The Island Life - Belize

7 Reasons Destination Weddings are the Best


You're engaged! Congratulations! After popping the question, there are so many exciting decisions to make in the wedding planning process! One of the very first (and important!) decisions to make is to choose whether your wedding will be held locally or at a destination of your choosing. These days, it is getting more and more complicated to host your wedding at local venues, and the average bride or groom has rescheduled their meeting up to four times in the last 12 months. That is not only extremely expensive, but it also has to be very annoying. St. George's Caye Resort offers the opportunity to get away from it all and still be naturally distanced with your loved ones. We are taking more and more wedding and group bookings these days as people are looking for a way to be together. 

Belize offers a way for your guests to couple their support for you with a trip to last a lifetime and a celebration your guests will always remember!

So what's so great about destination weddings? We're so glad you asked! Read on for seven reasons why we think they are the best!

1. Does it get any better than extending the celebration over a few days? On average, guests will stay 3 or more days at the wedding location. Couples will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate with their guests over multiple days and can host pre and post-wedding activities such as dinners together, lounging by the pool, spa treatments, and excursions such as fishing or zip lining!

2. The guest list for destination weddings tends to be smaller and more intimate, with an average guest count of 38. Your guests will be your closest family and friends, and you'll get quality time with each one of them- especially when everyone is staying at the same resort.

3. When you plan a destination wedding, you can leave the details to the on-site experts. Most resorts will have a planner assigned to arrange all of the needed paperwork, officiant, and other important details of your day. This makes planning a breeze!

4. Travel to a new place! Is an overwater bungalow on your bucket list? Have you always wanted to dip your toes in the ocean? Experience the culture of another country or an area of your own country? You can literally choose any destination your heart desires, and spend as much time as you'd like exploring before and after your celebration!

5. Stay for your honeymoon! A destination wedding basically doubles as a wedding and a vacation. Once your guests have gone home, it's easy to continue your honeymoon at the same location! Bonus- you could split your time and jet off to another location and experience two different honeymoon locations!

6. Your photos will be incredible! One of the reasons couples choose a destination wedding is for a gorgeous location. Whether that's a tropical beach or in the middle of the mountains, you're pretty much guaranteed an amazing backdrop for your wedding!

7. Save money with a destination wedding. According to The Knot, the national average cost of a wedding in 2018 was $33,931. All weddings are unique, so costs can vary greatly from person to person, but smaller, more intimate destination weddings tend to cost less than a traditional celebration.

Weddings at St. George's Caye Resort 

We have the perfect backdrop for your celebration right here at St. George's Caye Resort! Our little slice of paradise is abundant with incredible ceremony settings from the beach to our gardens! 

Our experienced coordinator makes planning easy and will arrange all of the needed paperwork and an officiant, as well as help you obtain your Belize marriage license and select local vendors for your big day.

We also offer an online gift registry- choose the resort and Belize experiences you'd like to receive as gifts from family and friends! 

For more details about bringing your group away to the island, contact our friendly reservation specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-800-813-8498 and they will help you plan the perfect island event!

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Plan for Peace – Your Escape to Paradise

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"There is nothing in the whole world which abides. All things are in a state of ebb and flow, and every shadow passes away. Even time itself, like a river, is constantly gliding away." - Ovid
It has certainly been a time of ebb and flow for the world; learning and listening. We have heard for some, this time has caused a slow down that has given time to reflect and even return to traditions lost in a previously "busy" life.We hope that this time has provided some of that solace, and we are impressed at how many people are putting a plan of peace for their future.
Our fall and early 2021 bookings are something we are so grateful for as we re-emerge. We have had questions on timeline, and are taking reservations from October 2020 on, at this time.
As you plan for your peaceful escape, we want to empower you with three ways to ensure that you return fulfilled, rested, and with that sense of tranquility that we hear so often, as a lasting effect of the island.

1. Plan for your island activities: Above all of the fun things to do while on the island, we find guests rave most about the opportunity to experience the sea. With our Hobbie Cat sailboats (with friendly instruction from our staff as your guide) you will be whisked away by sea breezes and venture over the bountiful Belize Barrier Reef. Take a pit stop for lunch on our sandbar and enjoy the 360▫ teal Caribbean views. You may also opt to take out a stand up paddleboard (SUP) or kayak through the mangroves and try to find our resident manatees. If you want to sink into a new world, enjoy complimentary snorkel gear provided to take you to where the reef teems with vibrant life. Find a green sea turtle or maybe even be lucky enough to swim with the dolphins. There is no limit to the beauty you will find in this place.

2. What do you want out of your getaway? Some guests wish to create exciting experiences during their stay. Others look forward to the complete solitude of the island; finding time to read, relax, and catch up on that extra sleep they were missing at home. The island offers a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure, so plan ahead to create the perfect vacation. (We love to plan with you so please be sure to ask lots of questions during your reservation process, so that we can help to create your custom stay.)

3. Make it your own!We have found recently that many of our guests are looking for ways to be together while staying safe. We are receiving inquiries for many weddings, girls and guy trips, family reunions, and birthday parties. Our island is naturally a perfect place to practice social distancing so families are excited to blend a trip to paradise, with their special occasion. With many venues in the US still closed, coming away to Belize offers the perfect opportunity to be secluded, on a pristine and clean island.

We think we could all agree, most people are ready for an escape. So we encourage you to plan for the future. Plan for paradise, and give yourself something to look forward to in the future.

Contact our friendly reservation staff to look into dates and with any questions about travel to and from Belize.

We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

St. George's Caye Resort is perfectly placed just 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are complimentary saving over $150 per guest. Once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island with a short land and sea transfer including a beautiful boat ride over the Caribbean Sea. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation, and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion, and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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