St. Georges Caye Resort Belize - Diving, Fishing, Spa Resort

How Low Can They Go? Roundup of the Lowest Airfares to Belize

Transfers included!

As a resort in Belize, we keep our eye on flight prices because we know how much this affects whether someone can travel to our beautiful island in the Caribbean. There are several airlines that serve Belize: American, Avianca, Copa, Delta, Southwest, and United. Airfares are getting more and more competitive thanks to the arrival of Southwest Airlines in 2015, especially during May through November.

Guests who recently booked with us mentioned getting airfares as low as $200 and $300 round-trip through Southwest Airlines. This is an incredible deal! Especially compared to the more standard fares to Belize in the $500-$800 range.

SHOW ME THE LOW AIRFARES

We had to see it for ourselves so we searched on the Southwest site for dates that overlap with our “Choose Your Discount Summer Special” (good through Sept 30th) and found:

  • Roundtrip from Houston = $368.06
  • Roundtrip from Denver = $370.66
  • Roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale = $188.06

Yes, you read that correctly. Round-trip from Florida to Belize for less than $200!  

Talk about an affordable summer escape…what are you waiting for?!

As further inspiration, here are screen captures from the searches conducted on June 27, 2017 for travel dates in August) --

 

 

 

 

GET TO THE AIRPORT,
WE’LL TAKE CARE OF THE REST

If you combine these incredibly low airfares with some of the great summer specials available, you can design the perfect summer vacation in Belize. Once you arrive at Belize International Airport (BZE), we take care of the rest. A friendly member of our staff greets you and drives you to the marina where you’ll take a 20-minute boat ride to our private residence island. It’s only 7 miles off the coast, but worlds away. We’ll return you to the airport when it’s time to go home, but we know you won’t want to leave.

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Watch Stars & Meteor Showers from a Secluded Caribbean Island

Watch Stars & Meteor Showers from a Secluded Caribbean Island

A favorite nighttime activity on our little island in the Caribbean is stargazing.

Since we’re more than 7 miles from the mainland of Belize and there are no towns or other island resorts nearby, there is very little "light pollution" to get in the way of your star show. Identify the constellations, find a planet, gaze at shooting stars. The show is especially engaging on evenings with a new moon or very little moonlight. 

 

 

 

Want a front row seat to a meteor shower?

Plan your Belize trip to coincide with meteor showers and low moonlight – and find a place with very little ambient light for the best star viewing, like St. George’s Caye.

Meteor showers are especially fantastic from our secluded Belize island resort. Choose a lounge chair on the beach, grab a Belikin or fruity rum drink, and lay back for a wonderful show.

Mark your calendars! We can’t wait for meteor showers that coincide with low moonlight: July 30th, Oct 22nd, and Nov 18th.

Here is a helpful calendar of meteor showers in 2017: http://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-s…/2017-meteor-shower-list/

“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

   

 

 

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Staff Scholarship Fund Grows to Support 12 Students in Belize

Staff Scholarship Fund Grows to Support 12 Students in Belize

As we move towards completion of our 4th year of providing student scholarships in Belize, we are pleased to provide you, our friends, with this update. As you may know, education is not free to students and their families in Belize as it is in the U.S., Canada and many other nations. Many children living in poverty are not able to get even a basic education. 

In 2013 the staff of St. George's Caye Resort came together to start a scholarship fund to help children in their home villages attend school. In August 2014 we proudly shared about the Successful First Year for St. George’s Scholarship Winner, and then a year later shared that the program had expanded to help 6 students for the 2015-2016 school year!  Read more: Scholarships for Higher Education in Belize  

 

MEET THE STUDENTS WE SUPPORT

We are thrilled to share that we now support 11 high school students and one elementary age student through our program, which is fully operated by our incredible staff.  All candidates were vetted for ability, motivation and need – and they are now very thankful for their educational opportunity. 

