Monday, October 11, 2010


This is the first post for Sail Away Cafe Belize.  Sail Away has been in operation for over a year now and thriving in the heart of San Pedro!

Today is my first day working at Sail Away!  My name is Jennifer Irwin and I am the new owner.  I have been living in San Pedro for over two years now.  When I came to San Pedro, I wanted to start a little coffee shop on the north end of the island.  As time went on, plans were made.  Unfortunately we didn't quite make it open.

Upon departing for the mainland one day, we ended up running into the gentleman who pioneered Sail Away and he had informed us that his business was for sale.  It was the perfect opportunity to fulfill my dream of running a coffee shop in paradise!

Today I felt like I was entering sacred ground.  There are patrons who have been coming here for years.  This is their hang-out, a place of gathering.  Tourists arriving for the first time are able to enjoy a sort of home away from home.

In this entry, I would like to give much respect to my predecessors.  They have truly added to the community.  I can only hope to do the same.  My goal is to add a bit of my dream to what already exists.

To the patrons already frequenting Sail Away Cafe, give me time and I will learn if you like cream or sugar in your coffee and whether you like your ham and provolone panini with or without jalapenos!

Jennifer Irwin (Jen)