The Island Life - Belize

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

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

Our need to slow down and become more present in our day-to-day lives is more necessary than ever. 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!

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

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

Click Here To Learn More

Continue reading
  3711 Hits
3711 Hits

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

Sunset Overwater Cabana Dock See yourself in Belize this summer!

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.

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

Continue reading
  4808 Hits
4808 Hits

Holiday Mixology - Midori Illusion Cocktail Recipe

Drinks-overlooking-the-Sea---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort---Belize

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

Continue reading
  4323 Hits
4323 Hits

Daydreams for Departure - Plan Ahead

10-20190911_071615

We can all likely agree on one thing, with most people often wishing for more time, this is maybe more of an answer to those wishes than we bargained for. 2020 has been quite the year. We are so grateful to have guests finding peace and tranquility on the island. 

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

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

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

_____________________

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

#Belize #Belizeislandresort #BelizeTours #belizeislandparadise #BelizeIsland

Continue reading
  2435 Hits
2435 Hits

Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

Somewhere-Over-the-Rainbow---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort-Belize

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!


✨✨✨✨✨

"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!"

__________________________


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

Continue reading
  1003 Hits
1003 Hits

It's Been a Year... Dreaming of St. Georges Caye

Todd_Avison_large_PANO_St._Georges_Caye_-Resort_Belize

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!

Continue reading
  1064 Hits
1064 Hits

Our Guests Say it Best - The Sweetest Honeymoon in Belize

Seaside-at-St.-Georges-Caye-Resort---Beliz_20201116-022510_1

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

Continue reading
  922 Hits
922 Hits

Why you need an Unplugged Belize Vacation in the New Year

Sunrise-Beach---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort-Belize

What exactly is an unplugged vacation? Imagine time, minus television, computers, iPads, and phones... focused on people - where you literally unplug yourself from sensory overload! We challenge you to get away from the daily grind, to reconnect, to refresh. 

Most of us are addicted to electronics, and a fast pace and don't even realize it. Ask yourself, when is the last time I went to bed without watching the news (especially around election time)? Or checking email or Facebook - one last time? So why not take an intentional break from the hum of daily life?

 Here are Top 4 Reasons you need to consider it:

- Your brain needs to detox. There is a gland in your brain called the pineal gland. Its responsible for regulating melatonin, which helps you to relax and get to sleep. Your computer screen overstimulates the pineal gland. When it’s overstimulated the melatonin in your body is suppressed and your sleep and rest periods will be automatically more difficult. Give your brain a break.

- Memories are not made staring into screens! Memories are made laughing over meals or chasing hermit crabs on the shore. Memories are made exploring ancient Mayan Ruins or hiking through jungles. Memories are made in private cabanas and staring into one another's eyes. You will return home with unforgettable memories.

- Unplugged vacations encourage movement. Our bodies and our minds are happier when we move. When there is no television to watch you're more likely to take a leisurely walk go for a swim in the salty sea. You are more likely to be more active.

- Because at the end of the day - people matter most. Reconnect with your partner. Or your best friend. Or yourself! Cultivating healthy relationships is difficult when we are constantly distracted by text messages and emails. When is the last time you sat quietly and focused on yourself or your partner to the exclusion of everything else for days at a time? It will change your perspective and allow for more meaningful relationships.

Snorkel in Belize at our Beach Resort

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 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

Continue reading
  13777 Hits
13777 Hits

A Peaceful Mind - Belize Island Oasis

Fun-in-the-Sun---Poolside---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort-Belize

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.

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

Continue reading
  1312 Hits
1312 Hits

Easy Peasy - Off to Belize

Welcome-Back-to-Belize---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort---Beach

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

Continue reading
  1136 Hits
1136 Hits

St. George's Caye - Gold Standard Resort

WebBanner-TGSHOTELS2020-01

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

Continue reading
  1253 Hits
1253 Hits

Airline Updates - Planning Your Getaway to Belize

West-Jet-Flights-from-Canada-to-Belize

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

Continue reading
  1563 Hits
1563 Hits

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

beach-ocean-st-georges-caye-resort-belize

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!

Continue reading
  1558 Hits
1558 Hits

Reconnect and Celebrate at our Secluded Island Paradise

Retreat---Group---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort-Belize

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!

________________________________________________________________________________________________


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

Click Here To Learn More

Continue reading
  1528 Hits
1528 Hits

Something to Look Forward To - Dive Into Belize

Welcoming-Committee---Dolphin-Fun---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort---Belize

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!

