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Pictured above is the ship HMS Merlin, used to assist in the Battle.

 

 

The Battle of St. George's Caye was a short military engagement that lasted from 3 to 10 September 1798, off the coast of what is now Belize. The celebratory day is typically reserved for the final battle that occurred on 10 September and marks the final attempt to take over the area. Today, the Battle of St. George's Caye is a national public and bank holiday with many parades, parties and a special youth regatta to boot!

 

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The territory that is now Belize was under dispute from as early as the mid-1750s by Great Britain and Spain. Although Spain never occupied Belize, she considered it part of her Central American territories, such as Mexico and Guatemala. The British had entered the territory as of 1638 to harvest logwood and later mahogany. Spain recognized this trade in the Treaty of Paris (signed in 1763) but did not draw boundaries (which may have suggested that Spain was giving up claims of sovereignty to the area), leading to further disputes. From 1779 to 1782 the settlement was abandoned, its settlers, known as the Baymen, and their African slaves having been deported to Cuba following a Spanish attack

 

The battle of St George’s Caye has always captivated historians with its combination of brilliant tactics, sheer courage and the solidarity of the defenders. For Belizeans, it marks the moment when the people of the settlement, of all races and creeds, decided to defend something that even back then they recognized as worthy of fighting for.

 

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The Tenth Day of September (Song)

It was the 10th day of September
In ninety-eight Anno Domini
when our fore-fathers
won the glorious fight
at Old St. George's Caye
Hip! Hip! Hurrah. Hip! Hip! Hurrah.
Then hail them - cheer them.
Let our grateful loyal hearts not fail them,
as we march and sing and shout in merry glee
The Battle of St. George's Caye.
Hip! Hip! Hurrah. Hip! Hip! Hurrah.

 

Want more History of St. George's Caye? Check out the links below:

 

St. George's Caye Village Council  :: <http://www.stgeorgescayebelize.org/events.html>  

 

Wikipedia :: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_St._George's_Caye>

http://www.belize.com/battle-of-st-georges-caye

 

 

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 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.

Before & After Photos
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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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