Belize Hotel Association Guide 2023

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The Official The Official Accommodation Guide 2023 Accommodation Guide 2023 The Art of Traveling Sustainably Adventure Starts In Belize
BOARDOFDIRECTORS: Reynaldo Malik President Anoushka Brandl 1st Vice President Barbara Hall 2nd Vice President Rudy Gonzalez Treasurer Nikita Hohenkirk Secretary Alina Saldivar Past President Directors: Roanne Badillo Sherry Constantino Maurice Livingston Blanca Lau-Narvaez Elsi Pacheco Ted Tejada PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS: The Belize Hotel Accommodation Guide 2023 is produced by The Belize Hotel Association We Know Belize!
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Footsteps on the beach will fade away with the tide but memories of this place will not so easily be forgotten

On Belize's most easterly landmass lies, in my opinion, one of its best beaches. Half Moon Caye is a diverse place both above and below the water Teeming with life, no wonder it was Belize's first nature reserve and Central America's first marine protected area With crystal clear blue waters, a fallen lighthouse and a deep sandy beach popular with sea turtles for nesting; out here feels different to other islands around the country, it feels wilder. (Tom Hines)

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I N T H I S ADVENTURE STARTS HERE IN BELIZE THE ART OF TRAVELLING SUSTAINABLY THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING Website Connect With Us Visuals that makes it more than just a guide! Contents Contents 03 ABOUT THE COVER 08 10 WELCOME TO BELIZE 11 WHO WE ARE: BHA 12 SCHOLARSHIP FUND 14 FESTIVALS + EVENTS 16 26 60 78 WELLNESS: A WAY OF LIFE LIVE TOTALLY – SHOP LOCALLY Your Guide to This Guide:
G U I D E 120 HOW TO GET HERE Amenities Air Conditioning Beach Bar Bicycle Birding Canoeing/ Kayaking Conference Room Fishing Fitness Centre GiftShop HairDryer Handicap Accessible Helipad Horseback Riding Internet/ WiFi Iron Jacuzzi/ HotTub Kitchenette Laundry Service PetFriendly Dining Room Service SafeBox Scuba Snorkel SpaServices Swimming TV Tours WaterSports Destinations Destinations 119 9 BELIZE CITY & NORTHERN BELIZE BELIZE CITY & NORTHERN BELIZE 29 29 CAYES & ATOLLS CAYES & ATOLLS 61 61 WESTERN BELIZE WESTERN BELIZE 81 81 SOUTHERN BELIZE SOUTHERN BELIZE 92 DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES 95 ALLIED MEMBERS 114 BELIZE HOTEL DIRECTORY 2023

WELCOME TO BELIZE

Belize our Jewel, my homeland! 8,867 sq. miles of rich, diverse and vibrant culture, where the waves of the Caribbean Sea gently kiss the sandy shores of Central America Here, sustainability and conservation are not just buzz words, it is our way of life As a destination, Belize is unrivaled Of course, we have the prerequisite sun, sea and sand, that other tropical destinations offer However, we are also home to some of the warmest and friendliest people you will ever meet, as well as, the longest living Barrier Reef in the world, the Great Blue Hole, ancient Maya sites, a lush rainforest and many marine, bird, wildlife and forest reserves.

The Belize Hotel Association’s membership includes the best beach resorts, jungle lodges, private islands and business-class hotels in the country Located throughout the length and breadth of Belize, our members give you access to the most thrilling adventures, the tastiest of culinary delights and the most interesting blend of ethnic cultures you will find anywhere in the world.

I could go on and on about our tranquil haven, ideally nestled just south of Mexico on the Central American mainland I could talk endlessly about our history, our traditions, our food and our people, but I have an even better idea: come see for yourself! Consider this, my personal invitation to visit Belize, my homeland Where every sunrise brings adventure anew and every sunset punctuates new memories of a day well spent. Come dive the Great Blue Hole or snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef; Climb El Castillo at Xunantunich or trek through the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve at dusk; Learn the history of our country, from buccaneer and pirate settlement to highly sought-after tourism destination. Try some hudut, some caldo and our national dish, rice & beans with stewed chicken Whatever you do, while you are here, your Belize experience is guaranteed to be UNBELIZEABLE!

See you in Belize soon!

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Welcome to Belize, The Jewel There really is no wrong time to visit Belize – it is the perfect destination to visit year-round with our weather as warm as our friendly Belizeans Here, you will find a wide variety of off-the-beaten-path experiences waiting for you Whether you are here on vacation, for business, or looking for the ideal place to retire, Belize has it all!

The heartbeat of our country is our people. We are enriched with the heritage of the Maya, Mestizo, Garifuna, Creole, East Indian, Mennonite, and others. The result is a colorful mosaic where each corner of the country boasts its own special dishes, traditions, festivities, music, and art. Get ready to taste the best home-made corn tortillas you’ll ever have, dance beachside to Punta rhythms, and make bean to bar chocolate in true ancient Maya fashion. Our people share their cultures with pride and co-exist in harmony.

With sustainability at the core of our tourism planning and development, we are champions for conservation. We are proud of our 185-mile-long Belize Barrier Reef, the longest living reef in the Western Hemisphere, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our reef and three coral atolls, as well as the Great Blue Hole, are home to some of the world’s best diving sites. We also boast 103 protected areas, comprising national parks, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, and forest and nature reserves – including the world’s first jaguar preserve.

The opportunity to experience Belize’s pristine natural beauty should not be missed If you are an adventure enthusiast, Belize is the ultimate outdoor playground From exploring limestone caves, climbing ancient Maya temples, ziplining over green canopies, and swimming with nurse sharks, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is how to fit it all in during your stay

Whether you are calling Belize home for only a few days, returning for a longer visit, or looking to make your stay permanent, let me officially welcome you to The Jewel - Belize Have a wonderful stay!

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Who

The Belize Hotel Association (BHA) is a non-profit, non-government organization and Belize’s oldest private sector tourism organization. Its membership is comprised primarily of accommodation providers including hotels, resorts, lodges, condominiums, educational facilities and home-stays with allied members including tour operators and ancillary businesses that service the hospitality industry.

The BHA works diligently to support the sustainable growth of member hotels and the tourism industry in Belize through global marketing initiatives, private and public sector partnerships and training opportunities aimed at increased standards and professional service

Above all, the BHA is committed to ensuring that visitors Belize receive quality service at a fair price.

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Scholarship Fund

Belize Hotel Association has established a scholarship program to assist BHA member hotels and businesses employees’, who are unable to meet financial obligations for their child’s high school or tertiary level education. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited educational institution of the student’s choice This scholarship program is administered by the Administrative Office of BHA under the direction and approval of the Board of Directors of BHA

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January

New Year's Day

FESTIVALS

Krem New Year's Cycling Classic

George Price Day Horse Racing in Burrell Boom

February

Valentine Cycling Classic

Orange Walk Rum Festival Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival

March

National Heroes & Benefactor's Day

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

Carnaval de San Pedro

April

Holy Week in Benque Viejo

Holy Saturday Regata

Good Friday

Holy Saturday Cycling Classic

Easter Sunday

Easter Monday

Burrell Boom Casteleton Derby

San Ignacio Easter Fair

San Pedro Lagoon Reef Eco-Challenge

Hopkins International Parranda

National Agriculture & Trade Show

San Jose Succotz Fiesta

May

Labour Day

Caye Caulker Coconut Festival

Crooked Tree Cashew Festival

Mother's Day Cycling Classic

San Ignacio Festival

Chocolate Festival of Belize

June

Dia de San Pedro Celebration

Hopkins Mango Festival

Annual Belize Archaelogy Symposium

July

San Pedro Lobsterfest

Caye Caulker Lobsterfest Placencia Lobsterfest

Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament

Benque Viejo Fiesta

Orange Walk Fiestarama Belize International Film Festival

National Corn Festival

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August

Emancipation Day

International Costa Maya Festival

San Joquin Festival

Maya Deer Dance Festival

Banana Festival

September

Queen of the Bay Pageant

Sir Barry Bowen's Belikin Bash

Miss Universe Belize Carnival King & Queen

Belize City Carnival

St. George's Caye Day

Willows Bank Fyah Haat Festival

Flag Raising Ceremonies & Parade

Fire Engine Parade

Expo Belize Market Place

Soca Culture Festival

Belize Independence Day

Orange Walk Carnival

October

Indigenous People's Resistance Day

Annual Belikin Beer Blue Water Classic

Belize Birding Festival

November

Stann Creek Agriculture Fair

Battle of the Drums

Garifuna Settlement Day

Orange Walk Tacos Festival

December

The Love FM Christmas Parade

San Pedro Boat Lighting Parade

Maya Winter Solstice

Christmas Eve Christmas Day Boxing Day

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING

Country Size

The country of Belize is 8,867 square miles including 689 square miles of offshore cayes.

Government

Since September 21st 1981, Belize has been an independent country with a democratically elected parliament. It is a member of the British Commonwealth.

Population

The population of Belize is approximately, 468,100 comprised of diverse ethnicities including, Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, Spanish, Mayan, English, Mennonite, Lebanese, Chinese and East Indian

Language

The official language of Belize is English. Because of its diverse mix of cultures, Spanish, Maya (Mopan, Ketchi & Yucatec), Garifuna, Creole, German (Mennonites) and Mandarin are frequently spoken Creole, a dialect, is also widely used

Climate

The climate is subtropical with prevailing winds from the Caribbean Sea. The annual temperature averages 27°C/80°F.

Packing List

Light cotton clothing is recommended along with a light jacket or long sleeved shirt for cool evenings. For jungle locations, pack long sleeved shirt, long pants and hiking boots. Binoculars, insect repellent, sunscreen, essential medication and hats are essential for tropical travel

Time Zone

Belize occupies time zone GMT-6 or US Central Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is not observed.

Cell Phone Service Provider

Be sure to notify your carrier of travel plans; roaming fees can be costly. The best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Belize. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get outside the airport when getting to the city in an official phone shop.

Currency

The Belize Dollar has a fixed exchange rate to the US dollar (BZD$2 = USD$1), and USD currency is widely accepted. Currencies such as Pounds and Euros can be exchanged at most banks. ATM machines are available in major towns and cities. Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted. Be sure to notify your bank or credit card provider of travel plans before travel.

