We search for our slice of paradise, and Belize offers that perfect tropical spot with beautiful beaches, culture, scenery, and affordability. If you’ve never been to Belize, be prepared to be hypnotized by its idyllic location. Some people who visit Belize change their plans, stay for more extended periods, and do not return too soon.
Here are the top eight reasons you must consider Belize Island Resorts as one of the top destinations for vacationing, full-time living, or retiring.
Belize has the most significant number of Maya Ruins per square mile than any other country as it was the cradle of the ancient Maya Civilization. Archaeologists have estimated that more than one million Maya lived in present-day Belize and flourished from 300 to 900 AD. Maya temples such as Caracol, Xunantunich, Altun Ha, Cahal Pech, and Lamanai are just some of the spectacular sites discovered in Belize.
As Belize is home to various ethnicities and cultures, tourists can enjoy different cuisines with local ingredients. From Mayan and Mestizo to Kriol and Garifuna, Belizean food is tasty, unique, and diverse. Belize’s cuisine has a strong influence on its seafood. Fresh fish, lobster, shrimp, and conch are widely available and do not cost a fortune. Besides seafood, some of the top must-eats include fry jacks (a type of fried bread), rice and beans made with coconut milk, curry chicken, hudut (a Garifuna stew served with fish), Stew Chicken, Gibnut, Escabeche, and Tamales.
World Famous Blue Hole
Blue Hole is a gigantic underwater hole off the coast of Belize. It is regarded as the world’s most giant hole that measures 1000 ft across and is 412 ft deep. It offers divers the perfect opportunity to see geological wonders like dripstone sheets, huge stalactites, and amazing marine life such as groupers, nurse sharks, and a vast array of fishes and Caribbean sharks. The 1971 television series The Undersea World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau made by renowned French explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau made Blue Hole famous globally.
Snorkeling and Diving Paradise
Belize has the second largest barrier reef globally and has been ranked as one of the best places for diving. Snorkeling in its clear turquoise Caribbean waters gives a beautiful opportunity to discover the plethora of colors of sponges, corals, and a range of fish and marine life. The jungle and rainforests provide relief in the hot summer months, whereas winter can be cool but never very cold.
The sea is serene, temperatures are pleasant, and sunshine is guaranteed, making Belize Island Paradise perfect for a long-needed holiday. Snorkeling is a great stress buster, and the controlled mouth breathing performed by the snorkelers has an uncanny resemblance with many meditative breathing methods. Regular snorkeling helps you feel calm and relaxed. After an extended lockdown, this can be a great place and time for divers to make up for the lost time.
Intricate cave systems
Ancient Maya extensively used caves for conducting their sacred rituals and ceremonies, and today visitors can discover many impressive caves all over Belize. The Chiquibul Cave System is nearly 540,000 square feet long and is the longest in Central America. It is a treasure trove of archaeological and geological wonders. Chiquibul Cave System, Barton Creek Cave and Caves Branch, and Actun Tunichil Muknal are the top cave systems you must explore.
World’s Sole Jaguar Preserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1984, is world-renowned for being the only protected preserve for Jaguars. The reserve is home to all the five Belize cats: Jaguar, Puma, Margay, Jaguarundi, and Ocelot.
Incredible Tropical Weather
All of us have our idea of perfect weather. However, all visitors agree that the climate of Belize is ideal. The temperature doesn’t fluctuate and remains constant throughout the year. Evenings can be slightly cool in winter, but days are always warm and comfortable. The rainy season lasts from June through December, while the remaining half of the year is dry, with hardly any rain.
The cost is still a factor, irrespective of how beautiful or appealing a destination can be. The good news is that Belize Island Paradise is affordable to visit or live in. Even if you think that life in paradise is a bit of a utopian dream, the affordability of Belize Island Paradise might make you rethink your plans.