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St. George's Caye Resort - A Divers "Bucket List" Destination

Wonder abounds while diving Belize!

The undeniable beauty of Turneffe Atoll and the world renowned Great Blue Hole are just two of the many reasons you will want to add St. George's Caye Resort to your list of diving destination "must-dos". What will keep you coming back is more of a hidden treasure.

St. George's  Caye Resort - A World Class Dive Experience

As soon as you meet our dive masters and dive shop manager, you will quickly see why the diving team at St. George's Caye Resort always receives rave reviews. This level of service, knowledge and easy access to your dive sites, paired with the unique seascape makes for the perfect trip.

Underwater Safari Time

If you would like to help fend off the invasive lion fish species you are welcome to join in some lion fish hunting. Never tried it? Have no fear, the expert team will show you how to safely and successfully capture these beautiful but unwelcome creatures. 

Sea to Table and Farm To Table

Our esteemed chefs love to prepare your catch of the day. Bring back as many of these little buggers as you can and we would be happy to prepare them for your meal or appetizer. Many divers bring back enough and wish to share with the rest of our guest which is absolutely wonderful and a 100% resort approved practice. This interestingly decorated fish tastes better than it looks and is perfectly paired with our farm 

Coming with a diver, but not looking to dive? No problem, adventure and relaxation still await!

All guests enjoy incredible experiences. The resort features the best excursion guide in country and will allow you the opportunity to take your time and truly immerse yourself in the amazing culture.

During any down time on the island St. George's Caye Resort provides a variety of unique experiences from ultimate jungle adventure to complete relaxation. There is plenty of opportunity to take advantage of the complimentary kayaks, SUPs, hobie cat sail boats, fishing off the docks, and hammocks all around the property. Many find the perfect down time at the tropical island spa.

Incredible Foodie Finds – Pampering & Provisions

And then there's the food prepared by the incredible professional chefs – something you have to experience to understand. All special menu needs are accommodated and the fare is fresh, local and authentic.

Easy Travel – Save Time – $ave Money

The unique location of this dive resort is not only incredible because of its proximity to the reef but also because of its proximity to Belize City. Within minutes of passing through customs, you will be greeted and within about an hour you will find yourself settled on the caye ready to meet with the dive masters and plan your dives. Our easy by-boat transfers save you a half day travel on arrival and another half day travel on departure will give you that extra time you crave from your get away and will get you into the water that much faster!

With complimentary transfers guests save more than $150 per person compared to most island resorts in Belize. Whether time or money is more valuable to you, either way you are covered!

Find your perfect trip at www.belizeislandparadise.com for incredible diving specials and use promo code #DIVE2019 when reserving your trip.  


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Blue Hole / Lighthouse Reef, Lionfish Safari, Turneffe Atoll Diving, Hol Chan Marine Reserve / San Pedro


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Your "Un-Belizeable" Summer Vacation - 5 Summer Perks to Come Away to the Island + Summer Specials

Sunset Overwater Cabana Dock See yourself in Belize this summer!

Many people enjoy escaping to Belize during the winter months to enjoy the warm sunshine and ocean breezes. It really is no secret that Belize is a fantastic travel destination and more tourists are flocking to this hidden gem every year. But, did you know that summer is also a wonderful time to visit? Temperatures in Belize are comparable or even more mild than many places in the U.S. during the summer months, and ocean breezes and the shade of coconut trees offer much more relief than you are likely to find in your hometown – plus you will have the luxury of no responsibilities while taking it all in. Read on for our top 5 perks to visiting Belize this summer!

