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At St. George's Caye Resort, we are devout lovers of the island and the magic of this slice of paradise. With diving, adventure, relaxation, and romance of the island, who wouldn't want to make this secluded island paradise their home away from home? Follow our blog and live the island life through pictures painted with words and delicious...

At St. George's Caye Resort, we are devout lovers of the island and the magic of this slice of paradise. With diving, adventure, relaxation, and romance of the island, who wouldn't want to make this secluded island paradise their home away from home? Follow our blog and live the island life through pictures painted with words and delicious imagery of country and seaside. 

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Our Guests Say It Best - Sharing Memories of Belize

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Our recent weeks have been filled with reminiscing about guests who have impacted our lives so deeply, memories of when the resort was full, and of course, we have been active on many webinars and zoom meetings for preparedness on how to safely welcome you back!

We can't wait to see you in the sun, and in the meantime, stay curious and don't stop "belizing"! Check out some of our heartwarming comments from a recent post. 

"So many wonderful memories of the people of St George's Caye Resort. They really make the experience special!" - Todd 

"Ahhh I miss this place so much. I visited in 2015 and can't wait to go back."

"Miss my tarpon fishing buddy." -Stephan 

"Miss this place!!" - Miche

"My family and I are supposed to be there in May. 😩 So sad to have to reschedule, but looking forward to coming back in 2021. My first trip to St. George's was right after I graduated from graduate school in 2018. We had the dive boat to ourselves and Elvin was our divemaster. He's awesome!" -Jessica

"We've been there 4 times and Love everyone so much, look forward to our next visit!!!" - Evie

"Loved our time together at your beautiful and relaxing resort! High school besties celebrating turning 50!" -Tina

"I wish we were quarantined there! You all be safe!" -Ashley 

"February 2018- it was such an amazing trip! Learned to scuba and got certified while at SGC! "-Jessica

"We miss you all!" - Laura

"We had the most amazing vacation at your resort in Feb. this year. It was paradise and we'll be back! Thank you all!" xoxo

"The most perfect honeymoon, in the most perfect place, with the absolutely most accommodating staff! We can't wait to come back! We were there in 2018." - Eryn

"Cornhole tournament from our honeymoon, July 2019. It was a blast!" - Danielle

"Miss the view when we walked to our overwater cabana! Great memories and can't wait to go back someday!" -Jinger

"Miss this place!" -Sam

"This is my sister and I seven years ago on our first trip to St. George's. We had just returned from the Blue Hole. One of the most incredible experiences we've ever had. Ya'll take care!" - Ashley

"We did our pregnancy announcement on a shell we found on the island." -Peyton 

We can't wait to welcome you back and look forward to more memories to be made for the next forty years and beyond!

We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

To plan in advance for travel in the future please see our website at www.belizeislandparadise.com or email our reservations team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Daydream for Departure - Sending Island Vibes

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As "normal" sets back in, the world has had the chance to slow down a bit, to reconnect with reading, music, evening walks, and a pace that we likely haven't experienced since childhood. 

We would like to encourage you to keep a bit of that as you venture back out into the world. Keep that curiosity that you find from reading of foreign worlds. Keep the zest for life as you can experience it at a slower pace, and enjoy the little things to look forward to. 

Here are some helpful ways to do just that...

  • Brain Exercises: Healthline.com says that "Exercising the brain to improve memory, focus, or daily functionality is a top priority for many people…" "Research has shown that there are many ways you can hone your mental sharpness and help your brain stay healthy, no matter what age you are. Doing certain brain exercises to help boost your memory, concentration, and focus can make daily tasks quicker and easier to do, and keep your brain sharp…" CLICK TO READ MORE…
  • Meditate: Mayoclinic.org states, "Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple and inexpensive, and it doesn't require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are — whether you're out for a walk…". CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…
  • Be Still: One thing that our guests have written to us frequently about in this time, is how they miss the peaceful serenity of the island. How they long for the chance to disconnect from this "new normal" and escape to nature, warmth and the sea. Visualization is a powerful tool, take time each day, when you feel you need to rest and breathe deeply while letting your body totally relax, at that time, visualize in your mind, where your happy place is. 
  • Plan Ahead Part 1: To give yourself something to look forward to is therapeutic. What has your bucket list been for travel? Check out those destinations to give yourself a visual and mental treat. Better yet, as airlines resume international travel, rates will never be better. Give yourself a plan for the next few years to make up for all of this time at bay and give yourself a plan to look forward to!
  • Plan Ahead Part 2: We wrote in a recent blog, how profound travel books can be not only to forming your travel plans but to giving you a greater sense of geography, culture, and all of the fun things-to-do while you are visiting your destination. Amazon has an incredible assortment of travel aid books; both Fodor's and Lonely Planet publish fabulous books about travel to destinations all over the world.


We absolutely can't wait to welcome you back to Belize but in the meantime, we hope this article helps you #staycurious while you are #stayingsafe.

Cheers to seeing you in the sun in the future! 

We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

To plan in advance for travel in the future please see our website at www.belizeislandparadise.com or email our reservations team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Bucket List Belize -Invent Your Adventure

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What type of traveler are you? Do you enjoy a vacation full of adventure, or something a bit more relaxing? Maybe you want the best of both worlds and do a little of each. No matter what type of travel is your favorite, we've got you covered here at St. George's Caye!

Our guests elated to find how much (or little - depending on your goals) there is to do at the island. With easy access to the mainland there are so many combinations of adventures, cultural immersions and ways to build memories to last a lifetime. Check out just some of what awaits you at the island! 

Explore the culture of Belize - Travel by boat across the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, going past nearby Caye Chapel and Caye Caulker, to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Spend the morning on a guided snorkeling and/or diving adventure at two popular sites, Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. (For guests who do not want to snorkel or dive, you have the full day to explore Ambergris Caye.) Then we venture back to San Pedro for lunch at the restaurant of your choice (we can provide recommendations) and an afternoon of shopping and visiting galleries, gift shops, and beach bars/restaurants, before returning to St. George's with plenty of time to unwind and freshen up before dinner.

Culture of Belize

Prepare to discover Belize. This unique unscripted tour is customized for you and your fellow travelers by our seasoned professional guide "on the fly." He will get to know you and what you are interested in, and plan your day accordingly. The many attractions that may be included

  • Old Belize Museum that features Belize's rainforest, Mayan history, cave systems, timber and chicle industries. 

Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip Lining

An adventurous combination of hiking and cave tubing within a cave system, this is a fun activity! Float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to guide the way as the Caves Branch River winds a path through the Maya mountain and numerous caves.
Secured by a harness whizzing past a stunning display of tropical flora and fauna, daring participants will rappel to the rainforest floor from the final platform for a thrilling one-of-a-kind jungle adventure.

Try SCUBA or Sink in Deep

St. George's Caye has been a dive destination for decades, offering some of the best SCUBA diving in Belize. With no other dive resorts in the area, the nearby dive sites are pristine, healthy, and almost always free of other divers. The coral reef system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as sea turtles, dolphins, spotted eagle rays, and numerous invertebrates. You can dive in the morning, return for lunch, and dive again in the afternoon – combining the benefits of a live-aboard dive trip with the comforts and service of a private island resort.

Lamanai Maya Ruins

This site, situated along the New River Lagoon, features monumental architecture of temples and palaces dating from the Classic and Pre-Classic Periods. Pollen evidence dates the earliest occupation at the site to be about 1500 B.C. The earliest pottery has been dated to about 500 B.C.

But getting there and back is half the fun. See more of the land of Belize on your way to the river, and then enjoy an enchanting jungle boat ride complete with native wildlife!

Would you rather not leave the island? We offer beautiful ways to be active but also save that precious time for relaxation. Guests love that you can do all you want while staying on the island. Read more below. 

Set Sail

Ready for a little adventure? Sail the open sea with one of our three Hobie Cat sailboats! If it's your first time using a sailboat, our staff would be happy to show you the ropes and you'll be sailing in no time! 

Relax and Unwind

Let our island spa staff pamper you in paradise! Refresh your manicure, enjoy a hot stone massage, or go all out with our head-to-toe pampering package. Whatever you choose, we can guarantee you'll feel refreshed and rejuvenated afterward. Check out all of our spa offerings here.

Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayaking 

With a diverse ecology surrounding the island, it is increble to explore at a watersport pace. Kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUP) are available for complimentary use at the island. We hear rave reviews from our guests about the pod of dolphins they have encountered on their self propelled waterbound excursions. Some have even encounetered illusive manatees in their native habitat. What a bucket list item to check off! 

Cast a Line

Check out free fishing gear with a staff member (or bring your own gear) and try to hook a Snapper, Grouper, or Snook off our docks! Our staff is also happy to help you find bait and the perfect location to throw out your line. Pro Tip: June, July, and August are the best fishing months in BelizeIf you want to take your fishing to the next level, ask a staff member about our charter fishing trips!

Snorkeling

Grab your complimentary snorkel gear and explore the underwater world right off the beach! It's the perfect activity if you want to stay close to shore and explore on your own time. Pro tip: there are always fish hanging around the docks! 


We are taking reservations for the future with flexible terms.

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

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We can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat, and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventureromance, 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.


Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US-based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll-free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information atwww.belizeislandparadise.com

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Belize Welcomes the World

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While the world emerges from sheltering in place, Belize is joining in the resurgence. With domestic travel already open, we are on the edge of our seats waiting for our international guests to return.

In the next few months, we look forward to new ways to keep our guests safe, healthy, and enjoying the island's peace, as they have for the last forty years.

