If you know anything about Belize, you may be asking “Only 9?” But in many ways, we’re doing you a favor. You can start with these and expand your horizons to find more for yourself and when you’ve unearthed other great Belize travel reasons, do let us know!
Reason #1: You won’t have to fly forever to reach your destination – likely less than 3 hours – so your mellow mood in anticipation of your vacation on an award-winning private island – Raycaye.com – won’t be ruined.
Reason #2: No need to download another language app; everyone in Belize speaks English. Surrounded by Spanish-speaking nations, Belize is a rare bird in that the Brits shared their language, though you’re welcome to practice your Spanish.
Reason #3: Having spent a year being sequestered, you crave space to spread out, wander beaches and interact with people only when you feel like it. On Ray Caye, solitude is served daily so your brain can renew itself, knowing that while Mexico hosts 23 million tourists each year, Belize rarely welcomes more than 300,000.
Reason #4: Belize is home to at least 900 ancient Maya ruins that range from breathtaking palaces and cities to underground caves filled with remnants of the secret rituals regularly performed by priests and shamans. Since Belize measures only 9,000 square miles, if you stick around long enough, you could visit quite a few of these.
Reason #5: Offshore Belize is home to splendid geological formations. From “The Great Blue Hole” – a sinkhole that challenges divers and is the subject of clever aerial camera shots – to the Belize Barrier Reef, a protected landmark that can be seen from the moon, there is no shortage of wonders to behold.
Reason #6: You can stay fit by taking advantage of hiking, diving, and other activities on Ray Caye’s tour menu. Whether your goal is reaching the Victoria Peak summit, trekking through rainforests and jungles, or piloting a kayak or Catamaran, island staff handles all logistics and arrangements.
Reason #7: Belizeans are the friendliest people on the planet. They can teach you a thing or two about graciousness, relaxation and they are delighted to share their history and culture. Nobody cares what you wear or why you so desperately needed an island holiday. They’re in the business of welcoming, not judging.
Reason #8: Immerse yourself in Belize’s arts and cultural scene. From small mainland boutiques to historic sites, discover an endless array of handicrafts and works of art that will beg to come home with you. Take drumming lessons from Garifuna musicians and buy yourself a drum. This combo is the non-medical solution to fighting stress and combatting high blood pressure.
Reason #9: Sojourning on a lush Caribbean island like Ray Caye tops your bucket list. A visual island tour tells you all you need to know about the privacy, beauty, and amenities offered at this luxe resort. For a small island, this paradise is packed with perks including the onsite spa, wellness center, dive shop, and all the peace of mind you deserve.
Whether you are craving a solo visit or you’re keen to rent the entire island, use any of these ways to contact island staff to see whether the dates you prefer are currently available: firstname.lastname@example.org; +501-533-4446 (the island) or the mainland number: +501-523-3337. You won’t have to spend much time on the island to realize that the 9 reasons we cited to travel to Belize barely scratch the surface!