Anyway - my status update was, "Looks like another hot, beautiful day out there...Maybe I should leave the house for more than 30 minutes today," and my cousin's comment was, "I would always be on the beach on down time and days off."
Maybe that's what you'd do on some other island - but that's not what we do here on Ambergris Caye.
Check out some of these random pictures I've taken on the beach...
Do you notice how many people are NOT hanging out on the beach in all these pictures?
Tourists definitely spend time on the beach in front of their resorts... but ask people who actually live here if they lounge on the beach every time they have a day off and I bet you 99% of them will say, "Nope."
When I want to "go to the beach," there's only one beach I want to hang out on, and that's a 45 minute golf cart ride away from my house... and I don't own a golf cart, so you can imagine how infrequently I go up there.
One thing I learned quickly when I moved here is that it is quite possible to live on an island and not even put on a bathing suit for two months at a time.
Correct me if I'm wrong, other expats on Ambergris Caye, but we don't just go to the beach (regularly) to hang out unless there's, like, a beach party or something social going on - AmIright?