The Island Life - Belize

Inspired - Hopeful - Vibrant | Island Vibes at SGCR

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Jumping into the beautiful teal blue Caribbean Sea with a life jacket was the first of many steps taken while choosing to re-emerge from the last year. I knew long before that moment that I had slipped into default survival mode but could not tell how far. It was apparent there would be an unpacking of coping skills that may have become habits based on fear. Although the trip was previously scheduled for March 2020, I intentionally kept my bags packed in plain sight as a reminder to someday TAKE THE TRIP. Since then, I have been cautiously peeking my head out from behind a metaphorical curtain to see when it was safe for travel. For the last 12 months, the world has navigated unprecedented circumstances and re-adjusted time and time again with hope, fear, loss, best effort, exhaustion, highs, lows, and everything in between. Back to the life jacket moment....

Gloriously smiling with wind tousled hair and skin covered in briny crystals of the Caribbean Sea, I was mesmerized by the "turquoise highway" and the never-ending horizon. My eyes stretched to soak in the natural beauty as the boat stopped at our snorkeling spot just beyond an opening in the reef. And then, it started to happen. Like a ping pong ball bouncing between opposing thoughts of "what if" and "seriously, it is saltwater, you float", I was feeling my brain go through the back-and-forth contemplation of risk vs. benefit and a long list of potential scenarios. My body tensed up and my mind went into overdrive. I was nervous to get in the water. I had never thought twice about jumping into the ocean before that day so what was the big deal about throwing a life jacket on when jumping into the beautiful waters of Belize? Nothing....

But it was a clear indicator of the shift that had occurred since the last time I was in the ocean. My fear center was the main attraction on stage right now and I knew it. I was working from a place of heightened caution. Until then, I had not realized how much caution had taken over my interactions with life. At that moment, it was fascinating to witness my fear response play out in an otherwise totally exciting and enjoyable experience.

Choosing to enjoy myself and get in the water, I chose the middle road, grabbed a hold of the life jacket, and jumped in. The looks of accepting another embarrassing "Mom moment" covered the faces of my two boys patiently waiting in the ocean. It took three breaths with my face underwater to relax into the magical world of the Belize Barrier Reef. Like an old friend, the spark of playful curiosity quickly dissolved any fear as my attention shifted to the subtle outline in the sand of an enormous manta ray about 30 feet below.

Moments later, I realized the life jacket was now in my way and I did not need it anymore. Along with all my tension and stress, the life jacket trailed behind in the wake of my flippers. The warm Caribbean waters started to wash away the heaviness, worry, fear and grief I had been holding onto for way too long. When I emerged to the surface, I realized how wonderful it felt to be here again. Not only was it fantastic to be here at St. George's Caye in Belize, but it was also amazing to feel once again inspired, hopeful, and alive.

Now more than ever, taking the time to heal and recover is imperative to the health and well-being of humanity. I am so glad I grabbed the life jacket and jumped in! It is one of many steps taken to shift out of the survival mode and onto the road of re-emerging into life. Grab your life jacket and let's go!

Marni offers a unique coaching experience for whole-self wellness by deepening the connection to yourself and the world around you. When not working with clients or small groups, she loves to facilitate retreats in the warm waters of Belize (February 2022) (www.coalescediscovery.com).She also founded (www.sunriseretreat.org) to offer healing retreats and resources for widows in Idaho. ©2021 Coalesce Discovery, LLC. All Rights Reserved


St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina.

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Most Popular FAQ's about St. George's Caye Resort – Belize

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This blog series is meant to help you be the expert on everything Belize. We will have three short blogs to give you the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Feel free to message us with more questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have more beautiful details you would like to know.

I'm planning a trip for a group. Can you accommodate us?
St. George's Caye is the perfect, naturally distanced place for a family reunion, a vacation with friends, a meditation or yoga getaway, and even a corporate retreat or recognition program. We offer discounts to groups of 6 to 40 people. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get details specific needs.


Can we bring children to St. George's Caye Resort?

In keeping with our commitment to provide you with a quiet, tranquil environment, we welcome guests 15 years and older (13 and up for divers). If you rent the entire resort for a family reunion or group, you are welcome to include children.


Where can we buy souvenirs?

We have a small gift shop in the main lodge featuring useful items and handicrafts made by native Belizeans who live in the villages our staff members come from. There are many items available at the Belize airport as well. We also offer an all-day excursion, the San Pedro Slam, during which you can do some shopping and experience the multitude of beach bars, restaurants, and galleries.

Are there TVs in the rooms or lodge?

Most guests come to our island paradise to relax and unwind so we do not have televisions anywhere at the resort. We do offer complimentary WiFi service in the main lodge and outdoor dining area so you can stay in touch with friends and family.


 St. George's Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina.

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​Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Belize in 2021 - St. George's Caye

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We've always been in love with our location and proximity to travelers. We are blessed with an incredible ecosystem and views to take your breath away. Here are a few more reasons to come away to the island in 2021 (or beyond). Please let us know if you have questions about travel at this time, and let us customize your stay and getaway!

1. Close and Convenient – Belize is a destination that is relatively close to home. With many airport hubs offering direct flights, we could be just hours from your front door. To add to that, we are so fortunate to be nestled near crushed coral beaches, tropical jungles, and the teal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. St. George's Caye is the closest caye (island) to the mainland and only a 25-minute boat ride from the marina. This proximity gives you the chance to eliminate almost a WHOLE DAY of travel while coming and going. Plus, our transfers are complimentary, so you save big money too!

2.  Naturally socially distanced - Discover a new lodging experience by choosing our secluded island paradise, over possibly the more crowded San Pedro. Our island's resort promises incomparable privacy and intimacy. We also have a naturally spacious environment to allow for you and your travel mate or mates to enjoy paradise without a care!

