We visited Belize initially because we loved the Caribbean and wanted to explore the Caribbean and Central American area. We returned to Belize many times because there was so much to do in the country when compared to other island nations and it has more advantages over other Central American countries. We purchased and stayed because of the local people and culture. Come discover for yourself why this place is unique.
We selected the 9 acre parcel because it was the only tract of land that was not clear cut in the 1960’s which gives our resort the advantage of having the only large old growth trees on the peninsula. We are also at a slightly higher elevation above sea level which means we didn’t have to bring in fill material for our resort and residences.
What is Ceiba?
Ceiba is the name of a genus of many species of large found in tropical areas, including Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Some species can grow to 70 m (230 ft) tall or more, with a straight, largely branchless trunk that culminates in a huge, spreading canopy, and buttress roots that can be taller than a grown person. The best-known, and most widely cultivated, species is Kapok Ceiba pentandra, one of several trees called kapok.
The Ceiba tree is an important part in the mythologies of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures. For example, several Amazonian tribes of eastern Peru believe deities live in Ceiba tree species throughout the jungle. The Maya civilization believed, Yaaxché, a concept of the central world tree is often depicted as a Ceiba trunk, which connects the planes of the Underworld (Xibalba), the terrestrial realm and the skies. The unmistakable thick conical thorns in clusters on the trunk were reproduced by the southern lowland Maya of the Classical Period on cylindrical ceramic burial urns or incense holders.
Modern Maya still often respectfully leave the tree standing when harvesting forest timber. The Ceiba tree is represented by a cross and serves as an important architectural motif in the Temple of the Cross Complex at Palenque.
A dedicated and passionate entrepreneur, Mr. Thomas S. Hudson is a founding member of Ceiba Beach Resort and Residences. Mr. Hudson currently resides in Maya Beach on the Placencia Peninsula and oversees the development of properties in Belize, Central America. Before moving permanently to Belize, Mr. Hudson owned Hudson Construction, Inc., a general contracting business which is licensed in MD, D.C. and VA. He has 28 years of experience in construction, management, and property acquisitions. This experience includes both commercial and residential renovations throughout the U.S, Caribbean, and Central America. Mr. Hudson’s proven commitment to quality and customer service has allowed him to build long-term relationships with customers and fosters success for Ceiba Beach Resort and Residences.
Mr. Steven W. Martin is the other founding member of Ceiba Beach Resort and Residences. He also owns and operates a general contracting business, Abacus Remodeling, Inc., which is licensed in MD, D.C. and VA. He has 26 years of experience in commercial and residential construction, management, and property acquisitions.
Mr. Joseph M. Hudson currently resides in Maryland and specializes in commercial land and properties in the U.S. as well as Belize, Central America. He is a mechanical engineer with a background in CAD, website design, computer programming and automation. He is instrumental in setting up and maintaining our daily operating systems.
Mr. Hudson’s dedication and experience combined with his love of the country and its people will ensure a positive experience for every traveler or investor who visits Belize. For investors, he will personally oversee and ensure the success of any development projects there.
Ceiba Beach Resort and Residences has an in-house architect and engineer for design build services to reduce the cost of the development process and lower the cost of investment while producing greater returns.