A small quixotic island in Central America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea, is a perfect honeymoon setting. The democratic constitutional monarchy formerly known as the British Honduras, Belize, is home to the only British Colonial Heritage in Central America.
Belize is barely bigger than the state of Massachusetts made even smaller because of numerous lagoons. Despite its size, Belize has an incredible number of tourist destinations. Belize may not be as popular as the Bahamas but tourism in Belize is also very much of a hit, making responsible for a quarter of the island’s employment.
Tropical climate year round, diverse flora and fauna, an abundance of terrestrial and marine species, the world’s second largest barrier reef, Belize Barrier Reef, hundreds of off shore Cayes (small islands), superb fishing, bird watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, safe waters for boating, and many rivers for rafting, and kayaking, for hiking, and helicopter touring, and Maya ruins make up the attractions that give Belize its beauty.
The Great Blue Hole in Belize is probably the most famous circulated photo of Belize, but only few know where exactly it is located. It is a rather formidable sinkhole off the coast and lies near the center of the Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll or island of coral. This spot is beautiful to behold and also a great scuba diving experience as it is habituated by a variety of fish, including giant groupers, nurse sharks and several types of reef sharks. Trips to the Great blue Hole are most often included in a full day trip which includes dives in other nearby reefs.
Altun Ha is also a great culture trip in Belize; it features of Ancient Mayan city ruins. Ambergris Caye, the largest island of Belize is a white sand paradise with a mangrove swamp center. If you have ever caught an episode of Fox’s ”Temptation Island” aired in 2001, you would have seen the beautiful Mata Chica Resorts in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Caye Caulker, a small island made of limestone coral measuring about 5 by 1 mile. It has about 30 quaint little hotels and restaurants serving local as well as international dishes. The island is a sandbar over a limestone shelf. The shelf has underwater caves that have attracted the more adventurous scuba divers. The shelf has actually caused the death of many of these divers. You and your honey can hold hands while skydiving and establish an even stronger bond as you share a moment that is truly rare and will literally take your relationship to greater heights.
For first time divers, curious snorkelers and even serious leisure divers, Hol Chan Marine Reserve is Belize’s most popular site. Holding hands underwater, kissing underwater and blowing underwater rings whilst surrounded by colorful fishes is an experience that is truly unforgettable and so different from what you could ever experience on land.
One of the most impressive sites is the “submerged crocodile” or Lamanai, an archeological site of a Mayan Ruin. Share a spelunking adventure with your better half and hike your way towards Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. Behold large stalactites and stalagmites, remains and several vessels and shards of pottery.
Being the tiny country that it is, Belize is very intimate and perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. After you explore the beautiful wonders Belize has to offer, sit back and relax in a luxury beach by an incredible resort and enjoy the cuisine of Belize which is an amalgamation of Mayan, Spanish, Mestizo, Kriols and Garifuna Dishes. For the less adventurous pallets, Belize has a number of top international restaurants to keep you close to home after a day of Belizean recreation and culture.