We are also looking forward to an exceptional new offering on the island. In October of 2020, we will welcome guest retreat leaders, Marni Henderson and Kelli Soll. Kelli has been a long time guest of St. George's Caye Resort, and our USA team had the honor of meeting these two incredible ladies earlier this year.

We are starting to take reservations for this meaningful retreat offering. Marni was kind enough to write for us about this shift back to "normalcy" and self care steps along the way.

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Here we are -- May 2020. Our lives have been completely altered. Some more than others and in totally different ways. Now what? How do we begin to adjust to our new realities and continue to live with the unknown?

One step at a time with lots of self-care and flexibility!

Anytime we experience big change, it creates stress, which affects both our body and mind. Even if the change is good, right now is the time to observe how you've responded to the massive amounts of change, new realities, adjustments, and the unknown. You may not realize it, because you have settled into a new routine, but how we've handled the stress in the past makes a big difference on our well being moving forward. This is the perfect time to take inventory and look at the big picture of how we handle stress, how our lives have changed, and then figure out the next steps.

  1. Know that there is a value in stepping away from your day to day routine. Take a breath, give yourself some space, and gain perspective on everything you've gone through. This is why vacations are so awesome, near, or far!! (Yes, St.George's and Belize, we are waiting patiently to sink our toes in the sand and play in the ocean!)
  2. Take inventory and recognize where you are at today. What has changed? Are there parts that no longer fit? What about the pieces of your life that you missed? Bring awareness to what is going on in your new reality today. It may even help to make a list of:
    1. What works, what has helped me cope and thrive?
    2. What no longer works, this can be surprising sometimes, what don't I need any more?
  3. Making this list does not hold you to anything. You're simply acknowledging how things have changed or not. Information!
  4. Now that you've taken inventory. Is there anything that has brought more joy and happiness? Less stress, more time? Take some time to look through your lists.
  5. Pick one or two that you can focus on. That is your GOAL. Write it down. Make it a priority!
  6. Find ways to incorporate these new pieces of your life while moving forward with the new normal. Along the way, make adjustments and tweaks to how the new pieces are fitting into your life.

Through all of this process, know that making changes and integrating them into your life takes energy. Keeping your written goal somewhere you see it daily will keep you focused on the process, always making a note of what works or doesn't.

Finally, remember to make relaxation and replenishment a part of your new plan. Remember the part of the change, even good change, that taxes our body and mind? Like a race car, we too need maintenance to keep healthy! Whatever it is that brings playful joy into your life - sunshine, exercise, meditation, time in nature, a favorite hobby - make it part of your daily routine!

Putting all the new pieces together will take some time and can be exciting, challenging, and uncomfortable. However, you choose to bring this new information into your life, make sure to keep your mind and body healthy by practicing daily self-care. When the time comes for us to travel away from our current communities, we will be ready to navigate step 1 once again! We will really be able to enjoy our vacation and gain further clarity on our lives, how we are living, and most importantly, have the energy and health to make those changes!

ABOUT MARNI

Marni is a health and wellness practitioner focused on creating wellness through the bridging of science and the sacred. She facilitates the overall health–mind, body, spirit–of her clients. When not working with clients or small groups, she loves to facilitate retreats in the warm waters of Belize and majestic mountains of Idaho. www.coalescediscovery.com and www.sunriseretreat.org ©2020 Coalesce Discovery, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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Bucket List Belize - Your Group Getaway

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Let's face it, during this time of separation, it is only natural to want to come together and be social. What we wouldn't give for a dinner with friends, a birthday party with joy and cake, or a wedding dance, celebrating in our loved ones' union. We look forward to the future, and from that, we come to our second "Bucket List Belize" to-do -- your group getaway to the island! 

 
What have you always wanted to celebrate with others? Do you have a retreat topic for which the Caribbean Sea would be a perfect backdrop? Pick your purpose; a girls or guys getaway, wedding vow renewals, reunion, corporate event, or just a chance to get away and be secluded with those you enjoy most. That time together within a circle of your dearest ones is priceless. There always seems to be a reason to get a group together, and now more than ever, that time will be an event you cherish for the rest of your life. 

St. George's Caye resort serves as the perfect place for a safe, and healthy group getaway. Located only 7 miles from shore of the mainland, St. George's Caye drivers pick you right up at the airport, you are then in the safety of our transfer via van and boat. 

This allows your group to travel with the reassurance of:

1. No crowds

2. Complete seclusion

3. Simple, free and safe transfers 

4. Time with only the people you want to spend time with. (if you buy out the island)

Now is a time in which it is so important to fill your life with positive things.

Life will eventually get back to what it once was. At that time, do you want to go back to the way things were or set something in your path to create memories and grow from?

We are taking reservations for the future with flexible terms. 

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

Email our friendly reservations specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We can't wait to #seeyouinthesun! 

What will you check off of your bucket list during your trip to St. George's Caye Resort?

Scuba Diving
Belize Adventures
Water Sports
Fishing
Island Spa
Romance & Honeymoon
Diving
Adventure
Relaxation
FishingCulture of Belize
Dining
Groups & Weddings
Location and Weather

St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina. We are taking reservations for summer and fall, with our worry-free travel policies. We are filling fast so book soon!

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

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Bucket List Belize - Sink into the Sea

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Pull on your goggles on and peek beneath the surface, you instantly become a part of a whole new world. Light beams dance on the coral and illuminate brilliant fish and a landscape to wow the senses. You connect with your breathing and the energy of the water as you peer down upon the Belize Barrier Reef system.

This is like a place you may not have ever been before, floating weightlessly and witnessing another wonder of the world. What an incredible opportunity to create experiences and memories to last a lifetime.  

Some of the top bucket list items that bring guests to St. George's Caye Resort are the world-class SCUBA diving and snorkeling. With access to globally renowned destinations like the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark-Ray Alley, you will not miss the interaction with epic beauty, that you crave.

Visitors also love the abundance of free options for playing in the sea. With our hobbie cat sailboats, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and complimentary use of snorkel gear, the sea awaits, and it is easy to access. Pick your play for the day and be off to explore mangroves, lounge at the sandbar, or try to find a dolphin or manatee.

If you want to go off of the island to snorkel or dive, we have complete valet service to make your trip a breeze. With adventures to the famous Blue Hole, Turneffe Atoll and Lighthouse Reef Atoll, paired with our exclusive dive sites, you are sure to check off incredible experiences, while limiting the crowds at our lesser-known dive sites.

Diving can take you only 15 minutes from the island, or for a full day trip to more well-known destinations. For the avid and advanced diving enthusiasts, we offer night dives for your chance to spot some of the more nocturnal creatures.

Thinking SCUBA may be too deep, or have you always wanted to try it? Perfect! We have a Try Scuba Resort Course. Try Scuba Diving means no experience needed! Learn to breathe with SCUBA equipment in our pool, and learn all safety procedures and underwater hand signals. Enjoy a guided SCUBA dive in the Caribbean Sea with our instructor. Receive half-price Open Water SCUBA Certification during your next visit to the resort. Trying this incredible experience doesn't get much easier than this! 

Whatever your perfect preference may be, we have an oasis of experiences waiting for you. St. George's Caye Resort is the perfect place to check off some of the greatest experiences on your list!

Come and see us this summer or fall and plan your getaway, away from it all! 

See you in the sun! 

St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina. We are taking reservations for summer and fall, with our worry-free travel policies. We are filling fast so book soon! We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

Email our friendly reservations specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or Click Here to Reserve Online

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Scuba Diving
Belize Adventures
Water Sports
Fishing
Island Spa
Romance & Honeymoon
Diving
Adventure
Relaxation
FishingCulture of Belize
Dining
Groups & Weddings
Location and Weather









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The Taste of Summer - Belize Island Style

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It's time to start looking forward to the future and taste the freedom of travel again! Belize tantalizes all of your senses from sights and sounds to taste. The blend of culture, Caribbean, and cuisine is colorful, crafted, and just plain crave-able! While you plan your trip to St. George's Caye Resort, sink into this blog and visualize yourself at the island!  

Good morning! The temperature is about 76 degrees Fahrenheit, and tropically perfect. You have awakened to the sea breeze coming through your window, you open your cabana or villa door to find that our friendly staff has delivered fresh coffee, tea, and juice to your door. As you stretch, take a look at the sun, sea, and white coral sands, you sip your coffee and dream of the adventures and relaxation of your day.

On your own time and terms, when you're ready for breakfast, head over to the Sand Bar Lounge. There, you will find a sweet assortment of granola, tropical fruit, and yogurt to indulge in. Next up, breakfast made to order. Your menu includes a variety of the tastes of Belize as well as your homestyle favorites, all served with dietary needs in mind.

A must-try is our Belizean specialty, fry jacks that are often served with cheese, refried beans, eggs, and other colorful, flavorful ingredients.

Once you have had your massage, found your way to the sandbar while sailing, or taken an excursion off of the island to one of the many adventures that Belize has to offer, it is time for your midday meal. Lunch may include fresh slaw, soups, authentic Belizean rice and beans, stewed chicken, or tamales.

As your day winds down and you have soaked up as much sun as you can, join us for your four-course gourmet meal. Chefs choice usually includes conch, fish, or other seafood, a variety of meats, sauces, and veggies. Not in the mood for meat? Choose from our vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other diet-sensitive options. Pair your fare with a refreshing traditional or virgin daiquiri, ice-cold Belikin Beer, or tropical mixed drink and you have the makings for complete satisfaction!

Belize is a melting pot when it comes to cuisine, and with so many delicious dishes to choose from your taste buds will be on cloud nine. Read on to learn about the five foods we think everyone should try when visiting Belize and prepare your palate at home! 