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Health Services

There are three major hispitals in Belize City (one public and two private). Several private doctors are also available. The district towns and larger villages also have hospitals and clinics. It is recommended that travellers have international medical insurance.

Passport & Visas

All visitors require a valid passport with proof of return ticket. Visitros from the United States, United Kingdom, Central American nations and most Caribbean nations do not require visas for stays less than 30 days. A notarized permission letter from parent(s) not travelling with their child/children is required and will be requested at your departure airport or border, if arriving by land Contact the Belize Embassy in Washington DC, Belize High Commission in London or the Belize Consulate in Canada for more information

Insurance

Insurance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended There is a plan of US$18 for a 21 day coverage You can visit the Belize Travel Insurance website for more information as well as, to purchase it

Vaccines

No vaccines are required for entry

Safety

Basic safety tips should be followed wherever you go in the world. Ask your hotel manager or local guide for specific advice on local areas.

Taxes

Lodging Tax is dependent on the property. The General Sales Tax (GST) is 12.5% on other goods and services.

Tipping

10-20% is the standard gratuity for most restaurants and tour guides. Establishments may add a service charge.

Water

Tap water in Belize is treated and fit to drink, however bottled water is also readily available

Departure Fees

Airport departure fees are usually included in the airline ticket. If it is not included in the ticket price, passengers may pay a departure fee of USD$55.50 per person. Belizean residents pay a fee of BZD$35.00. Additionally, a security fee of USD$0.75 is charged for domestic security screening. Fees via the borders with Mexico and Guatemala, are USD$20.00

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Belize is a vibrant hub for nature and adventure With one foot in the Caribbean and another in Central America, the pocket-sized nation brings to the table an eclectic mix of experiences It offers an astounding diversity of experiences with wild interiors, breath-taking seascapes, Ancient Maya sites, a vibrant culinary sceneandrichculture Indeed-Belizeisa prime spot for discoveries for all traveller types But where to start?! Local travel expert Louise Roe, from ROEMing Belize, shares her top experiences and activities fortheBestofBelize.

Belize is home to the second largest Barrier Reef in the world, which cuddles the coast for 185 miles. So it’s no surprise, this is my top recommendation for all travellerswhenvisitingBelize Snorkel,dive, fish, sail, swim or simply bask in the sunour reef and pristine waters make Belize a paradiseforwaterlovers

But where to base yourself to take full advantage of the water? In the South, laid back coastal villages such as Placencia and Hopkins act as the perfect base for all your marine adventures From here, you can cruise or sail to off the beaten path islands such as South Water Caye and Laughing Bird Caye Snorkel, dip or dive the vibrant waters that surround these palm studded islands, setting your sights on an abundance of vibrant coral and marine life and meeting local underwater residents from loggerhead turtlesandnursesharks.

Opt for the islands in the North of Belize, CayeCaulker andAmbergrisCaye Ashort

15 minute flight from the Belize International airport or a picturesque ferry ride and you have arrived in paradise The Belize Barrier Reef is situated less than a mile from the shores, allowing you to take your pick of marineadventures

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A full day trip to dive or snorkel the world renowned Great Blue Hole, in Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Choose to see this giant sink hole from below with a dive or above with an incredible helicopter or airplane ride. Bothareunbeatable.

My top tip: Head a little further South to GladdenSpitandSilkCayesMarinereserve during the months of March to June to experience a once in a lifetime dive with Whale Sharks Craving a location with a bit morehustleandbustle?

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For the nature enthusiast, Belize’s interiors brim with everything wild and free. Approximately 60% of Belize’s land is rich jungle with over 28% protected as nature reserves. Head to jungle-clad Western Belize and base yourself in the Cayo District Here, you can explore mysterious caves, ancient Maya Sites, and waterfalls all tucked within Belize’s lush jungle

Avid hiker and adventurer? Mountain Pine Ridge is a must on your Belize list Remote innature,theforestreserveis

teeming with gushing rivers, natural pools and waterfalls Hike dirt trails to mystical waterfalls such as Big Rock Fall or looking for something a little less strenuous set your sights on 1000 foot falls, known to be the tallest waterfall in SouthAmerica

My top tip: Adrenalin lovers with an interest in history? Plan a visit to Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Considered one of the most important sacred caves in the world by National Geographic, it’s exploration combines adventure with archaeology Highlight of the trip includes seeing artefacts and skeletal remainsknownasthe "CrystalMaiden"

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Or both! Unique toBelize’sbeautyisitssize,whichallows you to experience the best of both worlds with ease. By morning, wake to the sounds of howler monkeys from your tree top villa in the jungle, by afternoon unwind to the sound of the Caribbean Sea from your oceanfront cabana

Short domestic flights in country allow you to fly to and from destinations all under an hourFor those with more time, driving and the routes themselves serve aspartofyourexperience

TravellingNorthtoSouthorEasttoWest, each day in Belize is promised for new experiences, discoveries and memories tolastalifetime Further south, verdant vistas and wildlife await Hike paths the elusive jaguars and the tapir do at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Considered the world’s first jaguar preserve, this reserve is a safe havenforallofBelize’swildcatsincluding Puma, Ocelot, Margay, Jaguar, and Jaguarondi. Make sure to pack your binoculars , and take the dirt trails-the reserveoffersexceptionalbirding.128,000 protected acres making it a wildlife paradise.

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Welcome to Belize City & Northern Belize! Belize City, once was the capital of the country and remains an industrial hub. It is also the gateway to your Belize experience, with the only International Airport countrywide

Northern Belize includes the northernmost districts Corozal and Orange Walk Here you'll find traditions from our Mestizo and Maya Cultures and have culinary experiences like no other This area is a welcoming respite from the hustle and bustle of every day activities.

Things to do

Airboat Tours

Bliss Centre for Performing Arts

Cave-Tubing at Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch

Community Baboon & Black Howler Monkey Sanctuary

Corozal Bay

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Goff's Caye Marine Reserve

Belize City House of Culture

Lamanai

Maya Sites: Altun Ha, Cerros, La Milpa, Lamanai, and Santa Rita Museum of Belize

Rio Bravo Management Area & Hill Bank

Sibun River: Snook and Tarpon Fishing

The Belize Zoo

Ziplining

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BELCOVE HOTEL

9 Regent Street West Belize City Belize +501-227-3054 info@belcovecom wwwbelcovecom

Friendly, Comfortable, and Cozy This Belize City hotel is family owned and operated, it offersyoutheverybestinpersonalcomfort that makes each of our guests feel like a VIPindeed Justastone'sthrowawayfrom the water taxi terminal, walking distance to bus terminal, the Belize Swing Bridge and Commercial Center, Belcove provides warm, comfortable, cozy, clean rooms at reasonable rates. Come and enjoy the panoramic view of the Old Belize River and the beauty the river has to offer from our balcony which overlooks the river So whether, you are passing through the city or planning a vacation, don't hesitate and make Belcove Hotel your choice. We offer (4) basic types of accommodation shared bath,privatebathrooms,deluxerooms,and triple deluxe rooms Rooms and rate that just about fit everyone budgets, love to haveyou.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS BELIZE BILTMORE PLAZA

3 Miles Philip Goldson Highway Belize City, Belize +501-223-2302 sales@belizebiltmorecom www.belizebiltmore.com

The Best Western PLUS Belize Biltmore Plaza is the premier awardee of hotel accommodations in the Old Capital, Belize City Located just 10 minutes from the Municipal and International Airports, your stay with us, in our Belize City hotel means that you can start making memories immediately. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, you will enjoy quality and comfortable accommodations Relax with cocktails at our open-air Jaguar Bar Deck and savor the finest, authentic Belizean Cuisine at our Bistro Restaurant. De-stress and meet your workout goals at our Fitness Center or meditate, while sunbathing by our inviting Pool Embrace the best services at Best Western PLUS Belize Biltmore Plaza. Our attentive service staff will assist you in accessing our amenities. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with an authentic Belizean Experience What are we missing? You! Booktoday.Belizeiswaitingforyou.

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BLACK ORCHID RESORT

2 Dawson Lane

Burrell Boom Village, Belize +501-225-9158 info@blackorchidresort.com www.blackorchidresort.com

Located in the heart of Belize on the outskirts of Burrell Boom Village, the Black Orchid Resort is an oasis of modern convenience in an exotic tropical rainforest setting. Just 15 minutes away from the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City, Black Orchid Resort features 16 comfortablerooms,7luxurysuites,andtwo well-appointed villas There is a gourmet restaurant on site that serves up a mouthwatering menu of both local and international dishes, as well as a bar, gift shop, swimming pool, and conference center Guests can enjoy free use of bicycles, canoes, kayaks and high-speed wireless internet. Every room comes with powerful air-conditioning, a private bathroomandcableTV.

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CHAN CHICH LODGE

Orange Walk +501-223-4419

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Chan Chich Lodge has pioneered private conservation since the 1980s. Our 30,000 acres of wilderness, surrounded by half a million acres of conservation lands, provide what many believe to be the best wildlifeviewing opportunity in the Americas. An additional 3,000 acres are agricultural lands that form an extension of Chan Chich Lodge, establishing the farm to table ethos that provides coffee, vegetables, fruits, meats and sauces for our restaurant. At ChanChichLodgeyouwillexperiencewhat expeditions of past centuries set out to find: architectural wonders of the ancient Maya lost in the jungle With an unparalleled abundance of wildlife (and the best chance to see the elusive jaguar in its natural habitat) Chan Chich is an extraordinary destination for naturalists, birders and for those seeking an authentic retreat to the jungle Each guest, by staying at Chan Chich Lodge, is directly contributing to our ongoing efforts to protect both the natural andculturalpatrimonyofBelize.

