Just about everyone who collects notable quotations has heard the one delivered by the ancient philosopher Maimonides: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This advice is especially true for avid fishermen who know that a day on the ocean in pursuit of a prize catch feeds the soul and the spirit.
If you agree, travel to Placencia, Belize, the nation’s former fishing epicenter and you’ll find an ideal mix of old-world charm and new world excitement. Fish? Oh, yes. You can spend as much time on the water as you crave — as long as you choose the perfect lodging for your adventure: Laru Beya Resort, where men and women who can’t get enough fishing find nirvana.
Deep-sea fishing is particularly spectacular off the coast of Placencia and your Laru Beya host will be delighted to book you on either a reef fishing or a fly fishing tour. For devoted enthusiasts, both experiences deliver on excitement, joy and the associated onshore stay offers amenities guaranteed to be as fulfilling as time spent at sea.
Select the reef fishing option
Cruise along the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef, the world’s second longest, and spend the day in hot pursuit of the ocean’s gifts: Barracuda, jack, snapper, grouper, king mackerel, and other prized catches. Your guide handles logistics so you can troll and spin-cast along coral patches and reef drop-offs to your heart’s content. These guides know where the big ones are biting and they are happy to share the information!
Opt for a fly fishing experience
Motor out to shallow flats surrounding small offshore islands with your experienced guide and bring your highest expectations. In addition to catching and releasing bonefish and tarpon as mandated by the government’s catch and release dictates, you wouldn’t be the first tourist to land the Grand Slam of fly fishing in Belize if your luck holds out and you’ll have photos to prove it.
Take advantage of Laru Beya’s amenities, too
Having invited you to fish your heart out during your stay, you may be the sort who loves to keep going even on dry land! Laru Beya has you covered. The property is designed to give you the full Caribbean experience: A freshwater infinity swimming pool, beachfront lounge chairs, an assortment of water sport toys like kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats, and if you’re just content to hang out amid the resort’s splendid environs, spend as much time as you like at the Quarterdeck Restaurant and Bar where gourmet food and potent drinks await.
There’s so much more to see and do, including spa time in-between your fishing adventures or riding around the peninsula on one of the resort’s bicycles or golf carts. Come for the fish. Stay for the sun and fun. Compare package details to take advantage of these all inclusive deals that perfectly pair with either of the resort’s fishing excursions and your long-awaited fishing holiday will exceed your biggest expectations.