Fry Jack

Fry jacks are one of the most popular foods in Belize. They are small triangles of dough that are fried until golden brown and served warm. Normally eaten for breakfast and served alongside refried beans, sausage, eggs, etc.. A drizzle of honey on top turns a savory fry jack into a decadent delight!

Click here for an awesome recipe for Fry Jacks

Rice and Beans

Rice and beans is the Belizean national dish composed of a base of red kidney beans and rice and cooked in coconut milk. Typically served with stewed chicken, but any meat will do! It is traditionally served with a Belizean style potato salad. 

Stew Chicken or Pork

Belizean comfort food at its finest! Chicken or pork is rubbed in Red Recardo or achiote paste and slow-cooked in broth. Served over rice and beans for lunch or dinner. This dish will leave you feeling full and happy! Click here for a recipe!

Tamales (Bollo)

Belizeans put their own twist on the traditional Mexican tamale by wrapping them with plantain leaves instead of corn husks. Seasoned meat (chicken or pork) is wrapped in a soft corn dough and then steamed in plantain leaves. They can also be vegetarian by substituting the meat with vegetables. Want to make your own at home? Follow the recipe HERE.

Conch Fritters

Fresh sea food is abundant in Belize, and a crowd favorite is conch. Conch fritters are a popular appetizer, and are made from a batter of Conch, sweet peppers, onions, celery, flour, and seasonings and then deep fried to perfection! Yum!

Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner is your favorite, you will be sure to find a new and robust palate of flavors to excite the senses. We welcome you to our table. Be our guest! 

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St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina. We are taking reservations for summer and fall, with our worry-free travel policies. We are filling fast so book soon! We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

Questions? Contact us today +1- 507.380.9344 or Toll Free 1-800-813-8498

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It's Time to Dream - Returning to St. George's Caye

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The island is host to thousands of seashells. All originating from different places, all arriving in their time, all moving on the ebb and flow of the sea. A seemingly appropriate metaphor for the current state of things; quite the ebb and flow... 

This time may leave you feeling like your 'normal' has been a bit re-defined. We can empathize. Although we are ecstatic with the large number of people that are booking for this fall and even summer, we are reflective of the people we should have been of service to, interim. We are keeping spirits up, the sun on, and eagerly awaiting the day that we welcome our next guests with a rum punch, and a warm, island smile.

During this "downtime" It is a perfect time to reflect on how to come back better. We have heard that many people are using the extra time on their hands to get back to the simple things, enjoy a walk outside, a good movie, or just a simple cup of coffee while video chatting with a friend. We are also working on our return! We have been discussing ways to serve our guests to an even higher standard and intentionally enhance some offerings to give you more options for reflection and rejuvenation at the island.

To that end, about a month ago, our US team had the honor of meeting with Kelli Soll, the founder and director of Global Service Partnerships (GSP), which offers unique and life-changing service and travel programs in Belize, Central America. Shortly after that meeting, we also met Kelli's business partner, Marni Henderson, founder of Coalesce Discovery and a wellness practitioner. Their collaboration, Horizons Retreats, is a magical Belizean retreat experience! Together we started the planning process of a retreat offering this coming October. Our team was so moved by our meeting and their mission, that it just seemed like a natural fit.

"Each of us will have a new normal as we emerge from this unprecedented time in history," stated Kelli in a recent chat, "It is up to every one of us to take this time to evaluate what is truly important in our own unique lives, how we live our values in the future, and to mindfully pursue a daily life with more presence."

"This is a moment of reflection." Marni added, "...to take a pause and bring awareness to the information revealed from this experience. It will be imperative to give ourselves time to heal, relax and replenish our stressed-out bodies, hearts and minds. I can't think of a more magical place to do that..." 

We will have more details about this retreat in future news and can't wait to welcome our first group to the island for this special and most necessary retreat! If it looks like something you may be interested in, pencil the dates of October 10th - 17th and let us know you are interested in more information. You can contact Kelli directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Marni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about the offering and additional details. 

Looking forward to the future!

See you in the sun!

Your St. George's Caye Resort Family 

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Come Away to Belize- St. George's Caye Resort Virtual Tour

IMG_5573 Let's vote to speed up time!

For the first time in history, we want to SPEED UP "Island Time"!

Let us explain... Island time is what our guests come to us to find; slower pace, less attention to time and a chance to completely relax.

Well all of that is extremely important for our visitors, we work on a different schedule and mindset so that guests enjoy this time of complete ease. We look forward to the joy of being day-makers, for anticipating things guests' may not even know they would like, and for going above and beyond to make an extra special occasion, even more special. And, we can't do that if you're not here...

So, to that end, we vote to speed up time so you can come to the island very soon! We are eagerly awaiting our Captain's Club guests return, and so excited to welcome our new friends with a rum punch and a smile.

In the meantime, please enjoy your very own virtual tour of the island. Ms. Jahnene will greet you with your complimentary rum punch after your short transfer to the island, and here, takes you on a tour of St. George's Caye Resort.

Thank you Evan Taylor and his beautiful wife, Kate for this incredible video!


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We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

To plan in advance for travel in the future please see our website at www.belizeislandparadise.com, email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. 

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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.

See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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History is Rich at St. George's Caye - By Ian Pearce

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We are so grateful for the outpouring of comments on our posts, responses to our newsletters and love we are getting from our valued guest family in this time. When Ian Pearce, long time guest of St. George's Caye Resort reached out to let us know his fish caught recently in Belize, would make for a good "my fish was this big" story, we asked him to recount some of the rich history of his family and this special place. This is an incredible story, and one we hope to continue with Ian, Commodore, and Deena for years to come! Happy Birthday, Commodore, although we can't celebrate with you in person, we are with you in island spirit! Cheers to your quick return!  

By: Ian Pearce

Back in 1881 my great-grandfather Sydney Cuthbert, who came to British Honduras from Edinburgh Scotland, purchased the site where St. George's Caye Resort now stands. He and his wife (my great-grandmother), Amy Jane Simpson, from Aberdeen Scotland, would spend many a bright summer day enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine in their two-story house on stilts. Above the second story, Sydney built a tower that my great-grandmother would use to hang a lantern to help him navigate his steamboat back from Belize to the Caye at night. So much history and happenchance has happened for my family at St. George's Caye.

Fast forward, as a kid, my family would spend summers on the Caye, but we had to rent a house up on the north end towards Quacka Head. I started to Dive the reef near St. George's Caye in 1976.

In the mid-1980's a man named Fred Good bought the 5 and a half lots that my grandmother owned from her and filled in the cuts with a dredge and built St. George's Lodge. He owned and operated it for around 30 years. During that time, we enjoyed staying and playing in and around the Lodge. My father, who was a dentist in Houston, eventually bought and kept a boat, the BelTexIan, in Belize. We would frequently visit Fred on our Belize vacations and enjoy dining and diving with Fred and Jose at the Lodge.

Later after the Lodge changed hands, it became St. George's Caye Resort. We have had the great pleasure of meeting the new owner Tim and all the great staff (Barry, Janeene, Oliver, Jose, Freddie, Andy, Leo, Edison, Herber, Cornell, Wilbur and the rest of the gang). We have been welcomed by them and made to feel like family at the Caye. My dad (we all call him Commodore), my girlfriend Deena, my children (Clara & Leah) and I have been guests at the Resort on numerous occasions and love all the great activities and new friends we meet there.

Commodore, Deena and I were due to spend a week at the Resort for his 94th birthday, but the Coronavirus pandemic made us stay in Austin instead. We are thankful that we are all healthy and very bored. We would love to be hanging out with our friends at SGCR diving, snorkeling, tarpon fishing, sailing, relaxing and eating the wonderful meals there, but it will have to wait. I know it will all be there waiting for us as soon as this craziness is over, hopefully, sooner than later. Until then, we will shelter in place and practice social distancing so that we all remain well and ready for our next Belize adventure.

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Again, thank you Ian, Commodore and Deena for your return trips, sharing your family story with us! Sending you and yours warm island vibes until you return!

Sincerely, 

Your St. George's Caye Resort team

We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

To plan in advance for travel in the future please see our website at www.belizeislandparadise.com, email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493.

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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.

See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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Daydreams for Departure - Plan Ahead

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We can all likely agree on one thing, with most people often wishing for more time, this is maybe more of an answer to those wishes than we bargained for. During this time of sheltering in place, the weekend to-do list may be a little shorter for you than it was a month ago. Well, now that you have a little more downtime, a great daydream exercise, especially for travelers, is to prepare for re-entry into the world.

Here are the Top 5 Tips on planning for your next getaway. Feast your eyes on images of the world and let the endorphins rush as you plan for your in-person appearance at your next destination:

  • Order a travel book – www.amazon.com has an incredible assortment of travel aid books both Fodor's and Lonely Planet publish fabulous books about travel to destinations all over the world. What a way to not only expand your mind and wealth of knowledge culture, but this exercise can expand your travel plans to places you didn't even think about prior to checking it out.
  • Actually take the time to read it – It is easy to be "busy" while we are all adjusting to a new norm. Homeschooling, working from home and many other adjustments have us in a bit of a tailspin. It is so important to take time to step away from reality a bit and immerse yourself into something that rejuvenates your spirit. Whether it be yoga, a good fiction novel, or a travel book. Make the time!
  • Search destinations online - Destination websites not only have incredible footage of their property, they also have valuable information that will allow you to make comparisons while you have a little down time. That way, when airfares are still low, and you know you are free to roam again, you can book with confidence knowing you did your homework.
  • Talk about your plans - Now is the time to be brainstorming with your travel buddy or evaluating your choices in your mind. Talk about the types of adventures you wish to enjoy, how much rest and relaxation you need during your time and what bucket list agenda you wish to check off.
  • Check Airfare and Travel News Often – Once we are free to travel the globe again, your best time to book will be just as the opportunity is opened again and when airfares are competitive. Be prepared so that when the time is right, you can strike out for your next journey around this incredible planet!