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THE GREAT HOUSE INN

13 Cork Street Belize City, Belize +501-223-3400 / +1-214-613-9296 greathouse@btlnet wwwgreathousebelizecom

This magnificent colonial home is convenientlylocatedinthetourismzoneof Belize City, just across from the Radisson Fort George Hotel, steps away from the sea frontrunning/walkingpath,withindistance to the water taxis, tourism village, restaurants, The Lighthouse, museums, banks, parks, shopping, downtown and within one hour of Belize's popular tour activities ThestaffinvitesyoutochooseThe Great House Inn as your headquarters for your Belize adventure. "Old world charm with all the amenities for the business and leisure traveler." It would be their pleasure to welcome you to this wonderful colonial home, which has been meticulously appointed with all the amenities for your comfortandconvenience.Thelookandfeel of yesterday with today's mondern conveniences make The Great House Inn, Belize's "outpost" away from home. Their friendlystaffwillgreetyouasourguest;you willleaveasourfriend

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Take some time to consider what you really want When it comes to sustainability, different countries have different priorities. In Belize, our thriving tourism industry supports over 28,000 local jobs and is driven primarily by reef-related activities. The health of our reef and mangrove ecosystems, therefore, directly impacts the food we eat, the livelihoods we hold, and the coastal protection and recreational enjoyment we all enjoy.

How we manage our natural resources is critical to ensuring that Belize continues to provide a world-class vacation experience, while supporting a healthy ecosystem balance.

Recognizing this, Belize is one of several countries in the region leading the charge for sustainability From becoming the first country in the world to put a moratorium on all offshore oil exploration and drilling back in 2017, to phasing out of Single-use Plastic and Styrofoam products this past March, Belize has celebrated several recent conservation victories that will go a long way to ensuring that our home remains a sustainable tourism destination for local and international tourists

These national efforts are also bolstered by many local resorts, restaurants, and businesses, opting to offer environmentally conscious policies and solutions

Despite conservation efforts, however, these resources are under pressure due to human induced activities such as development projects, resource exploitation, climate change, and other stressors

To minimize the impacts of tourism to the point that Belize’s economy, its people, and its environment can all mutually benefit, here are a few suggestions/tips on how to be a sustainable traveller while in Belize

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Pack Re-Usable Items And Avoid Single-Use Plastics

By opting to travel with re-usable bags (canvas totes), bottles (with built-in purifier if needed), or even cutlery (plant based), you minimize single-use plastic waste ending up in communities and reduce your impact to the environment

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

When on the Cayes/Islands, choose to rent a canoe, bike, or electric golf cart While on the mainland, choose public transportation such as buses that are available in most towns Of course, walking is the most sustainable way to get around, allowing you to go slow and take in the natural Belizean scenery

Opt For Bio-Degradable/Reef-Safe Products

Prior to traveling to Belize, try doing some research and sourcing biodegradable toiletries (preferably also in bio-degradable packaging), and reef-safe (mineral based) sunscreen options, that are likely to reduce the environmental impact of chemical damage compared to conventional options available.

Save Water And Energy

Tourism relies heavily on the continued availability of water and energy. Travellers can do their part by taking showers instead of baths, using the AC’s less or none at all, or even charging electronics (phones, tablets, laptops) once, instead of multiple times a day

Support Sustainable Accommodations/Operators/ Businesses

Choose accredited/certified, eco-friendly/green properties that utilize water/energy efficient technologies. Keywords to look out for: solar panels, efficient water heating and cooling systems, sustainably sourced building materials, less packaging, recycling, and working with the communities in which they are located Hire tour guides who are genuinely committed to safeguarding our resources Support businesses that are offering environmentally friendly alternatives

Ask Where Your (Sea)Food Comes From (FRER)

Sourcing seafood responsibly enables consumers to make correct choices that ensure the health of our oceans.

As a visitor, you can advance Belize’s cultural and natural conservation without much effort.

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Belize is one of the world’s top destinations for a wedding or honeymoon vacation. Did you know? Did you know?

The most popular Maya Temples to get married on are Altun Ha, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, & Caracol.

Belize boasts over 450 exquisite small islands, locally known as Cayes These dot the turquoise waters off the length of the coast of Belize, as well as some atolls outside the Belize Barrier Reef Caye Caulker is the epitome of the "laid back island" lifestyle, where you can find shops, restaurants and small hotels The larger islands in the North such as Ambergris Caye, offer an eclectic choice of accommodations and cuisine to experience and immerse yourself in Belizean Culture As for exclusive getaways, there are smaller private islands along the Barrier Reef.

Things to do

The Great Blue Hole

Fishing Punta Ycacos Lagoon

Whale Sharks at Gladden Split

Half Moon Caye National Monument

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Laughing Bird Caye

Lighthouse, Turneffe and Glover's Reef

Red Footed Booby Birds of Half Moon Caye

Secret Beach at Ambergris Caye

Shark Ray Alley

South Water Marine Reserve

Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary

The Split at Caye Caulker

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ALAIA BELIZE, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION

Seagrape Drive San Pedro, Belize +501-226-3100 reservations@alaiabelize.com www.alaiabelize.com

Where Caribbean Living Meets Luxury! Guests haveexclusiveaccesstoanexclusivewinecellar, rejuvenating spa, six diverse restaurants, four bars and three pools, including Belize’s first-ever suspended Rooftop pool and lounge. From modern Vista Studios and Suites in the heart of the resort to the secluded, family-styled reef house suites, to spacious three-bedroom beachfrontvillaswithprivateplungepools;there are options for business, family and leisure travelers Known as Belize’s tourism mecca and located in historic San Pedro, Alaia conveniently offersguestseasyaccessibilitytotownbyfootor golf cart; inviting them to immerse themselves in the local culture Alaia Belize sits on 1,000ft of Mar de Tumbo beach, just 600 yards from the Belize Barrier Reef reserve and boasts a 5-Star on-site PADI dive shop. With its recent introduction of an All-Inclusive program, guests can now experience modern sensibility to our dining experiences, infusing each of the resort’s restaurants and bars with the essence of San Pedro and Ambergris Caye. From fine dining to intricate details that make each stay special, Alaia’s amenities are curated to provide each guest with an unrivaled, unforgettable experience#ExactlyLikeNothingElse

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BLU ZEN RESORT & RESIDENCES

1512 North Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker Village, Belize +501-615-2799 info@bluzenbelizecom wwwbluzenbelizecom

Overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters, just 5 minutes north of Caye Caulker in a relaxing, warm and welcoming atmosphere is Blu Zen Resort Blu Zen is peace and serenity, a stunning resort with a unique location between reef and white sands. It brings us so much joy to be part of any intimate and large weddings, bachelorette parties, corporate retreats, and much more We are here to make these occasions unforgettable The wellappointed condos offer quality and high end 2-bedroom units which include kitchen, living and dining rooms. The Nirvana5-bedroomsuitecomeswithallthe features of a luxury stay and comes equipped with a spacious private rooftop terrace kitchen and living space featuring panoramic views. Blu Zen offers beautiful scenerytofeasttheeyesandexperiencesto fill your soul. All just moments away in any direction Get away from it all! Come find your Zen at Blu Zen Hotel and Resort in CayeCaulkerBelize.

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BLUE HORIZON FLY FISHING LODGE, A MUY'ONO RESORT

Blue Horizon Lodge

Placencia, Stann Creek +501-822-1272 info@bluehorizonbelize.com www.bluehorizonbelize.com

Blue Horizon Fishing is a full-service fly fishing outfitter and fishing lodge, servicing Southern Belize We are the only Orvis Endorsed Guide Service in entire country Our English-speaking guidesaresomeofthemostfamous,respected, and requested guides in the Caribbean Our main base of operations in at the newly rebuilt BlueHorizonLodge,thatisperfectforanglersof all ability levels. We also offer day trips to travelers staying in Hopkins, Placencia, and any surrounding islands (Cayes) and villages. Blue Horizon offers fly fishing lodging packages that meet a variety of needs; whether you are a seasoned angler looking to focus on fishing the best tides on the best flats with the best guides, or if you are traveling with your family or work group, we have the fishing package to meet your needs The area is rich in other species, includinglargeschoolsofbonefish,residentand migratorytarpon,andmanyotherreefspecies

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BLUE TANG INN

Sandpiper Street Beachfront San Pedro, Ambergris Caye +501-226-2326 info@bluetanginncom wwwbluetanginncom

Experience a private paradise at Blue Tang Inn, one of San Pedro’s most charming beachfront inns 14 studio suites offer comfort and convenience with a fully equipped kitchen, choice of king bed or 2 doublebedsandfuton,airconditioningand WiFi. Relax by the private pool or rejoice on the rooftop deck with inspiring panoramas of the ocean and reef Start each day with coffee and homemade continental breakfast under the Palapa. Set your daily schedule with amazing activities such as sailing, diving and snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and numerous inland day tours A guest favorite is a relaxing sail and snorkel experience on the 40 foot Sirena Azul sailboat, owned by Blue Tang Inn. Guests love the friendly and helpful hotel staff, stunningviews,convenientlocationintown and comfortable accommodations We lookforwardtohavingyouasourguest

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CAYE CAULKER BEACH HOTEL

Avenida Hicaco Caye Caulker, Belize +501-226-0288 ccbeachhotel@yahoocom

Situated in Caye Caulker, Caye Caulker Beach Hotel offers beachfront accommodation a few steps from Caye Caulker Beach and features variousfacilities,suchasbarbecuefacilitiesanda terrace. We are not very far from the famous Lazy Lizard and Sip n Dip. Featuring a shared lounge, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi The hotel also has family rooms The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower At Caye Caulker Beach Hotelroomshavebedlinenandtowels Thearea ispopularforcycling,andbikehireisavailableat the accommodation. Conveniently there is a grocery store below the hotel that offers a variety of groceries and clothing as well as other necessities. We do our best to provide great servicestoourguests.

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CAYO ESPANTO

A Private Island San Pedro, Ambergris Caye +1-910-323-8355 reservations@aprivateislandcom www.aprivateisland.com

Discover your own private island at Cayo Espanto where paradise and luxury come together as one Cayo Espanto is an intimate, five-star, World Class resort created for the few who demand the best life has to offer. We invite you to spend enchanting evenings and unforgettable days overlooking the Caribbean while our staff anticipates your every need Cayo Espanto is truly a spectacular and private retreat. With only seven villas and a staff to guestratiooftwotoone,youwillalwaysfeel as if you have the entire island to yourself. A private, seafront, freshwater pool in every luxurious villa, romantic dining on your personal verandah or private dock and breathtakingalfrescoshowersarejustafew ofthememoriesguestswilltakehomewith them.YourPrivateIslanddiningwillsurpass your every expectation Our medal winning creations will be tailored with your personal cravingsinmind.

