How to Make Belize Vacation Planning a Breeze
Planning a trip to Belize? Dig into the details and you’ll soon uncover an array of challenges that make visiting this Central American nation – and the entire experience – trickier than it seems.
Not only does Belize offer lush green jungles and endless adventure travel activities like hiking, cave tubing, and ziplining, but its tropical beaches are to die for. Add to that the fact that Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world and the country has 450 different islands or “cays” that individuals can visit, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
With visitors wanting to spend time hiking in the jungle, relaxing on mainland beaches, and exploring sites like Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, trip planning quickly becomes a complex mess of road transfers, boat – taxis and flights.
Enter The Belize Collection, a selection of Belize resorts that offer something for everyone. With properties in beach destinations like Hopkins and Placencia and in Cayo, which is in the heart of Belize’s jungle, this collection makes it easy to book trips for travel agents as well as individuals planning their own getaway.
Properties of the Belize Collection
Adventurers and luxury seekers can start their vacation at the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge, which sits in a tropical jungle next to the famous Sleeping Giant mountain landmark. This boutique resort has 32 exceptional rooms, many with private plunge pools and views of the mountains or the bubbling river that flows throughout the property.
Guests here can learn about Belize’s local culture through cooking classes or market tours, or they can hike to a ceremonial Mayan cave that is home to various geological formations and hundreds of artifacts, including including Mayan skeletal remains encrusted in crystal, Mayan tools, hearths and pottery. for thousands of years.
Beach lovers should also plan at least a few nights at the Lodge at Jaguar Reef, a typical resort focused on relaxation. This property is located on one of the best natural beaches on the Caribbean coast of Central America and features an on-site spa, multiple heated pools, a swim-up bar and a floating ceviche bar with nets on the water for customers. Several room options are available for different group sizes, including waterfront villas with private plunge pools and larger two-bedroom suites for families.
The lodge is minutes from the small fishing village of Hopkins, so it’s ideal for guests who want to try new dishes or mingle with the locals. Active guests will also find kayaks, bikes, hobie cats, paddleboards, and land and water sports adventures readily available.
Located in the beach destination of Placencia, Umaya Resort & Adventures is The Belize Collection’s newest property. Several room options are available here, including suites with up to two bedrooms and sleeping space for up to six people. The property itself sits along a golden sand beach where guests can bask in the warm glow of the Caribbean sun. However, this resort is also popular for water lovers who want to snorkel, scuba dive or enjoy a day of fishing.
Belize Collection Vacation Packages
If you’re serious about Belize but don’t want to worry about the ins and outs of getting around, a vacation package from The Belize Collection might be the answer. After all, their bespoke vacation packages can include multiple nights at jungle and beachfront properties, as well as round-trip airport and inter-resort transfers, three meals a day, a selection of alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic and a few excursion options throughout your stay. .
The Collection Reef and Rainforest vacation package starts at $5,500 based on double occupancy and includes the following:
— Four nights accommodation in a Deluxe Plunge Pool Suite
— Three nights accommodation in a Creek Side Cottage
— Round-trip transfers to and from the airport and between resorts
— Complimentary welcome drink and orientation
— Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
— Local Belikin beer, local rum drinks, coffee, tea, juices and sodas
— Daily local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (coffee and tea, local beers and rum drinks, fruit juices, sodas)
— Two adventures in each station
— Courtesy bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear and internet access
With four excursions included in this package, guests can choose from options such as Sunrise Bird Watching, Island Hopping and Snorkeling Tour, Waterfall Hike, Private Fishing Tour and more.
Other vacation packages are suitable for girls’ getaways, romantic couples and adventure travelers. Wedding packages are also available.
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