...an acquired taste
Having spent a decent amount of time in Belize, I'm not sure I agree with this. In many ways, Belize is still quite third world. There are some nicer tourist areas but other than that, it is a poor country with crumbling infrastructure and corrupt government. There is almost no healthcare available and the schools are not very good. I wouldn't walk around Belize City after dark. I don't know if the ambassador position requires her to physically live there; visiting for a week while on vacation is very different from living there full time.And its nice place to raise a child.