  • It's Grand Slam Fishing Season! Fishing here is excellent year-round, but the best times to catch the "Big Three" of tarpon, bonefish, and permit is in June, July, and August. When you catch all three of these fish, it's known as the "Grand Slam", which is how the fishing season got its name!We are fortunate to be located adjacent to the flats, close to the reef, and a short ride from the Belize River, so guests can enjoy a variety of fishing on their Caribbean vacation.
  • While there isn't a specific time of year that is best for scuba diving, many divers prefer the calmer waters of the Belizean summer. The water is pleasantly warm during the summer at 85°F, and the sea breeze tempers the heat a bit during this time.
  • Temperatures in Belize are comparable to many places in the U.S. during the summer months, and ocean breezes and the shade of coconut trees offer relief. 
  • While summer does mark the beginning of "rainy season", don't be alarmed! This season applies mostly to the mainland (the rain forest needs its rain to thrive after all!). Rain showers are typically brief and intermittent at the island, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine!

During the summer months, Belize has less visitors which allows you the opportunity to have more privacy with fewer people while you explore mainland excursions and attractions such as the Maya Ruins.  And you'll find that going through customs & immigration is much faster – very second gained in paradise is a win! 

June marks the start of Belize's lobster season. During this time, you'll find a variety of lobster dishes being served during our farm-to-table, banquet style dining at the resort. 

In addition, Belizeans celebrate in four different parts of the country with Lobsterfest. San Pedro's Lobsterfest is one of the biggest celebrations offering free live music and discounted prices on drinks and lobster. The San Pedro Slam Excursion is a fun way to experience Belizean culture then return for a peaceful rest of your day! Cheers to the best summer yet!


Tell your true, "My fish was this big!" story from Belize!
Sink into the best of both worlds and experience jungle and sea in one trip!
Take your first steps together into paradise!

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Top Belizean "Girls Trip" Getaway Guide | 2019

jump-in---girls-getaway Experience paradise with your besties!

Every lady needs a girl's weekend. With how crazy life is, quality time with friends doesn't happen as often as we'd like. Time with friends is essential for the soul just like sunshine, rest, and laughter. This time is scientifically proven to be good for you so grab your gals and pencil it in! 

Getting away with the girls is fun, but did you know it's also great for your health and well-being? It has been proven that strong friendships can extend life expectancy and lower chances of heart disease. In 2016, researchers found evidence that spending time with friends can increase the production of Oxycontin, the hormone our bodies make when we're happy!

Set a date: We know it can be difficult to work around everyone's schedules, which is why it's important to plan in advance (a year ahead of time is not out of the question!) and get a date set on the calendar. 4-5 nights with travel included seems to be the perfect amount of time for a getaway with the girls. It's not too short and not so long that it's hard for friends to commit to the trip.

​Choose a destination: Choosing your destination is the most exciting piece of planning, as it should be! There are a few things to consider during this phase of planning. Do you want to completely relax and spend your days lounging and chatting with friends, or are you looking for a little adventure? What accommodations are important? Do you want to spend time in a popular tourist destination, or does a place off the beaten path sound better?

"While we all love our families, it has been proven that friendship can extend life expectancy, lower chances of heart disease, and even help us better tolerate pain. Really!" Read more...

Travel + Leisure

Visit us at St. George's Caye:

We offer the luxury of both relaxation and adventure, which allows you to personalize your stay with us. Spend time discovering the underwater life off the dock by grabbing some complimentary snorkel gear and exploring for an afternoon. Indulge and unwind with a massage or manicure from our amazing island spa team. Or schedule an island excursion to San Pedro! This excursion is the perfect mix- a little bit of snorkeling or diving, lunch, and an afternoon of shopping and exploring. Even "hammock time" is an approved activity here on the island, so do as much of that as you'd like! J

Want us to do the planning? Book our Girls Getaway package and your activities will be set! The Girls Getaway package includes a manicure, pedicure, one-hour Swedish massage, as well as a guided snorkel trip over our amazing coral reef! It's the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure.

If you're from the United States, Belize is an easy international destination to travel to, as there are many direct flights from the U.S., English is the official language, and U.S. currency is widely accepted. Just grab your passport, pack your bags, and you and your girls are off to an epic getaway! 

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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Find yourself... In the middle of nowhere...

Find yourself... in the middle of nowhere... Find yourself... in the middle of nowhere...

