Now that we’ve passed the “dog days” of summer, I’m reminded of the long, lazy summers of my youth. When I was just a young pup, long before I became the world’s most interesting dog, I spent a lot of time in the summer with my family.
Almost every year, we’d all gather for a week or two for a big reunion at the beach, and it was great fun to find the biggest house we could to stay in together.
The families would arrive in groups at different intervals and stay for as many days as they could manage. Everywhere you turned there were relatives of all ages; moms and dads, aunts and uncles, grandparents, cousins, and sometimes in-laws from both sides.
For a young pup like myself, these family reunions at the beach were heaven.
The youngsters would frolic in the water until our toes shriveled into tiny, furry prunes. The older generation sat in the shade, drinking cold beverages and trading stories from days gone by. Sometimes a few clan members would go off on their own excursions, then return to the family hub with fantastic stories of their daring adventures.
It was great fun, and an idyllic way to spend time a few weeks of the hot summer. We loved catching up and renewing our bond with our loved ones.
I’m especially reminded of those wonderful family get-togethers lately since this is the time of year we often play host to family reunions here at Ray Caye Resort.
Some people may wonder why families would choose a private island resort like Ray Caye for a family reunion. There are too many reasons to list, but I can tell you a few of the most popular reasons.
With eight cabanas to choose from, in addition to the “Main House” rooms, we have the ability to accommodate anywhere from 24 to 30 people. That’s a lot of room for a lot of family! And no one has to foot the entire bill, unless they want to.
Once on the island, individual family units can plan for what their budget will allow, taking excursions or diving trips or just relaxing into the calm serenity of the island.
And if you prefer privacy for your family's reunion, with a little advance planning, the entire island can be rented just for you.
Another benefit is that no one family gets stuck with the work of hosting or becomes exhausted by a large entourage invading their space. And with the Lionfish Grill right on the caye, no one has to cook. And no one has to clean up either because the resort staff takes care of everything.
What’s also great is that while families can be here all together, there is also plenty of room to spread out and take a breather when a little downtime is preferred. With over a mile of pristine shoreline surrounded by beautiful turquoise water, there are plenty of places to sneak off for a little quiet time.
Now I’m thinking maybe I should invite the rest of my family out for a reunion next summer. Maybe I better go get my planning started!
Until next time, stay adventurous my friends!
Posted by Security Chief Ray Caye at 9:54 AM