Every time I take the Tropic Air plane to and from the city (or really, anywhere over the water), I check to see if I can snag the co-pilot’s seat. Not only do I get to see my little house as we fly past the southern tip of the island, but for about those precious minutes when I am in the air, I am afforded the most gorgeous views of our breathtaking Caribbean Seas.
Ranging from deep, almost navy blue to the iridescent aquamarine that’s just the stuff of dreams, to shimmering jades, there can’t possibly be a better view from above. When the wind is blowing especially hard from the north, the pilots choose their safest route and take what we call the scenic way out of the island. There is nothing more astounding than the views of north Ambergris Caye, the jagged edges of the Meso-American reef a foamy white that stretches onward, until it meets land at Rocky Point.
As the little planes take their spot high in the sky, islands and inlets below appear charming. Little stretches of virgin sand ring a few mangroves, and from above, one can see the perilous drop-off zones that often surround such little islands. Truly, it is a magnificent way to enjoy a slice of Belize heaven, when one flies over the water and sees what everyone else is so crazy about.