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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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