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The 7 Best Belize Beach Destinations to Visit in 2021

By 1/8/2019 3 minutes

We’re not sure how many beaches scientists visited to reach the universal conclusion that beaches do more for a person’s mental well-being than hours on a psychiatry couch, but when Christine Heiser explored the benefits of beaches for NBC News, her findings were conclusive.

Beaches not only make people feel better and calmer but the psychological benefits of vacationing near beaches are endless. From the color blue (it changes brain waves) to the sound of waves lulling beach dwellers into states of tranquility, beaches are just what the doctor ordered.

The smartest doctors recommend Belize beaches. Belize has a disproportionate number of beaches in relation to its landmass, so it can be hard to pick just one. We’ve chosen 7 to recommend, but if you’re eager to unwind, perhaps you should visit them all. Even if you're staying at one of the many famouse Belize beach resorts, you still don't want to miss these other amazing beaches in Belize.
  1. South Water Caye. How does the idea of playing in the surf on a beach surrounded by a nature preserve sound? South Water Caye’s reputation for being the place Mother Nature and the sustainability movement meet makes South Water Caye a must-visit beach—especially if you want excellent access to the Belize Barrier Reef.

  2. Goff’s Caye. Some travel writers call Goff's Caye beach stunning. Others rave about the privacy visitors enjoy when making the short trek from nearby Belize City. Relax on a beach that hugs water so shallow, you must wade in a distance to get your swimsuit wet. Bring snorkel/diving gear or rent it during your stay on this little island in the sun.

  3. Silk Caye. What Silk Caye beaches lack in resorts (there are none) it makes up in character. Snorkeling here is sensational--especially if you’ve been longing to spot nurse sharks and stingrays up close and personal. Tour operators are happy to break up your sunbathing time with private or group sailing, snorkeling and diving excursions, returning you to your blanket in-between adventures.

  4. Hopkins. Hopkins beaches offer tourists more than sea, surf and sand. Hopkins remains a well-kept secret despite the fact that frequent visitors say it's the friendliest village in the nation. In addition to soaking up sun, explore Garifuna culture and make a Cockscomb Basin pilgrimage to round out a perfect sojourn.

  5. Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye beaches hug the coast of Belize’s social hot spot. Sun worshippers are highly respected along this 25-mile-long stretch, so hang a “Do not disturb” sign from your bikini strings and nobody will bother you. When nature calls, trips to Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the Belize Reef and the Great Blue Hole make super diversions.

    Don't forget to make your way to Secret Beach, a not-so-hidden beach located on the leeward side of the island a few miles north of San Pedro town. It's a bit off the beaten path, but once you're there you'll be glad you went. You'll need a golf cart to get there. Taxi rides are available, but it can be more expensive than renting a cart for the day. To read all about Secret Beach, check out this blog.

  6. Caye Caulker. Take the Belize City water taxi to reach Caye Caulker Beach. Once you arrive, don’t look for cars. There are none. Snorkel, read, contemplate your life and nap in the sun. Escape to the Lazy Lizard for the 6-beer bucket followed by a $4.50 meal at Syd’s.

  7. Placencia. Placencia's beachfront is 16 miles long and every foot of sand- and sun-drenched surface can lull you into a state of bliss. Running adjacent to the pedestrian boardwalk called “the world’s narrowest main street,” you can take sun and surf breaks any time you like to shop, dine or snag souvenirs for your envious friends.

Can you have it all? Of course. All 7 beaches invite your inspection, though the number you visit obviously depends upon the amount of time you have during your Belize stay. One of the best ways to maximize that time is by allowing Belizing.com to sort out your Belize itinerary.

Belizing.com is the largest Belize marketplace for transportation, tours, and activities. Thanks to secure online payments and direct communications with tour providers, you save so much money, you could stay an extra few days to enjoy the best beaches in Belize! Simplify your tour of Belize beaches by visiting https://belizing.com/ before you pack your bathing suit!

Beware: You may enjoy it so much, you may end up splurging on a Belize beachfront property! You've been warned!