We hope that this simple list allows you to take some much-needed mental escape and globe-trot a bit in your mind. Until we meet again, sending you island vibes and well wishes! 

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We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

To plan in advance for travel in the future please see our website at www.belizeislandparadise.com, email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493.

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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.

See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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Stay Local - Dream Global - Belize

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Thank you to our new retreat partner - Marni Henderson, founder of Coalesce Discovery and Horizons Retreats for this awesome perspective on how to "getaway" without leaving the safety of home during this time. 
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Picture this, "It is sometime in the late afternoon, maybe 3:00 or 4:00. You haven't worn your watch or scrolled through your phone for days. The turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean sweetly soothe the soul while relaxing in a hammock. You can hear the waves gently brush the sand as a calm breeze rustles the palm fronds. The humidity naturally melts stress lines from your face with a warm welcoming smile. An easy dip in the ocean draws all tension from your shoulders and you are greeted with a freshly prepared rum punch as you step back onto land. "Go Slow" is the plan for today. An overwhelming sense of harmony and balance brings peace and relaxation throughout your mind, body and soul."

I can feel it. I can taste it and oh I can so imagine myself there right now... But I am not there, at least physically.

In a time when staying home is one of the most powerful choices we can make for the health and well being of our local communities and the world, finding ways to retreat within ourselves and at home has become a new reality. Especially for those of us that love to travel.​ 

I was supposed to be in Belize last week. But like so many other people, travel plans quickly changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. My plane was scheduled to leave stateside, the day before the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize was closed. ​

Although St. George's Caye would be a magical and totally relaxing island to self isolate, I would not be traveling to Belize this time... 

My love for Belize had me counting the days for the slow paced culture, gracious people and healing beauty of this Central American country. Exploring other cultures offers a fresh perspective allowing me to bring home a different understanding of how I am living my life. It is often a "check up" on my priorities and daily habits. Specifically in Belize, I savor the break from digital devices, face paced lifestyle and unnecessary stress. Instead, days are filled with a "go slow" vibe, quiet contemplation, nourishing fresh food, playful curiosity and adventure. The most important reason I love to travel for retreat is that I often return home more relaxed, present and authentically available for myself and loved ones. Pure presence is the greatest gift we can share!

What had been a very intentionally planned vacation to relax and replenish now had me finding another way to fill a physician ordered prescription - "stress management vacation". For many, travel is a powerful stress management tool. The word retreat actually means to withdraw from our normal routine into a space that is safe for us to reflect and find refuge. Whether that be by meditation within ourselves, at home or global travel, retreat is actually a very profound act of self care. It positively affects the health and wellness of our whole being with a boosted immune system, increased brain function, emotional health and so much more!

Therefore, I am finding ways to create this experience in my home. Because honestly, that is what is happening right now for much of the world. For the greater good of humanity, we are being asked to keep ourselves and others healthy by staying home. Amongst all of the chaos, change and grief occurring worldwide, it is even more important to create a place of refuge within ourselves and immediate surroundings.


Relax and Replenish Home Retreat

  1. Preparation: Clearly define what type of experience or feeling you need. Is it to relax (less tense, relieve stress or anxiety) or to replenish (fill up or restore energy supply)?
  2. Setting: Find a special place in your home that will be designated just for your retreat. It may be outside, a certain chair or room. Make sure this is a place that when you go there, you really make it special for this purpose. It could even be a favorite blanket that you take with you to sit on or wrap yourself in. Clearly designate whatever and wherever it is. (I moved a reclining chair outside and now I wrap up in my favorite blanket and take a nap or read a book outside in the recliner…..it is so delicious!)
  3. Who: Is this for yourself, with others or are you planning for someone else?
  4. Sound: There are so many sounds we have access to that will support relaxation. It may be different types of music, a guided meditation, the sound of birds or silence.
  5. Smells: Certain smells definitely invoke a sensation of relaxation. Candles, essential oils, diffusers, incense, fresh air…...what is your pick? Ylang ylang, bergamot and lavender are all known to promote relaxation. If you imagine yourself on the beach, find some coconut or are you longing for the mountains, pine.
  6. Food: What a nourishing aspect of replenishment! What if you prepared a special meal? It could even be something as simple as a unique chocolate or a new dish, fruit or tea. Maybe you don't want to cook so you pre-prepare the meal or support your local restaurant with curbside pick up before your retreat. (I made a special meal of rice and beans for a "Belize Retreat" night, played Caribbean music, sprayed coconut in the room, made rum punch and put on "beach clothes").
  7. Have some fun: This is supposed to be a retreat which means we can step out of the box. Let your imagination soar. Give yourself some time to step away from the current reality and create an environment filled with deeply nourishing elements. Is there a special outfit you can wear? Can you call a friend and do it together? Does it mean you put a tent up in your backyard or living room? Maybe hang some indoor lights or take a bath? How can you step away from all of the chaos and stress to bring a precious moment of restorative balance?
  8. Time: Now that you have all the details figured out for your retreat and you've gathered everything you need, if anything at all, pick a time. Put it on your calendar or set an alarm and if you live with others, let them know. That means if you have littles, you've prepared them to be occupied while you go on retreat! This is your time! Honor yourself by making this a priority and putting all the preparation into action. Sometimes that is the hardest part. So put it on the calendar and if it helps, have someone else hold you accountable. Ask for help in making this happen.


Turn off the phone, step away from the to do list, slip away into your magical retreat space and return relaxed, refreshed and replenished. Congratulations, you restored harmony and balance!

There will be a day we can travel internationally again and return to St. George's Caye or your favorite destination. We will be living in the new normal. Until then, remember to take the time for yourself and create space for relaxation and replenishment. Being present with yourself and others is one of the greatest gifts we can share. When personal and global health requires taking care of your mind, body and spirit at home, know that you are making a difference for yourself and the many people on the front line. And then, when the loved ones in our lives working on the front line return home or can take a moment to relax, we will have the energy to make sure they too find the relaxation, replenishment and re-connection they so very much deserve.

Marni Henderson

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Your Beautiful - Virtual Vacation to St. George's Caye Resort - Belize

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In a time like the modern world has never experienced before, new norms are being adjusted to every day. 

With travel postponed, we hope we can take you away to our island through visual treats and exciting ideas on how to spend your time at St. George's Caye Resort. Hope you enjoy… Until we see you again, island vibes and well wishes!

Transfers by boat, make for instant relaxation and sights of the sea. Will you see our "welcoming committee" of dolphins?
We hope you can make it in time for lunch on your first day! Fare is fresh, authentic and made with your dietary needs in mind.
Enjoy fresh coffee and sweet, ice cold orange juice served to your cabana or villa door. Guests rave about this daily treat!

Enjoy the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Belize offers so many ways to explore, learn and come away with experiences to last a lifetime. However, we know that people also come to our private island oasis for relaxation from the stresses of life so, build a day or two to just lay in the hammock, read, take advantage of complimentary snorkeling and all of the wonderful "natural resources" of this incredible place! 

Full service is yours, pool side at St. George's Caye Resort . Let us pamper you in paradise!

To quench your thirst for adventure, come away to see the wonders of the world. Let us be your guide through incredible historical sites and the culture of Belize. We love showing you around our countryside and sharing its richness with each guest!

After all of your adventures, or just because, you will certainly need a tropical drink to refresh with. We are pros at making cocktails and virgin drinks alike. Tickle your taste buds with the freshest juices and mixers and maybe even some Belizean Rum!

Whether it is lounging on the beach, hiking the Lamamai Ruins or trying your first go at SCUBA diving with our try scuba resort course, you will always find the perfect plans for your days spent in paradise!

Belize is a country of wonder, and being so close to the mainland, we can offer so many ways to experience this beautiful place. 

We hope this virtual vacation has rested you a bit, and you now have your next travel plans set to come away and see us in the future! 

We can't wait to "See you in the sun"!

- Sincerely, 

Your St. George's Caye Resort Family 

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We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

To plan in advance for travel in the future please see our website at www.belizeislandparadise.com, email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493.

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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.

See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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St. Patty's Day - St. George's Style - Midori Illusion Cocktail Recipe

Missing the island life at St. George's? We understand and just in time for St. Patrick's day, you are in luck! There's nothing better than lounging in a hammock while sipping your favorite cocktail and soaking up the Belizean sunshine. While we wish we could bring the island life to you, the next best option is to dream up your next visit and make one of our specialty drinks, the Midori Illusion, at home. This cocktail is a delicious and sweet blend of melon and fresh citrus flavors, sure to remind you of the "forever summer" we experience at the island.

Midori Illusion

1 oz. Vodka

2 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur

0.5 oz. Triple Sec

1.5 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice

0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Shake and strain over crushed ice


If this cocktail doesn't quite speak to you, try our Dragonfruit Mojito or Drunken Cucumber recipes!

Cheers! See you in the sun and the Sandbar Lounge, soon! 

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Paddleboarding the Blue Waters of Belize

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When we were packing for our trip to St. George's Caye Resort a thought occurred to me: I should bring my paddleboard. It is an inflatable SUP so it wouldn't be that difficult to pack my clothes around the gear and get on the plane. My very sensible wife convinced me that the resort had boards available and that I would be able to get on the water at anytime. She also reminded that we were headed to the private, quite reserve of St. George's Caye to relax! So off we went sans board. I was cautiously optimistic that boards would be at the ready.  

