Just a quick turn off the main road 4.5 miles north of San Pedro Town, to where golf carts once traversed, is a hideaway that is so tranquil and beautiful, you just want to sit and enjoy. That is what we did one fine Saturday, as we took the purple lovebug (aka, the company golf cart) out for a fun afternoon of exploration. Our location for Zen and conversation? John’s Escape!John's Escape-1
Former home of he-who-must-not-be-named, the brightly colored buildings and expansive beach views offer a relaxing atmosphere after a bit of a hot and dusty drive up. John's Escape-2The roads are fantastic and wider, making for smooth driving, but not paved so the dust in these hot months had us thirsting for refreshment. Bartender Cookie was happy to greet us with two ice cold Belikins, and we collapsed under a palapa on the beach, sipping and refreshing ourselves.John's Escape-3
The menu was quite tempting, so we had to order some yummy coconut shrimp to nibble on. With a margarita and Caribbean Rum cocktail on order, we proceeded to try and finish a conversation. Well, we tried, but we kept getting distracted by the scenery – and the quiet…it was so peaceful! The loudest sound we heard was the calling of birds overhead, and the waves lapping ashore.John's Escape-4
Food and drinks arrived and one of our many conversations halted as we enjoyed crispy sweet shrimp and sipped on some cold cocktails. We definitely could see families enjoying a great stay at John’s Escape. John's Escape-5Not only do they serve delicious food and drinks on-site, but there is a pool, serenity and fabulous quarters that take advantage of the view. We need to escape more, and we need to hideout at John’s Escape!

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About the Author: Mary Gonzalez

Mary Gonzalez writes under the pseudonym 'Tia Chocolate'. Tia Chocolate enjoys writing short stories that focus on her life growing up in the small Maya village of San Antonio, Cayo District, Belize.
Tia loves (and we mean LOVE) eating and writing about her food experiences, often times trying out new recipes to try and recreate the foods of her memories. She also loves to travel, indulging in the culture wherever she is privy to visit.
She is slave to a giant cat named Kitty Boo Boo, and her cooking exploits are enjoyed by her significant other, Pookie.

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