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BBN Persons of the Week: Wilfred & Abigail Pascacio 

Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018. 6:00 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Lifelong natives of southern Belize, Wilfred Pascascio and his wife Abigail are the founders of Yok Ha, a popular island resort located on Waterfoot Caye, situated approximately eight miles off the coast of Dangriga.

Thirty years ago, Wilfred’s parents, Edgar and Barbara Pascascio, purchased Waterfoot Caye as a place to enjoy quiet family get-togethers. Then an uninhabited island, the Pascacio family built a simple cabin where they could relax and enjoy some time away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

In 2001, Edgar’s son Wilfred and his wife Abigail proposed turning the island into a luxury resort so that other people, too, could have an idyllic place to escape. Construction started in 2006, and the Yok Ha Island Resort was officially opened in February 2013 after many years of sweat, tears, and lots of hard work.

Today, the Yok Ha Island Resort boasts six beautiful cabanas overlooking the water, a fully-stocked dive center, a sea pier, a bar, and a restaurant helmed by a gourmet chef. And Wilfred is very proud that Yok Ha Island Resort is one of the few tourism facilities owned and operated by native Belizeans.

The Yok Ha Island Resort is now one of Belize’s finest resorts. With its stunningly beautiful location on the reef and close proximity to the mainland, the Yok Ha Island Resort is a popular choice for honeymooners, couples, families, and adventure travelers.

Wilfred and his wife Abigail credit their down-home philosophy for their good fortune, focusing on a family-centered experience that includes all the amenities that guests expect from a luxury resort. Previous guests at the resort have left glowing reviews on popular travel websites, and bookings continue to increase every year.

Despite the success of the Yok Ha Island Resort, Wilfred remains humble and happy that his once-private family getaway is now a haven for visitors from around the world.

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