As we flew over the continent and we reached the east coast, the bright blue Belizean waters revealed themselves. I have see the water in Mexico, I have seen the water in Hawaii and I have seen the water in Bali but I have never seen water this colour before. It is vibrant. A real treat for my travelling eyes. As I peered out that airplane window all I could think about was, "When do I get to paddle?!". One of our hosts explained to us that there is a shelf along most of the Caribbean coast line. It is wide and an average of about 5' to 12' deep. Sounds perfect! 

We were escorted from the airport to a boat waiting for us at a nearby dock. Getting to St. George's Caye Resort is a short boat shuttle from Belize City. It is only 7 miles making the trip quick. Arriving at the island we were greeted with smiling faces, a colourful refreshment and...there they were, all tucked away in a seaside rack – the paddleboards! My smile was ear to ear and my wife gave me that 'I am happy for you' and 'see, I told you there was nothing to worry about' look!

That evening it was all I could do not to jump on a board and go explore but we were being treated to the weekly Saturday evening beach bonfire and dinner. Wow, what a way to start an island vacation. We got to know some of the staff, introduced ourselves to the other guests and got acquainted with our new home for the next week. John, my business partner and fellow paddle addict, and I discussed our game plan for the next morning. We had some exploring to do.

The next morning after fresh coffee and a hearty island breakfast, we were ready. We checked out the selection of boards, sized up paddles and off we went. St. George's Caye is a small island. I think has a circumference of about 2.5kms (about a mile). There is a windward side and a leeward side. We chose to start on the leeward side. It is more sheltered and adorned with mangroves. The water is very peaceful and never very deep.  

One of the first things we discovered was a manatee habitat. Who knew?! Right off the docks of the resort live a family of sea cows. We were hopeful to see one but know that sea life can be elusive. Not for us it seems! We saw a little splash from our standing view point so we went to investigate. Paddleboards are the perfect vessel for experiencing sea life. They are quite and your view point is much higher that a kayak or boat. As we got closer to the manatee we notice there were two – an infant and an adult. How cool! They saw us, swam right under the board and then swam away to mind their own business. We carried on through the mangroves back to the resort to report on our sightings.  

That evening we were given a show by the Belize sky. Our first vibrant sunset was about to happen. The first thought in our minds – let's go get boards! Our we went towards the every changing array of colours as the sun sank down below the horizon. The waters calmed right down and we enjoyed the peace and serenity that the glowing hour bestowed upon us. It was at this moment we were falling in love with this little slice of paradise. 

After seeing our love for being on the water, other guests and staff encouraged us to take advantage of a sailboat ride out to the sandbar. Oliver rigged up the sails and took us on the short journey just off the end of the Caye. It was spectacular. We played and snorkelled in three to five feet of warm, clear water. Our senses over flowed. As we sailed back John and I both knew we were paddling back out the next day. Everyone thought we were crazy. That is was too far. Being from Canada and paddling in the North Pacific made us feel comfortable with the distance. We decided to approach the sandbar from the leeward side of the island. We thought we would avoid any wind or major currents that way. Once off the tip of the island we realized just how close we were and it had only been about 20 minutes of paddling. We were about to head straight out to the sandbar and meet the sailboat when all of the sudden John spotted something... 

A single splash off the bows of our boards turned out to be a few splashes. One, two and then three dolphins popped up and started to get curious about us. I was elated. Seeing a dolphin in the wild was definitely a bucket list activity. My wife absolutely loves dolphins and although I knew she would be overjoyed that we saw some, she would want to come explore as well.

All of the sudden two more dolphins joined us. We paddled with this pod of five amazing and curious creatures for close to an hour. They would feed, play, swim and come by us once in a while to check us out. We paddle gently and took photos until our camera ran out of batteries! John and I saw some friends anchor the sailboat and we decided we would try to paddle corral the dolphins over to them. Like we thought we were some sort or paddle dolphin ranchers! Just when we though the dolphins were going along with our plan, they took a turn and went off in the other direction. But wow, what an incredible experience. Paddleboarding with dolphins.

The buzz about paddleboarding was growing around the guests at the resort. Many guests who had never tried it before saw what we were experiencing wanted in. It was really cool to see people new to the sport give it a try and get the same feelings we were getting. That brought us a lot of joy to share this lifestyle we enjoy so much with new friends.

That evening the sunset show was back on and the ladies joined us. The colours were slightly different but just as magical. We were out there until dark and loved being on the water with our loves. It is calm, connected and creates a different sort of bond when you do things like this together. We still reflect back on our time paddling together in the warm Belize sun. Watching for rays and dolphins and just talking about life. It is moment in our lives we will always look back on and cherish. What made it even better was sharing the time with two very special friends.

On about day four of our stay at St. George's Caye Resort we gained a reputation and the crazy Canadian paddleboarders. We took on the moniker with pride and lived up to the expectations. John and I were determined to discover more sea life, paddle around the island and go back to the sandbar again. In our travels we saw countless stingrays, manta rays, manatees, barracuda, tarpon, a nurse shark and even a crocodile! Now don't freak out, the croc was quite a ways from the resort and he took of like a shot as soon as he saw us (hence no picture...you'll just have to take my word for it!). I can tell you, experiencing St. George's Caye by paddleboard was incredible and life altering. I recommend it to anyone to try. You don't have to have any paddle experience whatsoever. You can even kneel on the board to get started. Just do it and go experience your island vacation from a different perspective. You'll never know what you'll discover unless you leave the shore!  

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Lionfish Hunting in Belize

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Imagine dipping into the Caribbean Sea and exploring the Barrier Reef just off the coast of Belize. You'll come across many beautiful and colorful fish, coral, sea turtles, and you may even swim alongside a manatee or dolphin. One species of fish you are sure to encounter is the Lionfish. Lionfish are beautiful (and tasty!), but are also an invasive species to the Caribbean with no known predators, and a danger to the health of the coral reef ecosystem. 


Since it's impossible to eliminate the lion fish, our goal is to manage the population by spearfishing, netting, and line fishing them and enjoying the delicious white meat at mealtime.

To do our part to help control the population around Belize, our dive professionals often take spear guns out with them. Experienced divers can take advantage of this unique and fun opportunity to hunt lionfish and help the reef alongside our dive professionals! This specialty dive is offered as a local two tank dive or a one tank dive at the reef. No matter which you choose, the thrill and excitement of the hunt will be a memory you'll carry with you long after you've left the island. 


With a little luck, you might bring back enough lion fish for the chef to prepare appetizers for everyone! Yes, although they have venomous fins, lion fish are a delicate and delicious white meat. There are many tasty ways to prepare lionfish, such as ceviche, lionfish fingers, whole fried lionfish, lionfish fillet and lionfish fishcakes.


"We caught 16 lionfish between three of us with Hawaiian slingshots when we were diving and shared that with the group. They grilled them up and it was one of the best things there to eat."


We hope you'll join us for this thrilling specialty dive to help protect our local reef during your next trip to the island!


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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Sweet Island Seclusion: Listen - The Caribbean is Calling

Caribbean-Sea---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort-Beliz_20200304-195016_1 Set sail on the big Caribbean blue at St. George's Caye Resort.

Known for turquoise waters and a vibrant culture, the Caribbean has long been one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. And for North American travelers, it's right next door - or at least a short flight away. Two million tourists visit every year, and more are finding their way to islands for a thatched roof over-water bungalow or cabana experience and for extra seclusion and exclusivity.

With 7000 unique islands in the Caribbean, we wanted to share some of the magic that keeps our quaint island hopping with new and returning guest, all year around.

Impeccable Service

When we reflect on what really makes us unique, of course, finding a virtually private island that is only 25 minutes by boat from the mainland is a win in and of itself! However, our people who serve our guests are likely our most redeeming quality, even above the beauty and vibe of our little slice of paradise. Reviews state often that the service received is almost as memorable as the land and sea scape.

Incredible, Secluded Location

As someone finds us as a potential destination for their next adventure, they are so pleased to find how close we are to the mainland. Many of our guests traveling from North America, can leave in the morning and be to the island in time for lunch on the same day! We will have a delicious, authentic meal ready just in time for your arrival!

Complimentary Activities

There are many guests who never leave the island. They find the perfect blend of relaxation and the complimentary, onsite activities.

 Island Time

This is a common term used to describe the laid-back vibe, perfect for those who love a quiet getaway. Or, balance that with your more adventurous spirit, venturing out to kayak, snorkel or zipline.

Whether you seek adventure or the ultimate in relaxation, we suggest booking at least six months in advance of your stay at St. George's Caye Resort. We fill fast, in all seasons.

Our guests typically book 3-12 months in advance, so if you are unsure of your future plans, it is best to reach out so that we can equip you with the information to make the best decision and plan your dream getaway!

We can't wait to see you and be of world class service to you in the sun!

Warm and sunny regards, 

  • - Your St. George's Caye Resort Team
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"It's a Jungle" - Belize's Wildlife Beauty

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Most of the rain forest mammals of Belize are nocturnal and secluded in their nature. This makes them extremely difficult to find. Animals of prey are alert for approaching predators, so they will likely sense you before you are able to see them. That is why the Belize Zoo is such a unique and a must-do destination.

St. George's Caye Resort offers a colorful excursion to the cultural sites of the country as well as the Belize Zoo. Because these animals are so beautiful, but also hidden wonders, the zoo allows for a chance to see these creatures in their natural environment, while maintaining safety and comfort. That is one reason that this is such a special place.

A visit to the zoo is the best way to get an introduction to the animals of Belize, and to understand why it is important to protect the habitats that sustain them. We hope this website will be the next best thing to visiting us in person. Just a few of the incredible species include:

If you are looking for a well rounded visit, this offers the chance to immerse yourself in the ecosystem, culture and island / jungle vibes of this diverse country. 