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CORAL VIEW HOTEL

Aventurera Street Caye Caulker, Belize +501-226-3868 coralviewhotel@gmailcom

Coral View Hotel & Resort is located at the heart of the Island About a 5-minute walk from the ferry and not too far away from the beach The Hotel consists of 18 Single rooms, 13 Double rooms and 1 Master bedroom Our rooms are classified as 3 different types Balcony rooms which are on the 2nd floor Partial Seaview Rooms which are on the 3rd floor and our Seaview rooms which are on the 4th floor. We offer bicycle rentals, and we have a giftshop as well. We recently opened our casino which is located on the 1st floor of our building. We offer laundry services to guest and outsiders. Our dynamic team of 15 friendly and welcoming employeesarealwayshappytoassistinanyway possible We do our utmost best to ensure each guest is satisfied with our services We also have oneofthebestviewsoftheIsland!

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EL BEN CABAÑAS RESORT

Caye Caulker North Side

Caye Caulker +501-621-226-0236 info@elbencabanas.com www.elbencabanas.com

An exclusive island sanctuary in the luxurious North side of Caye Caulker Island surroundedbynature,beautifulmangroves, and the magnificent Caribbean Sea. Our wide variety of accommodations ensures that guests are able to choose rooms that best suit their lifestyles and needs. We have twenty-three cabana style rooms to offer, along with two suites Each of our cabanas features feathery palm thatched roofs, charming private verandahs, and modern amenities, all nestled amidst lush foliage andsandybeaches.TheT&TRestaurantand Grill offers a great variety of local and international food combined with a great wine selection and the most tropical and classic beverages to make your stay a pleasant, relaxing, and peaceful experience. Enjoy our spa treatments, outdoor pools, fishing, snorkeling, diving, and mainland tours combined with recreational activities for friends and family. Enjoy the local Belizean culture with a great service at El BenCabanasResort.

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GRAND CARIBE BELIZE

2 Mls North Ambergris Caye

San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye +501-280-4726 reservations@grandcaribebelize.com www.grandcaribebelize.com

Grand Caribe Belize is a luxury beach resort located 2 miles north of San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. Our wide selection of rooms includes One, Two, Three, and Fourbedroom condominiums alongside a 5bedroommansion.Allourcondosarebeautifully furnished with fully equipped kitchens giving you all the amenities of home, while capturing the breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea and the Barrier Reef located a short 1/2 mile off shore The family friendly surroundings feature 800 feet of manicured beach, 6 pools, hammocks, kayaks, snorkelling gear and freshly prepared meals from any of our two on-site restaurants and pool bar Fun, comfort, and convenience are our specialties Additional amenities include on-site spa and salon, fitness centre, grocery store, conference room, reliable WIFI,helipadandafirst-classmedicalfacility.We provide everything needed to make your stay onourbeautifulAmbergrisCayeunforgettable.

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King's Way

Caye Caulker, Belize +501-615-0305 pat@relaxbelizecom wwwrelaxbelizecom

Located on the north side of Caye Caulker, and nestled into lush vegetation just steps away from the sea, the property can be booked as single units for the solo traveler or couple, or rent the entire property for your small group getaway and sleep 12 comfortably The fully fenced, gated property,boasts4(1)bedroomcabanaswith full bath and kitchenette, 1 (2) bedroom cabana with 2 full baths, full kitchen, and living room, 16’X34′ pool with seating area under the waterfall, plush daybeds on the deck surrounding, bar and outdoor kitchen, and 2 1/2 story viewing deck to watch the sunriseorsunsetovertheCaribbean.Swing in one of our hammocks in the island breeze, or catch some rays on the top deck. Go Slow at Happy Destiny Cabanas, the perfect spot to Relax, Rejuvenate, and Retreat

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ISLAND MAGIC RESORT

Avenida Hicaco

Caye Caulker, Belize +501-226-0505 reservations@islandmagicbelizecom wwwislandmagicbelizecom

A five minute walk from the village center, this cozy beachfront hotel is conveniently close to theshopsandrestaurantsalongthemainstreet. The location is just south of where all the action is so guests enjoy being close enough to walk into town but far enough to enjoy a peaceful and quiet stay. With 20 quaint rooms housed in one main building overlooking the ocean, this hotel celebrates the richness of tropical life The highlight of the property is its relaxing beach swing and casual restaurant and bar overlooking the Caribbean Sea Enjoy the perfect balance of lazy beach days and exploratory adventures This natural paradise can be explored by bicycle rides into the village, birdwatching,scubadiving,strollsbytheocean, fishing, kite surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and exceptional meals and cocktails. Island Magic awaits!

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ISLA MARISOL RESORT

South West Caye

Glover's Reef Atoll, Stann Creek +501-610-4204 sales@islamarisolresortcom wwwislamarisolresortcom

Isla Marisol Resort is a 5-star PADI beach resort located on Southwest Caye of Glover's Reef Atoll, 36 miles from the Dangriga,Belizecoastline.Situatedamidan idyllic UN World Heritage Site and Protected Marine Park, Isla Marisol Dive Resort is perfectly positioned to offer unparalleled island and ocean tours suited to all levels of experience Unrivalled Belize SCUBA diving, incredible snorkeling, and world-class saltwater fishing are just steps away from private beach cabañas and oceanfront reef houses. White sands, trade winds and a huge wet playground awaits, no matter what your sport or vacation preference. Isla Marisol Resort hosts 32 guests in 12 cozy beach cabanas and 2 sizable oceanfront reef houses for the ultimate in Dive Resorts. Accommodations are comfortable, equipped with hot and cold fresh water for bathing, and include daily housekeeping. Electricity and air conditioning is available around-the-clock. Stay 3 to 7 days and do everything you love overandoveragain.

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MAHOGANYBAYRESORT&BEACH CLUB,CURIOCOLLECTIONBY HILTON™

Seagrape Drive San Pedro, Ambergris Caye +501-226-4817 info@mahoganybayresortcom wwwmahoganybayvillagecom

Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton™ is a unique 4-star resort and village on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belizeofferinganexceptionalarrayofamenities. With 60+ acres of land, the ability to safely socially distance is built into your vacation naturally.Withanentirevillageatyourfingertips dining, shopping, activities, entertainment & excursions all of the ingredients for a perfect Caribbean vacation are ready and available to you!BesidesthelegacybehindtheHiltonname, we invite you to discover what sets Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club apart We know that you are as excited as we are to welcome back travel, even if it looks a little different these days We also understand that our guests’ expectations for cleaning and disinfection have changed That’s why Hilton is proud to present the CleanStay program, building on our already rigorous cleaning standards to provide peace of mindtoourguests.

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MATACHICA RESORT & SPA

5 Miles North Ambergris Caye

San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye +501-226-5010 info@matachicacom www.matachica.com

Steps away from the sea and the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Matachica is an idyllic secluded refuge for those seeking a reimagined Belizean beach experience Private by nature in both our locale and design, relaxation, and inspiration call to guests from our property’s 32 vibrantly colored individual casitas and villas. We designedwithpurpose,soyoucanvacation with peace of mind without compromising on the unique luxury experience Our relaxed and intimate atmosphere and sustainable design merge to create a truly authenticandrestorativeluxurygetawayfor adults. Visitors and restorative luxury getawayforadults Visitorscanselectfroma variety of all-inclusive packages including signature romantic honeymoons & diving and fishing excursions. For the perfect end to your day, enjoy our award-winning Mambo restaurant featuring spacious open-air dining Whether you are searching for a tranquil or adventure-filled retreat to Belize, we offer tailored experiences for every type of traveler always mindful of our guest’syearningforprivacy.

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PELICANREEFVILLASRESORT

2.6 Miles South

San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye +501-226-4352/+1-281-394-3739 info@pelicanreefvillascom wwwpelicanreefvillascom

Our boutique, oceanfront resort offers personalized, award-winning service, a bar and pool area that was renovated in 2019, and a recently expanded beach. Pelican Reef is located approximately 2.5 miles south of San Pedro (the only town on Ambergris Caye) and has both 2BR and 3BR fully furnished, wellappointed suites from which to choose. Guests can enjoy the complimentary breakfast each morning before accessing world-class snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing from the end of our 300-foot pier or exploring the waters around the resort in one of our complimentary paddle boards or kayaks If a lazy day is what is needed, guests can either relax in one of our cushioned loungers or swing in one of our hammocks, both located on the beach and at the end of the pier, or they can set up a beach massage with our Guest Services staff Make Pelican Reef Villas your home on your next Belize vacation!The sun-drenched sands and serene waters of La Isla Bonita await you at PelicanReefVillas.

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PORTOFINO BEACH RESORT

6 Miles North San Pedro Ambergris Caye, Belize +800-813-7880 info@portofinobelizecom www.portofinobelize.com

Portofino Beach Resort… A Romantic Escape… Explore Belize’s romantic side. Elude to the dreamy Portofino Resort, subtly nestled on an intimate stretch of white sugar sanded beach, dotted with tropical palm trees. Portofino is undeniably the perfect backdrop for a romantic island beach escape. Its charming cabana style rooms, stunning Caribbean views, and friendly staff define barefoot luxury and guarantees an experience of a lifetime! If romance is the question, Portofino is the answer! Whether it’s time to rekindle romance or to celebrate your love for each other, this hidden gem will certainly not disappoint Start your love journey with an exhilaratingboatrideasyoumakeyourway off the beaten path, enjoying the breathtaking views of the palm studded coastline and the renowned Belize Barrier Reef. Tropical cocktails and a warm welcome awaits you at the resort Cheers to anunforgettableexperience!

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RAMON'SVILLAGERESORT

Coconut Drive

San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye +501-226-2071 info@ramons.com www.ramons.com

Combine the lush vegetation, Mayan influence, Tahitian elements, delicious food, wonderful people, excellent service, great amenities, comfortable accommodations, superb location and the wide variety of entertainment options, and it’s no wonder Ramon’s Village Resort in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye has been the first choice of travellers to Belize since 1987. Styled after the Tahitian cottages on the Polynesian island of Bora Bora, our cabanas are built from native materials by craftsmen utilizing the same skill and techniques the islanders used in the days of the great sailing ships We’re not a concrete condo encompassed by concrete parking lots Ramon’s Village is a sanctuary nestled in a tropical garden of Royal Palms, bougainvillea, lilies, hibiscus and dozens of other types of tropical flora Surrounded by the plant life are Mayan sculptures that provide a glimpse of the civilization that preceded us in this Caribbean paradise. Once inside our enchanted village, you’llbeinaworldofyourownchoosing.

