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Another summer season is upon us already! Are you planning your trip to Belize and wondering what to pack? We surveyed our staff, who has collectively over 50 years of experience, asking them what items they found most helpful to those traveling to Belize. Here are the St. George's Caye Resort Staff top 5 picks.

 

 

  1. PACK TOWL :: Personal Towels

Hands down our favorite and most versatile item - these very small and thin towels are highly absorbent and dry fast. Excellent for traveling, they pack into any size bag. Some ways we have used them, other than the obvious like drying off after a shower or swim- is to cover public seats when in the airport, clean your hands when no facilities are available, or cover coughs or sneezes. They wash easily in any sink, wring out most of the water and are ready to use again. By your side at the beach or pool, these little guys are handy for wiping sweat or drying your hands before you read your magazine. Diving? Perfect companion to your dive gear. Hiking in the jungle? Take one of these with you!

 

>>STAFF PICKS FAVORITE BRAND: www.PackTowl.com

 

     2.  RASH GUARD ::

Rash guards are a must for snorkeling or diving. While we do have wet suits available for your convenience our dive team highly recommends bringing along a personal rash guard. Available in many brands, colors and sizes -find one that suits you! Rash guards protect from, well, rashes -caused by dive gear or bumping coral. They also protect from sun damage while snorkeling. We often forget that while face down in the water for an hour, our backs are at the surface getting burned. Jose, our veteran dive instructor, prefers the Lands End men's (also available for women) half zip pullover rash guard. The half zipper makes putting on and taking these off much easier.

 

>>STAFF PICKS FAVORITE BRAND: www.landsend.com

 

     3.  FISHING SHIRT ::

Fishing shirts come from several different manufacturers including Magellan (Academy.com), Columbia and Under Armor. Fishing shirts are certainly not just for fishing! Take our word for it and pick one up before your trip! These shirts are designed to cover and protect your skin without the bulk. They include pockets that zip -so nothing falls out into the water, collars that adjust to cover the back of the neck, sleeves that roll and tie. Most come with sun protection of SPF 40+ to ensure you don't get burned. Throw one in your bag for a swimsuit cover or jungle companion. These shirt pack easily without any added bulk.

 

>>STAFF PICKS FAVORITE BRAND: www.Columbia.com

 

    4.  BUG SPRAY W DEET ::

When we asked our experienced staff about bug spray they unanimously agreed: if you want to without a doubt keep the bugs off your skin you must use bug repellant with DEET. I know this day and age with all the information we have about the toxicity of chemicals like DEET causes us to refrain from buying them. However, nothing can ruin a day trip to the jungle or nice walk on the beach like mosquitoes or sand flies biting at you. Whatever you choose, make sure to bring along your favorite repellant just in case the bugs

are out.

 

>>STAFF PICKS FAVORITE BRAND: OFF Outdoors or Deep Woods Repellant w/ DEET. Found at any local drugstore.

 

 

    5.  HEMP OIL ::

100% Belizean pure hemp oil Sold only in Belize, this pure hemp oil is grown, harvested, and bottled in the jungle of northern Belize. The uses of this little bottle include moisturizing, lip balm, after sun care, bug bites, rashes, or razor burn. Ask for a bottle upon check-in and discover why the locals love and recommend this product. Available in the office for $5 USD.

 

>>STAFF PICKS FAVORITE BRAND: www.itachaway.com

 

 

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What are your favorite things when traveling? Do you have any suggestions? We will be putting together the Top Picks from guests like YOU! Let us know at or on our Facebook page here.

 

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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 - 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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The 'San Pedro Slam' is one of our most popular adventures. Leaving St. George's Caye at 7:30am your day starts with warm breakfast tacos on board the crisp morning ride. I recommend bringing along a light jacket or cover. The 45-60 minute ride takes you past Caye Chapel and Caye Caulker before arriving to Ambergris Caye where the small village of San Pedro lies. The boat then docks at the Reef Adventures/Wet Willie's dock where you meet up with the professionals from Reef Adventures who outfit you for your amazing snorkel or dive. First visit is to the famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a 10 minute boat ride, where you should prepare to be amazed at the abundance of life below the sea. Like swimming inside an aquarium Hol Chan is must see attraction in Belize! As is your next stop for snorkeling or diving; Shark Ray Alley! And yes, it is full of sharks and rays. Home to mostly Nurse Sharks and Manta Rays this spectacular sight can be seen from inside the boat -for those unsure- or from under the water -for the more adventurous souls. You guide will feed them and show how to appropriately enjoy these amazing creatures. Not to be missed while in Belize.

After you have been astounded by the bounty and beauty of our Caribbean Sea life you will be taken back to the dock where you can change if you like, but no need to, and then we cut you lose to explore the island as you see fit. Lunch at a café along the beach, perhaps? A visit to the famous Elvi's Kitchen in the center of town? Whatever you choose be sure to bring some spending cash for the street vendors selling beautiful handmade jewelry and wood carvings. What else to do while in San Pedro? There are beach massages offered, many cafes to enjoy cold beer while watching the boats pass by. Real Estate offices, for the curious visitors, offer fliers posted outside of properties for sale. A band is usually playing somewhere, if not simply along the street near the vendors. You can even rent a golf cart for a couple of hours to roam around the Northern and/or Southern parts of Ambergris Caye.

By 3:30 or 4:00pm most guests find they are ready to go back to St. George's Caye. It's been a beautiful day filled with new experiences but the peace and tranquility of SGCR is calling your name. You arrive back to your private Cabana with plenty of time to clean up and relax before dinner.

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**Would you like to book the SAN PEDRO SLAM for your next trip?
Let Cap'N Ron know by email at 

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