I know everyone out there thinks living on an island in Belize is paradise – always perfect….but we have our set of problems too. As a public service we thought we would create this survival guide listing out solutions for common island problems….whether you’re living on an island permanently or just vacationing – we hope this information will help you get through these stressful situations quickly and easily.
The struggle is real!
Here’s a list of problems and our helpful solutions!
(and one Island Dog problem from Dooley Bear)
Problem #1 – Product Engineering Flaws
You put too many coconuts in your bike basket and while riding your bike home, your basket breaks and your coconuts fall on the ground.
Pick up the coconuts, dry your tears and fix the basket with a piece of PVC pipe you found lying along the road.
Problem #2 – Traffic Woes
You have to slow down your golf cart from 15 mph to a crawl to let an iguana cross. Sometimes you even have to stop! *gasp*
Calm down. What are you in such a rush for, anyway?
Nobody else is going to be there on time either
Problem #3 – Culinary Quandaries
Your tuna just isn’t fresh enough – two hours from catching it to filleting it to getting it home and in your belly….two hours is too long!
Find some coconut husks and have a beach BBQ. (Just like Eric and Jiggy do on their fishing trips with Uprising Tours!)
Problem #4 – Transportation Setbacks
You are on a pub crawl with your friends, riding along the beach and the chain breaks on your bike.
Take the golf cart or walk.
Problem # 5 – Barefoot Burdens
You are walking barefoot and you step on a baby coconut and it hurts – just a little bit.
Put on a pair of flip-flops. If you don’t own any shoes, pay attention to where you are walking.
Look what I almost stepped on!
Problem #6 –Libation Turmoil
You have to open an entire bottle of Fanta Ginger Ale for just one rum and ginger.
Make 2 rum and gingers.
Problem #7 – Wardrobe Complications
You’re packing for a trip back to the civilization and realize none of your jeans fit and you don’t own any appropriate footwear.
Suck it up….(your belly, that is) and squeeze into the only jeans you own…and when you’re out at a nice restaurant wear your flip-flops with pride!
Problem #8 – Grungy Digits
Your feet are dirty and covered in sand.
There is no solution. This is just a part of island living! (it’s way better than having socks on your feet!)
Problem #9 – Drinking Impediment
You’re sitting at the pool on a Tuesday and you want a drink….but happy hour doesn’t start for 30 minutes.
Change the time on the clock on the wall….this also works well for when happy hour is coming to an end.
Problem #10 – Blustery Dilemma
It’s too windy to go out on a boat
Go kiteboarding or take a nap. (the choice is yours….active or lazy?)
Problem #11- Linen Lament
Your beach towel falls off of the back of your chair while you’re trying to relax on the beach.
Use a pair of towel clips or just don’t use a towel.
Dooley Bear’s Problem – Nap Disruption
After I go for a swim in the Caribbean Sea, my skin itches a little. And the scratching wakes me up from my nap.
Scratch. Roll over. Go back to sleep.
Scratch, roll over and go back to sleep.
We hope that our survival guide was helpful and keeps your island time as happy and stress-free as this “kid in a box” on Caye Caulker!