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When planning a trip to Belize, guests often ask about the best available activities, both in the ocean exploring the Belize Barrier Reef and on the mainland exploring the jungles.

"I’ve got only 7 days, how much can I fit in?"

The answers is: a lot! Especially with our island's convenient location only 7 miles from Belize City and less than a mile from the Belize Barrier Reef - making both ocean and jungle adventures very easily accessible.

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"What can I do that I’ve never done before? Can I learn to do something new, like sailing, snorkeling, or kayaking?" 

Belize offers a variety of adventures from zip-lining through the jungle canopy and cave-tubing down a river, to ocean activities like diving, snorkeling, and sailing. At our resort there are many opportunities to learn a new hobby or try something new - our local guides and friendly staff are here to help!

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"How can I stretch my vacation dollar? Do you offer any FREE activities?"

If you're like most visitors to Belize, you want to squeeze in as much fun as possible (you can rest when you get home, right?). As you plan out your vacation budget, keep in mind that at St. George's Caye Resort we include many free water activities to make sure you get the most out of your time in Belize. Read on to learn more! 

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FREE ACTIVITIES AT ST. GEORGE'S CAYE

Reflecting on our own experiences with vacations, when we planned what we would offer at St. George’s Caye we wanted to include a mix of free activities and premium tours. We knew many people would happily pay for valet SCUBA diving on the Belize Barrier Reef and the famous Blue Hole, guided excursions to the jungle to learn about Mayan ruins and culture, and to visit the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and San Pedro on Ambergris Caye.

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But we also knew guests would have lots of "down time" on the island - maybe a free afternoon after diving in the morning, or a day to unwind without a planned activity - and many need to be mindful of their vacation budget, even if they want to do it all. 

So that's why we provide a variety of complimentary water sports equipment and fun things to do that won’t cost you anything and let you experience the best of a Belize island resort...

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KAYAKING

We have a number of kayaks, both single and tandem (sure, your partner will paddle and let you sit back and enjoy!). View mangroves with a variety of sea birds, dolphins and manatees (yes, our guests see these incredible animals on a regular basis), southern rays, spotted eagle rays, lobster, etc.

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STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDS

The leeward (calm) side of our island is a large bay surrounded by mature mangroves. The water is generally about 2 to 4 feet deep, so no worries if you fall (or decide to take a refreshing dip in the ocean). This is great exercise, good for core strength, and totally fun!

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SNORKELING 

You can use our snorkel gear any time and see a variety of sea life around our docks, or right off the leeward beach. We also provide guided snorkel trips over the coral reef, just a few minutes from St. George’s Caye, for a fee. This is well worth it because the reef is where you will see the most wildlife and colorful fish, and your guide will point things out that you could easily miss. BUT, you don’t have to pay to snorkel if you don't want to. 

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WINDSURFING

We have had some of the most dedicated and well-traveled windsurfers visit us at St. George’s Caye and tell us that there is no place in the world where the conditions for windsurfing exceed what we have right in front of the caye! Glide and fly over the sparkling water alongside the Belize Barrier Reef – a magic carpet ride on water.

SAILING

We have three Hobie Cat sailing vessels for complimentary guest use. Experienced sailors visit nearby islands when the winds are good (about 98% of the time), and guests who do not know how to sail are surprised to find that our staff will take them out, teach them the basics, and that they can then go out on their own right away.

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SALINE SWIMMING POOL AVAILABLE 24/7

Sparkling, clear, refreshing, warm enough to walk right in, long enough to swim laps, never crowded, pop-up water volleyball, lounge chairs poolside, sunning deck, shaded area with hammocks – need we say more?

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TRY SCUBA DIVING IN THE POOL

We offer a no-risk program for guests to try scuba diving in our pool with a dive instructor. Get a safety briefing on the equipment and then try breathing underwater and learn a few basic diving safety procedures. Love it? Head on out to the reef for a Resort Dive down to 30 feet - or sign up to get Open Water Dive Certified!

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AND MORE!

Bocce ball, bar games, crab races, shell finding, magic tricks (when Leo is bartending!), card games, board games, and lots of hammock time, reading time, and time to get lost in the moment.

So please, come down and dive with dolphins and sea turtles, hunt some lion fish with us, go to the jungle with the best tour guides - but make sure you also plan to fill many hours with free use of our non-motorized water sports equipment and relaxing around the island. Kayaking, diving, and snorkeling offer some of the best ways to see the beauty of Belize. See you in paradise!

 

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Enjoy our famous St. George’s Caye pampering while taking advantage of our special summer education prices to meet a teacher’s budget.

June – July 2015 only :: Limited space, reserve by April 30  MAY 27th!

Know an Educator that could use a great Summer vacation? Are you a teacher in need of a Summer escape? As our thank you to Educators world-wide we are extending huge discounts to you! You work hard all year long teaching our children and educating our young adults. You DESERVE a great Summer getaway. Look no further...

Up to 50% OFF Private Cabana

Choose any cabana – over water, oceanfront, or garden – and get up to 50% off the nightly room rate!

20% OFF cultural and historical tours

Explore Mayan ruins, visit museums – get 20% off all cultural and historical tours (because they’re educational!)