Our need to slow down and become more present in our day-to-day lives is more necessary than ever. This is why wellness travel is one of the fastest growing areas in the tourism industry.

Getting away can be essential to recharge and re-establish balance. While a simple vacation is a great way to relax, a study published in a 2016 article for Transitional Psychiatry found that people who participated in a six-day meditation retreat had fewer bouts of depression and stress-related symptoms. More specifically, yoga retreats are known to improve sleep, quality of life, cardiovascular fitness, anxiety, chronic pain relief, and strengthen the nervous system

Read on to learn about the benefits of wellness travel.

Nature allows you to unwind. Imagine basking in the warm sun, breathing in the clean air, and listening to the quiet breezes. You instantly enrich and reset the senses. Taking the time to be present in nature has shown to reduce the production of cortisol, which is our primary stress hormone.

Disconnect from technology: Unplugging may improve quality of sleep as well as your mood! putting down devices and outside distractors allows you to be fully present. Not many people know this (except our previous guests of course) so it is worth mentioning that one of the unique things about St. George's is that you can truly unplug during your stay. Wi-fi is available in the lounge area so you can check in with loved ones, but the rest of the resort is completely unplugged from the internet and TV. Guests love this quality!

Decompress and release stress: Taking a break from the daily hustle and bustle of life is essential for your mind to recharge. A 2013 study noted that more than 80% of Americans who were surveyed noticed significant drops in stress just after a day or two of traveling.

Spending time with like-minded people: Being surrounded by like-minded people who have similar goals and interests can provide you with encouragement and motivation.

Taking time for yourself: Wellness travel takes you out of your usual routine and mindset and really lets you focus on YOU. Give yourself the freedom to relax, unwind, and recharge. It may inspire you to take time out for yourself far more often than you already do!

Sounds good to us! Even on island time, we all individually take time to pause and take in this pristine land and seascape around us. We hope you join us to do the same!

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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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Thirsty Thursday - Island Style

Relax with a tropical drink at St. George's Caye Resort Relax with a tropical drink at St. George's Caye Resort

 Happy Thirsty Thursday from the island! It's a beautiful day to spend an afternoon taking in the Caribbean views and ocean breezes while lying in one of our hammocks with a cocktail or ice cold, freshly squeezed juice in hand. No matter your beverage of choice, we have a little something for everyone!

At St. Georges, supporting the local economy is important to us. Fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, and juices are sourced locally and are served with pride at every meal! Our servers will even climb a tree to make your tropical island cocktail - it doesn't get fresher than that!

We serve the local beer of choice, Belikin, which is brewed "by Belizeans, for Belizeans." Varieties range from their flagship continental lager, Belikin, which is a special blend of Canadian pilsner malt and German hops, to their unique Caribbean brew, the Belikin Stout. The stout has a subtle blend of coffee, caramel, and chocolate flavors- it's a must-try in our book!

Looking for something a little more fruity? We've got you covered! Our world-class servers will treat you to a variety of fruity umbrella drinks such as the Coco Loco, Belize Rum Freeze, or the Dirty Banana (and many more!).

Want to make your own "Dirty Banana" at home? Try this recipe to bring you back to the island any time you please!

 Dirty Banana

1/4 to 1/2 cup ice cubes

1 1/2 ounces (1 standard shot) white rum

3/4 ounce (1/2 shot) Kahlua (or other coffee-flavored liqueur)

3/4 ounce (1/2 shot) banana-flavored liqueur

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) light cream

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) whole milk

1 ripe banana

Garnish: unpeeled banana slice



Directions

Gather the ingredients. Put 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of ice in the blender container. Add the remaining ingredients except for the garnish, cover, and blend until smooth, increasing the speed as necessary to thoroughly pulverize the ice. Pour the drink into a small hurricane glass, martini glass, or other cocktail glass. Cut a slit halfway through a banana wheel and hang it on the rim of the glass.

Serve and enjoy!

