So we finally jumped in feet first and booked a trip to a tropical paradise -- or so I am told -- Belize. We booked our trip  for 7 nights at the Portofino Beach Resort in San Pedro Belize. We're going in March, which is in the 'High' / Dry season. The Portofino is a boutique resort with just 17 cabanas and a mansion, which can be rented for large groups.

The barrier reef in Belize is the second largest in the world next to the great barrier reef in Australia. The "Blue Hole" is considered the No. 1 dive spot in the world!

I think I'm going to just enjoy the warm 80 degree  temperatures and putzing around the island. check out the video of our resort, can't wait to get there.

Oh here's a great trip use a travel agent. We used Melodie Oberdorfer with "Your Travel Experts" a local Tri Cities agent and she saved us at least 1/2 our room rental from the listed price on Expedia. Bonus she made some money and we saved some money don't be afraid to use a good travel agent!