It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mr Ramon Nunez, founder and legendary host, of Ramon’s Village Resort. However, it is with great joy that we celebrate the incredible life of such a wonderful person!
Born and raised in San Pedro, Ramon began his career as a fisherman and later became the first certified scuba diver in the country of Belize. Ramon went on to bring about the development of Ramon’s Reef Resort, later to be known as Ramon’s Village, in 1981.
Ramon was loved by everyone who knew him. He was guide to Jacque Cousteau when he explored the Belize Blue Hole and host to Jimmy Buffet who mentions him in his book Margaritaville. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism by the Belize Tourist Board in 2000. He was inducted into the Legends of Diving Hall of Fame and presented with the Giant Stride Scuba Award in 2009.
Please join us in praying for his family. He will be greatly missed, but forever in our hearts!