The Island Life - Belize

Bucket List Belize -Invent Your Adventure

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What type of traveler are you? Do you enjoy a vacation full of adventure, or something a bit more relaxing? Maybe you want the best of both worlds and do a little of each. No matter what type of travel is your favorite, we've got you covered here at St. George's Caye!

Our guests elated to find how much (or little - depending on your goals) there is to do at the island. With easy access to the mainland there are so many combinations of adventures, cultural immersions and ways to build memories to last a lifetime. Check out just some of what awaits you at the island! 

Explore the culture of Belize - Travel by boat across the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, going past nearby Caye Chapel and Caye Caulker, to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Spend the morning on a guided snorkeling and/or diving adventure at two popular sites, Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. (For guests who do not want to snorkel or dive, you have the full day to explore Ambergris Caye.) Then we venture back to San Pedro for lunch at the restaurant of your choice (we can provide recommendations) and an afternoon of shopping and visiting galleries, gift shops, and beach bars/restaurants, before returning to St. George's with plenty of time to unwind and freshen up before dinner.

Culture of Belize

Prepare to discover Belize. This unique unscripted tour is customized for you and your fellow travelers by our seasoned professional guide "on the fly." He will get to know you and what you are interested in, and plan your day accordingly. The many attractions that may be included

  • Old Belize Museum that features Belize's rainforest, Mayan history, cave systems, timber and chicle industries. 

Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip Lining

An adventurous combination of hiking and cave tubing within a cave system, this is a fun activity! Float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to guide the way as the Caves Branch River winds a path through the Maya mountain and numerous caves.
Secured by a harness whizzing past a stunning display of tropical flora and fauna, daring participants will rappel to the rainforest floor from the final platform for a thrilling one-of-a-kind jungle adventure.

Try SCUBA or Sink in Deep

St. George's Caye has been a dive destination for decades, offering some of the best SCUBA diving in Belize. With no other dive resorts in the area, the nearby dive sites are pristine, healthy, and almost always free of other divers. The coral reef system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as sea turtles, dolphins, spotted eagle rays, and numerous invertebrates. You can dive in the morning, return for lunch, and dive again in the afternoon – combining the benefits of a live-aboard dive trip with the comforts and service of a private island resort.

Lamanai Maya Ruins

This site, situated along the New River Lagoon, features monumental architecture of temples and palaces dating from the Classic and Pre-Classic Periods. Pollen evidence dates the earliest occupation at the site to be about 1500 B.C. The earliest pottery has been dated to about 500 B.C.

But getting there and back is half the fun. See more of the land of Belize on your way to the river, and then enjoy an enchanting jungle boat ride complete with native wildlife!

Would you rather not leave the island? We offer beautiful ways to be active but also save that precious time for relaxation. Guests love that you can do all you want while staying on the island. Read more below. 

Set Sail

Ready for a little adventure? Sail the open sea with one of our three Hobie Cat sailboats! If it's your first time using a sailboat, our staff would be happy to show you the ropes and you'll be sailing in no time! 

Relax and Unwind

Let our island spa staff pamper you in paradise! Refresh your manicure, enjoy a hot stone massage, or go all out with our head-to-toe pampering package. Whatever you choose, we can guarantee you'll feel refreshed and rejuvenated afterward. Check out all of our spa offerings here.

Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayaking 

With a diverse ecology surrounding the island, it is increble to explore at a watersport pace. Kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUP) are available for complimentary use at the island. We hear rave reviews from our guests about the pod of dolphins they have encountered on their self propelled waterbound excursions. Some have even encounetered illusive manatees in their native habitat. What a bucket list item to check off! 

Cast a Line

Check out free fishing gear with a staff member (or bring your own gear) and try to hook a Snapper, Grouper, or Snook off our docks! Our staff is also happy to help you find bait and the perfect location to throw out your line. Pro Tip: June, July, and August are the best fishing months in BelizeIf you want to take your fishing to the next level, ask a staff member about our charter fishing trips!

Snorkeling

Grab your complimentary snorkel gear and explore the underwater world right off the beach! It's the perfect activity if you want to stay close to shore and explore on your own time. Pro tip: there are always fish hanging around the docks! 


We are taking reservations for the future with flexible terms.

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat, and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventureromance, relaxation, and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion, and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.


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Bucket List Belize - Your Group Getaway

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Let's face it, during this time of separation, it is only natural to want to come together and be social. What we wouldn't give for a dinner with friends, a birthday party with joy and cake, or a wedding dance, celebrating in our loved ones' union. We look forward to the future, and from that, we come to our second "Bucket List Belize" to-do -- your group getaway to the island! 

 
What have you always wanted to celebrate with others? Do you have a retreat topic for which the Caribbean Sea would be a perfect backdrop? Pick your purpose; a girls or guys getaway, wedding vow renewals, reunion, corporate event, or just a chance to get away and be secluded with those you enjoy most. That time together within a circle of your dearest ones is priceless. There always seems to be a reason to get a group together, and now more than ever, that time will be an event you cherish for the rest of your life. 

St. George's Caye resort serves as the perfect place for a safe, and healthy group getaway. Located only 7 miles from shore of the mainland, St. George's Caye drivers pick you right up at the airport, you are then in the safety of our transfer via van and boat. 

This allows your group to travel with the reassurance of:

1. No crowds

2. Complete seclusion

3. Simple, free and safe transfers 

4. Time with only the people you want to spend time with. (if you buy out the island)

Now is a time in which it is so important to fill your life with positive things.

Life will eventually get back to what it once was. At that time, do you want to go back to the way things were or set something in your path to create memories and grow from?

We are taking reservations for the future with flexible terms. 

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

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We can't wait to #seeyouinthesun! 

What will you check off of your bucket list during your trip to St. George's Caye Resort?

Scuba Diving
Belize Adventures
Water Sports
Fishing
Island Spa
Romance & Honeymoon
Diving
Adventure
Relaxation
FishingCulture of Belize
Dining
Groups & Weddings
Location and Weather

St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina. We are taking reservations for summer and fall, with our worry-free travel policies. We are filling fast so book soon!

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

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Bucket List Belize - Sink into the Sea

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Pull on your goggles on and peek beneath the surface, you instantly become a part of a whole new world. Light beams dance on the coral and illuminate brilliant fish and a landscape to wow the senses. You connect with your breathing and the energy of the water as you peer down upon the Belize Barrier Reef system.

This is like a place you may not have ever been before, floating weightlessly and witnessing another wonder of the world. What an incredible opportunity to create experiences and memories to last a lifetime.  

Some of the top bucket list items that bring guests to St. George's Caye Resort are the world-class SCUBA diving and snorkeling. With access to globally renowned destinations like the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark-Ray Alley, you will not miss the interaction with epic beauty, that you crave.

Visitors also love the abundance of free options for playing in the sea. With our hobbie cat sailboats, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and complimentary use of snorkel gear, the sea awaits, and it is easy to access. Pick your play for the day and be off to explore mangroves, lounge at the sandbar, or try to find a dolphin or manatee.

If you want to go off of the island to snorkel or dive, we have complete valet service to make your trip a breeze. With adventures to the famous Blue Hole, Turneffe Atoll and Lighthouse Reef Atoll, paired with our exclusive dive sites, you are sure to check off incredible experiences, while limiting the crowds at our lesser-known dive sites.

Diving can take you only 15 minutes from the island, or for a full day trip to more well-known destinations. For the avid and advanced diving enthusiasts, we offer night dives for your chance to spot some of the more nocturnal creatures.

Thinking SCUBA may be too deep, or have you always wanted to try it? Perfect! We have a Try Scuba Resort Course. Try Scuba Diving means no experience needed! Learn to breathe with SCUBA equipment in our pool, and learn all safety procedures and underwater hand signals. Enjoy a guided SCUBA dive in the Caribbean Sea with our instructor. Receive half-price Open Water SCUBA Certification during your next visit to the resort. Trying this incredible experience doesn't get much easier than this! 

Whatever your perfect preference may be, we have an oasis of experiences waiting for you. St. George's Caye Resort is the perfect place to check off some of the greatest experiences on your list!

Come and see us this summer or fall and plan your getaway, away from it all! 

See you in the sun! 

St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina. We are taking reservations for summer and fall, with our worry-free travel policies. We are filling fast so book soon! We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

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Scuba Diving
Belize Adventures
Water Sports
Fishing
Island Spa
Romance & Honeymoon
Diving
Adventure
Relaxation
FishingCulture of Belize
Dining
Groups & Weddings
Location and Weather









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The Taste of Summer - Belize Island Style

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It's time to start looking forward to the future and taste the freedom of travel again! Belize tantalizes all of your senses from sights and sounds to taste. The blend of culture, Caribbean, and cuisine is colorful, crafted, and just plain crave-able! While you plan your trip to St. George's Caye Resort, sink into this blog and visualize yourself at the island!  

