Belize might be just a few short hours’ flying time from major cities in the United States but it is an exotic country teeming with wildlife and architectural ruins of lost civilizations, making it a great honeymoon destination off the beaten path.
Once your vows have been said and all the stress and planning for the wedding is over, you and your special someone deserve an amazing honeymoon. Belize is a small, almost entirely rural country that abounds with natural wonders from rainforests and waterfalls in the west to golden beaches and offshore islands in the east. Whether you prefer to hike your way through the jungle to explore a lost Maya city or sip on a cocktail as you admire the ocean view, Belize is where all your honeymoon dreams can come true.
Long overshadowed by more crowded honeymoon destinations like Acapulco and Cancun, Belize retains all of its old-world charm while still providing oasis of luxury. Some honeymooners come to Belize to enjoy the romance of a candlelit dinner under the stars, couples massages, and long, languid walks along the beach while others come to experience adventures found nowhere else like cave tubing (exploring a subterranean river using an inner tube), horseback riding through the rainforest, bird watching, or zip lining through the canopy. Far from the maddening crowds, Belize has it all.
Whether your honeymoon goal is to relax and unwind or to begin your new life with a splash of adventure, there’s something for every couple in Belize. More than a third of the country is protected as a national park or nature reserve, and wild animals like jaguars, crocodiles, and monkeys thrive in Belize. The offshore reef is home to nearly a quarter of all marine species on the planet, making it a wonderland for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing.
Yok Ha Island Resort
Located on a privately owned island some eight miles offshore of Dangriga in southeastern Belize, the Yok Ha Island Resort is the ultimate honeymoon destination for couples wanting a unique experience off the beaten path. Featuring just five intimately appointed cabins, a gourmet restaurant, bar, and dive center, the Yok Ha Island Resort is a tropical oasis with a 360-degree view of the Caribbean. Honeymooners can relax and enjoy the view or head to the reef as well as enjoy adventures on the mainland, both conveniently close to the resort.