The Spice of Life Package Has it All!

The Spice of Life Choose this package for a fun variety of adventures and experiences and add memories of a lifetime to your stay!

  • Experience the local barrier reef up-close with our guides. Choice of half-day snorkel trip or 1-tank dive.
  • Half-day guided fishing trip - reef, flats, or river – Check out all of the types of fish you may see here! (You can trade this for a similarly priced experience if you wish)
  • Full-day guided tour to mainland Belize. Choice of:Cave Tubing and Zip Lining in the jungle
  • Lamanai Maya Temple and ruins with jungle river boat ride
  • St. Herman's Cave & Blue Hole National Park
  • Belize Cultural Adventure in and around Belize City, tailored to your interests; may include museums, old town, the zoo, a rum distillery, and more.
  • 10% discount on all services in our Island Spa

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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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How to Soak up a Week in Belize

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Travel authority Travel + Leisure writes that, by scientific standards, the best duration for a vacation is eight days. We figure you are saving at least one day for total and complete relaxation, so here we share some incredible ways to spend the rest of your week! 

Belize is home to many historical and cultural sites, as well as beautiful beaches and reefs. If you're planning to spend a week here, we understand how it can be difficult to decide what to see and do, while also making time to relax. At the island we're all about balance, and we have come up with the perfect way to experience Belize during your week in the sun

Snorkel over our Bountiful Coral Reef System

The Belize Barrier Reef is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef system in the world, and home to an incredibly diverse ecosystem of plants and sea life. Over 500 species of fish and marine life can be found on the reef! As you explore, you'll see brightly colored fish dart in and out of gorgeous corals and sponges as sea turtles and rays pass by. You may even spot a dolphin or manatee if you're lucky!

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"We stayed over New Year's Eve for 3 nights. It was exactly what we have expected - even more. The staff is amazing (attentive, friendly, helpful).

Sport activities are plenty. We have been snorkeling (seeing rays, fishes, turtles, corals), kayaking, sailing (with dolphins in front of the hotel - most impressive moment for me in 2019!), anchoring at a sandbank close to the hotel where we enjoyed the blue breathtaking water and view."

Guided Cave Tubing + Zip Lining in the Jungle

Float on inner tubes and glide past mists of jungle light and underground waterfalls as you drift along the river. Then float into the crystal cathedral, a spiritual center to the ancient Maya.

Afterwards, experience an adrenaline rush as you whiz past a stunning display of tropical flora and fauna as you zip line across the jungle canopy. Experience a birds-eye-view of the Belize jungle and river as you soar from tree to tree.



Schedule a Day of Rest

Take a day or two in between adventures to simply relax and enjoy all the island life has to offer. Relax in a hammock with an ocean view, grab a rum punch at our Sandbar Lounge and enjoy it poolside, fish off the dock, take an afternoon nap, kayak around the mangroves, or walk along the beach at sunset.


Explore Lamanai Ancient Maya Temple and Maya Ruins

The name "Lamanai" comes from the word "submerged crocodile" in the Mayan language. This site, situated along the New River Lagoon, features monumental architecture of temples and palaces dating from the Classic and Pre-Classic Periods.

The ruin's core site includes more than 100 minor structures, including a ball court, at least 12 major buildings, and three temples. These temples are:
• The Mask Temple
• The Jaguar Temple
• The High Temple

Lamanai is buried deep in Belize's rainforest, so getting there and back is an adventure of its own! See more of the land of Belize on your way to the river, and then enjoy an enchanting jungle boat ride complete with native wildlife!


Discover Shops, Galleries, Bars, and Restaurants on Ambergris Caye

Spend the day exploring San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, known as La Isla Bonita, the largest island in Belize. For diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, San Pedro is home to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, two popular snorkel/dive sites. Break for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants- we recommend Jambel's Jerk Pit, Palapa Bar and Grill or Maruba Beach Klub at Secret Beach- and then spend your afternoon exploring shops and bars at your leisure.


Here at St. George's, we make it simple to explore Belize by offering guided excursions, meaning you always have an experienced guide with you during each and every adventure. To experience all of the adventures listed in this post, simply choose our Captain's Adventure Week package, and when you arrive to the island you can relax knowing everything has been taken care of for you!

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from mainland Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. 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.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US-based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll-free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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Your Secluded Island Paradise - Belize

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Each week guest come and go. Each of them having a different set of goals for their stay with us. Most are surprised at how much there is to do, right here on the island. We wanted to feature all of the complimentary activities there are right here at the caye. We hope you can read through this and enjoy the beautiful scenery while dreaming of setting sail or taking a dip in the sea. 

Kayak: Take off right from our swimming beach and easily paddle the leeward side of the caye over to the mangroves and the ultra-calm canals that separate section of the island. Search out the great herons, frigate birds and white egrets – maybe even spot some nests. Or get adventurous and paddle out toward the reef, stopping for a dip in the warm water. (Single and tandem kayaks available.) 

Sail the Caribbean: We maintain three Hobie Cat sailboats for your pleasure. Experienced sailors enjoy visiting the sandbar nearby, even taking lunch (and a few beers) for the journey. The larger boat will accommodate four people, so you can go with friends, or make new friends. It's easy to learn to sail these boats, so just ask if you would like to try it – our captains will be happy to "teach you the ropes" (no charge) and you will be sailing in no time!

Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUP): Try this fun and popular new sport in the calm waters on the lagoon side of the island, a great way to check out the wildlife both above and below the water. We recently added stand-up paddle boards to our water sports equipment after guest requests - and what fun it has been! Paddle boards are a great workout too.

Snorkeling: Snorkeling right off the beach is fun and free, including complimentary use of our gear. There are always fish to find around the docks and you can stay close to shore. But for the ultimate snorkeling experience, you can schedule a half-day trip with our professional guides over the coral reef system just minutes from St. George's. You will find sea life on your own, and our guides will point out varieties of reef fish, rays, eels, conch, and possibly manatees. This is great fun with a group, or just for two! Snorkelers can also sign up to join a full-day guided trip to the Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef. This is a diver's mecca, but is also a tropical dream trip for snorkelers.

Windsurfer's Heaven: Located at the far western end of the Caribbean Sea, we are blessed most every day with excellent breezes (trade winds) blowing across the reef, providing ideal crosswind for exciting windsurfing. We have been told by guests who travel the world in search of "the best wind" that the shallow waters between St. George's Caye and our coral reef provide the ideal conditions for windsurfing – come experience it for yourself! Just like the sailing, if you want to try windsurfing, our captains will be happy to set you up and get you on your way. After a few trials and maybe a few refreshing dips in the ocean, you will be riding the waves!

Swimming in Paradise: Guests at St. George's Caye Resort enjoy three excellent swimming options. Our sparkling pool is maintained with the perfect water balance to be ready when you are – 24/7. The water is slightly saline which means it stays clean and requires much less chlorine than traditional pools. Swim laps, start a water polo match, or just cool off in the tropical sun. Our lagoon facing swimming beach allows you to walk right into the sea from your lounge chair. You can swim out into the protected bay of our crescent-shaped island, or paddle around the docks looking for sea life.

Dolphins frequent this side of the island an you may even meet a Manatee. Take our complimentary snorkel gear and you will be sure to view juvenile reef fish. Our sands are comprised of finely broken coral making for a solid surface of beautiful white.On our dock on the windward side of the caye you will find chairs, chaise lounges and hammocks under a thatch-roof palapa and out in the sun.

 Of course, relaxation and soaking up the sun are always island approved "activities". We thoroughly encourage down time and it is so much of the redeeming qualities that this secluded island paradise offers. You just relax, we will bring you a drink! 

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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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Top 11 Things To Do in Belize on Your Honeymoon

Your perfect honeymoon in Belize Your perfect honeymoon at St. George's Caye Resort!

Belize is becoming a top destination not only for adventure seekers, but also honeymooners! The easy access from the United States and our "forever summer" climate, combined with the opportunity to explore both land and sea make Belize the perfect choice. 

Couples love the privacy, seclusion, and personal service we offer on our little slice of paradise on St. George's Caye. We offer a unique experience where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish. Let our friendly staff know which guided excursions you'd like to book and they will take care of all the details, or choose one of our packages ahead of time and arrive at the island with everything arranged for you.

Since Belize truly offers so many places to explore, we came up with a list of the top things to do in Belize during your honeymoon. Do one or do them all, and make the most of your time together in beautiful, adventurous Belize!

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1. Dive or Snorkel to discover the magic beneath the surface of the Belize Barrier Reef. 

 

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2. Climb an ancient Mayan ruin like Lamanai Temple.

 

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3. Enjoy a private romantic dinner under the stars with champagne.

 

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4. Sleep in an overwater thatch cabana

 

 

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5. Sip fresh Caribbean cocktails on the beach.

 

 

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6. See the famous Great Blue Hole: dive, snorkel, or fly over!

 

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7. Zip line through the jungle canopy and experience Belize from a whole new perspective! 

 

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8. Sail in the warm waters of the Caribbean. First time? No problem! Our friendly staff will show you the ropes and get you on your way. 

 

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9. Kayak through the mangroves and spot a variety of birds, manatee, and other wildlife.

 

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10. Float on inner tubes through caves down a jungle river and discover ancient Mayan artifcats. 

 

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11. Capture the ultimate photo with the beautiful Belizean landscape as your background.

 

Planning your honeymoon? 