Good morning! The temperature is about 76 degrees Fahrenheit, and tropically perfect. You have awakened to the sea breeze coming through your window, you open your cabana or villa door to find that our friendly staff has delivered fresh coffee, tea, and juice to your door. As you stretch, take a look at the sun, sea, and white coral sands, you sip your coffee and dream of the adventures and relaxation of your day.

On your own time and terms, when you're ready for breakfast, head over to the Sand Bar Lounge. There, you will find a sweet assortment of granola, tropical fruit, and yogurt to indulge in. Next up, breakfast made to order. Your menu includes a variety of the tastes of Belize as well as your homestyle favorites, all served with dietary needs in mind.

A must-try is our Belizean specialty, fry jacks that are often served with cheese, refried beans, eggs, and other colorful, flavorful ingredients.

Once you have had your massage, found your way to the sandbar while sailing, or taken an excursion off of the island to one of the many adventures that Belize has to offer, it is time for your midday meal. Lunch may include fresh slaw, soups, authentic Belizean rice and beans, stewed chicken, or tamales.

As your day winds down and you have soaked up as much sun as you can, join us for your four-course gourmet meal. Chefs choice usually includes conch, fish, or other seafood, a variety of meats, sauces, and veggies. Not in the mood for meat? Choose from our vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other diet-sensitive options. Pair your fare with a refreshing traditional or virgin daiquiri, ice-cold Belikin Beer, or tropical mixed drink and you have the makings for complete satisfaction!

Belize is a melting pot when it comes to cuisine, and with so many delicious dishes to choose from your taste buds will be on cloud nine. Read on to learn about the five foods we think everyone should try when visiting Belize and prepare your palate at home! 

Fry Jack

Fry jacks are one of the most popular foods in Belize. They are small triangles of dough that are fried until golden brown and served warm. Normally eaten for breakfast and served alongside refried beans, sausage, eggs, etc.. A drizzle of honey on top turns a savory fry jack into a decadent delight!

Click here for an awesome recipe for Fry Jacks

Rice and Beans

Rice and beans is the Belizean national dish composed of a base of red kidney beans and rice and cooked in coconut milk. Typically served with stewed chicken, but any meat will do! It is traditionally served with a Belizean style potato salad. 

Stew Chicken or Pork

Belizean comfort food at its finest! Chicken or pork is rubbed in Red Recardo or achiote paste and slow-cooked in broth. Served over rice and beans for lunch or dinner. This dish will leave you feeling full and happy! Click here for a recipe!

Tamales (Bollo)

Belizeans put their own twist on the traditional Mexican tamale by wrapping them with plantain leaves instead of corn husks. Seasoned meat (chicken or pork) is wrapped in a soft corn dough and then steamed in plantain leaves. They can also be vegetarian by substituting the meat with vegetables. Want to make your own at home? Follow the recipe HERE.

Conch Fritters

Fresh sea food is abundant in Belize, and a crowd favorite is conch. Conch fritters are a popular appetizer, and are made from a batter of Conch, sweet peppers, onions, celery, flour, and seasonings and then deep fried to perfection! Yum!

Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner is your favorite, you will be sure to find a new and robust palate of flavors to excite the senses. We welcome you to our table. Be our guest! 

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St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina. We are taking reservations for summer and fall, with our worry-free travel policies. We are filling fast so book soon! We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

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Come Away to Belize- St. George's Caye Resort Virtual Tour

IMG_5573 Let's vote to speed up time!

For the first time in history, we want to SPEED UP "Island Time"!

Let us explain... Island time is what our guests come to us to find; slower pace, less attention to time and a chance to completely relax.

Well all of that is extremely important for our visitors, we work on a different schedule and mindset so that guests enjoy this time of complete ease. We look forward to the joy of being day-makers, for anticipating things guests' may not even know they would like, and for going above and beyond to make an extra special occasion, even more special. And, we can't do that if you're not here...

So, to that end, we vote to speed up time so you can come to the island very soon! We are eagerly awaiting our Captain's Club guests return, and so excited to welcome our new friends with a rum punch and a smile.

In the meantime, please enjoy your very own virtual tour of the island. Ms. Jahnene will greet you with your complimentary rum punch after your short transfer to the island, and here, takes you on a tour of St. George's Caye Resort.

Thank you Evan Taylor and his beautiful wife, Kate for this incredible video!


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We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

To plan in advance for travel in the future please see our website at www.belizeislandparadise.com, email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. 

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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History is Rich at St. George's Caye - By Ian Pearce

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We are so grateful for the outpouring of comments on our posts, responses to our newsletters and love we are getting from our valued guest family in this time. When Ian Pearce, long time guest of St. George's Caye Resort reached out to let us know his fish caught recently in Belize, would make for a good "my fish was this big" story, we asked him to recount some of the rich history of his family and this special place. This is an incredible story, and one we hope to continue with Ian, Commodore, and Deena for years to come! Happy Birthday, Commodore, although we can't celebrate with you in person, we are with you in island spirit! Cheers to your quick return!  

By: Ian Pearce

Back in 1881 my great-grandfather Sydney Cuthbert, who came to British Honduras from Edinburgh Scotland, purchased the site where St. George's Caye Resort now stands. He and his wife (my great-grandmother), Amy Jane Simpson, from Aberdeen Scotland, would spend many a bright summer day enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine in their two-story house on stilts. Above the second story, Sydney built a tower that my great-grandmother would use to hang a lantern to help him navigate his steamboat back from Belize to the Caye at night. So much history and happenchance has happened for my family at St. George's Caye.

Fast forward, as a kid, my family would spend summers on the Caye, but we had to rent a house up on the north end towards Quacka Head. I started to Dive the reef near St. George's Caye in 1976.

In the mid-1980's a man named Fred Good bought the 5 and a half lots that my grandmother owned from her and filled in the cuts with a dredge and built St. George's Lodge. He owned and operated it for around 30 years. During that time, we enjoyed staying and playing in and around the Lodge. My father, who was a dentist in Houston, eventually bought and kept a boat, the BelTexIan, in Belize. We would frequently visit Fred on our Belize vacations and enjoy dining and diving with Fred and Jose at the Lodge.

Later after the Lodge changed hands, it became St. George's Caye Resort. We have had the great pleasure of meeting the new owner Tim and all the great staff (Barry, Janeene, Oliver, Jose, Freddie, Andy, Leo, Edison, Herber, Cornell, Wilbur and the rest of the gang). We have been welcomed by them and made to feel like family at the Caye. My dad (we all call him Commodore), my girlfriend Deena, my children (Clara & Leah) and I have been guests at the Resort on numerous occasions and love all the great activities and new friends we meet there.

Commodore, Deena and I were due to spend a week at the Resort for his 94th birthday, but the Coronavirus pandemic made us stay in Austin instead. We are thankful that we are all healthy and very bored. We would love to be hanging out with our friends at SGCR diving, snorkeling, tarpon fishing, sailing, relaxing and eating the wonderful meals there, but it will have to wait. I know it will all be there waiting for us as soon as this craziness is over, hopefully, sooner than later. Until then, we will shelter in place and practice social distancing so that we all remain well and ready for our next Belize adventure.

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Again, thank you Ian, Commodore and Deena for your return trips, sharing your family story with us! Sending you and yours warm island vibes until you return!

Sincerely, 

Your St. George's Caye Resort team

We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

To plan in advance for travel in the future please see our website at www.belizeislandparadise.com, email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493.

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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Paddleboarding the Blue Waters of Belize

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When we were packing for our trip to St. George's Caye Resort a thought occurred to me: I should bring my paddleboard. It is an inflatable SUP so it wouldn't be that difficult to pack my clothes around the gear and get on the plane. My very sensible wife convinced me that the resort had boards available and that I would be able to get on the water at anytime. She also reminded that we were headed to the private, quite reserve of St. George's Caye to relax! So off we went sans board. I was cautiously optimistic that boards would be at the ready.  

As we flew over the continent and we reached the east coast, the bright blue Belizean waters revealed themselves. I have see the water in Mexico, I have seen the water in Hawaii and I have seen the water in Bali but I have never seen water this colour before. It is vibrant. A real treat for my travelling eyes. As I peered out that airplane window all I could think about was, "When do I get to paddle?!". One of our hosts explained to us that there is a shelf along most of the Caribbean coast line. It is wide and an average of about 5' to 12' deep. Sounds perfect! 

We were escorted from the airport to a boat waiting for us at a nearby dock. Getting to St. George's Caye Resort is a short boat shuttle from Belize City. It is only 7 miles making the trip quick. Arriving at the island we were greeted with smiling faces, a colourful refreshment and...there they were, all tucked away in a seaside rack – the paddleboards! My smile was ear to ear and my wife gave me that 'I am happy for you' and 'see, I told you there was nothing to worry about' look!

That evening it was all I could do not to jump on a board and go explore but we were being treated to the weekly Saturday evening beach bonfire and dinner. Wow, what a way to start an island vacation. We got to know some of the staff, introduced ourselves to the other guests and got acquainted with our new home for the next week. John, my business partner and fellow paddle addict, and I discussed our game plan for the next morning. We had some exploring to do.