Here is a little bit about the twelve students we currently support:

  • Justin’s mother fights to prevent him from following in his father footsteps.  She has tried to get enough money to pay for tuition by selling tamales house by house.
  • Christian's mother has been working hard on agriculture and was able to provide Primary education but was unable to meet the higher cost of Secondary school.
  • Roshanny is daughter of a single mother of four who tries her best on providing education for them.  Roshanny was awarded the student of the year for being well-mannered, well behaved and dedicated to her studies. She would like to be a nurse in the future. 
  • Jairo is the son of a farmer who cannot provide education for him. Jairo has left an impressive legacy of hard work, dedication toward his studies at the institution where he attended primary school. Parents are supportive for his education but are not able to provide it.
  • Emily is outstanding, dedicated, hardworking, respectful and always willing to help others. Emily is a daughter of single mother and sister of six. Mother is not able to provide high school education for her. 
  • Jackelin's mother works selling bread on the streets, and her father is sick and unemployed with two children in High School.  Jackelin’s mother is requesting our assistance to be able to provide a good education for her daughter.
  • Reginaldo is the son of a farmer who is trying to provide education for three of his sons, they are currently attending High school in Belmopan where they need to travel every day.
  • Gladis's parents are farmers and can’t provide for fees. It’s been over a year since Gladis had to drop out of school due to lack of funds. She has been trying to find a job to get the funds but because of her young age she has not succeeded. 
  • Nathaly is an 11 year old with parents from El Salvador. With the help of St. George’s Caye Resort’s Staff Nathaly had been successfully promoted to STD 6 (6th grade) in the current primary school where she is enrolled. 
  • Austin had given up the hopes on continue studying, but with the recommendation of his teachers and Principal of the school where he successfully completed primary education, he was awarded our scholarship and continues his education.
  • Amilcar is the son of local farmer who was not able to provide higher education. The scholarship program got to him by recommendation of some of his past teachers and principal. Amilcar has successfully been promoted to attend his third year of high school.
  • Brian is the son of a single mother, and amongst the highest students in his class who was not able to get financial help to continue his education. Brian is attending his second year in Belmopan Comprehensive School.

 

MAKING AN IMPACT TOGETHER

St. George’s Caye scholarships are funded by the staff and the resort.  Although we do not solicit donations, our guests and friends are welcome to help us expand our support of students by donating. 

Stay tuned for further updates – who knows, maybe one day we will be telling you about the next medical breakthrough, humanitarian achievement or celebrated novel by our past scholars!

 

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What's New for 2017 at St. George's Caye Resort

What's New for 2017 at St. George's Caye Resort

Our secluded island paradise is pretty much perfect for relaxing and adventuring -- located only 7 miles off the coast of Belize and less than a mile from the reef, St. George's Caye offers great access to both ocean and jungle adventures. There are only 12 thatch cabanas and a limited number of guests at one time (and no TVs or cars!), so you can truly get away from it all. And our staff is one of the finest in the country, providing top-notch friendly service without being intrusive. 

But we're always looking for ways to improve the guest experience and make your time in Belize even better. We listen to guest feedback at the resort, via TripAdvisor reviews, and through post-stay guest surveys -- and we’ve made a few fun updates so that you have an even more incredible time at our island resort in Belize. 

Better Beach Area, New Bar Menu & More

This past fall our team rehabbed our beach to prevent further erosion and make it even better for our guests. We've added a ramp and stairs to make it easier to launch the Hobie Cat sailboats, and the sand is dotted with pink chairs and colorful hammocks for reading, napping, and sunbathing. The four Oceanfront Cabanas face this beautiful stretch of beach and offer front-row seats for the sunrise each morning. 

 

Earlier in 2016 we added stand-up paddle-boards for guests to use free of charge as much as they like. In addition to unlimited use of kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, windsurf boards, and snorkel gear. Read more: Some of the Best Activities in Belize are Free (for our Guests!)

 

 

In 2016 we also unveiled a new bar menu with fun tropical drinks and lower prices (read more: Happy Hour just got...) and added LegaSea to our fleet of boats. For the ultimate in comfort, we put king beds in every cabana. And we added new pool furniture (with cup holders!) so you can relax and do nothing for as long as you like. 

 

 

So that's at least 5 great reasons to visit us in Belize, for the first time or as returning friends. What are you waiting for?!

