Well this tiny island and Belize is all over the news. I can say I am glad this happened after I visited but honestly I hope they get answers soon. After visiting the Belize Islands I can say that the people were kind and friendly and I never felt unsafe. I truly believe there was no foul play on the part of the Belize people. I do listen to enough true crime to know that anything can happen but I also know to trust your gut and my gut is not pointing at locals. Just my 2 cents.
Instead I would like to flood you with pictures of an amazing little island, where I had a real vacation. We listened to Christmas music while sipping Panty Rippers and Rum Punch. We ate the freshest seafood of my entire life. We were greeted by locals who remembered us as "peaches" (being from Georgia). I bought and was gifted incredible artwork. I made friends from Italy, Germany, Africa, Belgium and Canada as well as Belize. I watched all the Christmas movies with my daughter every night in our room. It was the perfect escape.
I would 100% go back.