The next morning after fresh coffee and a hearty island breakfast, we were ready. We checked out the selection of boards, sized up paddles and off we went. St. George's Caye is a small island. I think has a circumference of about 2.5kms (about a mile). There is a windward side and a leeward side. We chose to start on the leeward side. It is more sheltered and adorned with mangroves. The water is very peaceful and never very deep.  

One of the first things we discovered was a manatee habitat. Who knew?! Right off the docks of the resort live a family of sea cows. We were hopeful to see one but know that sea life can be elusive. Not for us it seems! We saw a little splash from our standing view point so we went to investigate. Paddleboards are the perfect vessel for experiencing sea life. They are quite and your view point is much higher that a kayak or boat. As we got closer to the manatee we notice there were two – an infant and an adult. How cool! They saw us, swam right under the board and then swam away to mind their own business. We carried on through the mangroves back to the resort to report on our sightings.  

That evening we were given a show by the Belize sky. Our first vibrant sunset was about to happen. The first thought in our minds – let's go get boards! Our we went towards the every changing array of colours as the sun sank down below the horizon. The waters calmed right down and we enjoyed the peace and serenity that the glowing hour bestowed upon us. It was at this moment we were falling in love with this little slice of paradise. 

After seeing our love for being on the water, other guests and staff encouraged us to take advantage of a sailboat ride out to the sandbar. Oliver rigged up the sails and took us on the short journey just off the end of the Caye. It was spectacular. We played and snorkelled in three to five feet of warm, clear water. Our senses over flowed. As we sailed back John and I both knew we were paddling back out the next day. Everyone thought we were crazy. That is was too far. Being from Canada and paddling in the North Pacific made us feel comfortable with the distance. We decided to approach the sandbar from the leeward side of the island. We thought we would avoid any wind or major currents that way. Once off the tip of the island we realized just how close we were and it had only been about 20 minutes of paddling. We were about to head straight out to the sandbar and meet the sailboat when all of the sudden John spotted something... 

A single splash off the bows of our boards turned out to be a few splashes. One, two and then three dolphins popped up and started to get curious about us. I was elated. Seeing a dolphin in the wild was definitely a bucket list activity. My wife absolutely loves dolphins and although I knew she would be overjoyed that we saw some, she would want to come explore as well.

All of the sudden two more dolphins joined us. We paddled with this pod of five amazing and curious creatures for close to an hour. They would feed, play, swim and come by us once in a while to check us out. We paddle gently and took photos until our camera ran out of batteries! John and I saw some friends anchor the sailboat and we decided we would try to paddle corral the dolphins over to them. Like we thought we were some sort or paddle dolphin ranchers! Just when we though the dolphins were going along with our plan, they took a turn and went off in the other direction. But wow, what an incredible experience. Paddleboarding with dolphins.

The buzz about paddleboarding was growing around the guests at the resort. Many guests who had never tried it before saw what we were experiencing wanted in. It was really cool to see people new to the sport give it a try and get the same feelings we were getting. That brought us a lot of joy to share this lifestyle we enjoy so much with new friends.

That evening the sunset show was back on and the ladies joined us. The colours were slightly different but just as magical. We were out there until dark and loved being on the water with our loves. It is calm, connected and creates a different sort of bond when you do things like this together. We still reflect back on our time paddling together in the warm Belize sun. Watching for rays and dolphins and just talking about life. It is moment in our lives we will always look back on and cherish. What made it even better was sharing the time with two very special friends.

On about day four of our stay at St. George's Caye Resort we gained a reputation and the crazy Canadian paddleboarders. We took on the moniker with pride and lived up to the expectations. John and I were determined to discover more sea life, paddle around the island and go back to the sandbar again. In our travels we saw countless stingrays, manta rays, manatees, barracuda, tarpon, a nurse shark and even a crocodile! Now don't freak out, the croc was quite a ways from the resort and he took of like a shot as soon as he saw us (hence no picture...you'll just have to take my word for it!). I can tell you, experiencing St. George's Caye by paddleboard was incredible and life altering. I recommend it to anyone to try. You don't have to have any paddle experience whatsoever. You can even kneel on the board to get started. Just do it and go experience your island vacation from a different perspective. You'll never know what you'll discover unless you leave the shore!  

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"It's a Jungle" - Belize's Wildlife Beauty

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Most of the rain forest mammals of Belize are nocturnal and secluded in their nature. This makes them extremely difficult to find. Animals of prey are alert for approaching predators, so they will likely sense you before you are able to see them. That is why the Belize Zoo is such a unique and a must-do destination.

St. George's Caye Resort offers a colorful excursion to the cultural sites of the country as well as the Belize Zoo. Because these animals are so beautiful, but also hidden wonders, the zoo allows for a chance to see these creatures in their natural environment, while maintaining safety and comfort. That is one reason that this is such a special place.

A visit to the zoo is the best way to get an introduction to the animals of Belize, and to understand why it is important to protect the habitats that sustain them. We hope this website will be the next best thing to visiting us in person. Just a few of the incredible species include:

If you are looking for a well rounded visit, this offers the chance to immerse yourself in the ecosystem, culture and island / jungle vibes of this diverse country. 

The Spice of Life Package Has it All!

The Spice of Life Choose this package for a fun variety of adventures and experiences and add memories of a lifetime to your stay!

  • Experience the local barrier reef up-close with our guides. Choice of half-day snorkel trip or 1-tank dive.
  • Half-day guided fishing trip - reef, flats, or river – Check out all of the types of fish you may see here! (You can trade this for a similarly priced experience if you wish)
  • Full-day guided tour to mainland Belize. Choice of:Cave Tubing and Zip Lining in the jungle
  • Lamanai Maya Temple and ruins with jungle river boat ride
  • St. Herman's Cave & Blue Hole National Park
  • Belize Cultural Adventure in and around Belize City, tailored to your interests; may include museums, old town, the zoo, a rum distillery, and more.
  • 10% discount on all services in our Island Spa

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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Top 11 Things To Do in Belize on Your Honeymoon

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Belize is becoming a top destination not only for adventure seekers, but also honeymooners! The easy access from the United States and our "forever summer" climate, combined with the opportunity to explore both land and sea make Belize the perfect choice. 

Couples love the privacy, seclusion, and personal service we offer on our little slice of paradise on St. George's Caye. We offer a unique experience where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish. Let our friendly staff know which guided excursions you'd like to book and they will take care of all the details, or choose one of our packages ahead of time and arrive at the island with everything arranged for you.

Since Belize truly offers so many places to explore, we came up with a list of the top things to do in Belize during your honeymoon. Do one or do them all, and make the most of your time together in beautiful, adventurous Belize!

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1. Dive or Snorkel to discover the magic beneath the surface of the Belize Barrier Reef. 

 

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2. Climb an ancient Mayan ruin like Lamanai Temple.

 

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3. Enjoy a private romantic dinner under the stars with champagne.

 

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4. Sleep in an overwater thatch cabana

 

 

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5. Sip fresh Caribbean cocktails on the beach.

 

 

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6. See the famous Great Blue Hole: dive, snorkel, or fly over!

 

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7. Zip line through the jungle canopy and experience Belize from a whole new perspective! 

 

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8. Sail in the warm waters of the Caribbean. First time? No problem! Our friendly staff will show you the ropes and get you on your way. 

 

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9. Kayak through the mangroves and spot a variety of birds, manatee, and other wildlife.

 

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10. Float on inner tubes through caves down a jungle river and discover ancient Mayan artifcats. 

 

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11. Capture the ultimate photo with the beautiful Belizean landscape as your background.

 

Planning your honeymoon? 

Your wedding guests can now contribute gifts towards your honeymoon and experiences at St. George's Caye Resort! Create and personalize your registry based on the special experiences you're interested in such as scuba diving, spa treatments, mainland tours, resort credit, or a private dinner. Once your registry is set up, you'll be on your way to creating your first memories as a married couple in Belize. View a sample registry here!

Explore our all-inclusive honeymoon packages with romantic touches like fresh flowers, a private outdoor dinner, and Belizean chocolate. Packages include your choice of private thatch cabana, airport greeting and round-trip transfers, coffee and juice delivered to your room each morning, first rum punch on the house every day, all meals, guided tours, and complimentary activities like kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and Hobie Cat sailboats. It's a worry-free, 5-star experience you'll always remember!

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from mainland Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventureromancerelaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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Just Relax... Island Style!

Complete and total relaxation at St. George's Caye Resort Belize Wake up to coffee and juice to your door each morning.

In a day and age of the most fast paced lifestyles in history, it is no wonder that one needs to totally disconnect in an effort to fully relax. With phones, computers, even watches that makes you instantly available to everyone, it is likely impossible to let it all go with out turning it all off. 

We love that our little island offers the opportunity to be connected when you wish; we often see guests on FaceTime with their loved ones in the mornings or evenings. But, we also offer the opportunity to completely disconnect and achieve the ultimate in relaxation and reflection.