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RANGUANA CAYE, A MUY'ONO RESORT

Ranguana Caye

Placencia, Stann Creek +1-877-418-2465 info@ranguanacayecom wwwranguanacayecom

Ranguana Caye, a Muy-Ono Resort is the picture-perfect 2-acre private island off the coast of Placencia, Belize. Right off the Belize Barrier Reef, it’s known for beautiful snorkeling and annual sea turtle hatchings. The island offers three cabanas forovernightstays,Bully’sBeachBar,yacht moorings, and a day trip from Placencia Village. The cabanas include all basic necessities to enjoy island life. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially if you're lucky enough to visit when one of many sea turtle nests hatch! Ranguana Caye is the perfect catamaran stop for those leaving from or returning to Placencia. Bully’s Beach Bar serves three meals per day and all the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages you could ask for! Don’t forget to bring a t-shirt to leave your mark on the bar forever Whether you’re staying for the week, the night, the day, or justafewhours-wecan’twaittowelcome youtoRanguanaCaye.

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Offshore Placencia Stann Creek +501-523-3337 reservations@raycayecom www.raycaye.com

Imagine the Caribbean before it got crowded Experience the Caribbean the way nature intended; just you, a pristine sand beach, and the crystal clear sea. Ray Caye is a Belize private island resort that offers an unspoiled environment for an authentic and unforgettable tropical experience. Escape for a romantic getaway or book the whole island for a destination wedding, a family reunion, or retreat. All 20 rooms are fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans safety deposit boxes, a private bath, king-size beds, and private verandas with a view The island features 1 restaurant, 1 pool, a watersport center, PADI dive shop, yoga center, spa, and gym The location close to the famous Silk Cayes and Gladden Spit Marine reserve makesittheidealspotforyourfishing,dive,and snorkel adventures The boat transfer to the island is about 45 minutes from Placencia Mainland

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MUY'ONO RESORT

Offshore Island Dangriga, Stann Creek +1-800-348-0546 reservations@royalbelizecom wwwroyalbelizecom

You won’t have a worry in the world when you step foot onto Royal Belize This 75 acre private island is only offered to one groupatatimeandholds10-16guests.The island team is here to take care of your every need, including creating a personalized menu for your stay Accommodations include five luxury villas and one bunkhouse, each with its own bath and private entrance, and amenities include chef-prepared meals in a palapa, water sports, boat tours, snorkeling, spearfishing, island massages, and more Discover pure luxury in a barefoot casual atmosphere.

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SUNBREEZEHOTEL

7 Coconut Drive Beachfront San Pedro, Ambergris Caye +501-226-2191 res@sunbreeze.net wwwsunbreezenet

Beauty greets you at every turn at SunBreeze Hotel - from the Spanish Architectural building surrounded by lush tropical gardens to breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea with the infamous Belize Barrier Reef, found just a half mile offshore. This Seafront oasis boasts a serene and relaxing atmosphere while being mere steps from all the culture, crafts, dining andentertainmentofSanPedro.Designedwith all the commodities to make a vacation memorable,SunBreezeHoteloffers43roomsin three different categories. All rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with outdoor seating, and relaxing tropical views Guests can enjoy an array of convenient amenities with an open air restaurant and bar, massage studio, pool, sundeck Courtyard sofa-lounge area, a conference room, on-site PADI Dive operation and much more Diving, snorkelling, honeymoon, island wedding and adventure packagesareavailable.

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SUNSET CARIBE

2 Miles North San Pedro Town Ambergris Caye +501-280-4729 reservations@sunsetcaribe.com www.sunsetcaribe.com Additional

Beauty greets you at every turn at SunBreeze Hotel - from the Spanish Architectural building surrounded by lush tropical gardens to breathtaking views of theCaribbeanSeawiththeinfamousBelize Barrier Reef, found just a half mile offshore This Seafront oasis boasts a serene and relaxing atmosphere while being mere steps from all the culture, crafts, dining and entertainmentofSanPedro.Designedwith all the commodities to make a vacation memorable, SunBreeze Hotel offers 43 rooms in three different categories All rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with outdoor seating, and relaxing tropical views. Guests can enjoy an array of convenient amenities with an open air restaurant and bar, massage studio, pool, sundeck Courtyard sofa-lounge area, a conference room, on-site PADI Dive operation and much more. Diving, snorkelling, honeymoon, island wedding andadventurepackagesareavailable.

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SWEETWATERREEFRESORT

65 Miles North of Bridge North Ambergris Caye, San Pedro +1-704-807-3735/+501674-0527 info@sweetwaterbelizecom wwwsweetwaterbelizecom

Located 65 miles from San Pedro Town, Sweet Water accommodations include free private parking, vacation planning services, along with free WiFi throughout the property Private chef services can be arranged in advance, but great restaurants are also a short walk along the beach from your doorstep. A truly relaxing island getaway, this small, private beach-front retreat has its own dock, and beach. Nestled between large resorts with full restaurants and recreational facilities nearby, our secluded getaway is the perfect retreat for couples and singlesalikelookingforarespitefromtheworld. YourhomebaseofSweetWaterReefResorton AmbergisCayeprovidestheideallaunchpadfor diving, snorkeling, fishing, birding and more –and just a boat or plane ride away you will find lushrainforests,cavesandMayanruins

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Offshore Dangriga Stann Creek +1-877-418-2562 info@thatchcayebelizecom wwwthatchcayecom

Thatch Caye is an exclusive private island eco-resort located along the Belize Barrier Reef. Perched off the coast of Dangriga, Thatch Caye offers overwater bungalows and oceanfront cabanas. The island resort accommodates up to 30 guests at a time, guaranteeing a unique experience Voted oneofthemostromanticresortsinCentral America, it’s the perfect place to disconnect and recharge. Surrounded by lush Belizean foliage and white pristine beaches, Thatch Caye is an adventurer’s dream Guests are treated to an array of water sports, outdoor yoga and fitness, an overwater bar, dining under the stars, swimminginthenaturalsaltwaterpool,fly fishing, SCUBA diving, and more. The resort often hosts couples, but welcomes families, wellness retreats, weddings, and smallgroupsforfullislandrentals

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THEPALMSOCEANFRONTSUITES

Coconut Drive San Pedro, Ambergris Caye +501-226-3322/+501-672-3322 thepalms@belizepalmscom wwwbelizepalmscom

Friendly, intimate, and tranquil yet close to all amenities and local restaurants. Set amid lush tropical gardens with pool and fountain. The Palms consists of 12 Oceanfront Suites and 1 poolside casita Each unit is uniquely decorated including modern kitchens and spacious living areas All Oceanfront Suites have private balconies or decks with fabulous views overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea Stay with us and have the vacation of a lifetime A hiddenjewelintheheartofSanPedroTown,on theislandofAmbergrisCaye,Belize.

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1/2 Mile N of Bridge, Ocean Side San Pedro, Ambergris Caye +501-226-2812 frontdesk@trescocosresortcom wwwtrescocosresortcom

TresCocosResortisthequintessentialspot for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation A limited number of private, fully equipped condos ensure that you can completely relax. Tres Cocos Resort is located minutes from the townofSanPedro,Belizewithastounding views of the Belize Barrier Reef Just North of San Pedro, Tres Cocos Resort sits on the ocean-sidebeachoftheCaribbeanSea,a5 minute ride from the Boca Del Rio bridge. With just a few available condos, you can relax in our pool or on our beach, without battling the crowds Tres Cocos Resort is the perfect starting point to explore everything Ambergris Caye has to offer. Preferanactivevacation?Weareadjacent to a dive and snorkel shop and just a few minutes from San Pedro and its shops, bars, restaurants, and attractions Unwind withabookonthebeach,meetyourinner adventurer,orhaveabedazzlingwedding.

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TURNEFFEISLANDRESORT

Turneffe Atoll

+1-800-874-0118 info@turnefferesortcom www.turnefferesort.com

Turneffe Island Resort is a secluded 14-acre private island located 30 miles off the coast of Belize sitting on the Southern tip of the Turneffe Atoll. TIR is an exquisite coral island where travelers are pampered to enjoy a “Hemingway feel” vacation. Renowned by its location, TIR is ecologically and environmentally friendly; utilizes solar power along with a one-of-a-kind water purification system. TIR offers exclusive resort packages that include airport/boat transfers (Saturdays and Wednesdays), high end luxury accommodations, free kayaking and paddle boarding with all-inclusive Caribbean meals and hors d’oeuvres served throughout the day To elevate the comfort of guests and to ensure quality activities, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing packages are provided independently at guests requests before or after their arrival. TIR offers more than 70 dive sites, surrounded by lagoons and best access to the world’s famous BlueHole,andtheElbow.

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VICTORIA HOUSE RESORT & SPA

22 Coconut Drive

San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye +713-344-2340 info@victoria-house.com www.victoria-house.com

The ambiance of the resort is one of relaxation, privacy, and barefoot elegance

The resort features 2 main guest pools, diveshop, and a full service spa and fitness center.VictoriaHouseistheperfectlocaleto scuba-dive,snorkelorjust“unplug”fromthe rest of the world! Rejuvenate yourself begin your day with yoga at the Spa then pamper yourself from head to toe or just relax by the pool. Victoria House offers diverse room options such as charming thatch-roof casitas, plantation-style rooms andsuitesaswellasluxurybeachfrontvillas

Two villas have private pools and all are set in an idyllic setting of white sand beaches, azure waters, swaying palms and beautiful gardens. Palmilla Restaurant and Admiral Nelsons Bar at Victoria House are both known for their outstanding cuisine and an extensive wine list Victoria House Resort & Spa,oneofAmbergrisCaye’smostluxurious and awarded resorts is a peaceful retreat locatedtwomilessouthofSanPedroTown.