3. Indulge in different cuisine every night - Try world-class vegetarian fare, fancy seafood, savory rice, beans, and stew. You can't leave without trying fry jacks by the way…

4.  We take you there - When you come as a guest of other locations in Belize, you are on your own to navigate, of course, you can do that while at St. George's too, but our specialty is knowing where to take you for the most incredible, authentic Belizean experience. You will be safe, sound, and sure to experience the best of Belize!

5  No language lessons needed -Most Belize citizens are tri-lingual, with English being the most often-spoken. There is a unique dialect here so you will want to listen closely, but it is the most fantastic attribute to know that when you come to our little country, we speak your language!

6.  Getting around is a breeze -With tours leaving the island every day, we make sure you have the chance to see the sights, taste the tropics and take in the culture. If staying put is your preference, we do consider relaxation an "Island Approved Activity."

7.  Take a holiday from crowds - As a secluded island, we are the only public business on the island. The rest of the island is populated by vacation homes that are sparsely placed on acres of land. You will feel like you have your own private island. Who can say "bucket list checked"!?

8.  Belize is easy to get to from Canada and the USA - Who knows if the year ahead will attract more carriers given Belize's growing reputation, and our stringent standards? There are direct flights from many hubs and airline tickets are at an all time low.

9.  Leave your calculator home - The U.S.-to-Belize dollar conversion rate is $1 USD to $2 BZD, but since most businesses take U.S. currency, you might not have to remember it!

10.  Expect to smile a lot - If the world ranked nations by the number of friendly smiles, spontaneous greetings and offers of help, there's no question that Belize would be at the top of the list in 2021 and beyond. Our friendly staff is there to meet and even exceed your every expectation. Be prepared to be WOWED!

BONUS - Saturday night BBQ – This is a time to be social, or just sit back in your Adirondack chair and watch the flames dance with the moonlight on the sea in the background. This is one of our favorite times to connect with our gusts, and we have heard repeatedly that this is one of our guests' favorite memories! Island time always includes rest and relaxation, and reconnection.

Thank you to OFTB Travel & Chris Galvan for this incredible blog and such beautiful imagery!! We truly enjoyed your stay and can't wait to be of service to you in the sun again very soon!

St. George's Caye Resort is the closest resort to the mainland and is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina. We are taking reservations daily and featuring our worry-free travel policies. 

We are filling fast so book soon! We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

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Our Guests Say it Best | Reviews of Paradise

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Belize is a country of natural abundance and vibrant colors. With incredible views, unlimited adventures, and the ultimate in relaxation, we feel so fortunate to be blessed with this little slice of paradise. Guests rave about these qualities, but more so, they feel connected through our island family team. The people serving you at St. George's Caye Resort, are unmatched in their readiness to make your stay the most rewarding, relaxing, and rejuvenating possible. Don't take our word for it... Our guests really do say it best. Check out some of these reviews and be immersed into the culture, color, and connection of the magic of the island! 

Private Island Experience ☀☀☀☀☀ 

This is exactly the type of resort we needed for a relaxing few days at the end of our tour around Belize.

A place to disconnect and relax while having some amazing adventures. We got connected with Tim and Andrea before our stay and even before our trip started we had a really great impression on how it would go.

We were picked up in Belize City by Wilbur by boat and delivered out to this private island to be excited by our overwater cabanas that were the first things we saw. Wilbur then took our bags directly to our room for us without a thought. Later in the trip, he took us back and forth to Belize City again and his service was always on point.

Jahnene the manager greeted us at the island and gave us the tour around. We loved this property how it spanned from one ocean side of the island to the other. You could always find a perfect spot no matter the wind direction. We later found out that Jahnene was actually perfect at her job. She spent hours on the phone for us with different clinics organizing our Covid tests for our return to Canada. We are so grateful to have her there to relieve that stress for us. That aside, Jahnene came up to chat with us at every meal just to find out how she could make our stay better. She made it her mission to understand exactly what we needed to have the best time ever here. Thank you Jahnene!

Adventure was the name of the game here and to name a few, we did three dives here and saw an abundance of healthy corals and creatures. Jose helped my girlfriend finish her open-water certification course, which she was actually very nervous about, but Jose was extremely patient and made her feel super relaxed about the whole process. Freddy was the same and always made sure he kept an eye on her. That was really all she needed to feel secure. It helped that we saw a beautiful turtle and a little nurse shark as they were super peaceful.

Kayaks and paddleboards are free to use anytime and we took advantage of that as the back bay was so calm and beautiful. We say eagle rays and stingrays swimming under us and on our last day, I even got to kayak with dolphins. Apparently, this is a common thing, but a first for me. Three dolphins swam around me for over an hour very curious of what I was up to. All of this happened while enjoying an incredible sunset.

Andy helped teach us how to use the Hobie Cat, which is a mini sailboat fit for 3 or 4 people, also free to use any time and once you get a quick lesson from Andy, you are good to journey around on your own if you want. He's a great teacher!

Edison and Alex run the bar and deliver amazing plentiful amounts of food. We were well taken care of and they also played lots of games with us and built us an awesome bonfire twice for us and the other guests. One of the things we liked most about this place, was that the staff really created a communal feeling which made it easy to get to know other guests through fun activities. Nobody was left out unless they wanted to be which really added to our experience there.
Hermit Crab races were especially a great idea haha.

Thank you everyone and to the other awesome guests for making our stay amazing! Thank you to Cornell for driving us around in the city to get everything we needed as well.

Incredible Staff ☀☀☀☀☀

The resort was beautiful, the cabanas were enjoyable, however the staff made the trip ever better. Always pleasant and willing to help without being hovering over you. From Jahnene, Oliver, Edison, Alex, Melvin to Cornell our tour guide, everyone was amazing and we are very appreciative to them for making our stay so wonderful. A notable mention is the Chef - every meal prepared was fantastic!! Extremely tasteful, portion sizes perfect and willing to accommodate any dietary need.