Upon your next visit to St. George's Caye Resort, stop by the Sand Bar Lounge inside the main lodge for an afternoon snack and check out our selection of wines, beer, cocktails, sodas, and juices. You can relax in a cushioned chair or ocean-facing swing and enjoy books, games, good conversation, ocean views, and complimentary wi-fi. 


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

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Invent Your Adventure! - Top 5 Activities Without Leaving the Island!

Relax - Unwind - Invent Your Adventure Pick your favorite adventure!

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!

In addition to our off-site Belize adventures, we offer many activities on-site for guests to enjoy. Each guest can truly personalize his or her vacation in paradise! Here are five of our favorite on-site activities (in no particular order) at St. George's. 

Hammock Time

Our guests would agree with us that hammock time is an approved activity here at St. George's. Experience complete relaxation by spending your afternoon napping, reading, or sipping a cocktail in one of our many hammocks around the resort. 

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.

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! 


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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Your UnBelizeable Fish Story - But It's True!

Catch of the Day! Trophy fishing

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 to hope for.

An additional factor to consider when planning a successful trip, aside from the health of our local reefs and ecosystems, is to seek out the best 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.

Read more about fishing with St. George's Caye Resort's Professional Valet Guides

          

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

The types of fishing trips we offer are:

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

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Be Good to Yourself 2019

Take the time this year to get away and balance Take the time this year to get away and balance

Most people know that the top New Year's resolutions made are for better health and balance of responsibilities with time to enjoy the important things. 

When thinking of health, many will run out and join the gym or pick up the latest Pilates video series with hopes of refining their body. What are other things that effect this overall goal? For many, living a fast paced life means there is little time to pause and enjoy the world around them. This is shown to drastically effect health adversely. 

At St. George's Caye Resort and surrounding destinations we see travelers for many reasons. Guests may be celebrating the beginning or rekindling of romance, bucket-list diving, seeking adventure, or just to escape from it all. 

Most importantly we see people begin their trip still wanting and needing to feel connected with their phones. Slowly but surely that "connection" become less and less important as they reconnect with life, environment and relationships. NBC News featured an article on 5 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits to Travel

With all of these compelling reason to travel and admittedly, a pretty sizable planet, how do you narrow where you are going this year?

If you thrive in an urban environment, you may want to travel to New York City or London. If you are meant to brave the wilderness, working to survive the elements, possibly Tanzania or Nepal suit your travel fancy. Conversely, if you wish to relax and be pampered while completely unplugging and enjoying adventures of a lifetime, Belize may be just the ticket.


Cheers and see you in the sun in 2019! 

- Your Friendly St. George's Caye Resort Team

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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National Geographic to Rank Belize in Top 2019 Destinations

​It is worth noting, especially after appearing on multiple winning lists, Belize is topping the charts as a must-do destination in 2019. The one and only National Geographic, just ranked Belize in the top most EXCITING of destinations of 2019. The legendary travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet also published their post of the Top 10 Recommended Places to travel in 2019

This is the second year in a row that Belize has risen to the top, also featured on the British publication, The Telegraph and also MSN.com Lifestyle article on 2018 top destinations. Whether you are a worldly traveler, or this is your first time as a globe trotter, you will find Belize to be a warm welcome!

We have created a gallery of options for your stay in Belize. We figured it would be more fun to read this way!

Honeymoon in Paradise!
See Ancient History
Ultimate Relaxation
Get Certified in SCUBA
Rest Well in Paradise
Historic Dive Sites
Incredible Underwater Views
Sunny Days
Freshest Fare
#bucketlistbelize
Get Certified in SCUBA
Leisure At Its Finest
Wake Up To This Sight
Clear Blue Waters
Catch Of The Day
Endless Adventures
Our Table is Your Table
Authentic and Fresh!
Warm Time With Friends
Overwater Thatch Cabanas
Let Us Do it All
We Did It!
Make Lifelong Friends

What makes this small country of Belize so special, and in contest with other much larger, iconic travel destinations?

