Belize is attracting attention as an exciting honeymoon destination, according to the managers of the Lodge at Chaa Creek, who combined informal surveys of honeymooning guests to create a list of top ten reasons for honeymooning in Belize, posted on the Belize Travel Blog. As follows:
1 – Beautiful location—Belize sits in the heart of the romantic Caribbean.
2 – Best of Central America. Ability to combine a Caribbean holiday with Central America’s pristine rainforests and exotic wildlife, jungle rivers, ancient Maya temple sites and other attractions rates highly among honeymooning guests.
3 – Excellent weather, with average temperatures 81 along the coast and 69 in the interior hills, perfect for honeymooning any time of the year.
4 – Affordability, with proximity to the U.S. and Canada, and in-country costs cheaper than most Caribbean spots. All-inclusive vacations such as those offered by Chaa Creek provide real value for money, with reasonable dining, entertainment and car hire.
5 – So much to do, with beautiful Caribbean beaches and a vibrant, pristine forested interior filled with Maya temples and archaeology sites.
6 – Stress-free honeymoon. English-speaking, tiny and uncrowded, Belize is easy to get around, with money pegged two-to-one to the U.S. dollar simple to work out.
7 – Belize’s friendliness. Residents are a multicultural mix of harmony and tolerance.
8 – Ultimate Surf and Turf honeymoon holidays. Belize, at just 180 miles long, encompasses everything from its huge Barrier Reef, hundreds of islets, white beaches to the Maya Mountains, lush rainforest, Mountain Pine Ridge, rolling savannah, and an incredible network of caves and remnants of temples and cities. All-inclusive packages like Chaa Creek’s Rainforest and Reef combinations access the best of these worlds.
9 – Variety. The Barrier Reef, second largest on the planet, is dotted with almost 200 tiny islands and offers some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, boating and kayaking in the world. Added to its ancient attractions and opportunities for horseback riding, canoeing, biking, birding and hiking, honeymooners enjoy a range of activities.
10 –Flexibility. Due to its unhurried, uncrowded nature, Belizean resorts and tour operators are generally open to helping honeymooners create their own unique experiences, often remarked upon as a definite plus.
Chaa Creek’s General Manager Lucy Fleming comments, “More and more couples are looking to combine a bit of tropical adventure while celebrating their love, and we’re responding to this trend by offering more varied packages that cater to a range of interests and budgets. As Belize’s first eco-resort, we also pride ourselves on offering a high degree of comfort and jungle luxury, but in a responsible, sustainable manner that contributes to, rather than degrades Belize’s precious environment and society. Guests tell us that they appreciate our green approach, so it’s a win-win situation for visitors and Belize.