Belizean Paradise ☀☀☀☀☀

We arrived into Belize on Oct. 25, 2020. Our airport transfer driver, Cornell, was super friendly, and showed us the interesting sights on the way to the dock. It was really neat to hear about the history of Belize, the Belizean culture, and historical sights. Once we arrived at the dock, our bags were loaded onto the water taxi and we were on our way to the island. The boat operator was very kind and helpful. Once we arrived at the dock of St, Georges Caye, we were greeted and our bags were taken to our cabana. We went to the office to check in and get our keys. Jeanine (spelling incorrect) was so kind and helpful. She went over our activities that we reserved with us and guided us back to our cabana. We arrived a bit late for lunch, but they did have plates made for us and they were promptly delivered to our room. Delicious! The cabana was beautiful. We had one of the over the water cabanas. Perfect for viewing the amazing Belizean sunsets. I can't say enough about the staff that worked during our visit. Edison was so kind and fun to be around. Oliver, was helpful, funny and also very kind and fun to hang around a chat with. The Scuba guides, Freddie and Jose were amazing. Very vigilant on keeping an eye on a first time diver. The fishing guide, Bones, was very good at knowing the exact place to go catch the best fish. What an amazing haul of fish they caught, If you plan to go fishing, please ask for Bones. He will not disappoint you. The chef cooked impeccable meals. I had things I had never tasted before. Everything was delicious. Alex was a wonderful server and attended to every request. The massage therapist is amazing and you will be so relaxed when you are done, the stress just melts away, Everyone that worked during out stay, Oct 25-30, 2020, was amazing! I will definitely be back. I feel like I made friends with the staff and look forward to seeing them again. Would love to meet Tim the owner. He went above and beyond to help make our dream vacation a reality. Thank you to everyone that helped make our stay unforgettable! Y'all are amazing! I can't wait to see you again! If you are considering a vacation, please check out St. George's Caye Resort. It will not disappoint you! I felt very pampered and well taken care of. Thank you to everyone! See you again, soon! Chris and Jaimee 

Thank you to OFTB Travel & Chris Galvan for this incredible blog and such beautiful imagery!! We truly enjoyed your stay and can't wait to be of service to you in the sun again very soon!

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

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St. George's Caye Scuba Diving - A Guest's Perspective

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We had snorkeled in Belize before and discovered a very small amount of their immense barrier reef, but this time we were ready to go down into the depths to see more of the beautiful creatures and healthy corals.

If you could see all that life thriving at the surface level, imagine what we might find this time with Scuba Diving.

Last year, in Panama I was able to get certified as an open-water diver and on this trip, it was my girlfriend, Mala's turn as she still had some skills to complete.

We headed out for our first dive at St. George's Caye, a small island positioned right in between Belize City and a very undisturbed part of the reef. This same reef spans from the area where Belize meets Mexico all the way down to Roatan in Honduras. For me, just saying "the reef" doesn't do it justice without the explanation of its greatness. In Belize, they say that it is considered the second largest barrier reef in the world, but as the Great Barrier Reef has been affected so much by global change, nearly half of it is dead or bleached. This means that Belize's barrier reef is actually the largest living barrier reef in the world.

 A 15-minute boat ride from St. George's Caye and we were ready to explore this underwater world.

Jose had given Mala some very clear direction to make sure she felt comfortable with all her gear and we jumped in to immediately be comforted by the abundance of life, teeming all around us. Any nerves or worries that we had in mind before were swept away as all of our attention was taken by the sheer awe of the endless reef.

We began swimming and checking off Mala's needed skills. Along the way seeing more colours than we ever did snorkeling. Jose noticed how calm the ocean made us. It had been calling us from cold Canada for a long time and finally, we were fully immersed.

Beauty at every sight and the peaceful silence of blowing bubbles up to the surface. As we swam along slowly with the soft current, we saw many interesting creatures.

The reef had many cavernous areas and structured creviced pathways for swimming through. In many of these caves and crevices we found lobsters and crabs claiming them as homes.

In one of the large crevices we spotted a school of large jacks that swam in a tornado pattern and didn't seem to be bothered by our presence. Everything there acted as if it had never been introduced to human life and therefore, had no reason to fear it.

 This brings us to the turtle. At first, we saw its silhouette floating at a distance, but as it spotted us, it decided to come take a closer look. We sat in one place patiently allowing it to make its move and this curious turtle came right up within an arm's length. It drifted by peacefully checking us out and then continued on its way. We couldn't believe that this turtle would be so considerate as to allow us to get such great pictures of him.

At around the half way point, we found a sleepy nurse shark laying motionless between two large rocks. As it spotted us, it decided that we were bigger so it swam out in a beautiful display of its reign over the reef.

Mala completed the rest of her required skills and felt confident as a newly appointed open-water diver.

On the way back to the boat, we took in as much of the colourful life as we could, but later decided that one dive was just not enough. We decided to do two more dives from St. George's Caye and everytime, it felt like a new world.

There is something so free about breathing underwater and discovering a completely new habitat that is indescribable until you experience it for yourself.

Never pass on the opportunity to dive, if you come across one. Any nerves will be swallowed by the sea once you get in. At St. George's Caye, you can't go wrong when in comes to diving. Everything from the staff and equipment, to the beautiful coral reef is world class.

This new underwater world is just waiting to be explored.

Happy swimming!

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Thank you to OFTB Travel for this incredible blog and such beautiful imagery!! We truly enjoyed your stay and can't wait to be of service to you in the sun again very soon! 

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!

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Top 10 Reasons to Travel To Belize in 2021

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As if anyone really needs a reason to travel to sunny Belize... But if you are on the edge of choosing our quaint and sunny little country, these TOP TENS may just help to break the tie! 

1. Need we point out the proximity to the Caribbean Sea? St. George's Caye is only 7 miles, over clear waters, from the mainland, so we literally offer 360° views of the incredible, teal-blue Caribbean Sea. This gives you the chance to eliminate almost a WHOLE DAY of travel while coming and going. Plus, our transfers are complimentary, so you save big money too!

2. We take you there! When you come as a guest of other locations in Belize, you are on your own to navigate, of course, you can do that while at St. George's too, but our specialty is knowing where to take you for the most incredible, authentic Belizean experience. You will be safe, certain, and sure to experience the best of Belize!