Relaxation is a state where you feel calm and able to manage day-to-day life. If you have a busy life. Relaxation has many mental and physical health benefits, and the techniques can be practiced almost anywhere.

What is relaxation?

Relaxation is a state where you feel calm and can manage your stress or anxiety.

How can relaxation improve your mental health?

Relaxation reduces stress and the symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and others. Relaxation also has other related health benefits, including:

What are some relaxation techniques?

Relaxation techniques focus on muscle relaxation or breathing. An example is progressive muscle relaxation, where you tense then relax different muscle groups.

 Other techniques include:

  • visualization, where you create a mental image of a calming place for you
  • deep breathing, where you refocus your attention on your breathing
  • hypnosis
  • meditation
  • mindfulness
  • exercise

Ways to include relaxation in your life:

Find a relaxation technique that works for you and make it part of your daily routine, even if it's just for 5 or 10 minutes a day.

If you're interested in mindfulness, you may want to use mindfulness coloring books to help you focus on the present moment and take your mind off other things. This includes an aspect of art therapy, another relaxation technique.

Keeping a healthy work life balance helps with relaxation and managing stress.

As the speed of life continues to accelerate, it is so important to pause for these healthy practices. If you are finding it difficult to do this at home, we will be your excuse to come away from it all and immerse yourself in pampering and peace!


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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"Earlymooning" at St. George's Caye - Belize

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Getting hitched soon? First a formal CONGRATULATIONS on your big day! Next, you may want to familiarize yourself with the term, "Earlymoon or Pre-moon" as it is called in the UK

As part of the planning process, experts are recommending this trending trip for a number of reasons. Many lovebirds are seeking a destination for their wedding, honeymoon, or just a place to escape for the calm before the storm of wedding planning.  

Planning your nuptials can be stressful. There's so much to consider. Not to mention the day to day life and work stresses that do not go on hold in the entire process of planning a wedding. For some with blending families, this may be a chance to retreat from busy family life to reconnect and refresh. It is no wonder that many couples feel that a month or two before the wedding they need a chance to rejuvenate together.

Regardless how you desire to spend your Earlymoon, whether it is seeking adventure or basking in complete relaxation it is important that you take a break from the numerous decisions you have to make and the worries that come along with planning a wedding. Cease the opportunity to be with the love of your life before you walk down the aisle. 

We hope that you take some time to check out Belize and St. George's Caye Resort for an incredible spot for this once in a life time event. We customize every trip so that you leave with every memory you wish to take along to your lifetime together.

April - November are great months for this type of excursion as it is a bit lower season in Belize and you will encounter less crowds while out exploring sites like the Lamanai Ruins, San Pedro Markets or taking in cave tube or jungle zip-line tours.

We specialize in working with you until you have found the most perfect and magical trip possible. Let us know how we can start building your dream today! 


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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Fishing in Belize- Your UnBelizeable Fish Story!

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Belize has some of the best game fishing in the world. As part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the largest in the Western Hemisphere – the Belize Barrier Reef offers unmatched fishing opportunities. Some anglers tell us it is virtually impossible to go fishing in Belize and not catch something! No guarantees of course but those are pretty good odds.

An additional factor to consider when planning a successful trip, aside from the health of our local reefs and ecosystems, is to seek out local insider information about the best spots. Your guide will know the most populated areas and will work to take you to locations known to host the very fish that you seek, hopefully in huge abundance.

Read more about fishing with St. George's Caye Resort's Professional Valet Guides

          

Great weather, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of action are all part of the Belize fishing experience. Some of the favorite sport fish in Belize are snook, tarpon, jack, barracuda, bonefish, snapper, permit, plus many more!

The local Belize info resource site has up to date information on seasons, population updates and also suggestions on timing for the perfect trip. They write in their fishing info article, "May, June, July, August and early September are considered to be the best fishing months here primarily because there are good numbers of the "Big Three" of Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit available. Summer temperatures are in the low-to-mid-90s and a steady trade wind generally makes the weather very comfortable."

Read more about local game fishing in Belize

 A fun addition to your experience is Lionfish dive hunting. This invasive species has no natural predators and therefore hunting them is necessary to manage their population. Despite their eccentric exterior, they also happen to be a delicious treat. When filleted correctly to eliminate their poison, they are described as "white, flaky, mild, tender, and delicious". When our guests catch their game fish, we are happy to prepare them. Many guests will indulge in their catch of the day with just their group, or better yet, share with the whole resort group.

Read more about Lion Fish.

At St. George's Caye Resort, we're fortunate to be located adjacent to the flats, close to the reef, and a short ride from the Belize River, so you can enjoy a variety of fishing during your caribbean vacation. Your fishing experience is sure to be memorable as we feature some of Belize's best and most experienced guides! Depending on your particular needs and schedule, packages are customized to fit you and/or your party. 

The types of fishing trips we offer are:

  • River Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flat Fishing
  • Fly or Spin Fishing
  • Lion Fish Spear Hunting for divers

It's never too early to make arrangements in order to ensure that all your needs are met, and we would love to host you or your group for the ultimate fishing experience. Come away to a place where your fish will really be "This big!"​

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from mainland Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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12 Things To Do in Belize When You're Not Diving

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Belize is quickly becoming an popular tourist destination due to it's endless summer weather, friendly locals,  ease of travel from the United States, and the fantastic variety of land activities and watersports- especially the scuba diving and snorkeling! 

Divers choose Belize because it's home to the second largest barrier reef and bucket-list dive sites such as Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe, Great Blue Hole, and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The diving here is out of this world!

But even the most avid diver needs surface time. Belize is full of places to explore and see, but there are also plenty of places to relax when you need a little downtime. So, what else is there to do in Belize besides diving?  We've compiled a list for you!

1. Visit Lamanai Maya ruins. This site, situated along the New River Lagoon, features monumental architecture of temples and palaces dating from the Classic and Pre-Classic Periods.

2. Relax with a hot stone massage at our island spa. The deep penetrating heat of the stones will melt your tension away. 

3. Whiz through the jungle canopy on a zip-line tour.  Zip past a stunning display of tropical flora and fauna. Daring participants will rappel to the rainforest floor from the final platform for a thrilling one-of-a-kind jungle adventure.

4. Take a guided fishing trip for the "big three" of tarpon, permit, and bonefish. If you prefer to reef fish, you are likely to catch snapper, grouper, barracuda, and more.

5. Kayak or Paddleboard through the mangroves and along the reef. You may even see dolphins, sting rays, and baracuda!

6. Enjoy an afternoon relaxing in a hammock. It's one of our favorite activites here at the island!

7. Go cave tubing. Float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to guide the way as the Caves Branch River winds a path through the Maya mountain and numerous caves.

8. Explore St. Herman's Cave and Blue Hole National Park. Hike nature trails with breathtaking views, see Maya artifacts such as pottery, beads, obsidian knives, and human skeletons. Complete your adventure with a dip in the sapphire waters of Blue Hole National Park.

9. Visit San Pedro. Enjoy a leisurly afternoon browsing galleries, gift shops, and popular bars and restaurants. Our San Pedro Slam excursion is perfect land an sea experience.

10. Buy gorgeous handmade arts and crafts from locals.

11. Drink tropical cocktails and Belikin beers on the beach.

12. Watch the sunrise and sunset. Belize is blessed with amazing watercolored painted skies in the early morning and at dusk. It is definitely a time of day not to be missed.

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventureromancerelaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

Hope to see you in the sun very soon! 

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Make St. George's Caye Your Excuse - To Relax

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Have you ever noticed that after some vacations... you need another vacation just to decompress? We heard recently from a perspective guest who was shocked at our difference or the uniqe quality of St. George's Caye Resort. She said, "I travel all the time and I have not really found a place where our goal could be to do nothing. That sounds so refreshing. What a difference." 

It is rare in this day and age to find time to sit still. Expecially without a device and social media keeping you constantly engaged, with seldom a silent moment. 

The University of Michigan Medical School recomends some actions to take to reduce stress and fully relax. Bring these techniques with you and we will create the perfect enviromnet to try them out! 

Take slow, deep breaths. Or try other breathing exercises for relaxation. Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Do yoga. You can get books and videos to do at home or take a yoga class. Stress Management: Practicing Yoga to Relax

Practice mindful meditation. The goal of mindful meditation is to focus your attention on things that are happening right now in the present moment. For example, listen to your body. Is your breathing fast, slow, deep, or shallow? Do you hear noises, such as traffic, or do you hear only silence? The idea is just to note what is happening without trying to change it. Stress Management: Doing Meditation

Learn more about our relaxation packages at St. George's Caye Resort

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

Hope to see you in the sun very soon! 

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5 Reasons to Visit Belize this Spring

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As cold air settles in over a large number of countries around the world, many people are dreaming up warm, tropical vacations. Spring is the perfect time to pack your bags for a long weekend and visit Belize where is it always summer! Read on for 5 reasons why a spring vacation to Belize is the perfect choice.


Easter

Easter is the single, longest public holiday in Belize lasting four days from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Schools are closed for a full week and families take time for peace and reflection. There is also no shortage of celebration, as there are many festivities scheduled in addition to religious ceremonies.