Whether you are planning a wedding, eager for some warm weather fishing or just looking to escape to a place that truly allows you to disconnect, Belize offers the best of all worlds.

Don't just take it from us. Click here to read more on reasons to visit. 

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We may just have a subtle suggestion on a great destination! 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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Belize Listed Top Underrated Tourist Destination by the Daily Telegraph

Aerial View Our beautiful remote island getaway

Have you seen the news? In an article published in the Daily Telegraph, a British newspaper, Belize was ranked among 15 of the most underrated travel destinations in the world! What wonderful news for our beautiful country. We hope this encourages more people to visit our little slice of paradise in the Caribbean with beautiful beaches, an abundance of history and culture, and amazing dive spots like the Great Blue Hole and Belize Reef.

The author of the article writes, "One joy of traveling here is how empty Belize seems. While neighboring Mexico and Guatemala are famously populous and exuberant, here the roads are quiet, the beaches are relaxed and the archeological sites are often blissfully free of crowds."

Can you imagine a vacation with little to no people? That's exactly what you'll experience here at St. George's in Belize!

Best Things To Do in Belize

Based on years of introducing guests to this amazing travel destination, the team at St. George's has a list of our favorite activities, besides the awesome diving and snorkeling on the nearby reef. We can introduce you to these spots with our in-house tour guide on small, private tours. See everything you want, ask all the questions, take all the pictures! 

  • Cave tubing and jungle zip-lining
  • Lamanai Maya ruins
  • St. Herman's Cave and Blue Hole National Park
  • Belize Cultural Adventure
  • Day trip to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye

Our island's close location the the mainland means you have easy access to jungle adventures to see Maya ruins and you won't waste precious time traveling back and forth. We're the perfect island location if you want privacy and seclusion, but also be close to all the adventures and fun of Belize!

For more details on Belize Tours and Adventures, check out our activities page at www.belizeislandparadise.com/activities/belize-adventures

 

 

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What is a Resort Dive?

StGeorgesCayeUW-207 Learn to Dive on the Belize Reef

Learning to scuba dive is an amazing experience, but not everyone is ready to jump in for the full open-water scuba certification course. That's where the resort dive comes in!

A resort dive is a safe and excellent introduction to scuba diving that requires no previous diving experience. The half-day course is very popular because it lets you experience the underwater world without having to invest a lot of time.  The open-water certifications require classroom time, an exam and take 4-5 days to complete.

The experience and cost for a resort dive can be credited towards further training if you later decide to get SCUBA certified (usually for a period of six months).

 

What's Included in a Resort Dive?

Resort courses are a half-day and may include your dive equipment such as BCD (buoyancy control device), regulator, gauges, tanks, and weights. During the course you receive basic training from a Certified Dive Instructor (CDI) on safety and equipment, followed by a dive in open-water to a maximum depth of 30 feet. After completing the course, you are free to dive as many times as you like as long as it is with a CDI and the depth is no deeper than 30 feet. Most dive centers in tourist locations offer this introductory half-day course. SSI calls the course "Try Scuba" NAUI calls it "Try Scuba/Passport Diving" and PADI calls it "Discover Scuba."

Our resort has a SSI-Certified Dive Center and we offer "Try Scuba" to our guests.  In fact, you can complete the introductory session with our CDI for FREE in the pool!  Afterward, if you like it, we will take you out to the reef for your official resort dive.  The dive sites are only 5-10 minutes away by boat. 

Learn more about diving with us. 

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12 Things To Do in Belize When Not Diving

Belize-Cave-Tubing-1 Cave Tubing on a jungle river
 

Belize has become a popular tourist destination for many reasons:  the fabulous weather, friendly people and the fantastic variety of activities on land and in the water - especially the scuba diving and snorkeling.

As a scuba diver, you are no doubt considering Belize because of the second longest barrier reef and bucket-list dive sites like Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Caye, Great Blue Hole, and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The diving here is out of this world! We know you won't be disappointed. 