3. No language lessons needed. Most Belize citizens are tri-lingual, with English being the most often-spoken. There is a unique dialect here so you will want to listen closely, but it is the most fantastic attribute to know that when you come to our little country, we speak your language!

4. Getting around is a breeze. With tours leaving the island every day, we make sure you have the chance to see the sights, taste the tropics and take in the culture. If staying put is your preference, we do consider relaxation an "Island Approved Activity"

5. Take a holiday from crowds. As a secluded island, we are the only public business on the island. The rest of the island is populated by vacation homes that are sparsely placed on acres of property. You will feel like you have your own private island. Who can say "bucket list checked!"?

6. Belize is safe and easy to get to from many hubs. With our close attention to cleanliness and care for our guests, we ensure your most pleasant travel possible. There are direct flights from many hubs and some airline tickets are at an all-time low.

7. Leave your calculator home. The U.S.-to-Belize dollar conversion rate is $1 USD to $2 BZD, but since most businesses take U.S. currency, you might not have to remember it!

8. Your "to do" list could get longer in 2021. Archaeologists are always undertaking new Mayan excavation sites and if you have not visited all of Belize's seven World Heritage sites, make a decision to complete the list.

9. Expect to smile a lot. If the world ranked nations by the number of friendly smiles, spontaneous greetings and offers of help, there's no question that Belize would be at the top of the list in 2021 and beyond. Our friendly staff is there to meet and even exceed your every expectation. Be prepared to be WOWED!

10. Nobody will judge you! Do exactly as you please here without making apologies or excuses to anyone (unless you are not traveling alone!). Set a new hammock time record… Eat a as much of a dish that you love and don't think twice – then even eat desert! This is your time to indulge!

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!

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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. These days, it is getting more and more complicated to host your wedding at local venues, and the average bride or groom has rescheduled their meeting up to four times in the last 12 months. That is not only extremely expensive, but it also has to be very annoying. St. George's Caye Resort offers the opportunity to get away from it all and still be naturally distanced with your loved ones. We are taking more and more wedding and group bookings these days as people are looking for a way to be together. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weddings at St. George's Caye Resort 

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

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

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

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

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

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Our need to slow down and become more present in our day-to-day lives is more necessary than ever. Navigating new ways of living have made it more vital to practice healthy balance. 

Getting away can be essential to recharge and re-establish your sense of self. While a simple vacation is a great way to relax, a study published in an 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

With the ability to naturally socially distance, wellness can be practiced with peace of mind. 

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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"Un-Belizeable" Summer Vacation - 5 Reasons to Come Away this Summer

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With the New Year underway and 2021 in full swing, it is a great time to plan for the future and give yourself something incredible to look forward to.

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 fewer 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 – the 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!

We are here when you are ready to travel again. The world will once again be connected and we can't wait to #seeyouinthesun! With our "Protect your Plans" easy booking policies, you will rest assured that you can look forward to the future!

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.

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Holiday Mixology - Midori Illusion Cocktail Recipe

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Wishing you could spend this Holiday season in the warm sunshine, next to the Caribbean Sea? We understand! So, just in time for the Holiday you are in luck! Excite your senses and bring the tropics home this Holiday with this sweet and tart concoction! 

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 on 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 soon! 


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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Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

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We are truly looking forward to the New Year; new faces and welcoming back our beloved guests to the island. When we reflect on 2020, it has made us more resilient, aware, and truly appreciate the times that our small, secluded island resort has been full of incredible people from all walks of life. This is our happy place, our pot of gold, and where many wishes and dreams come true. We hope to see you in the new year, whether it is early or later this coming fall. We can't wait to see you in the sun!

This lucky group just came to stay with us last week. A group of friends that needed a week on our pristine island paradise. Thank you to a recent guest for this rave review!


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"From the time we got on the boat till we sailed off the island Jahnene and her team took care of us like family. the food was amazing, the rooms were very comfortable, but can't say enough about the staff and how much they cared for our family! would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to Un-plug and enjoy diving, fishing, sunbathing, site seeing, and appreciating what God has created! 5 star! thanks to the staff!! Beautiful island!"

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Whether you come away for relaxation, adventure, or just the chance to get away from it all, you will be immersed into pure paradise. Our staff strives to anticipate your every need and works to ensure that your vacation is one with memories to last a lifetime. 

St. George's Caye Resort in Belize is perfectly designed to help you disconnect from the noise of your busy life. And reconnect with yourself. We make it possible for you to check your email - just not inside your private Cabana. No televisions are to be found and most people won't get a cell phone signal. But no need to worry! We are not totally off the grid. Just enough to allow you to relax and experience the magic.

Come to us with a simple and budget-friendly flight!

12 private thatched-roof cabanas nestled on a secluded tropical island. No roads. No stores. Just peaceful nature surrounds you. A place you can truly unwind, let loose and relax. You will find yourself lost in the abundance of fish when your snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef. It will remind you how big and beautiful the world is and how you forgot you loved to travel.

We invite you to experience the magic of an unplugged private island getaway at St. George's Caye Resort - The Gem of Belize. Getting here is easy - Leaving is hard!

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call or text 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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It's Been a Year... Dreaming of St. Georges Caye

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So, it has been a year. A year exactly since we first visited St. Georges Caye Resort in Belize. This week started with us two couples exchanging pictures over Messenger of our time on the island. A time that has left a remarkable imprint on our souls. Seeing the photo memories of our trip to Belize has brought back a flood of emotions. Emotions of pure relaxation, emotions of yearning to go back and emotions of a bond that deepened between a group of friends that very few experiences can.

