Belize is like a dear friend…warm, positive, friendly, and fun! After getting an amazing flight deal courtesy of @thesweetvoyager my friends and I enjoyed four wonderful days in paradise. Upon arriving in Belize, we promptly boarded a 15 minute Tropic Air flight to San Pedro. San Pedro is just one of Belize’s 200 islands.
Here are My Three Quick Tips
For A Great Trip To Belize
Get off the mainland & island hop via Catamaran – During our trip we didn’t spend any time on the mainland, although I am sure it is amazing. Instead, we stayed in San Pedro for the majority of our time and spent one full day in Caye Caulker. We took a private catamaran from San Pedro to Caye Caulker. Traveling between the two islands takes about 45 minutes which we spent enjoying the vast beauty of the Caribbean Sea while sipping tropical drinks and eating local fruit and fresh salsa, courtesy of our tour guides. When we arrived on Cay Caulker our transportation company arranged a private lunch, complete with freshly grilled fish, steak, chicken and vegetables. It was fantastic! Caye Caulker is a relaxed beach town with its own swag. I definitely plan to spend more time there during my next visit to Belize.
Snorkel and or go diving–On the way to Caye Caulker, we made several snorkeling stops. The reef is amazing and swimming with nurse sharks is a complete adrenaline rush. Take a look a Tamara Sniffin’s beautiful account of her experiences with sharks on the reef. One of my companions was not a great swimmer, but our guide was amazing and made sure that she felt safe and was able to enjoy the experience. Belize is home to the 2nd largest reef in the world and you don’t want to miss it. Get in the water!
Grab a Bike or Golf Cart- Get out of the car and get on a bike! I had an amazing time exploring San Pedro by bike. The streets are narrow and congested making bikes and golf carts ideal. Many hotels will arrange golf cart rental. Our hotel provided complementary bikes so we rolled out!
English is the first language– British Honduras became a self-governing colony in January 1964 and was renamed Belize on June 1, 1973; it was the United Kingdom’s last colony on the American mainland.