Carmelita Gardens Attracts Retirees Seeking Simple Living Post-Pandemic

by Vivian Roe

In April, Forbes ranked Belize one of the top three places to retire or move to post-pandemic. Why? Firstly, the fact that the country is English-speaking and in the CARICOM are big pulls. Not to mention, the flight times from major US cities are relatively short; we haven’t even started to cover the abundance of natural beauty within the country. You can choose to live amongst the lush rainforest or beachside with views of the Caribbean Sea. Whilst there is an abundance of reasons to consider retiring in BelizeCarmelita Gardens in Western Belize stands out for a simple lifestyle.

Our motto is simplicity, simplicity, simplicity.

Nestled within the Cayo district on the banks of the Belize River exists a 98-acre self- sufficient community. Here, Carmelita Gardens is designed to evoke a simpler time when life’s pace was slower. For example, the food is grown locally and modern off-the-grid technology is used to live off nature.

Sustainable living

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Carmelita Gardens’ homes are curated around sustainable living and being self-sufficient. Cottages are organically designed and all materials are locally sourced. Even better, all the cottages are 100% naturally powered by a shared micro-grid system which utilizes solar power and rainwater  for electric & water. In addition, each cottage comes fitted with local furniture and materials. For those who would like to design their own retirement home from scratch, this is an option for custom homes too. Work with the team, to completely design your property; they’ll blend your wants and needs their expert advice on living sustainably.

A place with Community at heart

At the heart of living at Carmelita Gardens, is the community. They develop a sustainable community through energy independence, responsible agriculture, art, education, and entrepreneurship. Above all, your neighbors will become your friends. Those you farm with, those you visit the local surroundings with and those you bond with.

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Try before you buy

Carmelita Gardens realizes where you choose to retire is a huge decision. Therefore, they invite guests to experience the community first-hand on their tours.  So you will spend four days at Carmelita Gardens, exploring both what the community and its surrounding area has to offer.

For more information or to visit Carmelita Gardens, visit their website.

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