It has been a year. Our World feels a little different since our visit in November 2019. We all know the challenges we face. Challenges of health, politics, what we believe and how we interact as a community. One of the things I am always thinking about is what if we took a step back? What if we got out of our everyday and got some perspective? To take some time with the people closest to us. Get off of the constant social media stream and stresses of the day to day. A sort of call to 'Disconnect to Reconnect' mantra. It's ironic that the very place I found a year ago, to do just that, is what I write about today…

From the minute you step off the boat and on to the shores of St Georges Caye Resort you get the feeling of comfort and relaxation. We have been to many resorts and the overarching theme is to present you with all the ways to relax. All the ways to enjoy and make the most of your vacation. Not at St Georges. They welcome you like a family member they haven't seen in a while. They greet you, get you acquainted and then get out of your way so you can experience Belize through your own eyes. Past resort experiences fill our mind's eye with pools and parties. On this little slice of paradise, it is something totally different.

I must admit, it took a day or two to get used to leaving my phone alone. There is WIFI there, but it is pretty much limited to the main lodge. It is nice to connect with the kids back home and check in on any work emails (hey, I am self-employed so, you know). Other than that, you are disconnected for the constant buzz in your pocket. The phones became our cameras. Not a tool of distraction. We even tested the waterproofness after a little kayak tomfoolery!

On previous vacations we have always taken advantage of the adventures and excursions and St Georges Caye has some fantastic options. Or so we are told, we fell so in love with being on the island that we did not want to leave! We opted for snorkelling at the reef, paddle boarding around the island and kayaking with the dolphins. Any of the stress we had upon arrival had melted into the ocean and been washed away by the salt water.

Our daily rhythm changed during our stay. Normally I am a night owl and not a morning person. Because of being so close to the Equator the sun sets earlier at around 7:30-8pm and rises earlier at around 5:30am. What we found is that when in a place void of much artificial light our bodies defaulted back to our natural circadian rhythm. By mid-trip we found ourselves going to bed as early as 8:30pm and waking with the sun. Fresh coffee and fresh orange juice in hand. No phone to check, no news feed. Just silence and sun. Total relaxation.

As I write this, I am feeling a strong pull back to St. Georges Caye. Not just the place but the people. People make the place and in the case of St Georges Caye this fully rings true. The group of people that make St. Georges Caye so special have been working at the resort for many years. You can see they get joy in sharing Belize with guests and meeting new people. Oliver with his charismatic personality and his ability to make your stay unique is un-matchable. Jahnene has a calm about her as she tends to the details of your stay. She handles requests with ease and comfort. Again, adding to the relaxing culture that is embedded into the island.

It has been a year for sure. A year we can remember of turmoil, change, and doubt. Or it can be a year where we disconnect to reconnect. A year where we're strengthening the bonds with those closest to us. A year where we choose to relax, gain some perspective, and move forward with a smile on our face. A year where we get back to St. Georges Caye Resort!

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Our Guests Say it Best - The Sweetest Honeymoon in Belize

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Our guests truly say it best! We are so grateful for all of our guests who come to our secluded island paradise, but this review is so incredible. We love all kinds of love, and are so happy to have hosted this awesome couple for the beginning of their lives together! 

Alexandra Porte - November 2020 - Google Reviews 5/5

Exceeded my expectations!!! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon in October 2020 and couldn't be happier with this resort. We stayed in a beautiful overwater bungalow and woke up to a tray of tea and freshly squeezed Belizean orange juice every morning that was delivered to our front porch. 

We enjoyed watching tropical fish, rays, and small nurse sharks swim around the docks. The resort staff provided outstanding customer service and were so accommodating. The restaurant kept us well fed with an amazing breakfast menu, full lunch, snacks, and four-course dinners every day. The food was delicious, and the cocktails are simply divine. The chef even cooked us up our catch of the day after our fishing trip.

The staff will even climb a palm tree to retrieve a coconut and make you a true island coconut cocktail drink! There are always kayaks, paddle boats, and sailboats ready to go. Wonderful coral reef snorkeling and scuba spots that are very close to the island. 

Concierge set us up with some amazing excursions to the mainland. The resort tour guide took us on an exciting jungle river cruise, where we saw crocodiles, iguanas, and great blue herons. We saw the Mayan ruins and went zip lining and cave tubing. With all the exciting adventures, we still got relaxing time by the pool or in the hammock on the porch.

Spent the evenings sitting on the dock sipping champagne and watching barracuda and tarpons swim around. Such an amazing vacation, wish we had more than just one week because we couldn't fit in all the excursions the resort offered. 

The mainland didn't have their rum tasting place open yet. But the resort bartender set up a rum tasting for us on the island and we had a bonfire on the beach that night with the other guests, so that made up for it! We will be back to this resort! Highly recommend!!!

St. George's Caye Resort in Belize is perfectly designed to help you disconnect with the noise of your busy life. And reconnect with yourself. We make it possible for you to check your email - just not inside your private Cabana. No televisions are to be found and most people won't get a cell phone signal. But no need to worry! We are not totally off the grid. Just enough to allow you to relax and experience the magic.

12 private thatched roof cabanas nestled on a secluded tropical island. No roads. No stores. Just peaceful nature surrounds you. A place you can truly unwind, let loose, and relax. You will find yourself lost in the abundance of fish when your snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef. It will remind you how big and beautiful the world is and how your forgot you loved to travel.

We invite you to experience the magic of an unplugged private island getaway at St. George's Caye Resort - The Gem of Belize. Getting here is easy - Leaving is hard!

Email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call or text 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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A Peaceful Mind - Belize Island Oasis

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It may be a while since you have planned a getaway. Sure, you have been dreaming about it this whole time, but to truly plan has been a bit of a hit-or-miss. With our guest returning and new guests arriving each day, we are thrilled to hear their reasons for traveling, and why they were so eager to come to Belize and St. George's Caye Resort. We wanted to share their thoughts and why they took the time to plan and prepare their safe and serene time on the island.

 1. To get a new perspective

There's nothing like travel to help you see that what you think is "the way people do things" is really just the way YOU do things. From our families to our work to our food to our homes, the globe is alive with differences you cannot imagine—until you see them for yourself.

2. To see the world through new eyes
"We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what," wrote philosopher George Santayana in "The Philosophy of Travel."