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A WAY OF LIFE

It’s very easy to live a life in the future or past and to immediately feel stressed by the little things We have access to infinite information at the touch of a button and so we experience over stimulation on a daily basis How can we filter through all of this chaos and manage to focus on what is important to us?

Belize’s environment and its people have enabled me to be more mindful Being mindful is being conscious of the present moment And that! is the most important factor to ones own wellness

Nature plays a big role in a human’s well-being and Belize is nature at its purest Belize remains largely ‘untouched’. It has a population of only around 400,000 people and it’s home to lush, green rainforests and exquisite, blue coral reefs

Here are some other simple and fun things that you can practice each day The benefits you will receive are immediate

Morning wake up:

Start moving slowly and check how your body feels Do some stretches in the comfort of your bed Notice your breath, breath in for a count of 4, hold it in for a count of 6 and release slowly for a count of 8 count

Do a negative thoughts & emotions dump, you can write it in your journal When you brush your teeth and take a shower, enjoy every movement and contact with waterDrink warm water with a squeeze of lemon to aid with digestion

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Enjoy every moment you ’ re out and of exploring Belize, let nature heal you - Take 4 long breath before eating Enjoy the local and organic foods of Belize

Take a lovely shower before getting into bed Visualize the water cleaning your mind and emotions - Recall all the great things you experienced in the day and jot them down in your journal.

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‘"Wellness’ is the state of being in good health, not onlyphysicallybutmentallyandemotionally"

Western Belize is known for its spectacular caving systems, waterfalls, rivers, ancient Maya archaeological sites, and lush jungles This region is made for the adventurous, you can hike, swim, atv rides for optimum immersion Epic journeys are made here, visit ancient Maya sites, such as: Caracol, Xunantunich, and Cahal Pech Trek into the jungles and explore the magnificent cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave), or get acquainted with nature during a tour at Noj Ka’ax H’Men Eljio Panti National Park Get-to-know the predominant Mestizo culture as you indulge in local dishes, such as: pibil, and relleno There’s a lot to discover, just make sure you take time to relax

Things to do

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave)

Barton Creek Cave

Bird Watching

Botanical Gardens

Maya Sites: Cahal Pech, Caracol & Xunantunich

Capital City of Belmopan

Chiquibul National Park

Crystal Cave Tubing

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

Green Iguana Conservation Project

Jungle Canopy Zip Lining

Jungle Horseback Rdiing

Kayaking & Canoeing

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Rio Frio Cave & Rio On Pools

Saint Herman's Blue Hole National Park

San Ignacio Market Place

Thousand Foot Falls

Twin Towns of San Ignacio & Santa Elena

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BANANABANKHORSES&BELIZE JUNGLELODGE

Mile 49 Western Highway Belmopan, Cayo +501-673-2020 bbl@bananabankcom wwwbananabankcom

BananaBankhasbeenwelcomingguestssince 1986 and our horseback riding adventures started even before then. We have over 80 horses freely roaming the 4000 acres of jungle, farmland, embraced by the Belize River, creeks, and teak plantation When you visit you are not only going to be immersed in nature but you will also enjoy true Belizean hospitality Visiting Banana Bank is more like visiting a home away from home You become part of the Carr family asyouheartheirstoriesandhowtheybuilttheir lives in Belize Carolyn Carr Gallery will leave you in awe as well as John's knowledge of horses and life lessons learned in the jungle. A resident jaguar Tikatoo will amaze you and the array of exotic birds will delight you as well. Banana Bank truly is an escape from the real world and closetothethingsyoudreamof.

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FALLING LEAVES LODGE

2 W Ford Young Drive Cahal Pech Hill San Ignacio, Cayo +501-824-3149 info@fallingleaveslodge.com www.fallingleaveslodge.com

Falling Leaves Lodge is a small Belizean family owned mayan jungle lodge which aims to provide impeccable services to all our guests and visitors. Tucked away under acanopyoftreeslocatednextdoortoCahal PechArchaeologicalsite.Thereare15rooms spread across 33814 acres and is situated about 10 minutes away from stores in town We are a small intimate Lodge with our Charming Guest rooms and Rustic looking Cabanas with Deluxe and Modern comforts which feature a wide array of amenities and is surrounded by our garden and of course all the falling leaves Our property is also home to some animals commonly seen suchastheAracariandKeel-BilledToucans, Agoutis, Kinkajous, Iguanas, Turtles, Squirrels and a variety of birds that fly all aroundtheproperty Weareverygratefulto have a staff that goes above and beyond for our guests. Our goal is to make you feel comfortableandspecial.

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GAIARIVERLODGE

Mountain Pine Ridge San Ignacio, Cayo +501-226-5014 info@gaiariverlodgecom wwwgaiariverlodgecom

Perched atop the magnificent Five-Sisters Waterfalls in Belize’s famed secluded Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, GAÏA Riverlodge, namedaptlyfortheGreekgoddessofEarthand the mother of life and all creation, will fulfill its promise to reconnect you to your most authentic and adventurous self Enjoy the rainforest’s intimacy with its native birds, butterflies, and remarkable flora, set amongst the pink and orange glow of the setting sun. Remote, private and sustainable by design, we are a proudly Green Globe Award certified hotel. Weoperateonhydropowerandofferanelectric tram to transports guests from the lodge to the river. Most of our fruits and vegetables are also farmed on-site by local staff in our Mayan organic garden. The histories of ancient Maya abound in every cave, archeological site, and preserved artifact Don’t miss the opportunity to experienceourBelizeantreasureandgrasphow infinitelygenerousnaturecanbe

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GHAN EDEN BELIZE LIMITED

1000 Camino Del Rio

Franks Eddy Village, Cayo +501-676-1109 info@ghanedenbz.com www.ghanedenbz.com

Ghan Eden Belize is a Gold Standard facility locatedon63pristineacresalongthecrystal clear Caves Branch River. We are centrally located and only 15 miles from the capitol city of Belmopan. Most attractions are within a 45 minute drive from our campus. Agua Clara rooms are along the river within a 40 acre eco-park and farm, and includes beds only, with shared restrooms and showers. Free Wi-Fi is available, and activities include volleyball, football, children's playground, tables, and BBQ pits. Fans, and towels are also provided The main facility houses the Jaguar and Macaw suites. Air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, and private bathrooms are included. Televisions, ironing equipment, safe, children's playground, volleyball, hiking paths, and sitting areas are available The Caves Branch River is just a 10 minute walk from your room, after you awaken to the sound of water rushing down Maya Creek, orthesoundofHowlermonkey'sinthetree tops.

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HIDDENVALLEYINN&RESERVE

Mile 4 Cooma Cairn Road

Mountain Pine Ridge, Cayo +501-832-8055

reservations@hiddenvalleyinncom wwwhiddenvalleyinncom

A luxury jungle lodge with only 12 elegant rooms, is set on a 7200-acre private reserve in the southern Maya mountains in Cayo, Belize This remote lodge offers guests both pine forest and tropical jungle where flora and fauna are like few places on earth. With over 2000-feet in altitude, the climate of the Maya mountains is comfortable all year round with an average annual temperature of 73F. Established in 1944, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is the largest and oldest of Belize's parklands. The red earth and sandy terrain, Caribbean pines, granite outcroppings, tumbling waterfalls, huge limestone caves, and rolling open savannah grasslands, bordered by lush tropical rainforest, make the reserve unique to Central America Activities are abundant both on and off the property With 90+ miles of hiking and biking trails, private waterfalls, as well as many other spectacularattractionsinWesternBelize,guests have an endless choice to fill their vacation with memorableexperiences.

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HODE'S PLACE

Savannah Road San Ignacio, Cayo +501-804-2522 hodesplace501@gmail.com www.hodesplace.com

At Hode's Place we work to make your visit an enjoyable one and your stay, unforgetable. Our establishment is at the heartoftown.Wearewalkingdistancefrom the town's market and river. In the back yard of our establishment, we offer our guests an open field of nature in our well kept orchard Guests are allowed to take naturewalksonthepropertywhereyoucan enjoy the outdoors. We also have a playground located in front of the rooms where kids of guests from the hotel and restaurant can enjoy safely We are perfect for families and groups We have rooms to accommodate student groups, large families, missionaries, etc. Hode's Place also has a well established restaurant. We noticed that San Ignacio needed a family oriented space where families could come together and enjoy a nice meal while their kidscouldplay.

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KA'ANAHOTEL&RESORT

Mile 60 1/4 George Price Highway San Ignacio, Cayo +501-824-3350 info@kaanabelize.com www.kaanabelize.com

A refuge unlike any other, where Adventure Beckons And Luxury Awaits Inspiration comes alive at Ka'ana, a luxe adventure outpost where wanderingspiritsroamfree Nestledintheheart of the tropical jungle of western Belize, our luxury resort is an oasis of style, culture, and premium amenities for well-seasoned adventurers and tastemakers alike. Our resort is at the doorstep of an ancient Maya city and has been inspired by Ka'ana's name, which means heavenlyplace.Surroundedbyrainforest,Ka'ana is a luxurious base for fabulous outings, cultural exploration and eco-friendly adventures. Experience authentic Belizean-inspired cuisine in our Restaurant La Ceiba from local, seasonal dishes to signature cocktails, our food, and beverage program is designed to satisfy and inspire every guest Savour signature cocktails with delectable bites in a jungle-casual atmosphere at the Wallace Bar Our mixologists take pride in creating unique drinks and refreshing twists on classics for you while you relaxbythefiresideinourcourtyard.

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MIDASBELIZE

Branch Mouth Road San Ignacio, Cayo +501-614-8387 reservations@midasbelize.com www.midasbelize.com

Midas Belize sits on 30 acres of River Front Wildlife Reserve in the center of San Ignacio Town. Enjoy our Butterfly Farm and Educational Trails along the riverbank. You will see Agoutis, Iguanas, abundant of birds including the Keel Billed Toucan and so much more Midas has Cabanas, King Deluxe,Deluxe,andCottagesthatcansleep up to 8 persons. All our rooms have air conditioning, hot water, safety box, Serta Mattresses and keycard entry. All guests have access to breakfast restaurant, cocktail barandlounge,andswimmingpoolwithits cave with artefacts display and trails on property.Midasisa7minuteeasywalkfrom the town center of San Ignacio, 5 minute ride to Cahal Pech and easy access to Xunantunich, caves, waterfalls, horseback riding, zip lining and canoeing Book your stay now and let MidasBelize take care of youradventureneedsorjustrelaxandenjoy natureinourbackyard.