But even the most avid diver needs surface time. So, what else is there to do in Belize?  We've compiled a list for you!

12 Things To Do in Belize When Not Diving 

  1. Visit Maya ruins such as Xunantunich, Caracol, Altun Ha, Cahal Pech, and Lamanai. Tikal is just over the border in Guatemala and also accessible as a day trip. 

  2. Relax with a hot stone massage. 

  3. Whiz through the jungle canopy on a zip-line tour.

  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 through the mangroves and along the reef.

  6. Try the standup paddleboarding on the calm waters around the mangroves and cayes.

  7. Go cave tubing on a jungle river with headlamp and helmet. 

  8. Take a helicopter or plane ride over the iconic Great Blue Hole.

  9. Visit beach bars and go shopping in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (La Isla Bonita). You can also try parasailing or sky diving while in San Pedro!

  10. Buy gorgeous handmade arts and crafts from locals.

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

  12. Watch the sunset from a swimming pool (you have the perfect location at St. George's!)

 

Many of these recommended activities can be done here, or on one of the private guided tours we offer from St. George's Caye Resort. If you want more jungle time, we also have jungle-beach combo packages where you spend three or four nights on the mainland of Belize, then you come to our island paradise for the remainder of your trip.  We are less than a mile from the reef for diving, diving, and more diving. 

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Some Good News for the Belize Reef

StGeorgesCayeUW-207 Diving the Belize reef near St. George's Caye

Our secluded island resort is less than a mile from the Belize reef, so we were thrilled to see recent news that the health of the reef is improving. The Mesoamerican Reef, second in size only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, stretches over 600 miles through of the waters of four countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.

The Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative, or HRI, is a consortium of scientific, government, fishing, and conservation organizations that produces regular "report cards" on the health of the reef, pulling together data from more than 300 sites along the reef that measure the live coral, algae cover, and fish populations. 

HRI's January report card on the state of the Mesoamerican Reef says fish populations have grown, as have the coral that make up the reef. Despite some differences in how sections of the reef are doing, the general health as a whole has risen from "poor" in 2006 to "fair" today. Although HRI says more than one-fifth of the coral reef has been bleached, scientists did not observe any coral death in 2015 or 2016. And coral cover and populations of commercially important and herbivorous fish, such as parrotfish and surgeonfish, have grown. All good news for reef lovers like us! 

Learn more about what's working to "turn the tide" on the health of our reef here: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/mesoamerican-reef-gets-improving-bill-of-health/

MORE GOOD NEWS

The reef is a vital part of Belize life, from fishing to tourism, and we want to protect it for generations to come. In December 2017, Belize passed a moratorium on oil and gas exploration to protect its part of the Mesoamerican Reef.

Come dive or snorkel on the nearby reef to see this beautiful natural wonder for yourself!

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How warm is the water in Belize?

Diving the reef near St. George's Caye Belize

We get this question often as guests plan their trip to Belize: how warm is the water?

Water temperatures in the ocean off St. George's Caye range from 78-84 degrees, depending on the time of year. Ideal for swimming and snorkeling in the Caribbean right off our docks! (Snorkel gear is free of charge. So are kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats!)

 

Belize Water Temps by Month 

January, February, March, April -- water temp 78 to 79 degrees

May -- outside temps and water temps increasing

June, July, August, September, October -- water temp around 84 degrees

November -- water and outside temps begin to cool off

December -- water temp dips below 80 degrees

 

Will I need a wet suit to dive the Belize reef? 

That depends on you and how deep you plan to go. Most divers get away with a 3ml "shorty" wet suit here, especially in the summer when the waters get above 80 degrees. The full service dive shop at St. George's has wet suits you can rent if you decide you need one. 

 

When's the best time to visit the Belize cayes?

We think Belize is wonderful all year round -- out on the cayes (keys), we call it "endless summer" with palm trees and white sand beaches. The coolest time -- meaning temps in the upper 70s and low 80s -- is in winter, from December through March or April. Learn more about Belize weather to plan your visit: www.belizeislandparadise.com/location-and-weather 

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New Fishing Packages for "Grand Slam" Season in Belize

School of fish in Belize

When's the best time to fish in Belize? 