3. To gain an appreciation for what you have
There's no place like home—but that's so easy to forget. Leaving the comforts behind gives you a renewed appreciation for them when you return.

4. To get some distance from work
Americans have a reputation the world over have for being unable to leave their jobs behind. But taking a step away from the job is good for your physical and mental health. It's good for your work, too— it gives you the space to see the big picture in a new way, and builds a stronger team by forcing you to delegate and let someone else have your back.

 5. To settle grievances through shared experiences

There's nothing like a glass of wine by the cruise-ship pool to open a discussion that helps you see another person's side of things. Family follies and rumblings at the annual Thanksgiving dinner disappear when you're making memories and sharing pleasurable experiences—and seeing each other, literally, in a new light.

6. To get you out of your comfort zone
Whether you're stuck in a rut or looking to gain a little independence, traveling can teach you things you never knew about yourself. Discover your resourcefulness while mingling with the locals. Realize your capabilities while navigating your way through a foreign city. You'll never learn more about yourself than when you travel.

7. To admire Mother Nature
Travel gives us the gift of seeing how small we really are in comparison to the beauty of Mother Nature. From crystal blue waters to pink sands to lush greenery, the real world is full of colors and sounds, sights and sites, that no computer screen can duplicate.

8. To learn about other cultures
Every destination has its own unique history and style. A passionate local tour guide will immerse you in a world that's completely different from the one in which you live.

9. To strengthen relationships
There's something about the shared experience of travel that can bring people together. Family vacations, a trip with a significant other, or a girls' weekend will build a lifelong bond.

10. To unplug
We're constantly checking in on our phones, living life through other's status updates or posts. Traveling allows you to disconnect from emails and social media. Sit back, relax, and take in the moment without the screen of your phone blocking the view.

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

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Easy Peasy - Off to Belize

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If you follow our blog, you are not seeing double, we have written about this topic before. But it is even more important now to note how simple it is to arrive safely and peacefully at the island.

Just last week, the owner of the resort visited our Belize team, and here are the two - yep, that is it, two tips on ensuring your whole trip is as care-free as possible. It's really that simple!

1. You will want to come to the airport with your negative rapid test – This will put you in the fast lane to Belize!

2. Register with Belize's app before you depart for the airport – When you are registered you will want to save the QR code as an image to be able to use it quickly when needed through TSA.

It is that simple. And what is even better is that once you arrive in Belize, we escort you, safely distanced to our secluded island oasis. As a Gold Standard Certified Hotelier, you can rest assured as well that as soon as you are here, your safety and comfort are our number one priority.

What a way to return to traveling and give yourself the gift of freedom. Travel now, as we have some incredible last-minute deals, or book now and stay later, giving yourself something to look forward to! 

We can't wait to see you in the sun!

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

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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St. George's Caye - Gold Standard Resort

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What an honor! We are one of the select resorts that have been chosen as a Gold Standard Hotelier. Belize has been very careful to plan their reopening process, systematically, skillfully, and safely. At St. George's, we are doing the same. As one of the exclusive hoteliers to be able to take international travelers, we are so excited to start welcoming guests back on October 1st, 2020.

We pride ourselves in understanding our guest's experience from touchdown to take-off and with new processes and protocols, we want to understand how this all will impact our guest's experience. The owner of St. George's Caye Resort personally plans to travel to Belize on October 1st so that we are able to relay travel tips, first hand. 

  • Read up on best practices before heading out – Travel will look a little different when planning your trip to Belize so it is best to reach out to our reservations team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +1.507.380.9344 to get real time updates. You can also utilize the Belize Tourism Bureau and our recent article on airline updates.

  • Confirm with your airline – Flights, as always are subject to change so we recommend the usual protocol of checking your flights in days leading up to your departure and within 24-48 hours as well.

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

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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Airline Updates - Planning Your Getaway to Belize

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Planning your escape to paradise should be simple and carefree. Here are a few tips on airlines and their flight plans and upcoming weeks. Please always check real-time information for airlines prior to booking and also prior to departure. In the meantime, this should give you a few details before reserving your thatched roof over-water cabana at St. George's Caye Resort.

American Airlines - Starting October 1st, 2020

Operating Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Departing MIA at 10:55 AM arriving BZE at 11:05 AM

Departing BZE at 1:35 PM arriving MIA at 5:40

United Airlines - Starting October 2nd. 2020

Operating Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Departing IAH at 10:25 AM arriving BZE at 12:05 PM

Departing BZE at 1:55 PM arriving IAH at 5:32 PM


Avianca Airlines - Starting October 28th, 2020

Operating Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Departing SAL at 3:45 PM arriving BZE at 5:15 PM

Departing BZE at 5:45 PM arriving SAL at 7:10 PM


We are so excited to welcome our guests back and here for any and all questions relating to

airlines, travel, and any other ways to make your trip to St. George's Caye Resort as carefree

as possible. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +1.507.380.9344

Other Major Airlines with Plans to Return Service to Belize Before 2021 

Delta Airlines - Starting the third week in November 2020

Southwest Airlines - Starting December 2020 / January 2021

Sun Country and COPA Airlines will likely resume service to Belize at a later date

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We're Back! 10 Essential Things to Do Before Coming to Belize

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We couldn't be more elated to reopen on October 1st. We have missed our guests so dearly over the last six months and are thrilled with the news that we will reopen. St. George's Caye Resort is a naturally spacious place, with plenty of room to enjoy the seclusion of a private island paradise. With a maximum capacity of just around thirty-five people and acres of island to stretch, you will not find the more perfect environment to plan your next holiday.

Picture this: You've been dreaming about your Belize vacation for months and it's the day before your departure! The excitement and anticipation are at an all-time high, and you are probably taking the day to check off your pre-vacation to-do list. In the midst of dreaming of the beach, sunshine, and palm trees,

With adjustments to everyday living, travel has a few updates to the process as well. We have been preparing for your arrival with every measure in place. We are planners, and while we are excitedly awaiting for our first guests' return, we want to give you some valuable planning tips for your journey to the island!

