Nestled in northern Central America, Belize is a Caribbean haven with numerous attractions, diverse and breathtaking scenery and abundant sea life, birds and mammals.
Described as one giant open-air natural-history museum, this tiny country really packs a punch with its stunning sapphire seas, fascinating historical sites, lush rainforest full of a kaleidoscope of wildlife and alluring underwater world. As well as boasting some of the world’s best and most renowned dive sites, Belize is home to the ancient and mysterious Maya civilisations and is sprinkled with archaeological sites that date back to the Maya heyday, known as the Classic Period. Explore tombs decorated in hieroglyphs, descend into otherworldly caves and marvel at 360 degree jungle views from magnificent temples.
The Northern Cayes epitomise every tropical paradise image you have ever dreamed of with over 100 idyllic isles and two spectacular atolls, a perfect place to bring your desert island fantasy to life. A few miles off shore you will find the Caribbean’s largest barrier reef, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, with a number of tiny islands boasting thriving underwater ecosystems. Here you can experience diving with whale sharks, shoals of jack fish, turtles, dolphins and manta ray’s. The citrus-filled farmlands and coastline dotted with dense forest and fine tropical beaches of southern Belize provide an eclectic mix of people and an equally diverse ecology. Adventurous types will never be short of things to do, from trekking through remote jungle terrain to snorkelling in the colourful coral reefs.
- Enjoy kayaking and windsurfing off one of the spectacular beaches.
- Sample some locally made rum from Orange Walk in the warm evening breeze.
- Snorkel amongst an array of sea life in the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve.
- Spend a day at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, off Ambergris Caye.
- Visit the famous Lamanai ruins that are accessible only by water, perfect from the comfort of your own yacht.
- Dive in Glover’s Reef – a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Belize that boasts a breathtaking array of marine life.
- The mesmerising Blue Hole – a limestone sinkhole filled with turquoise water around 100m in diameter and 33m deep. An amazing place to swim and dive it is best viewed in all its glory by helicopter.