Fishing here is excellent year-round, but the best times to catch the "Big Three" of tarpon, bonefish, and permit is in June, July, and August. We call this Grand Slam Season. (This is also a time when you can find the lowest airfares to Belize!) 

To help you plan the perfect trip, we're excited to announce four new Fishing Packages -- from a short weekend trip with one day of fishing, to a full-week fishing extravaganza complete with unlimited beer in our Sand Bar Lounge. And fishing off our docks is always complimentary. 

Summer 2018 Special = $100 Credit Per Night!

This May through September, we're offering an extra incentive: get a $100 credit per night stayed when you book any fishing package for two people directly with the resort. How cool is that?

 

But isn't it hot in the summer?

Yes, it feels very tropical! :) In general we experience temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s (with a few days over 100 but not many), and on our island we have a nearly constant breeze. All room have a/c and fans, and there is plenty of shade and cold beverages. Be prepared for the occasional thunderstorm, usually passing over at night. Summer is considered "rainy season" in Belize, but that's more for the mainland than the cayes (pronounced "keys"). Learn more about our weather here. 

 

"The Big Three": Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish

Did you know the shallow waters of Belize contain the only classic tarpon flats outside of Florida? Our flats offer 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. 

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. Jack crevalle, barracuda, cobia, and snook are also found on the flats and in the mangrove lagoons. 

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.

What are you waiting for?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit this summer for the special introductory offer of $100 credit per night stayed!

 

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Get to Know Belize: New Packages Focus on Culture & History

Cannon left from the Battle of St. George's Caye, September 1798

Not everyone comes to Belize just for the incredible scuba diving and fishing and drinking beer on the beach (although GREAT reasons to visit!). Many folks also yearn to explore the rich history and diverse cultures of our "little melting pot" - from the temples and ruins of the ancient Maya to the Garifuna communities in southern Belize. Are you one of those travelers?

We keep getting requests for more history and culture - and we love to show off our beautiful country - so we're excited to unveil the new Culture of Belize packages featuring our best cultural tours combined with your choice of room, meals, and transfers!

 

NEW CULTURE OF BELIZE PACKAGES

The Intro to Belize Culture package features an exploration of Belizean culture in and around Belize City with our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide Cornel (Meet Cornel :: Authentic Belizean Tours). Called the Belize Cultural Adventure, this full day tour is tailored to your interests and potential stops include several museums, old town, the zoo, a rum distillery, and more. It's a wonderfully personal way to learn about the many facets of Belize. This package also features a fun visit to the St. George's Caye Aquarium, a small family run operation on our island that helps rehabilitate sea animals. 

The Multi-Cultural Belize Experience package features even more fun with an amazing full day guided tour to the Lamanai ancient Maya temple and ruins with jungle boat ride and wildlife viewing. The customizable full day Belize Cultural Adventure is also included, along with a 10% discount on Belizean beverages and a 10% discount on all gift shop items made in Belize.  

If you're planning to spend time in the mainland jungles exploring more nature and wildlife and Maya ruins and caves, check out the combo package with Mariposa Jungle Lodge that includes 3 nights in the jungles of Cayo and 4 nights on our island paradise. 

Of course, all of our packages can be customized to fit your needs, simply This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll help you craft the perfect trip to Belize with all the beach time, diving, tours, and spa treatments you desire.

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New Swimming Dock Nearly Complete!

Guest jumping off dock at St George's Caye Resort Belize

Just in time for a busy winter season in Belize, the new dock on the reef-side of our island is nearly complete. Guests of St. George's will soon have even more space for lounging in the sun and shade over the sea, and several platforms for easy swimming and snorkeling in the warm waters right off the dock. 

(Picture above is a guest jumping off of our old dock, unfortunately lost to the storm last year. The replacement is bigger and better!)

