Friday, October 14, 2011

Provisioning - Saving Time While You're On Vacation!

Ambergris Caye has very few true hotels. Most of the rooms here are spacious condos. This gives couples and families the option to have some of their meals and snacks in their units.
Since many people coming down on vacation want to get into "relax" mode as soon as possible it makes sense for them to have their condo or home completely stocked with food, snacks and drinks before they even land here. Its a service I've taken advantage of many times.

Here is the way it works. Before coming to Belize contact one of these provisioning companies and order what you want stocked in your unit. Fruits, vegetables, meats, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks. Fresh fish, lobster and conch. Really anything you can think of.

Then the day before you arrive they will go out and purchase everything for you and go into our unit and put the frozen items in the freezer, the refrigerated items in the fridge and stock the pantry with the rest of the items. When you walk in after a tiring day of flying you'll open the fridge and there will be your cold Belikins waiting for you.

Many vacation home owners make use of this service as well. Especially at the beginning of each major stay. They will have hundreds of dollars of non-perishable groceries and supplies stocked in the unit and then they only need to supplement it each week by buying the perishables every few days. Since our main source of transportation on island is golf carts and water taxis (both of which make it hard to carry large amounts of anything) provisioning services are often a good way to stock up. Some year round residents use companies like this once a month for this same reason.

These 2 companies do a great job. Contact either one for all of your provisioning needs.

Dennis Kay II
RE/MAX Island Real Estate


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