Guest Star: "Belize City Is The Greatest Diving Spot In The World" -Somaya Reece

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 11:15AM

Written by Somaya Reece for SOHH

Traveling!!! Vacations!!! Yes. My favorite subject. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled the world with my music and films. Enough to know there are beautiful serene sands and crystal clear waters across the world in hidden locations that are out of a movie.

My favorite places to vacation have been Cebu in The Philippines and Belize.  My family and I bought a beachfront property [in] Belize City, the greatest diving spot in the world. You ever heard of that Madonna song "La Isla Bonita"? She was speaking of Belize. Belize is also a small place not far from Guatemala, everyone knows each other. Being a local there now it's easier for me to get around Belize. Belize has a small downtown area with a few Internet shops and the local spots to eat. Who can beat eating plantains for breakfast? Freshly made and freshly caught fish for dinner. UGH!! It's ridiculous how fly this place is.

I would also recommend reaching out to a private real estate agent for accommodations. It is a much better and organic experience. OR. You can rent my beachfront house (smiles). We also have a very private and lush spot "The Long Caye Resort' it is very exclusive where you will have your own private chef. Your accommodations consists of a only 15 cabanas on the property which are not always reserved. It's like having an island all to yourself. The water is a few steps from your door. This place isn't for everyone because it is a very homestyle life. However. You have your own chef, very few neighbors and a hammock all day? What more could you ask for?

If you want a more commercial property I would go with The Turtle Inn in Placencia Belize. It's very standard with all the amenities you need and lots of neighbors. It can be scorching hot in our summers. But the waters make up for it. The first thing you need to do when you get there is to do all the water sports available. The water is still, clear and fun to play in. I love doing the wave runners all day. This is the funnest thing to do because you can go far into the waters and still see clearly into the bottom of the ocean. You'll see lots of little fishes. It's breathtaking. Go to Glovers Reef Atoll.  It's outside of the island but it is still Belize.

Belize is known for being the best scuba diving in the world. It's so fun and scary at the same time. I am not a fan of the underworld. lol But it's something I did it and kept doing it over and over again. The sea life is spectacular and very human friendly. No need to freak out. This is a great place to vacation at. Sit in the water all day and tan.

Ahhhh Belize and Cebu!! I shall see you again in a few months.

Somaya Reece is a rapper, radio personality and actress who has origins from the West Coast.

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