Here are top items to check off your list before you head to the airport! 

Ask our staff: With our expansive knowledge of travel, lodging, and excursion information, we are here to help. We want to make your trip to see us as peaceful and assured as possible so just ask!

Alert your bank and credit card company: Call the number on the back of your debit/credit cards and inform the bank of your travel plans. Provide them with the dates of travel as well as the location you're visiting.   

Withdraw cash: It's a smart move to withdraw some cash for tipping or in case issues arise with your debit or credit cards.

Check on travel procedures for your trip to Belize: New airport guidelines and procedures are being implemented to maintain the health and safety of our visitors and citizens. If you have an upcoming flight into Belize, please check with your airline. We will post updates here as soon as official announcements are made. It is expected that United, Delta, Avianca, and American Airlines will have flights when the airport reopens.

Check luggage restrictions: Each airline has its own restrictions for carry-on luggage sizes and weight for checked luggage. Double-check to be sure your luggage falls in line with your airline's specific guidelines so your check-in experience is easy-breezy at the airport. If you are flying in from the U.S., be sure to check out the TSA website for a list of acceptable and prohibited items so you aren't held up at security.

Check-in online: If you're able, check-in for your flight online. Most airlines allow you to check-in 24 hours before your flight departs. Print your boarding passes or save them to your phone for easy access. This will save you time when you get to the airport.

Give itinerary to a family or a trusted friend: It is important for your emergency contact to have a copy of your travel plans, including the phone number for your resort and airline in case an emergency arises at home. 

Contact your cell phone company: When traveling internationally, contact your cell phone company to check if your current plan supports international calls and texts. If your plan doesn't support international calls or texts, most companies can accommodate your short-term needs. St. George's provides access to complimentary wi-fi in the Sandbar Lounge if you don't want to use an international data plan during your trip.

Make copies of important documents: The U.S. Department of Consular Affairs recommends all travelers make two copies of all travel documents in case of emergency, this includes your passport. Leave one copy with a trusted friend or family member (along with your itinerary) and carry the other separately from your original documents. Check out their checklist for international travel for more details. Traveling from Canada or elsewhere? Check with your country's government website for specific recommendations.

Check the weather: This may seem like an obvious thing to do, but many people forget. Check the forecast for your destination and also the forecast for your hometown on the date of your return. This will help you pack appropriately for your trip and your return home. Wondering about the weather on the island? The Belize City forecast is not always reflective of the weather on the Caye, so be sure to read our take on the weather on our website. 

Now that you have everything checked off your list, we can't wait to welcome you to the island life and pamper you during your time in paradise!

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Reconnect and Celebrate at our Secluded Island Paradise

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While many of us have been staying close to home, we are beginning to reconnect with family and friends, ponder plans to celebrate special occasions we may have missed over the last few months, and think about traveling again.

Travel, celebrations, and time with the people we love look a lot different now versus 6 months ago. And while we may bit a little biased, we think our little slice of paradise is the perfect place to reconnect and celebrate special occasions such as weddings and family reunions, or just celebrate freedom again!

Many groups that travel to the island will "buy out" the resort giving them exclusive use of the grounds. Imagine being surrounded by palm trees, ocean views, and the people who mean the most to you. Explore the Caribbean Sea by snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing together as you make memories that will last a lifetime!

During this unprecedented time, buying out our island resort for exclusive use has many benefits such as:

1. The guests at the resort are your family and friends, ensuring you are comfortable exploring and relaxing exclusively with familiar faces during your stay.

2. Weddings, family reunions, and other occasions can be celebrated in a safe and secluded (and beautiful!) environment.

3. While we are typically an adult-only resort, children of any age are welcome when you book the entire resort. Bring the entire family!

4. You'll have the ultimate private island experience- no roads, no cars or public transportation, and no crowds- allowing your group to truly reconnect while enjoying the privacy and beauty of the island!

Let us pamper you in paradise as you escape the stressors of day-to-day life and take time to reconnect and celebrate. Contact our friendly reservation staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the details and ask any questions you have about travel to and from Belize at this time. We are currently booking for late 2020 and beyond.

We hope to see you in the sun soon!

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

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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Fall in Love with Belize & Recharge in 2021

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"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." - Rabindranath Tagore

They say the skies are bigger in Belize. We have had time to truly reflect on this concept. We feel connected to the world, now more than ever before, and are eagerly awaiting and preparing our chance to bring joy to our guests again, and color to their sunsets.

Thank you @doraairlines for this awesome pic!

Belize is Back - International Airport to Reopen October 1st, 2020

In a virtual press conference on August 28, Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow announced and confirmed that Belize will reopen its international airport for tourism as of October 1, 2020. Although we will not reopen quite on the 1st, the owner of the resort wishes to experience travel and be able to prepare guests fully for the new experience. He will be traveling to Belize on the 1st and we look forward to welcoming our guests a little later in October.

Flights expected to resume include American Airlines on October 1st with a 5x weekly schedule; United Airlines has also indicated a daily return as of October 1st. At this moment, Delta has indicated a return on November 22.

What you need to know about coming to Belize

For more information on the new protocols and entry requirements to enter Belize since COVID -19, please refer to The Belize Gold Book for all the details. 

With extensive training and protocols in place and are honored to have been chosen as not only a Traveler's Choice destination this year by Trip Advisor, but also a Gold Standard Approved hotelier. 

We have been taking calls from brides, husbands and wives, grad students, girls, and guys groups… All who are also eagerly awaiting and preparing for the chance to come and experience our secluded island paradise. We know this year has been one of rescheduling, rerouting, and redefining travel, and we are so honored that wander-lusters are planning ahead to reset in the future.

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While it seems a bit far off, 2021 will be here before we know it, and we are looking to the New Year for a time to give yourself something to look forward to, a chance to continue to serve our loyal returning guests, and our new guests.

Our "Protect Your Plans" easy and flexible booking options, gives you peace of mind while giving that chance to look forward to time in paradise.