The weather is beautiful

We are blessed with an endless-summer here in Belize! The weather pattern does begin to shift in March with daytime temperatures in the high 70's and low 80's. By the later part of May, temps rise into the 90's during the day. Warm, sunny days and breezy nights make for the perfect time to visit! For more details about our weather patterns, especially here on the Caye, click here. 


Belize Chocolate Festival

A three-day festival celebrating all things chocolate? Yes, please! Cacao farm tours, local food and wine featuring chocolate, and music are just a few of the highlights of the celebration. This significant cultural event will be held in Toledo May 18th-20th, 2020.


Lighter crowds

Travel to Belize tends to taper off a little during the spring months. Take time to visit San Pedro markets and restaurants in a less crowded atmosphere, and explore caves and historical landmarks in a more leisurely fashion during this time. As always, St. George's is your spot for ultimate relaxation and privacy all year long. ;)


Just because!

Do you really need a better reason to visit than "just because"? It's good to take a break from the daily hustle and bustle of life every now and then. Here at the island you can choose to do as much or as little as you'd like. Many of our guests visit us and never leave the island- they simply relax and recharge on our little slice of secluded paradise!


Visiting Belize is easier than you think- many airlines from the U.S. fly direct to Belize City, making it an easy extended weekend vacation destination. We hope to see you in the sun this spring! 


St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina.

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Why you need an Unplugged Belize Vacation in the New Year

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What exactly is an unplugged vacation? Imagine time minus television, computers, iPads and phones, time focused on people - where you literally unplug yourself from sensory overload! We challenge you to get away from the daily grind, to reconnect, to refresh. 

Most of us are addicted to electronics and don't even realize it. Ask yourself, when is the last time I went to bed without watching the news? Or checking email or Facebook - one last time? So why not take an intentional break from the hum of daily life?

Here are 4 Reasons you need to consider it:

- Your brain needs to detox. There is a gland in your brain called the pineal gland. Its responsible for regulating melatonin, which helps you to relax and get to sleep. Your computer screen overstimulates the pineal gland. When it’s overstimulated the melatonin in your body is suppressed and your sleep and rest periods will be automatically more difficult. Give your brain a break.

- Memories are not made staring into screens! Memories are made laughing over meals or chasing hermit crabs on the shore. Memories are made exploring ancient Mayan Ruins or hiking through jungles. Memories are made in private cabanas and staring into one another's eyes. You will return home with unforgettable memories.

- Unplugged vacations encourage movement. Our bodies and our minds are happier when we move. When there is no television to watch you're more likely to take a leisurely walk go for a swim in the salty sea. You are more likely to be more active.

- Because at the end of the day - people matter most. Reconnect with your partner. Or your best friend. Or yourself! Cultivating healthy relationships is difficult when we are constantly distracted my text messages and emails. When is the last time you sat quietly and focused on yourself or your partner to the exclusion of everything else for days at a time? It will change your perspective and allow for more meaningful relationships.

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St. George's Caye Resort in Belize is perfectly designed to help you disconnect with the noise of your busy life. And reconnect with yourself. We make it possible for you to check your email - just not inside your private Cabana. No televisions are to be found and most people won't get a cell phone signal. But no need to worry! We are not totally off the grid. Just enough to allow you to relax and experience the magic.

12 private thatched roof cabanas nestled on a secluded tropical island. No roads. No stores. Just peaceful nature surrounds you. A place you can truly unwind, let loose, and relax. You will find yourself lost in the abundance of fish when your snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef. It will remind you how big and beautiful the world is and how your forgot you loved to travel.

We invite you to experience the magic of an unplugged private island getaway at St. George's Caye Resort - The Gem of Belize. Getting here is easy - Leaving is hard!

 

 

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ACTIVITIES AND MEALS at St. George's Caye Resort – Belize

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This blog series is meant to make you the expert on everything Belize. We will offer a few short blogs to give you the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Feel free to message us with more questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have more beautiful details you would like to know.

What activities are complimentary?
You get unlimited use of our kayaks, windsurfing boards, Hobie Cat sail boats, and snorkeling gear (for snorkeling off the beach/docks). You have 24/7 access to the saline swimming pool, and you may Try SCUBA in the pool with an instructor. See the Rooms & Rates page for full details on what's included

 Do we need to pre-reserve diving or excursions?

You can arrange your activities and excursions with our staff after you arrive. We do schedule 48 hours ahead so it is best to let us know before you arrive if there is something you want to do on your first full day. (We offer packages that include the most popular activities and excursions.)
The one exception is guided fishing because we need to ensure the availability of a professional guide for you. Fishing should always be pre-reserved.

Can I get my open water diving certification at the resort?
We have several incredible dive masters and instructors on staff to assist you, whether you're a long-time diver or wanting to get certified for the first time. We offer a variety of SCUBA diving training and certification courses. If you're planning to get certified, we recommend you do the classroom reading and studying ahead of time so you can maximize your time in the water while staying with us.

 Are my meals included at St. George's?

Yes. Since we are the only business on the island, we provide a meal plan for all guests. Learn more about Dining with us. (Meals are included with all of our packages.)

Are all drinks included?
We have coffee and tea available any time, and we serve fresh made juice with meals. We also include your first Rum Punch on the house every day. View details of our meal plan on the Dining page. Our full-service lounge, the Sand Bar, is ready to serve you from morning through evening.




St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina.

We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

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Getting to St. George's Caye & Weather Q&A

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This series of articles is meant to make you the expert on everything Belize. We will have three short blogs to give you the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Feel free to message us with more questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have more beautiful details you would like to know.

When booking an international flight, which airport do we choose?

Choose BZE (Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, Belize City). You benefit by the unique location of St. George's Caye – 1) the shortest travel time to any island resort; 2) we greet you when you arrive and bring you to our marina and to the resort; 3) you pay nothing for your transfer (with minimum stay); and 4) easiest access back to the mainland for jungle adventures.

 Which airlines serve Belize?

American Airlines Dallas TX and Miami FL
Delta Airlines Atlanta GA and Los Angeles CA
Taca Airlines from U.S. via El Salvador
United Airlines Houston TX
US Airways Charlotte NC
Tropic Air offers a connector flight from Cancun to Belize City

Do I need a visa to travel to Belize?
U.S. and Canadian citizens can visit Belize with their passport; no visa required.

What is the charge for the airport transfers?
Airport transfers are included with any stay 4 nights or longer.


 If I'm staying somewhere else in Belize before or after St. George's Caye, how do we handle transfers?

Just let us know your travel plans—our staff will pick you up and drop you off anywhere in Belize City. If you are flying to or from another destination within Belize, be sure you use the MUNICIPAL airport—this will save you money and time.

When I look at the weather report for Belize, it shows rain. Is it really going to rain on my vacation? When is the best time to visit?
First, don't believe the weather forecasts because they are for the mainland, not for our island. Second, understand that "rainy season" does not mean it rains most days – quite the opposite. See details on our Location & Weather page.

St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina.

We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

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Top 4 Reasons To Plan Your Fall Travel To St. George's Caye

Sunny windward side dock Pick your paradise vantage point!

​If you are like most, you are in awe with how fast this summer is going. Pretty soon, department stores will display back-to- school racks and coffee shops with be filled with the aroma of pumpkin spice lattes. While it doesn't seem like planning a fall vacation should even be within the wheel house at this time, it is a great time to get ahead with one last getaway of the year! Belize is a great destination for a shift of paradigm and although we are a bit biased, we wanted to highlight a few reasons to come away to visit us in the fall!

CELEBRATIONS - Belizeans really know how to celebrate, and they go all out during this time of year with parties and festivals taking place during most of September. St. George's Caye Day is Sept. 10th , and it marks the beginning of celebration through Sept. 21st, which is Belize Independence Day. Check out some of the other events happening around Belize in September:

St. George's Caye Day celebrates and commemorates a battle in 1798 when the Spanish were defeated by slaves, Baymen, and British soldiers. Official cultural ceremonies and parades take place all around Belize on this day.

 Belize Expo Marketplace will be held September 14th and 15th, 2019. Now in it's 23rd year, the expo has become one of the biggest events of the year in Belize. It is a 2 day market showcasing the best products made in Belize. Thousands of people will head to the expo to sample Belizean cuisine and purchase locally-produced goods.

Independence Day is September 21st and is marked by the annual flag raising ceremony and the party continues throughout the day and into the evening with colorful parades, dancing, music, and many other fun activities. 

WEATHER - September weather is "just right" averaging 81 degrees. You'll find plenty of sunshine, and early morning and late night showers. The jungles are in green season and are bursting with color and life!

LESS CROWDED -  Although St. George's really never has crowds, things are a bit more laid back in Belize before the tropical vacation season ramps up. There are so many great excursions and popular sites, such as the Maya Ruins and the ATM Cave, are less populated during this time of year. It's also a great time to connect with the locals, who always warmly welcome visitors from other countries.

