens with granite countertops and high end stainless steel appliances, large flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, surround sound, in-room safe, yoga mats, a full-sized washer and dryer in each residence, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Located on the largest private beachfront on the island, Las Terrazas has a 70’ infinity pool; O Restaurant, serving Central American and Caribbean cuisine; Poolside Bar; and the Serenity Spa and Wellness Center. Onsite Concierge is able to assist with an array of island and mainland excursions including dive and snorkel trips with White Sands Dive Shop, the onsite 5-star PADI facility. Repeatedly recognized by Trip Advisor as a top 10 Hotel in Central America, Las Terrazas Resort is the only member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts in Belize and part of the LVX Collection. Las Terrazas is also the only Virtuoso affiliate on Ambergris Caye.
Summer rates start at $299 per night. The coconut climbing and Creole lessons are complimentary while the wood carving activity costs $50 per person.