What to do and where to stay in one of Central America’s smallest countries
What to Do
– Belize’s massive barrier reef (the second longest in the world), with its year-round temperatures of 80 degrees or higher, has some of the best diving and snorkeling anywhere on Earth.
– Belize has attractions above the surface too: fishing, parasailing, catamaran cruises, windsurfing, and kayaking are all popular.
– On land, you can visit Maya ruins; track howler monkeys, tapirs, jaguars, and more than 500 species of birds on a jungle tour; or get your heart racing on a zipline or cave-tubing adventure. Worth a visit is the conservation-minded Belize Zoo, which has 45 species of animals—all indigenous to Belize.
Where to Stay
– A collection of luxe, ocean-view villas on the southern Caribbean coast, Chabil Mar has numerous customizable vacation packages, including, for anglers, a chef to cook up your catch of the day.
– A throwback to the opulent British colonial plantation home, Victoria House, on the island of Ambergris Caye, is a 42-room boutique resort with rooms, villas, and thatch-roof casitas facing the Caribbean.
– Rooms surround a lovely pool at Seaside Cabana, on the island of Caye Caulker. The mid-range hotel is known for its fun vibe and excellent bartenders.