In our previous installments, we’ve introduced you to some of the different owners of the Itz’ana community. You’ve met Harry White, one of the founders of the “going green” movement, the Matthews, who work in the automotive industry, and the Senkes, who are making a lifelong dream of living in Belize come true. This time, we’re introducing you to Chris Williams.
You’ve seen him in television roles in HBO’s Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and up on the big screen in the 2004 hit Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and The Fastest Indian, opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins. And you may know him from Red Carpet appearances with his sister, actress and singer Vanessa Williams.
After visiting San Ignacio, and our sister resort, Ka’ana, Chris fell in love with the country and scenery, and with Placencia specifically after spending the day here on a snorkeling excursion. “I was traveling and staying at the sister resort Ka’ana and they recommended to stop by after a beautiful snorkeling excursion in Placencia. I really enjoyed Ka’ana’s approach to how they ran their resort, and if they put the same detail into Itz’ana, I knew I’d be happy.”
Chris fell in love with our waterfront one-bedroom Solar Cottage, seeing it as an ideal investment. He plans to get down here at least twice a year to “enjoy all it has to offer.” What’s he most excited about? Placencia’s “sea to table restaurants, the Itz’ana spa, and enjoying views of the water from my balcony.”
He’s also looking forward to spending time exploring Placencia and beyond. “You have to go to the local ice cream shop there,” he says of popular gelateria Tuttifrutti. “It was delicious, and I look forward to going into the quaint town to explore as well as more snorkeling and scuba diving”.
Be sure to catch Chris on Silicon Valley, which airs its seventh season next spring. He’ll be returning as Hoover in the spring of 2019! In the meantime, he’s just beginning to film a new television show for Amazon called Upload, as well as some personal projects with travel and adventures.