Belize is sometimes an overlooked Caribbean destination for one simple reason: we're a small, uncrowded destination, yet jam-packed with so many opportunities to escape from your everyday life to relax, unwind, and recharge. While the list of reasons to pick Belize as your next vacation spot could get really long, we narrowed down the answers for you of - Why Belize?
These five reasons are the beginning of the story - especially if you stay at the Raye Caye Island Resort where the words "stress" and "overworked" are rarely spoken!
1. The weather is fabulous
Yes, it can get hot. But when breezes blow and rain showers feed Belize's jungle and rainforest greenery and flowers, there's only one thing to do: Stay wet and jump into the ocean surrounding Ray Caye Island to get a proper soaking. If you decide to bust a few moves of delight because dancing in the rain is your thing, nobody will care.
2. Summer is lobster season in Belize
Do tourists come to Belize - and especially Ray Caye Island Resort - just to consume large amounts of lobster? Yes, indeed. But with summer rate reductions, guests also get more bang for their vacation buck, so they get the chance to see how it feels to live and eat like royalty without having to mortgage their kingdoms.
3. Belize remains affordable
Ray Caye Island Resort's summer package deals are fabulous. You pay for everything upfront - beautiful accommodations, meals, transfers to and from the island, and a variety of tour and activity options - so you won't get hit with a huge bill when it's time to leave this enchanted island. Airfares to Belize have dropped because so many carriers now service the nation, and given recent news, planes are emptier, and flights cost less.
4. Getting to Belize is so easy
When last did you spend just a few hours in an airliner cabin only to find the hatch door opening to an overseas paradise before you've finished your beverage? Cities like Houston and Miami are so close to Belize; travelers barely have time to crack the spine of a book. By the time Ray Caye guests are transported to the island, they're ready to check out the resort's environment rather than collapsing on the nearest piece of sand.
5. Belize is home to the world's second longest barrier reef…
…and Ray Caye Island is part of that chain. The resort's 6-night dive package is extraordinary, starts at just $2416 per person, and includes three days of 2-tank diving at the reef. When guests aren't marveling about the underwater paradise they find, they are happy to dry off, relax in their lavish oceanfront cabana, borrow any of the non-motorized water toys on the island or claim another lobster!
Sound like heaven? It is. But since the island is small and guest quarters few, bookings fill up fast and well in advance. You'll want to claim your cabana and your fill of lobsters now so you don't miss out on the vacation of a lifetime where your expectations are more than just met; they'll be exceeded beyond your hopes and dreams.