THE KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL - After a summer packed full of fun with your kids, it's time to take a quick getaway to refresh and recharge. While September in Belize is full of parties and celebrations, St. George's is tucked away from the main events and is a serene private island paradise where you can kick back and relax.

You can take the "you time" that you have hoped for all summer. Just you and paradise. Let us do the rest!

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. As the closest resort to the airport, you will enjoy complimentary quick and easy transfers once you have landed at BZE International Airport. Your valet will meet you at the airport and with a quick van and boat ride, you will be on the island in just under an hour of pick up. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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Rest a Little Easier - 10 Tips for Planning the Perfect Trip to Belize

Relax knowing you planned ahead! Relax knowing you planned ahead!

If you're planning a trip to Belize, chances are good that you've been wowed by the landscape, the opportunity to experience the pristine coral reef system, and of course, the welcoming locals. The excitement is mounting and you're ready to book your tropical Belize vacation. Read on for our insider planning tips and rest easier once you are here!

1. Layers and excursion clothing – Days are balmy and evenings are breezy so dressing in layers is your best bet to stay comfy all day long. Sandals are perfect for your time on the island, but if you plan to explore Belize through our excursions, be sure to bring comfortable walking or hiking shoes as well as long shirts and pants for inland activities.

2. Travel documents- Did you forget your passport?!?  We suggest having copies of all of your documents just in case and pack them first!

3. Nosh Reserves – you will likely pack a few finger foods for your flight, but it's also a good idea to pack a few extra treats for down time on the island. We provide snacks at the bar upon request but it is always nice to have some select favorites on hand if you are lounging or on an excursion. 

4. Reef-Safe Sunscreen – For those surface snorkel days and deeper dives to the reef, we ask that you bring reef-friendly sunscreen. Belize is known to have some of the most pristine and preserved reefs in the world and we aim to keep it that way.

5. Bug juice – Although these pesky little creatures are WAY less prevalent on the island than on the mainland, be sure to bring a dose of some of your favorite bug spray. We provide citronella coils and have bug spray and sunscreen on hand, but if you have a preference for your own brand, we encourage you to come prepared!

6. Airfare – Check early and often but also late and often – Airfare fluctuates considerably, especially during the summer. You may see decreases of up to $300 some days versus others. It is a simple and rewarding way to save!

7. Connect flights with your own connection – As written in our recent blog: "Easy Peasy Off to Belize", a fun travel tip is to plan your own connection. Especially from departure cities in Canada, air travel can be not only make for a long trip but can come with a sizable toll. Creating your own connection can save time and money!

8. Plan to be on island time. The entire country of Belize moves at a, well, slightly slower pace at times. We refer to this as "Island Time". It is the reason that people find so much peace in this beautiful country. Don't worry- it doesn't mean we are any less attentive to your needs, we just want you to relax so we can take care of everything you want while you are here! Your wish is our command!

9. Pick your passions- Be sure to take a look at all for the options for excursions. If you just want to relax, hammock time is an island approved "activity" but there are tons of things to do while you are here. We are the most centrally located island of any destination in Belize, therefore offering the most options for culture, adventure, relaxation, shopping and just some social time.

10. Lonely Planet – Belize – We have found this to be one of the most extensive and comprehensive guides to this small yet culture-filled country. Always fun to catch up on history and fun facts about your destination while you fly, float, and swing in your hammock of choice.

Bonus tip – Most of our excursions (with the exception of long distance SCUBA trips) can be planned the day before you leave. Check out this schedule of our outings and see where your trip will take you!


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. As the closest resort to the airport, you will enjoy complimentary quick and easy transfers once you have landed at BZE International Airport. Your valet will meet you at the airport and with a quick van and boat ride, you will be on the island in just under an hour of pick up. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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Where is Belize Anyway?

Where is Belize Anyway? Pin your map for Belize!

Are you anticipating planning your next getaway? You literally have a world of options.

We are, of course partial to our little cultural and ecological gem but we love hearing of our guest's other worldly travels. For those of you who hear the word "Belize" and wonder where is that anyway, we want to give you lots of fun details about our small but fulfilling country

Where is Belize Anyway?

 Travelers often think of Belize for a quick trip because many US international airports offer direct flights. Houston, Atlanta, Miami and seasonally even chilly Minneapolis offer direct non-stop flights. Belize is also on the Central time zone so when traveling from the US, we are just a couple hours difference from most US states.

So, where is Belize Anyway?

Belize is located on the eastern coast of Central America, just south of Mexico. Our warm climate, natural beauty, historical sites, along with the second largest barrier reef in the world, make Belize an excellent vacation destination!

Snorkel in the Caribbean Sea

 Fast Facts about Belize

  • - Belize has a population of 392,407 and has the lowest population density in Central America with 35 people per square mile.
 - Although Belize City is the largest city in the country (it is also the country's main port and industrial hub), the city of Belmopan is the capital of Belize.
 - Belize has around 450 islands called Cayes "(pronounced "keys").
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST) and does not observe daylight savings time.
 - Climate: Subtropical. Temperatures range from 50-95 degrees, with an average temperature of 80.
 - English is the official language of Belize, although almost all Belizeans speak several languages such as Spanish, Mayan, and Garifuna.
 -  Best yet, the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted throughout Belize. The Belize Dollar has a 2:1 exchange rate, which means your money goes further during your vacation!

Jump into a whole new world!

Top Tourist Attractions

Lamanai Maya Ruins: Lamanai features three large pyramids, various restored stelae, and open plazas as well as a unique ball court.

Great Blue Hole :The Great Blue Hole is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and remains one of the top dive sites in the world. St. George's offers a full-day dive trip to the Blue Hole for experienced and advanced divers.

Ambergris Caye/San Pedro: This 25-mile long island is popular with the snorkeling and diving communities due to the easy access of the barrier reef. After your underwater adventures, explore San Pedro, Ambergris' main town. Here you'll find beachside restaurants, lounges, and shops! Here at St. George's, you can easily explore San Pedro by booking our San Pedro Slam excursion.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve: This is a prime spot for snorkeling and diving due to the clear waters and abundant sea life. It is separated into four zones: mangroves, reef, sea-grass beds, and Shark Ray Alley. Experience this amazing dive site by booking the San Pedro Slam excursion on your next visit with us.

Full of color, culture and St. George's Caye Resort Vibes!

 How to get to Belize

Visiting from the U.S.? Getting to Belize is easy-peasy! It's not unheard of to swing down for an extended weekend trip, as there are many direct flights out of hubs such as Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, Miami, LA, and more. Many of these airlines fly to Belize daily, which makes it easier than ever to visit us!

If you are flying in from Canada, check out airlines such as WestJet, Air Canada, and Avianca for

When looking for flights, be sure to arrive at Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE).

Belize truly is a gem, and we hope you've now added it to your travel bucket list!

St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina.

We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

Questions? Contact us today +1.507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

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Your "Un-Belizeable" Summer Vacation - 5 Summer Perks to Come Away to the Island + Summer Specials

Sunset Overwater Cabana Dock See yourself in Belize this summer!

Many people enjoy escaping to Belize during the winter months to enjoy the warm sunshine and ocean breezes. It really is no secret that Belize is a fantastic travel destination and more tourists are flocking to this hidden gem every year. But, did you know that summer is also a wonderful time to visit? Temperatures in Belize are comparable or even more mild than many places in the U.S. during the summer months, and ocean breezes and the shade of coconut trees offer much more relief than you are likely to find in your hometown – plus you will have the luxury of no responsibilities while taking it all in. Read on for our top 5 perks to visiting Belize this summer!

  • It's Grand Slam Fishing Season! Fishing here is excellent year-round, but the best times to catch the "Big Three" of tarpon, bonefish, and permit is in June, July, and August. When you catch all three of these fish, it's known as the "Grand Slam", which is how the fishing season got its name!We are fortunate to be located adjacent to the flats, close to the reef, and a short ride from the Belize River, so guests can enjoy a variety of fishing on their Caribbean vacation.
  • While there isn't a specific time of year that is best for scuba diving, many divers prefer the calmer waters of the Belizean summer. The water is pleasantly warm during the summer at 85°F, and the sea breeze tempers the heat a bit during this time.
  • Temperatures in Belize are comparable to many places in the U.S. during the summer months, and ocean breezes and the shade of coconut trees offer relief. 
  • While summer does mark the beginning of "rainy season", don't be alarmed! This season applies mostly to the mainland (the rain forest needs its rain to thrive after all!). Rain showers are typically brief and intermittent at the island, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine!

During the summer months, Belize has less visitors which allows you the opportunity to have more privacy with fewer people while you explore mainland excursions and attractions such as the Maya Ruins.  And you'll find that going through customs & immigration is much faster – very second gained in paradise is a win! 

June marks the start of Belize's lobster season. During this time, you'll find a variety of lobster dishes being served during our farm-to-table, banquet style dining at the resort. 