We hope to hear from you and cannot wait to be the host to your wedding, anniversary, birthday party or just your easy escape to a whole new world. 

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

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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Something to Look Forward To - Dive Into Belize

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Guessing we could agree... These days, we all need something to look forward to. So, even if you haven't been SCUBA diving or snorkeling, you have likely seen pictures and can attest to the fact that reef systems offer some of the most beautiful and tranquil sights in the world. Belize is known around the globe for its outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling. Sink into the clear, warm, waters of the Belize Barrier Reef to discover a magical underwater world full of colorful wildlife, coral, tunnels, and more! 

St. George's Caye has been a dive destination for decades, offering some of the best scuba diving in Belize because we're just mere minutes from the barrier reef. With no other dive resorts in the area, the nearby dive sites are pristine, healthy, and almost always free of other divers. Our island's proximity to the reef means 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.


Hol Chan Marine Reserve / San Pedro

Hol Chan is a marine reserve abundant in wildlife located about an hour north of St. George's Caye, close to the island of Ambergris Caye. The name means "Little Channel" because there is a cut in the reef allowing marine creatures to travel between the inside of the reef and the open ocean.

Over 160 species of fish have been seen in the reserve, along with many types of coral, sponges, sea turtles, and marine mammals. Rays are common at the bottom of the channel, and lobsters, eels, and sea anemones live among the nooks and crannies. This is a great place to see the variety of what the Belize reef has to offer! St. George's offers weekly trips to San Pedro so guests can dive at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and other notable sites off Ambergris Caye. 


Blue Hole / Lighthouse Reef

As the most sought after dive destination in Belize, the Great Blue Hole is a giant underwater cavern 43 miles off the coast. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 meters (984 feet) across and 108 meters (354 feet) deep, and was formed when sea levels were much lower thousands of years ago. As ocean levels began to rise, the cave was flooded. The Great Blue Hole is a part of the Lighthouse Reef and larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, and was made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world.

Today the Great Blue Hole is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and remains one of the top dive sites in the world. St. George's offers a full-day dive trip to the Blue Hole for experienced and advanced divers. To fully appreciate the wonders of this incredible site, we descend to a depth of more than 100 feet and therefore divers are required to have their Advanced Open Water certification.


Turneffe Atoll

Turneffe Atoll is a group of small islands off the coast of Belize. It is approximately 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, making it the largest coral atoll in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. The atoll was officially declared a marine reserve in 2012 because it is home to many important marine species. The land and seascape consists of a network of flats, creeks, and lagoons dotted by more than 150 mangrove islands. Large expanses of intact mangroves, seagrass habitats, and shallows provide important nursery functions for a wide array of fish species, crocodiles, lobster, conch, and other invertebrates. It is home to more than 500 species of fish, 65 species of stony corals, sea turtles, manatees, dolphins, seabirds, and other wildlife.

Turneffe is about a 30-minute boat ride from St. George's Caye and offers some of the best wall dives in Belize. Ask about upgrading one of your morning two-tanks to dive at Turneffe.

A Unique Diving Experience: Lionfish Dive Safari

Want to experience something new? Native to the Pacific Ocean, lionfish are progressively invading the Caribbean where they have no natural predators. Fortunately, these beautiful fish are extremely tasty and there is no limit to the number you can catch! Divers can help protect our local reef while enjoying delicious meals you're unlikely to find anywhere else. Our dive masters will teach you to safely spear-hunt this venomous fish. Become an "Invasive Lionfish Tracker," learning what is needed to control the lionfish population and practical ways to safely capture and euthanize these fish. Come enjoy an underwater dive safari today!


Ready to plan an unforgettable diving experience? Check out our featured diving packages, which combine your choice of thatch cabana or villa suite with meals, transfers, and diving.

Wanting something a little different? Contact our friendly reservation specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will help you create a custom Belize diving trip!

See you in the sun and on the reef soon!

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Where Distance is a Good Thing - St. George's Caye

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Raise your hand if you are getting tired of the phrase, "social distance". Well, we have a much better version of the concept for you! When you are distanced at St. George's Caye, you are secluded on a private island, in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The views are expansive and are a beautiful collage of teal blue, golden seashores, and swaying green palm trees. We may be biased, but we think this is what everyone should envision when they think of distancing. Also, with the spread-out layout of the resort, it is easy to find space to navigate. With thatched-roof bungalow cabanas, the air is flowing with sea warm breezes.  

Now, all you need to do is pick your favorite room and ideal way to spend your stay, and let us do the rest! Here, we will give you a few visuals so you can dream. Our team at St. George's Caye Resort can't wait to see you in the sun! 

Let us pamper you in paradise as you escape the stressors of day-to-day life and take time to reconnect and celebrate. Contact our friendly reservation staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the details and ask any questions you have about travel to and from Belize at this time. We are currently booking for late 2020 and beyond.

We hope to see you in the sun soon!

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

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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Plan for Peace – Your Escape to Paradise

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you in the sun!


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

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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Worth the Wait - St. George's Caye Resort

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As a developing country of only about 383,071 people, Belize has been very careful to plan their reopening process, systematically, skillfully and safely. At St. George's, we are doing the same. We were chosen as one of the exclusive hoteliers to be able to take international travelers, and we are working to become Gold Standard Certified.

Although the opening of the international airport is scheduled for Aug 15, we believe it may take more time for Belize to be ready for tourists. We pride ourselves in understanding our guest's experience from touchdown to take-off and with new processes and protocols, we want to understand how this all will impact our guest's experience. The owner of St. George's Caye Resort personally plans to travel to Belize as soon as US-based owners are given clearance to travel to the country, which they expect to be August 15.  

So while we prepare for your arrival, we wanted to send you a sweet recipe to bring the taste of the island to you! Also, click here for incredible fare to pair your tropical beverage with! 

We "cheers" to your next visit and wish you well in the meantime! 

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

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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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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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

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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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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! 

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

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
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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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