Your wedding guests can now contribute gifts towards your honeymoon and experiences at St. George's Caye Resort! Create and personalize your registry based on the special experiences you're interested in such as scuba diving, spa treatments, mainland tours, resort credit, or a private dinner. Once your registry is set up, you'll be on your way to creating your first memories as a married couple in Belize. View a sample registry here!

Explore our all-inclusive honeymoon packages with romantic touches like fresh flowers, a private outdoor dinner, and Belizean chocolate. Packages include your choice of private thatch cabana, airport greeting and round-trip transfers, coffee and juice delivered to your room each morning, first rum punch on the house every day, all meals, guided tours, and complimentary activities like kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and Hobie Cat sailboats. It's a worry-free, 5-star experience you'll always remember!

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from mainland Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventureromancerelaxation 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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Your Belize Fishing Experience

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From river fishing to reef fishing to barracuda and tarpon, Belize is an anglers dream! Belize's reef and flats provide some of the best sport fishing in the world, and it's no wonder so many anglers have us on their bucket list!

Here at St. George's Caye, we're fortunate to be located adjacent to the flats, close to the reef, and a short ride from the Belize River so our guests enjoy a variety of fishing during their Caribbean vacation. Read on to learn about the types of fishing available and what you can expect to hook on your next Belize fishing adventure.

Belize Fishing Locations
 

Flats

Did you know the shallow waters of Belize contain the only classic tarpon flats outside of Florida? Saltwater Flat Fishing is popular among those who want to catch the "Big Three" of permit, tarpon, and bonefish. Experienced anglers prefer to use fly gear while flat fishing, while beginners will typically use spin gears. No matter your experience, this is an exciting fishing adventure for one and all- especially in the summer months that are also known as Grand Slam Season- where you have the best chance of catching the big three in one trip!

River

The Old Belize River is our location of choice when it comes to river fishing and is located about 30 minutes from the resort. You'll actually pass it as you travel from the airport to the island, so be on the lookout for a sneak peek on your way in! This river empties into the Caribbean Sea, which means the water here is unique as it is a mix of fresh and salt water, also known as "brackish water". In this type of water we target snooks, jacks, tarpon (catch and release) and snappers. If you're lucky, you may even land yourself a grouper or spot a manatee! 

Reef

Take a short boat ride south of the resort with our experienced guides and experience fishing on the Belize Barrier Reef- the 2nd largest in the world and home to over 500 species of fish! Snappers, barracuda, mackerels, groupers, and jacks are among the many fish you may catch during your time on the reef. Check out this exciting fishing experience a recent guest shared with us! 

"My wife and I went on a half day fishing trip, it was guided by a local fisherman and he put us on some Barracuda! We caught 9, it was my wife's first time salt water fishing. She caught the largest one (3.5 - 4 ft, 20 - 25 lbs). The staff cooked our fish for all the guests to enjoy as part of the evening meal, mouthwatering!! We will be returning to this resort as soon as we can!"

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Our flats are renowned for the opportunity to site cast to tarpon 12 months of the year. Tarpon numbers begin to increase in April and May and drop off in September or October, with the peak months being June, July, and August. Some resident tarpon stay throughout the year. Moon phases tend to effect tarpon more than other fish so the guideline is to fish around the new moon. But remember, this is only a guideline and plenty of guets catch tarpon at other times too.

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Permit are found on what is called "the bonefish flats" and on many of the tarpon flats as well. They are found in large schools and range from four to thirty pounds, with the majority in the range of eight to ten pounds. Permit fishing tends to be more predictable when the prevailing winds are most consistent - generally in the winter, spring, and summer.

Bonefish

The bonefish in the waters of Belize run from two to five pounds and are plentiful year-round. Most fly fishing for bonefish is done from the bow of the boat, but there are flats that may be waded as well. 


Fishing with St. George's Caye Resort
 

Whether you're a novice angler or experienced fly fisherman, you'll have an unrivaled experience on the water with our native Belizean guides who have fished these waters their entire lives. We provide everything you need from gear to bait to beverages with each of our guided fishing experiences. Choose from one of of our many fishing packages (meals and room included) or add your guided fishing experience to any stay. See you in the sun and on the waters real soon! 

Off the Dock and Kayak Fishing

Casting a line off our docks or kayaks is a complimentary option – bring your own rod and reel, or check out free fishing gear with a member of our staff. We can also help with bait and finding the best spots to hook a snapper, grouper, or snook.

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Just Relax... Island Style!

Complete and total relaxation at St. George's Caye Resort Belize Wake up to coffee and juice to your door each morning.

In a day and age of the most fast paced lifestyles in history, it is no wonder that one needs to totally disconnect in an effort to fully relax. With phones, computers, even watches that makes you instantly available to everyone, it is likely impossible to let it all go with out turning it all off. 

We love that our little island offers the opportunity to be connected when you wish; we often see guests on FaceTime with their loved ones in the mornings or evenings. But, we also offer the opportunity to completely disconnect and achieve the ultimate in relaxation and reflection.


Relaxation is a state where you feel calm and able to manage day-to-day life. If you have a busy life. Relaxation has many mental and physical health benefits, and the techniques can be practiced almost anywhere.

What is relaxation?

Relaxation is a state where you feel calm and can manage your stress or anxiety.

How can relaxation improve your mental health?

Relaxation reduces stress and the symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and others. Relaxation also has other related health benefits, including:

What are some relaxation techniques?

Relaxation techniques focus on muscle relaxation or breathing. An example is progressive muscle relaxation, where you tense then relax different muscle groups.

 Other techniques include:

  • visualization, where you create a mental image of a calming place for you
  • deep breathing, where you refocus your attention on your breathing
  • hypnosis
  • meditation
  • mindfulness
  • exercise

Ways to include relaxation in your life:

Find a relaxation technique that works for you and make it part of your daily routine, even if it's just for 5 or 10 minutes a day.

If you're interested in mindfulness, you may want to use mindfulness coloring books to help you focus on the present moment and take your mind off other things. This includes an aspect of art therapy, another relaxation technique.

Keeping a healthy work life balance helps with relaxation and managing stress.

As the speed of life continues to accelerate, it is so important to pause for these healthy practices. If you are finding it difficult to do this at home, we will be your excuse to come away from it all and immerse yourself in pampering and peace!


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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"Earlymooning" at St. George's Caye - Belize

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Getting hitched soon? First a formal CONGRATULATIONS on your big day! Next, you may want to familiarize yourself with the term, "Earlymoon or Pre-moon" as it is called in the UK

As part of the planning process, experts are recommending this trending trip for a number of reasons. Many lovebirds are seeking a destination for their wedding, honeymoon, or just a place to escape for the calm before the storm of wedding planning.  

Planning your nuptials can be stressful. There's so much to consider. Not to mention the day to day life and work stresses that do not go on hold in the entire process of planning a wedding. For some with blending families, this may be a chance to retreat from busy family life to reconnect and refresh. It is no wonder that many couples feel that a month or two before the wedding they need a chance to rejuvenate together.

Regardless how you desire to spend your Earlymoon, whether it is seeking adventure or basking in complete relaxation it is important that you take a break from the numerous decisions you have to make and the worries that come along with planning a wedding. Cease the opportunity to be with the love of your life before you walk down the aisle. 

We hope that you take some time to check out Belize and St. George's Caye Resort for an incredible spot for this once in a life time event. We customize every trip so that you leave with every memory you wish to take along to your lifetime together.

April - November are great months for this type of excursion as it is a bit lower season in Belize and you will encounter less crowds while out exploring sites like the Lamanai Ruins, San Pedro Markets or taking in cave tube or jungle zip-line tours.

We specialize in working with you until you have found the most perfect and magical trip possible. Let us know how we can start building your dream today! 


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. 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.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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Fishing in Belize- Your UnBelizeable Fish Story!

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Belize has some of the best game fishing in the world. As part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the largest in the Western Hemisphere – the Belize Barrier Reef offers unmatched fishing opportunities. Some anglers tell us it is virtually impossible to go fishing in Belize and not catch something! No guarantees of course but those are pretty good odds.

An additional factor to consider when planning a successful trip, aside from the health of our local reefs and ecosystems, is to seek out local insider information about the best spots. Your guide will know the most populated areas and will work to take you to locations known to host the very fish that you seek, hopefully in huge abundance.

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Great weather, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of action are all part of the Belize fishing experience. Some of the favorite sport fish in Belize are snook, tarpon, jack, barracuda, bonefish, snapper, permit, plus many more!

The local Belize info resource site has up to date information on seasons, population updates and also suggestions on timing for the perfect trip. They write in their fishing info article, "May, June, July, August and early September are considered to be the best fishing months here primarily because there are good numbers of the "Big Three" of Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit available. Summer temperatures are in the low-to-mid-90s and a steady trade wind generally makes the weather very comfortable."

Read more about local game fishing in Belize

 A fun addition to your experience is Lionfish dive hunting. This invasive species has no natural predators and therefore hunting them is necessary to manage their population. Despite their eccentric exterior, they also happen to be a delicious treat. When filleted correctly to eliminate their poison, they are described as "white, flaky, mild, tender, and delicious". When our guests catch their game fish, we are happy to prepare them. Many guests will indulge in their catch of the day with just their group, or better yet, share with the whole resort group.

Read more about Lion Fish.

At St. George's Caye Resort, we're fortunate to be located adjacent to the flats, close to the reef, and a short ride from the Belize River, so you can enjoy a variety of fishing during your caribbean vacation. Your fishing experience is sure to be memorable as we feature some of Belize's best and most experienced guides! Depending on your particular needs and schedule, packages are customized to fit you and/or your party. 