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Tours/Activities
$
89
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$
99
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Enjoy the best view of our beautiful island as you float gently high above the second largest reef in the world! Below, you'll see Rays, Sharks, Turtles, Dolphins, and even Manatees ... moreswimming through the crystal clear blue Caribbean waters. Fly solo or with up to 2 additional friends or family members. This is the perfect activity for kids and adults alike! Complimentary Belizean Rum Punch and soft drinks provided!
$
1,595
/ Item
Package Includes: ● Choice of: -ceremony at private sandbar at sunset - beach ceremony with tropical bamboo arch ● Tropical floral bouquet for bride and matching boutonniere... more
for the groom with your choice of colors

● Wedding cake (pie or cupcakes!), and champagne toast

● Justice of the Peace to perform official ceremony

● All paperwork, processing, and certifications

● On-site wedding planner, and online planning tools
$
500
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Our Full Day fishing with Private Beach Barbeque usually starts at 8:00 am. We do provide everything needed for the tour. We fish for some hours until we catch enough fish to eat, ... morethen we go snorkeling and at the same time, we dive for Lobsters and Conchs (Seasonal). We then proceed to a private sandy beach where you can enjoy the nice breeze while you take some refreshments like sodas, waters or beers along with a delicious conch ceviche. After that comes the lunch and we return pretty much to your hotel or resort around 4:00 pm.
$
30
/ Person
$
600
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Spend your day exploring the beautiful waters and beaches of Ambergris Caye! You will snorkel, fish for you lunch, and enjoy a traditional fisherman's beach bbq prepared for you by ... moreyour captain and first mate.
$
125
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$
150
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Get the most bang for your buck with our fishing and snorkelling combination trip. Start your trip off by catching fresh bait with cast nets near the mangrove formations then spend ... morethe morning fishing along the barrier reef.

As the day warms up, stop for a lunch break at Bread & Butter Caye. From here, jump into the water for some world class guided snorkelling. This is a perfect day for those wanting to experience both fishing and snorkelling in one trip.
$
450
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
The beach BBQ fishing adventure is what most of our guests are in search of. We start off this trip by heading out to catch our meal. After catching enough fish to eat, we head to ... morethe beach to light up the grill and cook up the catch. While the guides prepare the meal, you can swim on the beach or simply just take a walk to enjoy the Caribbean Beach. Once the food is served and everyone is happy, we close off the day with some snorkeling. Cost for this trip is $400.00 USD and it does not include park fees if you desire to snorkel in a marine reserve.
$
100
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
AN AMAZING DAY First stop of the day is Mexico Rocks where you will encounter larger coral heads and smaller fish. After a second snorkel stop at Basil Jones, we head to Robles where ... moreyou can stroll the deserted beaches or relax in a hammock while our guide prepares a tasty BBQ with fish, roasted potatoes, coconut rice, flour tortillas, and brownies.
$
49
/ Adult
$
425
/ Group
Departs From:
Belize City
Provider:
Join us at Splash Wave tours and let us take you to Goff's Caye, Belize. Discover with us the unspoiled beauty, white sand beach and aquamarine waters surrounding this small island ... moreparadise. Escape to this tropical Caye for a day of sun, sand, snorkeling, and full of family fun.

This gorgeous and uninhabited island is only a 30-minute boat ride away from Belize City. Perfect for cruise ship passengers and visitors staying in Belize City. It's a popular destination because of its powdery white sand beach and the pristine water that surrounds it. It is located right on the edge of the barrier reef and has an abundant variety of colorful tropical fishes and other marine life such as corals, sea urchins, conch, lobsters, and stingrays, just to name a few. All this makes a remarkable snorkeling experience. This is a truly ultimate Belize island experience. This small Atoll symbolizes the true essence of Belize. The unspoiled sandy beaches offer unequaled rustic charm and all of the necessities without the commerciality or the crowds.
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Required for RETURN to the USA
Required by the US Government. Testing service for compliance with CDC travel requirements. The Belize Ministry of Health has approved testing for travelers through private facilities ... moreand mobile testing units. Our preferred provider is Belize Diagnostic Center, the leader in Covid-19 testing services in Belize with locations available countrywide. Book Now to save your spot.

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Get tested before your departure date to avoid delays at the airport. Keep your results handy and be prepared to show them when required at the airport. This testing requirement applies to all air passengers, 2 years of age or older, traveling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents.

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Turnaround:
Same Day
Location:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), Caye Caulker, San Ignacio Town, Hopkins, Placencia, Belize City, Belmopan, Dangriga, Punta Gorda, Orange Walk Town, Corozal Town, Other (or unknown)
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Podcast
Belize's Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Honorable Anthony Mahler, talks about safety in Belize during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses what travel and tourism in ... moreBelize will be like in 2021 and beyond. Tune in to hear about his vision for Belize tourism.
Guest Name:
Hon. Anthony Mahler

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