Get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to plan your Belize honeymoon, dive trip, or relaxing getaway! (Be sure to check our Special Offers page for 2017 travel deals.)

 

 

 

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Lionfish Dive Tournament a Success!

Lionfish Dive Tournament a Success!

The team at St. George's cares deeply about protecting the reef and the underwater world. Our Belize island resort is owned and managed by scuba divers and located less than a mile from the amazing Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.

One of its biggest threats to the reef right now is the invasive species lion fish. These fast-breeding fish do not have any natural predators. To help keep the population under control, divers all over Belize and the Caribbean use spear guns to hunt these spiny, venomous fish. It takes skill, especially when removing the lionfish from the spear so that you don't get stung by one of their spines! But it's worth it because not only are you removing an invasive predator from the reef, but the delicate white fish is delicious to eat as well.

Over 1,000 Lionfish Removed from Reef during Dive Tournament! 

Last week at St. George's Caye Resort we hosted our first "Save The Reef" Lionfish Dive Tournament with several teams of divers competing for biggest caught and most caught in one dive. It was a lot of fun and we hope to have even more divers involved next time. (Read more: Divers Keeping the Barrier Reef Healthy: Lionfish Tournament in October)

Most importantly, we are thrilled to report that combined the teams removed 1,016 lionfish from the reef! This is a huge impact in less than a week. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this possible. The coral reef thanks you too!

Want to Try Spear-Hunting Lionfish? 

At St. George's we offer experienced divers the chance to participate in the Lionfish Dive Safari with our dive masters. It's an incredible way to expand your diving skills and do your part to help the reef. Get in touch with Cap'n Ron for more details and to schedule your Belize dive trip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Divers Keeping the Barrier Reef Healthy: Lionfish Tournament in October

Divers Keeping the Barrier Reef Healthy: Lionfish Tournament in October

Lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean and they are voracious eaters, potentially devastating to the health of coral reefs. The dive team at St. George's Caye Resort is doing our part to rid the reef of these fast-breeding fish – and many guests who are experienced divers join our dive masters and "spear hunt" underwater! It's exciting and a fun way to control the lionfish population and a unique diving experience you can't find just anywhere. Learn more about Lionfish Dive Safari. 

 

SIGN UP NOW FOR "SAVE THE REEF" LIONFISH TOURNAMENT 

To step up our efforts to control the lionfish population, we are hosting a one-week Lionfish Tournament on October 8-15, 2016. To encourage participation, all tournament dives are half-price!

Divers can bring their own team, or join a team when they arrive. There will be fun prizes for the largest lionfish, smallest lionfish, and the most caught in one day. Come join the fun, help the reef, and maybe win a prize!

 

TOP TEN REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ST. GEORGE’S CAYE RESORT LIONFISH TOURNAMENT:

10. You need a break from your normal routine

9. You want to help keep the coral reef healthy

8. You want to learn a new skill (our guides will teach you proper techniques for using the spear gun and how to catch these venomous fish safely!)

7. You're planning a last-minute dive trip to Belize and want some adventure in your life

6. You've wanted to try eating this excellent-tasting fish (our kitchen will prepare some of the day's catch!)

5. You are a competitor and you want to win prizes

4. You love to SCUBA dive – any time, any place!

3. Flights to Belize are the most affordable we've seen them. Some guests are getting round-trip tickets from connecting cities for only US$400!

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1. You need to be here!

Get in Touch to Plan Your Dive Trip to Belize

Limited space available. Contact Cap’n Ron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to reserve your spot in the Lionfish Tournament October 8-15, 2016. Remember, you get 50% off all dives for the tournament!

If you can't join us in October, find another time to come down and our guides will take you on a Lionfish Dive Safari!

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Meet Carlos!

Meet Carlos!

In a time when our world often seems continuously chaotic, unfair, mean and full of bad news - I'd like to offer you some hope and faith in humanity. 

Specifically, I’d like to introduce you to Carlos Reyes and his family. If they don't give you a glimmer of hope for humans - I don't know what will! :) Meet St. George's Caye Resort Team Leader, Carlos Reyes. A 20 year veteran of Caye living Carlos knows every square inch of St. George's and is an integral part of the Resort's success. Behind the scenes he is often unseen and unheard - but we cannot function without him! 