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Additional Amenities/Services: Buttery Farm, Hiking Trails, Wildlife Reserve

ROLSONCOCINA,CANTINA&HOTEL

24 Crenshaw Street

San Ignacio, Cayo +501-824-2730 rolsonhotel@gmail.com www.rolson.hotels-belize.com

Rolson sits on a hill overlooking the beautiful twin towns of San Ignacio & Santa Elena Just a 10 minutes walk from an Archaeological site by thenameofCahalPechand20minutesdriveto the famous Xunantunich. All rooms are clean and comfortable. Our rooms are all designed to makeourguestsfeelathome,awayfromhome. There is a Television, mini refrigerator, office desk,chair,coffeemaker,coffee,nightlamp,and very soft beds just to name a few. Wifi and Air Conditioner are complimentary! We also assist in booking of tours and shuttles. On site we also have a Mexican cuisine restaurant and a beautiful salt water pool for our guests to enjoy In the evening you can dine at the restaurant, enjoy the relaxing ambience and the best sunset view, while sipping on the best margaritasintown!

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RUMORS RESORT HOTEL

2 1/2 Mile Benque Road San Ignacio, Cayo +501-824-2794 info@rumorsresortcom wwwrumorsresortcom

Rumors Resort is the ideal traveler's adventure outpost within the San Ignacio Area. We're conveniently situated away from the buzz of town for a tranquil ecoretreat while keeping you well within easy access to town's amenities and archaeologicalattractions,amere7minutes from the center of town. We're a family and pet friendly hotel with lots of green open spaces for recreational activities. Our jungle setting offers where to appreciate the local flora and fauna with several bird species including the keel bill and the aracari toucans. You can also see animals such as the gibnut (Agouti Paca), armadillos, ant eaters, squirrels, and even howler monkeys (seasonally) Some of our facilities include our large salt-water swimming pool which comprisesanadultandakiddiessection,an on-site restaurant offering fresh, scenic views while enjoying local and international dishes,abanquetvenue,andatoursdeskto helpyouplanallofyourinlandactivitiesand transfers

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SANIGNACIORESORTHOTEL

18 Buena Vista

San Ignacio, Cayo +501-824-2034 reservations@sanignaciobelizecom wwwsanignaciobelizecom

Establishedin1976,SanIgnacioResortHotelisa Belizean and family-owned boutique Hotel locatedinSanIgnacio,Cayo,WesternBelize The Resort is centrally situated and is just 5-minutes away from the popular San Ignacio Town an area that features a variety of cultural, adventurous, and culinary experiences This characteristic has dubbed the Resort as “the only jungle in town” The 27-room Resort is renownedforitshospitalityservicesandfeatures the award-winning Running W Restaurant (which showcases meats from the family’s ranch), an on-site tour company (Cayo Gial Tours), in-room wellness treatments, an outdoor swimmingpool,thelargesteventfacilitiesinthe District, and the #1 Activity in San Ignacio; the Green Iguana Conservation Project. San Ignacio Resort Hotel has been the recipient of numerous local and international awards including Belize’s Leading Hotel 2022 from the World Travel Awards, “Hotel of the Year” (2016, 2012), “Restaurant of the Year” (2016), and “Hospitality Award” (2015) from the Belize TourismBoard

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SWEET SONGS JUNGLE LODGE

Chial Road San Ignacio, Cayo +1-877-417-9180 reservations@sweetsongslodge.com www.sweetsongslodge.com

Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge is nestled along the banks of the Macal River in San Ignacio, Belize. Surrounded by lush tropical forest, the lodge offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience of staying in a real treehouse. Guests enjoy the infinity pool overlooking the jungle and the incredible wildlife and bird watching. At the base of the lodge is a privatebeachwithcomplimentarytubesfor floating, kayaks for exploring, and evening bonfires. Many guests add the all inclusive package to enjoy all the farm-to-table dining at the Treehouse Bar Sweet Songs is a true nature lover's paradise, perfectly located for access to the best of Belize culture and adventure. Ride horses to the ancient Maya site Xunantunich, canoe on the river, see the Mayan underworld by visiting nearby ATM, see the jungle canopy from above on a zip line tour, or explore the BelizeBotanicGardenrightnextdoor.

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THELODGEATCHAACREEK

Chaa Creek Road San Ignacio, Cayo +501-880-4111 reservations@chaacreekcom wwwchaacreekcom

WelcometoChaaCreek,apioneerinadventure travel since 1981 and rated one of the world's best Eco Lodges Immerse yourself in Belize’s biodiversity, culture and natural history as you explore miles of trails within a 400 acre private naturereservebyhorse,RTVoronfootwithyour specialist guide Families, friends and lovers will find plenty to do at Belize’s Destination within a Destination with six activities included in your room rate and a myriad more to indulge in scheduled with your private concierge daily. A fullserviceSpa,funfilledbar,andopenairdining withdeliciousfarmtotabledelicaciesroundout the offerings. The Lodge at Chaa Creek and Chaa Creek’s Inland Expeditions remain the perfect‘WildlyCivilized’choicefordiscoveringall those things that make Belize truly exceptional. Tucked away in the foothills of the Maya Mountains on the banks of the Macal River; Chaa Creek continues to provide unique experiencesforthousandsofvisitors

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VANILLA HILLS LODGE

1 Vanilla Hills Road San Ignacio, Cayo +501-615-1114 booking@vanilla-hillscom wwwvanilla-hillscom

Family owned award winning Boutique Resort.VanillaHillsLodgeissituatedcloseto San Ignacio, the inland center of tourism in Belize We individually care for each of our guestsandhelptochoosethebestfromthe many activities the main land offers. From here our guests easily reach the major adventures,beitsmallorlargeMayatemple sites,avarietyofcaves,theBelizemountains or the lush jungle We love food and our guests deserve the best Our kitchen will create the most delicate meals based on organic, locally sourced ingredients. Vanilla Hills is completely embedded in nature and located right at the picturesque Mopan River Still it is only 7 minutes by car to San Ignacio Town center One can stay on the beautifulgroundsofVanillaHillsorenjoythe vibrant culture of Belize in San Ignacio, the 2ndlargesttowninthecountry.

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IVE OTALLY

Belize is a tropical marvel, populated by an eclectic people, of many cultural backgrounds This has made for an array of traditional lifestyles to co-exist in a society in transition of understanding the outside world But as we explore the complexity of the international community, we’ve gained appreciation of our own simplicity and insight into the value of locally made

In the past years, Belize has experienced a renaissance of its creative industry Small businesses accelerated the values and quality of buying local and commenced a production of high quality materials and ingredients

When travelling throughout Belize, you can feel the energies of the rainforest and of the sea; you can feel the energies of her people She can remind you of the healing powers of nature. Creatives have managed to use this inspiration and translate it into great initiatives, projects and products

Most crafts, materials, ingredients still come from indigenous communities across Belize, passing on a wealth of heirloom knowledge about the jungles.

In hopes to preserves this, some businesses have opted for more sustainable approaches to their means of production

Entrepreneurs innovated and designed products using these traditional knowledge They saw the importance of keeping customs and traditions alive and adapted them to suite the modern times This inspired and gave rise to more businesses following the same

Where there’ s a will, there’ s a way

Given the limits in access to imported materials, creatives had to make do and get innovate. Collaborations boomed in the food, music and craft industries Skincare developers started working with farmers, designers with local artisans, artists and the creative content community all working in synergy for a quality final product.

Supporting locally made connects you to a considered journey It allows the stories of its people to live on, inspiring a new way of looking at how items are made and an insight into how far we can take it. This is only the beginning.

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The Lionfish Story & How One Business Got Started With Helping to Combat This Top Sea Predator

Lionfish is an invasive species that is rapidly destroying our reef. They have no known predators, and they reproduce at double the rate as Belize's native fish. Lionfish prey on the important reef cleaner fish, this leaving the reef neglected and covered in Algae.

Khadija Assales from Kaj Expressions, has always been fascinated by lion fish. It wasn't until back in 2012 when marine biologist Jen Chapman, gave her the unique idea of creating jewelry with lionfish that Kaj actualized her goal of comatting the predator. Kaj became the first person in Belize and the entire Caribbean to start making lionfish jewellery. Kaj has been passionate about it ever since Her work as evolved into beautiful, werable art with a cause. Save the reef one lionfish at a time.

Southern Belize can be reached via the picturesque Hummingbird Highway It will take you through the Maya Mountains to Dangriga, Hopkins, Placencia and Punta Gorda Home to the Garifuna and Maya, whose vibrant and rich traditions will have you transported to an unforgettable culture rich experience You can also explore the quiet fishing village of Hopkins with their gold sand beaches. Placencia is a thriving tourist center with quaint local flair, and make sure to take a walk along the "world's narrowest street" Down south is also the gateway to lush rainforest, waterfalls, rivers, national parks and protected areas teeming with wildlife You might be lucky and get to see a jaguar!

Things to do

Belize Chocolate Tours

Bocawina National Park

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve

Drums of My Father Monument

Farm Experience of the Banan Tour

Gladden Spit: Whale Sharks

Hokeb Ha and Tiger Caves

Laughing Bird Caye National Park

Maya Sites: Lubantum and Nim Li Punit Monkey River Tours

Payne's Creek National Park

Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival

Port Honduras Marine Reserve

Rio Blanco Falls

Scarlet Macaws of Red Bank

Serpon Sugar Mill Archaeological Site

South Water Caye Marine Reserve

The Fishing Village of Hopkins

Thomas Vincent Ramos Monument

"Garifuna Culture Capital" of Dangriga

"World's Narrowest Street" in Placencia

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ABELIZEANNIRVANA

Beach Westby Way Placencia Village, Stann Creek +501-636-4833 belizeanirvana@gmail.com www.belizeanirvana.com

ABelizeanNirvanaisaboutiqueall-suitehotelin theheartofthevillageofPlacenciaonthebeach or as we say in our native tongue “pan da beach”. Each unit is designed to let you experience the beauty and the diverse culture that is Belize Nirvana appeals to the traveler lookingforsimpleelegance,wheretheycankick off their shoes, lie back in a hammock and relax Just a short walk and you can experience the cultureofthesmallvillage,thepulseoftheopen bars, a variety of local and international restaurants and entertainment Imagine the swaying of the palm trees, the sunrise in the morningandtropicalbreezeovertheCaribbean Sea as you enjoy your coffee or tea in the morning or cocktails in the evening relaxing on the veranda. That hammock or beach lounge chair has your name on it. Come to Nirvana and claimit.

