Southwest Airlines has just announced that it will be adding a new non-stop flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Belize beginning on June 4, 2017. The new Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) to Belize City route is in addition to Southwest’s direct flights already in operation from Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU) and Dallas Love Field (DAL). Belize is rapidly becoming one of the biggest international destinations for Southwest, the airline having previously announced that it will begin offering non-stop service from the Denver International Airport (DEN) to Belize beginning on March 11, 2017.
The new flights are expected to come with very affordable fares. According to the announcement on Southwest’s official website, one-way fares from Fort Lauderdale to Belize will begin at just $79. Travel experts expect that fares will continue to become more affordable as more airlines scramble to bring passengers from the United States to Belize.
Southwest’s decision to base their new flights in Fort Lauderdale, a city located approximately 30 miles north of Miami, is expected to bring fares down across the board for travelers living on the east coast. The flying time for the new Fort Lauderdale-Belize route is approximately three hours, making it easier than ever for Americans to enjoy a vacation in Belize.
Visitors wanting to experience all the best that Belize has to offer should considering staying at the Yok Ha Island Resort. Located on a gorgeous, privately-owned three-acre island eight miles off the coast of Dangriga in southeastern Belize, Yok Ha Island resort includes five intimate accommodations, a gourmet restaurant, bar, and fully equipped dive center perfect for outfitting expeditions to the world-class snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities that abound at the nearby Belize Barrier Reef.
Yok Ha Island resort is perfectly situated close to all of the top attractions on the mainland, including the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (the only full-time jaguar preservation center in the world), ancient Maya ruin sites like Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, the Garifuna centers of Hopkins and Dangriga, and points beyond.
Yok Ha offers guided tours to all of the top attractions in the Caribbean as well as on the mainland and can craft the perfect itinerary for visitors to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Belize. All guests of the resort have free use of kayaks, an excellent way to independently explore nearby islands. The professional staff at Yok Ha has years of experience in designing adventure and family vacations as well as crafting romantic getaways, island weddings, and honeymoons.