The Island Life - Belize

Fishing in Belize- Your UnBelizeable Fish Story!

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

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

Tarpon Fishing - St. George's Caye Resort - Belize

We are so grateful for the outpouring of comments on our posts, responses to our newsletters, and the love we are getting from our valued guests. It feels like we have never been this connected to our "island family" and we are loving it! When Ian Pearce, long-time guest of St. George's Caye Resort reached out to tell us his TRUE Belizean ...

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Bucket List Belize -Invent Your Adventure

What type of traveler are you? Do you enjoy a vacation full of adventure, or something a bit more relaxing? Maybe you want the best of both worlds and do a little of each. No matter what type of travel is your favorite, we've got you covered here at St. George's Caye! Our guests elated to find how much (or little - depending on your goals) there is...

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Good Advice on "Reef-Safe" Sunscreens

Snorkeling near St. George's Caye

Chances are you've heard about "reef-safe sunscreens" and the importance of using sunblock that doesn't contain harmful chemicals.

But which chemicals are harmful?  What does that even mean?

In May of this year, Hawaii passed a bill that prevents the sale of sunscreen containing UV-filtering ingredients, like oxybenzone (the most common compound found in nearly 3,500 sunscreens worldwide), octinoxate (even more toxic that oxybenzone, but usually found in lower concentrations), and octocrylene.  These are the dangerous chemicals have been linked to coral bleaching.

A good rule of thumb:  the simpler the formula, the better.  A great alternative to using sunscreen when diving or snorkeling is to wear a long-sleeved sun shirt or rash guard with a UPF (UV-protective fabric) of 50-plus.  It should have a crew neck and ideally will have a thumbhole to hold the sleeve over the top portion of your hands.  More coverage, less sunblock.

 

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