In addition, Belizeans celebrate in four different parts of the country with Lobsterfest. San Pedro's Lobsterfest is one of the biggest celebrations offering free live music and discounted prices on drinks and lobster. The San Pedro Slam Excursion is a fun way to experience Belizean culture then return for a peaceful rest of your day! Cheers to the best summer yet!


Tell your true, "My fish was this big!" story from Belize!
Sink into the best of both worlds and experience jungle and sea in one trip!
Take your first steps together into paradise!

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#EarthDay at St. George's Caye

Sun-in-Paradise-Beach-and-chairs The beauty of this earth is truly something to preserve.

In an era of heightened awareness for sustainability and care for the earth, Earth Day means many things to many people. Here, in Belize, the celebration of Earth Day is a reminder of how fragile our planet is, but also how taking care of our immediate space will greatly impact the rest of the world.

The things that can positively or negatively affect our ecosystems are truly simple everyday choices. Sure, we may not be able to revolutionize entire cities with energy solutions, but small choices like opting out of single-use plastics (we are working to eliminate these at the resort), turning lights and A/C off when you don't need it and trying to source your food locally, you can make a local impact on a global cause. Read more below on 10-Tips for Eco-friendly habits! 

  • 1. Turn it off – Our parents always told us, "Turn off the TV!" or "Turn off the lights when you leave the room!" It usually was to save them on their energy bill. Now it is even more important. Some additional places to remember this practice is when leaving office spaces and hotel rooms.
  • 2. Switch to renewables – You can determine the supply of renewables such as renewable energy by demanding it of your local utility company. Kassie Rohrbach is deputy director of "Ready for 100," a Sierra Club campaign helping mobilize people to demand community-wide clean energy, is cited in a recent article, "Citizens demand for their own homes and towns can help build a clean energy economy on a much larger scale."

4. Don't waste food or compost when you can – Organic matter turns into dirt that can either then be used for fill or also used as a wonderfully nutrient-rich base for planting.

5. Recycle everything – However if you can opt for compostable, use those instead as recycling is not always a safe fall back. We used to think that recycling would solve the world's trash problem. Only making selective choices on what to buy in containers will accomplish that.

6. Drive Less - If you can make the journey by foot, bike or public transport, then do it. Driving, unless you're in an electric vehicle, isn't very eco-friendly and can really add to your carbon footprint. When you do have to drive, make sure that you get the most out of your vehicle by keeping the speed down, ensuring tires are properly inflated and that the engine is running smoothly.

7. Try to cut out plastic – This may sound redundant but it is worth the double mention. Cutting out plastics will not only clean up our land and shorelines, it will reduce the amount of energy used to create the plastic and also to recycle it if it gets to that point. Multiple use containers and just shopping in bulk without needing a container (I.e. for produce) is a great way to reduce the impact you have with the trash you create

8. Use eco-friendly cleaning products – Remember CFCs? They have since been banned, but there are thousands of other toxic chemicals used in cleaning agents. Try to opt for biodegradable and plant-based cleaners on your next shopping trip.

9. Try reducing your consumption of meat and non-native fish. - Even if it's just for two or three days a week - reducing your demand on non local meats can have quite a significant impact on reducing your carbon footprint.

9. Buy local – gogreen.com has many reasons why buying local is a good eco-friendly idea. To name one, buying local reduces your food miles: By shopping locally, you are purchasing goods produced in your local community. Conversely, when you shop at the grocery store, many of the food items you buy travel over 1500 miles to reach your plate. By cutting down on these miles, you are reducing the environmental impact of your food. Local food doesn't create large carbon footprints through overseas plane travel or long truck trips. This cuts down on fuel consumption and air pollution. There isn't a need for shipping facilities, packing facilities or refrigeration.

10. Grow your own - Growing your own veg isn't just a good way to save money, it's also a great way to cut down your carbon footprint and be eco-friendly. Don't have any outside space? Windowsill boxes are a great way to brighten up your view, filter the air coming into your home and offer plenty of space for herbs and small vegetable patches.

Together we can be the change we wish to see in the world and help to preserve this incredible planet!

Check out our Adventure Packages and pick your passion!

Check out our adventure Packages and pick your pamper! 

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Thirsty Thursday - Island Style

Relax with a tropical drink at St. George's Caye Resort Relax with a tropical drink at St. George's Caye Resort

 Happy Thirsty Thursday from the island! It's a beautiful day to spend an afternoon taking in the Caribbean views and ocean breezes while lying in one of our hammocks with a cocktail or ice cold, freshly squeezed juice in hand. No matter your beverage of choice, we have a little something for everyone!

At St. Georges, supporting the local economy is important to us. Fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, and juices are sourced locally and are served with pride at every meal! Our servers will even climb a tree to make your tropical island cocktail - it doesn't get fresher than that!

We serve the local beer of choice, Belikin, which is brewed "by Belizeans, for Belizeans." Varieties range from their flagship continental lager, Belikin, which is a special blend of Canadian pilsner malt and German hops, to their unique Caribbean brew, the Belikin Stout. The stout has a subtle blend of coffee, caramel, and chocolate flavors- it's a must-try in our book!

Looking for something a little more fruity? We've got you covered! Our world-class servers will treat you to a variety of fruity umbrella drinks such as the Coco Loco, Belize Rum Freeze, or the Dirty Banana (and many more!).

Want to make your own "Dirty Banana" at home? Try this recipe to bring you back to the island any time you please!

 Dirty Banana

1/4 to 1/2 cup ice cubes

1 1/2 ounces (1 standard shot) white rum

3/4 ounce (1/2 shot) Kahlua (or other coffee-flavored liqueur)

3/4 ounce (1/2 shot) banana-flavored liqueur

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) light cream

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) whole milk

1 ripe banana

Garnish: unpeeled banana slice



Directions

Gather the ingredients. Put 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of ice in the blender container. Add the remaining ingredients except for the garnish, cover, and blend until smooth, increasing the speed as necessary to thoroughly pulverize the ice. Pour the drink into a small hurricane glass, martini glass, or other cocktail glass. Cut a slit halfway through a banana wheel and hang it on the rim of the glass.

Serve and enjoy!

Upon your next visit to St. George's Caye Resort, stop by the Sand Bar Lounge inside the main lodge for an afternoon snack and check out our selection of wines, beer, cocktails, sodas, and juices. You can relax in a cushioned chair or ocean-facing swing and enjoy books, games, good conversation, ocean views, and complimentary wi-fi. 


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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Invent Your Adventure! - Top 5 Activities Without Leaving the Island!

Relax - Unwind - Invent Your Adventure Pick your favorite adventure!

What type of traveler are you? Do you enjoy a vacation full of adventure, or something a bit more relaxing? Maybe you want the best of both worlds and do a little of each. No matter what type of travel is your favorite, we've got you covered here at St. George's Caye!

In addition to our off-site Belize adventures, we offer many activities on-site for guests to enjoy. Each guest can truly personalize his or her vacation in paradise! Here are five of our favorite on-site activities (in no particular order) at St. George's. 

Hammock Time

Our guests would agree with us that hammock time is an approved activity here at St. George's. Experience complete relaxation by spending your afternoon napping, reading, or sipping a cocktail in one of our many hammocks around the resort. 

Set Sail

Ready for a little adventure? Sail the open sea with one of our three Hobie Cat sailboats! If it's your first time using a sailboat, our staff would be happy to show you the ropes and you'll be sailing in no time! 

Relax and Unwind

Let our island spa staff pamper you in paradise! Refresh your manicure, enjoy a hot stone massage, or go all out with our head-to-toe pampering package. Whatever you choose, we can guarantee you'll feel refreshed and rejuvenated afterward. Check out all of our spa offerings here.

Cast a Line

Check out free fishing gear with a staff member (or bring your own gear) and try to hook a Snapper, Grouper, or Snook off our docks! Our staff is also happy to help you find bait and the perfect location to throw out your line. Pro Tip: June, July, and August are the best fishing months in BelizeIf you want to take your fishing to the next level, ask a staff member about our charter fishing trips!

Snorkeling

Grab your complimentary snorkel gear and explore the underwater world right off the beach! It's the perfect activity if you want to stay close to shore and explore on your own time. Pro tip: there are always fish hanging around the docks! 


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventureromance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information atwww.belizeislandparadise.com

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Be Good to Yourself 2019

Take the time this year to get away and balance Take the time this year to get away and balance

Most people know that the top New Year's resolutions made are for better health and balance of responsibilities with time to enjoy the important things. 

When thinking of health, many will run out and join the gym or pick up the latest Pilates video series with hopes of refining their body. What are other things that effect this overall goal? For many, living a fast paced life means there is little time to pause and enjoy the world around them. This is shown to drastically effect health adversely. 

At St. George's Caye Resort and surrounding destinations we see travelers for many reasons. Guests may be celebrating the beginning or rekindling of romance, bucket-list diving, seeking adventure, or just to escape from it all. 

Most importantly we see people begin their trip still wanting and needing to feel connected with their phones. Slowly but surely that "connection" become less and less important as they reconnect with life, environment and relationships. NBC News featured an article on 5 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits to Travel

With all of these compelling reason to travel and admittedly, a pretty sizable planet, how do you narrow where you are going this year?

