Belize Archive

A Private Island Far Removed: Hatchet Caye in Belize

Imagine taking a boat from the mainland of Belize out to the barrier reef and walking along a pier to your private island resort cabana. While you’re there, you can snorkel, kayak, or paddleboard right off the shore. That’s the experience at the latest Belize resort we’ve reviewed: Hatchet Caye. Hatchet Caye already sounds familiar [&hellip

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The Best Spa in Belize at New Naia Resort

While most Belize resorts are focused on adventures above and below the water, the new luxury Naïa hotel in Placencia follows a more traditional path of relaxation and pampering. It has been quite a while since the glossy travel and fashion magazines gushed over a new resort in Belize. There are almost zero international chains [&hellip

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Why Summer is Still a Great Time to Visit Belize

Many people are dreaming of heading to Belize when it’s freezing cold up north. They dream of warm water for snorkeling and diving, swaying palm trees, cocktails on the beach. After all, this is what Belize looks like in winter. That doesn’t mean it’s the only time to visit, however. Temperatures don’t vary much in [&hellip

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What Winter Looks Like in Belize

Does that photo of Belize above make you dream of summer days at the beach? Well that’s not summer in Placencia. It’s how things look right now, and all through what’s winter in North America. The weather outside is frightful in some parts of the USA and Canada as we welcome the first day of [&hellip

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A Private Yacht Tour Around the Islands of Belize

Some destinations seem tailor made for a private yacht tour where you sail around warm waters with your own crew. Belize is definitely one of those, with a stretch of the world’s second-longest coral reef and lots of islands to explore scattered off the coast from north to south. In terms of logistics, you can’t [&hellip

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Why Vogue, GQ, and the New York Times Have “Discovered” Placencia

Have we reached the tipping point in Placencia, Belize? You’ve seen this trajectory before: a place is completely unknown, then is discovered by a few pioneers who move there, then word of mouth and a few travel articles bring more and more visitors each year. Better hotels go up, including one or two luxury ones, [&hellip

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