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Additional Amenities/Services: Elevator, BBQ Grill, Hammocks, Bluetooth Speaker, Cable TV

BRISA OCEANO A MUY'ONO RESORT

Placencia Road Placencia, Stann Creek +1-877-417-9783 reservations@brisaoceano.com www.brisaoceano.com

Nestled in the heart of vibrant Placencia Village just steps away from the Caribbean Sea, Brisa Oceano is a newly constructed condominium-style resort. Thoughtfully designed to meet the highest standards of luxury and comfort, guests enjoy modern furnishings and private balconies The resort features beautifully-designed beachfront studios or 1, 2, or 3-bedroom accommodations with open-air hallways. Surrounded by a spacious white sand beach, Brisa Oceano offers complimentary beach toys, kayaks, and paddle boards Guests love the location, right on the Placenciasidewalk,thecenteroftourismin the area. Serving as a haven for travelers seeking access to the bustle of attractions and the sleepiness of the sea, the resort is perfectly simple Guests can take advantage of the daily complimentary shuttle to our sister resort, The Placencia, to indulge in the largest pool in Placencia and additionalresortamenities

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CARIBBEANBEACHCABAÑAS

Beachfront, The Placencia Sidewalk Placencia Village, Stann Creek +501-614-2239 info@caribbeanbeachcabanascom wwwcaribbeanbeachcabanascom

Placencia’s adults only oasis has everything you need to make your vacation in paradise perfection. Our personalized service is unparalleled as our staff caters to every guests wishes. Located in the heart of the village, this BTB award winning property will make you a believer that you really can unwind in these challenging times Let our chefs create a culinary delicacy as you dine al fresco on your veranda or enjoy a private dinner on the beach PUR Belize Hotels prides itself in orchestrating a truly stellar Central American Vacation and being ranked the number one resort in Placencia; it’s easy to see why Caribbean Beach Cabanas is the best. With seven unique properties designated for two adult guests, CBC isatrulyoneofakindexperience.Everyfeatures a full kitchen or kitchenette should the guests decide they want to cook. La Cantina, the new dining enclave was recently added for hotel guestsonly!

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HAMANASI ADVENTURE & DIVE RESORT

Hopkins/Sittee River Road Hopkins Village, Stann Creek +501-523-7073 info@hamanasi.com www.hamanasi.com

At award winning Hamanasi, discover reefs, rainforests, and romance. Nestled between Caribbean reefs and the Maya Mountains, Hamanasi (Garifuna word for Almond Tree) is a boutique eco beach resort specializing in romance, adventure, and excellent customer service Theluxuryresortfeatures30treehouses and beachfront rooms, infinity pool, restaurant, bar, gift shop, pristine beaches, lush gardens, and coastal forest Explore 30+ adventures through our Adventure Center & 5-star PADI Marine Facility, from diving and snorkeling to caving,Mayansites,ziplining,Garifuna&Mayan Cultural experiences and more. Hamanasi is a regenerative resort. It is the first beachfront property in Belize certified by Green Globe, as well Sustainable Travel International and TripAdvisor Green Leader. Repeatedly recognized for exceptional service, hospitality, and sustainability, including 2022 TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, 2022 Condé Nast Traveler'sReaders'ChoiceAwards,2022Travel+ Leisure, Boutique Hotel Awards, Caribbean Hotel Green Hotel of the Year Award, and the Caribbean Tourism Organization's Sustainable AccommodationAward

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Additional Amenities/Services: Onsite Organic Garden & Carpentry Tours, 5-star PADI Dive Shop, 30+ Tours, Lookout Deck, Dock, Yoga

HOPKINSBAY AMUY'ONORESORT

North End Hopkins Hopkins, Stann Creek +501-822-1272 reservations@hopkinsbaybelizecom wwwhopkinsbaybelizecom

Hopkins Bay Resort is ideally situated on the coast of Southern Belize with a beautiful beach andviewsoftheCaribbeanSea.Theresortoffers a “home away from home” experience with spacious one, two, and three bedroom beach houses. Located in the cozy Garifuna village of Hopkins, guests enjoy a more authentic Belize experience with all the best amenities The resort offers two swimming pools, an on-site restaurant and bar called the Rhum Shack with farm-to-table meals, a spacious private beach, outdoor massage palapa, dock, and an adventure center Guests can enjoy complimentary bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards or spend the day at the pools trying a World’s Best Pina Colada. The adventure center offers excursions around Belize, including private island day trips, SCUBA diving and snorkeling, fly fishing, ancient Maya site exploration, cave tubing, and so much more. WelcometotherealBelize.

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ITZ'ANA RESORT & RESIDENCES

Mile 20 Placencia Road

Placencia, Stann Creek +305-735-2553 info@itzanabelize.com www.itzanabelize.com

Comfort is where the water is All our guest accommodations are thoughtfully designed and luxuriously appointed. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway in a private, poolside suite or a family reunion in a chic, multi-bedroom villa, you are guaranteed to feel at home at Itz’ana. Taste the Caribbean. Wayward whimsy and an adventurous spirit are welcome. Itz’ana is the perfect base camp to everything wild and wonderful in Belize. Whetheryou’rebettersuitedseekingjaguarsin the wild or sunshine aboard a sailboat, the adventures awaitItz’ana is situated where reef meets rainforest, and life meets luxury Our amenities are intended to satisfy your every whim From sparkling pools and a pampering spa to an organic garden and inspiring adventures, Itz’ana invites you to relax, explore, and repeat. Comfort is where the water is. Itz’ana invites you eat, drink, and be Belizean with culinary experiences. From ne, seasonal diningtomasterfullycraftedcocktails,ourchefdrivenfood-and-beverageprogramisdesigned tosatiateandinspireeverypalate.

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PELICANBEACHRESORT

1 Pen Road Dangriga, Stann Creek +501-522-2044 sales@pelicanbeachbelizecom wwwpelicanbeachbelizecom

Vibrant original artwork by local Garifuna artists including Penn Cayetano and Benjamin Nicholas adorn the lobby walls and hallways. A Tony Rath Image gallery documents Belize’s spectacular natural wonders and on our seaside decks, the soothing rhythms of local music including Dangriga’s very own Punta Rock complete the truly Belizean atmosphere Our spacious rooms have a combination of bed options that can be adapted for individuals, couples, families and adult groups each with telephone, television, refrigerator, free WiFi and complimentary morning coffee Every room offerstheperfectatmosphereforrelaxationwith averandaandloungechairstoenjoytheviewof thegoldenbeach,coconuttrees,andthesound of the Caribbean waves coming onshore. We are the perfect base to explore the Mayan civilization, waterfalls and wildlife of the Belizean jungle. But if you prefer you can do nothing but count the pelicans flying by from your hammock!

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SIRENIAN BAY RESORT & VILLAS

Mile 175 Placencia Road Placencia, Stann Creek +1-972-214-7413 info@sirenianbaycom www.sirenianbay.com

Paradise awaits at Sirenian Bay, where personalizedservicemeetsunrivaledCaribbean luxury and warm Belizean hospitality Spacious and well-appointed accommodations offer everything you need to stay connected while bluewatersandsandybeachesoffertheexcuse you need to unplug. Our award-winning boutique resort offers personalized attentiveness and exclusive experiences along with unbeatable amenities such as a rooftop martini bar and beachfront dining. The Caribbean Sea beckons you from every turn, and the adventure of Belize awaits each morning Watchthesunriseovertheoceanand set over the Mayan Mountains From zip lining over the jungle canopy to snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef, or relaxing pool side after a day in thespa–Belizeiscalling.Nestledonthegolden sands of the Placencia Peninsula in Southern Belize, Sirenian Bay offers an all-inclusive getaway that will leave you planning your next stay before you even leave It’s what home shouldfeellike Whatareyouwaitingfor?

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THEPLACENCIA

AMUY'ONORESORT

Mile 15 Placencia Road Maya Beach, Stann Creek +501-822-1272

reservations@theplacenciacom wwwtheplacenciacom

Ideally situated along the Maya Beach coastline, The Placencia Resort is just a short journey away from the quaint village of Placencia. Providing an all-encompassing vacation experience, the 90-room resort offers guests private beach and pool access, multiple restaurants with farm-to-table meals, an overwater bar, tennis courts, marina, spa, and adventure center. Guests can choose between various one, two, and three bedroom guest rooms Each room is a calming sanctuary complete with private patios, marble bathrooms, WiFi, A/C, and expansive areas to relax and unwind The Placencia Resort offers complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boards, andbicycles There’snoshortageofactivitiesat the resort, including the largest pool in southern Belize, but guests also have easy access to the best adventures around Belize. The resort provides private island day trips, SCUBA diving and snorkeling, fly fishing, ancient Maya site exploration, cave tubing, and somuchmore.

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Destination Managemant Destination ManagemantCompanies Companies

Destination Management Companies (DMC) are the experts who can help you plan your trip in a professional manner, saving you time and simplifying the process for you. They know the best route from point A to point B and can recommend all there is to see and do in between All you have to worry about is what to pack (and they can even help you with that!) In this section, you will find our member DMC's who are your first hand experienced advisors that will help you plan your Belize vacation in a one stop shop manner!

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The hospitality industry relies on many service providers and are grateful for their dedication to provide quality products and services Some of them are somewhat behind the scenes; however, always front and center when it comes to offering what is needed to make your vacation perfect. In this section, you will find our allied members They are not hotels, but are closely linked to the hospitality industry, and are the right fit for all your industry needs.

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HOTELS IN BELIZE (Hotels in bold are members of the Belize Hotel Association) HOTELS IN BELIZE (Hotels in bold are members of the Belize Hotel Association)
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