Whether you’re looking for the perfect spring break getaway or an exciting destination for summer travel, look no further than Belize. Conveniently located just a few short hours’ flying time from most major cities in the United States, Belize is a truly exotic locale where visitors can explore ancient ruins in the jungle in the morning and enjoy world-class scuba diving on an offshore island in the afternoon.
Belize is a small country approximately the same size as Vermont but with a population of just 360,000 people. Blessed with a diverse landscape that ranges from verdant hills in the west to a stunning combination of savannah, wetland, and rain forest in the middle and then 200 miles of golden beach coastline on the Caribbean in the east, Belize is also the only country in the region where English is the official language. A true melting pot society, Belizeans are a rich mix of cultures like old-world Mennonites, Lebanese, Maya, Mestizo, Creole, and Garifuna to form a very warm and hospitable atmosphere where every newcomer is made to feel right at home.
Perhaps the greatest attractions in Belize are found on the sunny islands of the Belize Barrier Reef. Despite being relatively rare in the world’s oceans, coral reefs are home to an astonishing one-quarter of all marine life forms on earth, making the Belize Barrier Reef the perfect place to enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing. Much of the Belize Barrier Reef is a protected nature reserve, giving visitors the chance to marvel at diverse species like sharks, rays, sea turtles, dolphins, manatees, and fish as they thrive in the warm Caribbean waters.
The mainland has plenty to offer spring break vacationers and summer travelers too with a thriving ecosystem where wildlife like jaguars, monkeys, tapirs, crocodiles, giant iguanas, parrots, toucans, and macaws can be seen in their natural habitat.
Yok Ha Island Resort
Located on a privately owned island just eight miles off the coast of Dangriga in southeastern Belize, Yok Ha Island Resort is the ultimate getaway vacation destination. With just five intimately appointed cabins on a three-acre island perfectly positioned between the mainland and the islands of the Belize Barrier Reef, Yok Ha has everything you need for a perfect vacation, including a gourmet restaurant, bar, and fully equipped dive shop.
Guests of the resort can enjoy complimentary wireless internet as well as the use of sea kayaks for exploring the nearby islands.