Belize luxury travel makes the most of this small country chock full of big adventure. Central America’s youngest and only English-speaking nation, Belize straddles the best of both worlds, with one intrepid foot in Central America’s lush jungles and one bare foot in the sand on the Caribbean’s beautiful shores. This unique position has created a veritable cultural and biological mélange within the country’s borders—the likes of which remain unrivaled in the region. Visitors are frequently surprised by the harmonious blend of Maya, Mestizo, Creole, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Arab, and Chinese people here and their rich cultural traditions and cuisine, not to mention the abundant biodiversity and distinctive ecosystems found within the country’s relatively small surface area. Belize occupies a rare corner of the significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, making it a hotspot of verdant jungles, white sand beaches, wildlife reserves, and an unbelievable concentration of terrestrial and marine life.
Among the primary draws of Belize luxury travel are the country’s offshore diversions. Endless beaches, hundreds of tropical islands, luxury eco-lodges, and the second largest barrier reef in the world set the stage for some of the most memorable underwater discoveries on the planet. Within the pristine turquoise waters is a kaleidoscope of more than 100 different kinds of coral, some 500 species of fish, spectacular underwater cave systems, and the world-renowned Blue Hole. For those remaining above water, this is a watersports and foodie haven promising epic wind surfing, kayaking, fishing, and delectable feasts of fresh fish and spiny-tailed lobster.
Belize also possesses the largest concentration of Mayan ruins in Central America, with 1,400 sites sprinkled throughout its jungles. The archaeological evidence, manifested in ceremonial temples, excavated tombs, and intricate jade artwork, dates back to the Classic Period (AD 250-1000) and is shrouded in mystery and wonder. A hike up the tall stone temples often yields 360-degree jungle views, while descending into the country’s caves—including the largest cave system in Central America—reveals where the Maya kings performed sacrifices to the gods of their underworld.
Belize is a treasure trove of cultural, biological, and archeological wonders. Contact Ker & Downey to begin planning your Belize luxury travel today.