Continue reading
  1665 Hits
1665 Hits

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

IMG_6524
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!

________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

Click Here To Learn More

Continue reading
  996 Hits
996 Hits

Plan for Peace – Your Escape to Paradise

b2ap3_large_paddleboard-belize-11-Peace-and-solitude---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort---Belize Plan for Peace - St. George's Caye Resort Belize

"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

Click Here To Learn More

Continue reading
  1611 Hits
1611 Hits

Worth the Wait - St. George's Caye Resort

WebBanner-TGSHOTELS2020-01

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

Click Here To Learn More

Continue reading
  1307 Hits
1307 Hits

Our Guests Say It Best - Sharing Memories of Belize

Hangloose---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort---Belize

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.

#belize #belizeislandparadise #staycurious #visitbelizelater #explorebelize #wemissyou

Continue reading
  1493 Hits
1493 Hits

Daydream for Departure - Sending Island Vibes

Gardens-and-Villa-St.-Georges-Caye-Resort-Belize

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.

#belize #belizeislandparadise #staycurious #visitbelizelater #explorebelize #wemissyou

Continue reading
  1790 Hits
1790 Hits

Bucket List Belize -Invent Your Adventure

Sunlight-through-the-trees

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

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

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

Culture of Belize

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

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

Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip Lining

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

Try SCUBA or Sink in Deep

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

Lamanai Maya Ruins

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

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

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

Set Sail

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

Relax and Unwind

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

Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayaking 

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

Cast a Line

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

Snorkeling

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


We are taking reservations for the future with flexible terms.

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

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

We can't wait to #seeyouinthesun!

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


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

Click Here To Learn More

Continue reading
  1632 Hits
1632 Hits

Belize Welcomes the World

Quote-from-Marni

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.

---

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

Continue reading
  1553 Hits
1553 Hits

Bucket List Belize - Your Group Getaway

Group-Travel---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort-Beliz_20200513-161734_1

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

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

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

This allows your group to travel with the reassurance of:

1. No crowds

2. Complete seclusion

3. Simple, free and safe transfers 

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

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

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

We are taking reservations for the future with flexible terms. 

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

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

We can't wait to #seeyouinthesun! 

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

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

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

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

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









Continue reading
  2984 Hits
2984 Hits

The Taste of Summer - Belize Island Style

Breakfast-made-to-order---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort---Belize---S

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
Continue reading
  6909 Hits
6909 Hits

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

Seashells

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 

Continue reading
  1878 Hits
1878 Hits

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

IMG_5573 Let's vote to speed up time!

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

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

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

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

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

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


_____________________________________________

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

Belize Belize island resort Belize Tours belize island paradise Belize Island

Continue reading
  2751 Hits
2751 Hits

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

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

By: Ian Pearce

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

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

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

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

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

________________

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

Sincerely, 

Your St. George's Caye Resort team

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

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

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

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

#Belize #Belizeislandresort #BelizeTours #belizeislandparadise #BelizeIsland

Continue reading
  2352 Hits
2352 Hits

Stay Local - Dream Global - Belize

Belize-2018-0214_20200403-150043_1
Thank you to our new retreat partner - Marni Henderson, founder of Coalesce Discovery and Horizons Retreats for this awesome perspective on how to "getaway" without leaving the safety of home during this time. 
________________

Picture this, "It is sometime in the late afternoon, maybe 3:00 or 4:00. You haven't worn your watch or scrolled through your phone for days. The turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean sweetly soothe the soul while relaxing in a hammock. You can hear the waves gently brush the sand as a calm breeze rustles the palm fronds. The humidity naturally melts stress lines from your face with a warm welcoming smile. An easy dip in the ocean draws all tension from your shoulders and you are greeted with a freshly prepared rum punch as you step back onto land. "Go Slow" is the plan for today. An overwhelming sense of harmony and balance brings peace and relaxation throughout your mind, body and soul."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Relax and Replenish Home Retreat

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


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

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

Marni Henderson

Continue reading
  2300 Hits
2300 Hits

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

Complete-Relaxation---St.-Georges-Caye-Resort---Belize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Sincerely, 

Your St. George's Caye Resort Family 

-------------------------------

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

Continue reading
  2206 Hits
2206 Hits

Lionfish Hunting in Belize

DIVING-Lionfish-belize


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

\

Continue reading
  4024 Hits
4024 Hits