10% OFF diving and adventure tours

Indulge in fun activities like diving, snorkeling, and jungle zip-line at 10% off list prices

Have your BEST SUMMER VACATION ever. 

Contact Cap’n Ron at reservations@gooddiving.com or 800.813.8498 and mention which school you are affiliated with to receive our special summer prices for educators.

 

Offer valid for stays from June 1 – July 31, 2015 for single or double occupancy; 4-night minimum stay. Must reserve by April 30, 2015. Offer subject to availability at time of reservation.

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Did you know that only 1 in 4 couples go on their dream honeymoon

 

Romantic honeymoon locations are everywhere in Belize! How do you decide the best place for your honeymoon? We've put together a list of unique honeymoon information. And don't forget, you DO NOT HAVE TO BE A NEWLYWED TO TAKE A HONEYMOON! Honeymoon and Romance packages are available to all those celebrating LOVE <3

 

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AARP recently put Belize on its list of World's Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2014 stating that "Belize is an incredibly compelling honeymoon destination for three simple reasons: its close proximity to the United States (a two-hour flight from Miami or Houston), its weather (around 84 degrees daily year-round), and the 190-mile-long Belize Barrier Reef, which is easily accessible along the coast and a wildly popular spot for snorkeling and scuba trips, fishing excursions and romantic sunset cruises. Belize attracts a variety of honeymooners, from nature lovers, history buffs and diving fanatics to zip-liners, cave (river) tubers and those who simply prefer to sit on the beach at a resort with drink in hand."

 

>>> View the full AARP 'World's Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2014' article here

 

CNN Travel describes Belize's St. George's Caye Resort as "a little known getaway 20 minutes from Belize City". This close proximity makes St. George's Caye Resort's honeymoon packages and adventure packages even more attractive. Once you arrive at the international airport your transport time from door to door is 40 minutes! No extra flights or long bumpy van rides. Easily transfer to St. George's Caye to begin your romantic getaway.

 

>>> View the full TRAVEL.CNN.COM Article on Belize's Best Cayes

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Destination Weddings Magazine notes that many newlyweds are seeking “a more active or adventurous element to begin their journey through life,” and St. George's Caye Resort in Belize definitely has you covered in all areas. Learn to SCUBA Dive together. Climb an ancient Mayan temple together. Or simply pack up some beers and kayak around the island. Your honeymoon, your way.

 

>>> View the full DestinationWeddingMag.com article here

 

Read what our latest couples are saying about us here on TripAdvisor

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Know someone looking for the best romantic honeymoon? Please share this with them. Are you looking for a Caribbean honeymoon? Contact CAP'N RON today at reservations@gooddiving.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We’ve got a new look! Our remodeled website launched last week and we’re so excited to share it with our friends, guests, and the whole wide world. We hope you find the new www.BelizeIslandParadise.com to be a friendly, personal view of our little island paradise. 

 

With the redesign, we focused on showcasing our amazing location – secluded, yet conveniently located only 7 miles from Belize City and less than a mile from the Belize Barrier Reef – and some of our recent improvements like the oceanfront dining porch and swimming beach. We also added lots of fun new packages that combine room, meals, and activities to make planning trips even easier!

 

(Here's a sneak peak!) 

 

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In addition we've highlighted some of our “Guest Reviews” putting them front and center because we think our guests tell it best. Read the testimonials here. Do you have a story you’d like to share on our website? Let me know by email at BelizeAmy@yahoo.com - we'd be honored to feature your photo and words on our website to tell future guests all about the St. George's Caye Experience

 

 

Check out our new look. Share it with a friend. And if you have feedback, please let us know!

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We are very excited to unveil our new outdoor oceanfront dining at St. George's Caye Resort. Sitting between our amazing almond tree and the Sand Bar lounge, the elevated and covered deck is 600 square feet of heaven. Boasting an eastward view of the beach and the Caribbean Sea guests dine in style all day long -- enjoying the uninterrupted views and shade during daytime meals, and the warm breeze and gentle overhead lighting for evening meals. Guests can also feel free to use the space between meals to access the wi-fi internet conection, read a book, or simply relax. Our morning coffee and breakfast station -- featuring fresh local fuit and fresh granola with coconut right from the island-- is now located here between 7-10am.

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Our dedicated and talented staff has been hard at work for weeks building this incredible outdoor space, battling rain and winds along the way. Carlos, Jose and Fredis led the crew of talented young Belizeans. All materials and labour were purchased locally in Belize. The covered deck features a stunning white mahogany paneled ceiling. Belizean specialty woods Santa Maria and Chechem, or black poisonwood, make the strong railing and foundation while beautiful non-slip tiles finish out the floor.


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We hope you agree the outdoor oceanfront dining is a great addition to the St. George's Caye Experience! You can view more photos of our staff building the deck and the finished work of art here, on  Facebook.
We hope you can join us for oceanfront dining at St. George's Caye Resort soon -- check out our last minute deals and special packages and start planning your trip.
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Reef diving @ St. Georges Resort in Belize

Welcome to our new Island blog where we'll inform you of the latest happenings and specials at St. George's Caye Resort.

Learn more about our staff, our history but most importantly, learn what makes The St. George's Caye Experience unique.

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