Here are a few images of the new dock in process:

 

 

 

The last image shows the dock nearly complete - with a guest boat arriving and friendly Oliver there to greet them. We're excited to see this new guest space come together and can't wait to share it with you! 

 

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St. George’s Featured in Cool Video on Spending a Week in Belize

View of St. George's Caye from above the palm trees

Ever wondered what it’s like to jump off a waterfall in the jungle?

Dive the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef?

Swim with sharks?

 

Watch this fun video to see all this and more in beautiful Belize!

 

You’ll see St. George’s Caye Resort and our overwater cabanas featured in the second half of the video. Earlier this year we had the pleasure of hosting an editor from Innovation & Tech Today and her friend for fun in the sun and playing in the Caribbean. We really enjoyed having them here and showing off the best of Belize. The video highlights their favorite parts of spending a week in our amazing little country, including snorkeling, jumping off Big Rock Falls, exploring Caracol Maya ruins, cave tubing, swimming, kayaking, and scuba diving on the reef. We hope you enjoy it!

Along with the video, be sure to checkout the accompanying article with more fun suggestions for planning a trip, You Better Belize Ithttps://innotechtoday.com/you-better-belize-it/

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Smaller is Better: Benefits of Private Tours in Belize

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When people visit our island resort in Belize, some folks just want to lay on the beach or by the pool all day. And that is fine with us! On our island, "doing nothing" is an activity. 

For the more active and adventuresome guests, St. George's offers amazing off-island tours and activities to explore other parts of Belize. These tours are guided and private for our guests only (small groups of 2-10 usually), giving you a personalized experience as you uncover the wonders of this beautiful and friendly country. When driving is required, you'll be in a small passenger van rather than a large bus and you'll always be able to hear your guide and ask questions.

 

Best Tours in Belize

Some of the most popular tours we offer include:

  • Lamanai Maya temple and ruins with jungle boat ride and wildlife viewing
  • San Pedro Slam - go snorkeling or diving at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and visit the restaurants, shops, and beach bars on "La Isla Bonita"
  • Cave Tubing & Zip-line - float down a jungle river and through caves, equipped with a headlamp; then whiz through the jungle canopy on a zip-line 

To provide our guests with a premier experience, we proudly have a licensed professional tour guide on staff, Cornel Staine. Knowledgeable, personable, and a great story teller, Cornel leads most of our small tours (for resort guests only!). When Cornel is not available, he schedules our guests' tours with a few select guides whom we know and trust. Cornel also meets most of our guests when they arrive at the airport and is a wealth of information as he drives you to the marina for your short boat ride to the resort. You can learn more about Cornel here.

 

Avoiding Crowds

Once on the island, the office staff, Jahnene and Oliver, will be work with you to schedule your tours, diving, spa treatments, and other activities so you get the most out of your time with us. You can pre-arrange tours when you reserve your stay, or wait and add activities when you are at the resort.

So that our guests get the best possible experience, we have a suggested weekly schedule for the off-island tours. Certain trips, like the guided tour of Lamanai and the fun-filled Cave Tubing & Zip-Line, are only offered on certain days when there are the fewer crowds. 

 

Everything Included

Since St. George's Caye is conveniently located only 7 miles off the shore of Belize City, your travel time back and forth for mainland tours is only about 20 minutes by private boat. Tours include all of your transportation once on the mainland, and your lunch and bottled water is provided too! Most tours leave the island between 7am and 8am (with breakfast provided) and return between 4pm and 5pm, with plenty of time to freshen up before dinner on the oceanfront dining porch. 

Private, personalized tours are just one of the many reasons it's great to stay at a small island resort with limited guests. You also get your choice of beach and pool chairs!

  

 

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Watch Stars & Meteor Showers from a Secluded Caribbean Island

Watch Stars & Meteor Showers from a Secluded Caribbean Island

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

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

 

 

 

Want a front row seat to a meteor shower?

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

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

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

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

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

~Vincent Van Gogh

   

 

 

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