If you thrive in an urban environment, you may want to travel to New York City or London. If you are meant to brave the wilderness, working to survive the elements, possibly Tanzania or Nepal suit your travel fancy. Conversely, if you wish to relax and be pampered while completely unplugging and enjoying adventures of a lifetime, Belize may be just the ticket.


Cheers and see you in the sun in 2019! 

- Your Friendly St. George's Caye Resort Team

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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National Geographic to Rank Belize in Top 2019 Destinations

​It is worth noting, especially after appearing on multiple winning lists, Belize is topping the charts as a must-do destination in 2019. The one and only National Geographic, just ranked Belize in the top most EXCITING of destinations of 2019. The legendary travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet also published their post of the Top 10 Recommended Places to travel in 2019

This is the second year in a row that Belize has risen to the top, also featured on the British publication, The Telegraph and also MSN.com Lifestyle article on 2018 top destinations. Whether you are a worldly traveler, or this is your first time as a globe trotter, you will find Belize to be a warm welcome!

We have created a gallery of options for your stay in Belize. We figured it would be more fun to read this way!

Honeymoon in Paradise!
See Ancient History
Ultimate Relaxation
Get Certified in SCUBA
Rest Well in Paradise
Historic Dive Sites
Incredible Underwater Views
Sunny Days
Freshest Fare
#bucketlistbelize
Get Certified in SCUBA
Leisure At Its Finest
Wake Up To This Sight
Clear Blue Waters
Catch Of The Day
Endless Adventures
Our Table is Your Table
Authentic and Fresh!
Warm Time With Friends
Overwater Thatch Cabanas
Let Us Do it All
We Did It!
Make Lifelong Friends

What makes this small country of Belize so special, and in contest with other much larger, iconic travel destinations?

Whether you are planning a wedding, eager for some warm weather fishing or just looking to escape to a place that truly allows you to disconnect, Belize offers the best of all worlds.

Don't just take it from us. Click here to read more on reasons to visit. 

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We may just have a subtle suggestion on a great destination! St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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Belize Unites to Celebrate Independence

Belize Unites to Celebrate Independence 

On September 21, 2018 Belize will celebrate their 37th anniversary of independence. This day commemorates when the nation was granted independent status by Great Britain in 1981. Celebrations run from 'St Georges Caye Day' on September 10th right up until Independence Day, on September 21st. During this time, Belizeans and tourists alike partake in prideful flag waving, display of colorful patriotic decorations, numerous vibrant parades, lively singing and dancing, carnivals, and indulgence in tasty feasts of local Belizean cuisine. There are also official flag raising ceremonies and more solemn observances, along with educational events on Belize's history and culture. The celebrating continues for much of the month and is known collectively as "The September Celebrations." 

Stay and Play This Independence Day 

September is a great time to venture to Belize. Tourism is still in the lower season so great group rate discounts and other specials are plentiful. Diving is desirable year round and at this time of the year can be coupled with other cultural excursions or just a little R&R

 A Brief History of Belize

European colonists first arrived in the area in the 1500s and clashed with the surviving remnants of the ancient Maya Empire. Early attempts by Spain to formally annex Belize were hampered by strong resistance from the Maya. English buccaneers later gained a foothold on the coast region, using the area to launch attacks on treasure-laden Spanish ships from Panama and Venezuela. By the early 1700s, English settlers known as "Baymen" established a presence in Belize, logging the valuable hardwood for export back to Europe. Today, the Belize flag features a stylized English "Bayman" logger in recognition of this part of the country's history. Although the Spanish initially tolerated the presence of English settlers in the area, things came to a head in 1786 when the British government appointed an administrator to oversee the region. After several years of clashes, the British gained full dominance over the region following a decisive naval battle off the coast of St. George's Caye on September 10, 1798, a date now celebrated as a national holiday in Belize. In 1862, Britain formally annexed the area, naming it British Honduras (after the Bay of Honduras, not the modern-day country of Honduras). In 1954, constitutional reforms were enacted and a constitution was written. In 1964, Britain awarded the colony self-rule and George Price became the colony's first premier. In 1973, the colony was renamed Belize and the country was granted full independence in 1981.
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Good Advice on "Reef-Safe" Sunscreens

snorkel-caribbean-ocean-belize Snorkeling near St. George's Caye

Chances are you've heard about "reef-safe sunscreens" and the importance of using sunblock that doesn't contain harmful chemicals.

But which chemicals are harmful?  What does that even mean?

In May of this year, Hawaii passed a bill that prevents the sale of sunscreen containing UV-filtering ingredients, like oxybenzone (the most common compound found in nearly 3,500 sunscreens worldwide), octinoxate (even more toxic that oxybenzone, but usually found in lower concentrations), and octocrylene.  These are the dangerous chemicals have been linked to coral bleaching.

A good rule of thumb:  the simpler the formula, the better.  A great alternative to using sunscreen when diving or snorkeling is to wear a long-sleeved sun shirt or rash guard with a UPF (UV-protective fabric) of 50-plus.  It should have a crew neck and ideally will have a thumbhole to hold the sleeve over the top portion of your hands.  More coverage, less sunblock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of the Belize Barrier Reef

WHAT DOES OXYBENZONE DO TO THE REEF?

According to Craig  Downs, Ph.D., a forensic ecotoxicologist in Virginia and Executive Director of Haereticus Environmental Laboratory, oxybenzone can damage coral DNA and might lead to what Downs calls "reef zombies" or corals and other reef organisms that look "healthy, but are actually sterile and dead - so they cannot reproduce."  Such UV-absorbing compounds can also contribute to coral bleaching, which occurs when the life-sustaining algae that normally lives on coral vanishes, due to changes in ocean temps, stress or pollution.  With these chemicals in the sea water, viruses can thrive, putting corals at risk of catching an infection and possibly lead to bleaching and death.

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So, with information in hand, we'd like to give our some advise on buying a reef-safe sunscreen before you visit us at St. George's.  We care about your skin as well as our reef - so here's how you can help protect both!

1.  Find a sunscreen that does not have oxybenzone and octinoxiate listed in the ingredients

2.  Look for a mineral based sunscreen with the ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (mineral based sunscreens sit at the top of the skin and block the UV rays and are less likely to wear off)

3.  Ingredients that are "non-nano" (particles are below 100 nanometers so they cannot be ingested by corals)

4.  Reef-safe labels (be sure to double check the ingredients!)

Just in case you didn't have time to go shopping, or forgot your reef-safe sunscreen at home, we have them available in our gift shop!

You can learn more about shopping for reef-safe sunscreens online, but here's a great article for reference by Travel and Leisure Magazine.  Of course, you can always call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us with any questions you have!

 

 

 

 
 
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Favorite Underwater Sights Diving Near St. George's Caye

BlueHoleArea-39 The beautiful coral near the Blue Hole & Lighthouse Reef
We regularly get questions from scuba divers as they prepare for their trip to Belize.
 
What is it like diving the reef in Belize? Which fish and animals am I most likely to see?
 
Snapper:  So here is a list of our favorite underwater sights on the reef near St. George's Caye.  From our island, it's only a 5-15 minute boat ride to a variety of pristine dive sites.  We are the only dive resort in the area, so there are no other boats or divers - it's like having the reef all to yourself!  Many of the fish and creatures that divers encounter can also be seen on our private guided snorkel trips over the coral reef. 

WHAT YOU'LL SEE DIVING IN BELIZE

Snapper:  many varieties, including:  Gray, Dog, Mahogany, and Yellowtail

Parrotfish:  Stoplight (pictured below), Rainbow and Queen

Grouper:  Nassau and Black 

Angel fish:  Gray, French and Queen

Needlefish

Puffer fishe

Green moray eel and Spotted moray eel

Nurse sharks

On the Belize reef you will also see Barracuda, Snook, Squirrelfish, Wrasse, Horse-eye jacks, Belize permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, Fairy Basslet, Spotted eagle ray, and Stingrays.  (We also have a beautiful, but invasive species named the Lion fish.  We removed over 1,000 from the reef in October 2016 during our Lion Fish Dive Tournament).

 

Pictured above: Resort Manager Barry spears a lionfish on a dive near St. George's Caye

Our warm Caribbean waters also have Squid, Conch, Octopus (more often seen on Night Dives!), Dolphins, and the ever-popular Green sea turtles and Hawksbill turtles (so cute!!). 

Pictured above: Snorkel guide and sea turtle near Hol Chan Marine Reserve

In the waters of Belize, you can also see a variety of Jellyfish, Blue Tang, Lobster (if you enjoy eating lobster, the season is mid-June to mid-February), and a variety of coral:  Stag Horn coral, Brain coral, Elk Horn coral, plus many more. 

Want to know more?  Here's a fantastic website with "dive reports" on the fish species seen while diving in Belize.

Have questions about diving in Belize?

Contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (800-813-8498) and we're happy to share more details on dive vacations in Belize and will help you plan the perfect trip!

 

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