The types of fishing trips we offer are:

  • River Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flat Fishing
  • Fly or Spin Fishing
  • Lion Fish Spear Hunting for divers

It's never too early to make arrangements in order to ensure that all your needs are met, and we would love to host you or your group for the ultimate fishing experience. Come away to a place where your fish will really be "This big!"​

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from mainland Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. 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.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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"Easy Peasy" Off to Belize!

On Your Way to Belize! Belize is closer than you think!

Considering locations for your summer vacations? Belize is an easier destination than some may think!

Traveling internationally can be intimidating- especially if it's your first time traveling outside of your home country. A trip to Belize is surprisingly easy- especially if you're traveling from inside the United States. In fact, you could swing down for an extended weekend this summer without having to do much preparation! Read on to learn how traveling to Belize is simply a breeze! 

  • Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America, which makes it easy for our U.S. visitors to communicate with the locals. If St. George's ends up as your destination, we simplify it even further. You will arrive at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport Where our smiling team will greet you with a Belkin and a complimentary 25-minute transfer to the island!
  • Belizeans are genuinely welcoming to everyone. It is the island way of life to be laid-back and friendly. While areas of Belize are not set up for tourists, the areas that are, boast warmth and welcome ingrained in their culture. 
  • The U.S. Dollar (paper, not coins) is widely accepted in Belize, making it a breeze to purchase goods and services while on vacation. The Belize Dollar has a 2:1 exchange rate, which is a win for our U.S. guests as you literally get more for your money!
  • Escaping to Belize is easy! There are many direct flights out of hubs such as Houston, Miami, LA, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, and more.Most major airlines fly to Belize daily, which makes it easier than ever to visit us in paradise! 

When looking for airfare to BZE (Belize City), be a "savvy searcher" with these tips:

If you have flexibility with your dates of travel, search "cheap Belize flights" to find the best rates. Prices and dates may change daily, so check airfare websites often! BONUS TIP – Once you find your flights, book direct with us to save or through Expedia, Travelocity or other third parties. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is always a great option!

Need a connecting flight? You can often save money by purchasing your connecting flight separately instead of purchasing a ticket with it included. Direct flights from Houston, Atlanta, and Miami are under 3 hours and your shortest route to paradise!

If you are looking to book a summer vacation with the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, check out our summer specials here at St. George's Caye Resort! We would love to see you in the sun! 

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. 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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Top 10 Things to Do in Belize in 2020

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​As the new year begins and you start planning your next getaway, there are so many reasons to consider Belize. Belize is quickly becoming a favorite vacation destination for many tourists, and for good reason! From snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef to exploring ancient historical sites and even a little bit of island-approved hammock time, Belize has something for everyone! Whether you're a history lover, wildlife enthusiast, adventurer, or simply want to relax, here are the top 10 things to do in Belize in 2020!

  1. Relax- Take a day to lounge in a hammock with a drink and a good book. Even the most avid adventure traveler needs a day of rest and relaxation. Our secluded island setting is the perfect spot to recharge.


2. Go on a Lionfish Dive Safari or find the dolphins – Lionfish are progressively invading the Caribbean where they have no natural predators. Divers can help protect our local reef by going on a Lionfish Dive Safari. Our dive masters will teach you to safely spear-hunt this venomous fish.

Whether you are a diver or just like to skim the surface to observe, you can see an array of aquatic life; from the vibrant Lionfish to playful pods of dolphins and even the illusive manatees, Belize and the waters around St. George's Caye Resort are full of rare viewing opportunities to last a lifetime!


3. Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip-lining- Float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to guide the way as the Caves Branch River winds a path through the Maya mountain and numerous caves. Then whiz past a stunning display of floral and faunas on an incredible zip line adventure!

4. Grand Slam Fishing – Belize is home to some of the top game fishing in the world, as it lies right on the Belize Barrier Reef. The reef has an abundance of small bait fish and crustaceans that attract large game fish! Fishing is good year-round, but summer is an excellent time to catch the "Big Three" of tarpon, bonefish, and permit.


5. Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP), Kayak and Sail- Explore the Caribbean Sea by kayak, stand up paddle board, or sailboat. Discover an array of wildlife both above and below the water. You never know what you will see- puffer fish, dolphins, and great herons are just a few animals guests have spotted during their time in the ocean!

6. Lamanai and other historical sites- While staying on the historic island of St. George's Caye, explore more about the history and cultures surrounding you in "the little melting pot" of Belize. ​From ancient Maya Ruins to museums and tours of old Belize, there is sure to be something that sparks your interest. Our Belize Cultural Adventure is customized for you and your fellow travelers by our seasoned professional guide. 

7. Snorkel at Hol Chan Marine Reserve- This is a great place to see variety of wildlife the Belize Reef has to offer! 160 species of fish have been seen on this reserve along with many types of coral, sea turtles, and marine animals. The reserve is located about an hour north from us, and we offer weekly trips to San Pedro so guests can explore reserve and other notable sits off Ambergris Caye.  


8. Diving- Belize is a scuba diver's dream with hundreds of dive sites on the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. St. George's secluded location away from other dive resorts means that nearby sites are virtually always free of other divers and are healthier and more pristine than other frequently dived areas in Belize. We can also take you to bucket-list dive sites such as the Great Blue Hole and Turneffe Atoll.

9. Take in an epic Belize Sunrise and Sunset- If you've never experienced the breathtaking watercolored skies of Belize, you are in for a treat! 

10. Try new things – From fare to new finds at the Belize San Pedro markets, there is an abundance of new things to try in this unique little country. 

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St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from mainland Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. 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.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

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12 Things To Do in Belize When You're Not Diving

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Belize is quickly becoming an popular tourist destination due to it's endless summer weather, friendly locals,  ease of travel from the United States, and the fantastic variety of land activities and watersports- especially the scuba diving and snorkeling! 

Divers choose Belize because it's home to the second largest barrier reef and bucket-list dive sites such as Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe, Great Blue Hole, and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The diving here is out of this world!

But even the most avid diver needs surface time. Belize is full of places to explore and see, but there are also plenty of places to relax when you need a little downtime. So, what else is there to do in Belize besides diving?  We've compiled a list for you!

1. Visit Lamanai Maya ruins. This site, situated along the New River Lagoon, features monumental architecture of temples and palaces dating from the Classic and Pre-Classic Periods.

2. Relax with a hot stone massage at our island spa. The deep penetrating heat of the stones will melt your tension away. 

3. Whiz through the jungle canopy on a zip-line tour.  Zip past a stunning display of tropical flora and fauna. Daring participants will rappel to the rainforest floor from the final platform for a thrilling one-of-a-kind jungle adventure.

4. Take a guided fishing trip for the "big three" of tarpon, permit, and bonefish. If you prefer to reef fish, you are likely to catch snapper, grouper, barracuda, and more.

5. Kayak or Paddleboard through the mangroves and along the reef. You may even see dolphins, sting rays, and baracuda!

6. Enjoy an afternoon relaxing in a hammock. It's one of our favorite activites here at the island!

7. Go cave tubing. Float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to guide the way as the Caves Branch River winds a path through the Maya mountain and numerous caves.

8. Explore St. Herman's Cave and Blue Hole National Park. Hike nature trails with breathtaking views, see Maya artifacts such as pottery, beads, obsidian knives, and human skeletons. Complete your adventure with a dip in the sapphire waters of Blue Hole National Park.

9. Visit San Pedro. Enjoy a leisurly afternoon browsing galleries, gift shops, and popular bars and restaurants. Our San Pedro Slam excursion is perfect land an sea experience.

10. Buy gorgeous handmade arts and crafts from locals.

11. Drink tropical cocktails and Belikin beers on the beach.

12. Watch the sunrise and sunset. Belize is blessed with amazing watercolored painted skies in the early morning and at dusk. It is definitely a time of day not to be missed.

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventureromancerelaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

Hope to see you in the sun very soon! 

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7 Reasons Destination Weddings are the Best

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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. Typically, a destination wedding involves holding your ceremony and reception more than 100 miles from where you live, usually a sunny beach location (Belize is a great option!).

According to a recent post on Tripsavvy.com, 25% of all weddings are destination weddings, and they seem to be growing in popularity. Your wedding will be one-of-a-kind, as you won't have to choose from the same hometown wedding venues, and it will be 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 opportunity 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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Make St. George's Caye Your Excuse - To Relax

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Have you ever noticed that after some vacations... you need another vacation just to decompress? We heard recently from a perspective guest who was shocked at our difference or the uniqe quality of St. George's Caye Resort. She said, "I travel all the time and I have not really found a place where our goal could be to do nothing. That sounds so refreshing. What a difference." 

It is rare in this day and age to find time to sit still. Expecially without a device and social media keeping you constantly engaged, with seldom a silent moment. 

The University of Michigan Medical School recomends some actions to take to reduce stress and fully relax. Bring these techniques with you and we will create the perfect enviromnet to try them out! 

Take slow, deep breaths. Or try other breathing exercises for relaxation. Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Do yoga. You can get books and videos to do at home or take a yoga class. Stress Management: Practicing Yoga to Relax

Practice mindful meditation. The goal of mindful meditation is to focus your attention on things that are happening right now in the present moment. For example, listen to your body. Is your breathing fast, slow, deep, or shallow? Do you hear noises, such as traffic, or do you hear only silence? The idea is just to note what is happening without trying to change it. Stress Management: Doing Meditation

Learn more about our relaxation packages at St. George's Caye Resort

St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Complimentary transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island in just about 30 minutes. 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.

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly US based reservation line at +1-507-380-9344 or toll free at 1-800-814-8493. See all of the beautiful information at www.belizeislandparadise.com

Hope to see you in the sun very soon! 

-Your St. George's Caye Resort Team


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