At four years old Carlos was brought to Belize by his parents from civil war torn El Salvador. They were immigrants fleeing a less than ideal situation in their home country. Actually it was a scary place full of violence, gun fights and fear. Sound like a familiar recent story you might have heard on the news? Well, it is not too far off. 

With not much other than their family and a few backpacks Carlos, his three brothers and sisters and parents were offered hope in a community named Valley of Peace; a village in Belize set up just for El Salvadorian immigrants. His family knew how to farm and live off the land and pretty much do any job they could to make a living. His parents went on to have seven more children - thriving in a peaceful, humble atmosphere.

Carlos and Fredis cleaning Lion Fish for staff and guests to enjoy!

Carlos went to school, learned everything his parents could teach him, and eventually at the age of 17 landed a job out on St. George's Caye. He has been here for 20 years! Anyone who frequents St. George's Caye knows Carlos. He helped build your Cabanas, pool, docks and knows every square inch or plumbing and wiring. He can fix almost anything. He's like a magician on this island. 

Carlos is the proud father of 5 children. The oldest two boys are studying abroad in Mexico and his oldest daughter Jessica will finish High school this year and will likely follow in their footsteps. Rony attends elementary school in Belize City, and the smallest little Reyes is just 18 months old! She can be found toddling around St. George's Caye, just like all her siblings did as babies. All of Carlos and Maria's children have grown up spending much of their time on the Caye. They also have a home in Valley of Peace where they raise cattle, but most of their time is spent here on little St. George's Caye. 

Carlos with SGCR Scholarship Committee & Recipients & their Families

In addition to being one of our Senior team members Carlos is also head of our Scholarship Committee. He is very active in choosing scholarship students, communicating with teachers, purchasing books for and keeping up with student progress. He is truly a pillar of his community!

READ MORE ON OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 

Many guests of St. George's Caye Resort do not have a chance to meet Mr. Reyes. He is usually busy - and you won't find him lying around on the beach chairs. (Although no one would deny him time to relax and unwind on the chairs he built and the beach he rakes!) But if you do have the privilege of meeting Carlos Reyes - you won't be disappointed. Simply say hello or ask him about our Resort - he's a walking book of history and knowledge of everything St. George's! 

 Cattle feeding in Valley of Peace, Belize

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New Motion TV Episode Featuring St. George's Caye Resort and Our Beautiful Belize

New Motion TV Episode Featuring St. George's Caye Resort and Our Beautiful Belize


December 2013 St. George's Caye Resort had the honor of hosting a small cast and crew from Motion TV*. The men spent four days exploring, discovering and ulimately filming a beautiful episode featuring Belize's many attractions. The episode is due to air this week on February 6th and we are very excited to share it with you.

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The Belize episode of Motion TV features a "guest hiker" - Shiloh Janes from New York - who is a viewer and fan of the show chosen to experience something he'd never done before; to take him out of his daily routine of too much work. But really, the entire crew seemed to have experienced a great world of many new experiences. From the banks of historic St. George's Caye to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins to the depths of the underwater world - new possibilities abound as Barry and Cornell take the crew to see Belize!

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All of us at St. George's Caye Resort thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the cast and crew. A first class group of men whom we will remain friends with for years to come. We have had the pleasure of other television crews and find most boring and disenchanting. Greg, David and Shiloh are authentic and no parts of this show are fake. It is a refreshingly honest gem of television suitable for your entire family. Not to mention it shows the diverse and friendly country Belize trurly is! :)

The inspiring episode reminds us all how important it is to take time out to explore our amazing world. It reminds us that work and money are not everything. And it leaves you wanting to go outside to re-discover the earth around you.

Join us in supporting Belize and healthy, authentic living by watching and sharing the episode with your friends and family!

Watch online at your convinience by clicking HERE - As soon as they release the episode it will be available to view.
Show airs on The Live Well Network this Thursday, Feb 6th 8/7central.

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*Motion TV airs on The Live Well Network -part of the ABC-Disney Family

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