“When I was making Apocalypse Now, I became infatuated with the jungle,” says Francis Ford Coppola about what first led him to Belize. On the beach here he built an eco-complex of 25 thatched cottages (above) where the famous filmmaker comes to chill out.
Martin Krediet wears sunglasses, a battered white trilby, shorts and a loose shirt that hints at a highly toned physique. His hair is long and artfully rumpled in a "just finished paddle-boarding, dude" sort of way. He is super-tanned. Beyond laid back. He is also, it's fair to say, not a typical hotel general manager.