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A Small Town Boy Makes a Home in Belize

A Small Town Boy Makes a Home in Belize

Mahogany Bay Village

01/31/2018
Mike Fields, Mahogany Bay Village, Belize

Mike Fields, Director of Real Estate Sales, Mahogany Bay Homes

Your All-Around Quality Guy

Mike Fields is a people person at heart. He’s a natural, always eager to make an acquaintance and share a light-hearted laugh. “He’s a small town boy with huge determination and a heart of gold,” says his best friend of thirty years, Tricia, who moved to Ambergris Caye with her husband in 2017 upon Mike’s recommendation.

“When I think of Mike Fields the main quality that comes to mind is genuine,” says Tanya McNab, Director of Marketing at Mahogany Bay Homes.

Originally from an unassuming little town outside of Chicago, life has brought Mike to many places in the world. He resided in San Francisco’s Marina District for 25 years, which served as his home base for traveling and enjoying a successful career in sales. But warmer tropical locations have always had Mike’s heart.

Bold and Determined

Mike’s tenure in San Francisco came to a close after meeting a real estate developer named Beth Clifford who was working on a master-planned resort village in Belize. Intrigued, Mike took two trips to visit Mahogany Bay Village on Ambergris Caye before he quit his job in SF, sold everything, and headed down to one of Central America’s newest countries to make a new home for himself.

Fast-forward one year, Mike Fields is now the Director of Sales and a top-producing agent at Mahogany Bay Homes, a Coastal Living Community of private residences within Mahogany Bay Village. The project has the largest offering of real estate on Ambergris Caye. Needless to say, that intrigue and determination have served him well.

“Life is too short not to be bold in pursuit of the next next,” proclaims Mike Fields.

Mike Fields and Beth Clifford

Sales Director, Mike Fields with Beth Clifford, Owner and CEO of Mahogany Bay Village

The Next Next

Mike attributes his move to Belize primarily to Beth Clifford. “She’s a true visionary — the Steve Jobs of real estate development,” attests Mike. But Mike explains that Ambergris Caye speaks for itself as a prime destination to relocate. “It’s a gorgeous, friendly place, with low cost-of-living and one of the fastest-growing tourism markets in the Caribbean. The opportunity here is just astounding. There’s a supply and demand imbalance favorable to real estate investment, and around every corner you find new businesses popping up to fit the demand of a growing international clientele. Dropping everything and moving here was really a no-brainer,” explains Mike.

In the words of Beth Clifford, “The next big thing is always on the mind of any strategist, but what comes after that? Identifying the “next next” is the difference between meeting the standard and setting it.”

Mahogany Bay Village

Belize’s largest and first master-planned residential resort village encompasses three components:

1.) Mahogany Bay Resort and Beach Club, Curio — A Collection by Hilton®

2.) Mahogany Bay Homes, a Coastal Living Community® of private residences

3.) Mahogany Bay Townlet, the village’s own dynamic retail center, complete with an enormous Great House lobby and event space

“The opportunity to be part of the first luxury-branded development in Belize is extraordinary for me. There’s an immense sense of satisfaction that comes from watching the grand vision come to fruition while making my clients happy,” says Mike.

Island Life

These days, Mike enjoys socializing with his new island community, lobster diving, and morning swims along the Belize Barrier Reef. “It’s refreshing to enjoy an excellent quality of life in such a captivating locale for a fraction of the cost of most cities in the United States.”

Mike loves many things about Ambergris Caye — the sense of community, the food, the turquoise water, the smiles of the locals, the sense of adventure, and the authentic experiences the island offers.

But what about island fever? “Travel is still a large part of my life, which is another reason I enjoy Belize since it’s so close to the US but also convenient to Mexico and other Caribbean islands and Latin American countries.” During Mike’s time in Belize, he has already found himself vacationing to Colombia, Guatemala, and Panama. Although, Mike holds that the “simple life” of Ambergris Caye has just about everything he wishes for — “I’m just a small town boy!” he offers with a grin.

Mike Fields, Director of Sales at Mahogany Bay Homes

Mike Fields and guests of Mahogany Bay Resort enjoy a morning at sea.

Spend a Weekend with Mike

You can join Mike Fields on Ambergris Caye, Belize where he hosts Mahogany Bay’s wildly popular Coastal Living Lifestyle Weekend that is offered twice monthly for a limited time. If you are interested in learning about one of the fastest-growing real estate markets in the Caribbean, pay Mike a visit. He is a wealth of knowledge and a whole lot of fun to be around. Who knows, you just might find yourself to be the newest resident of Mahogany Bay Village!