When you’re surrounded by larger countries, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. But for Belize, the small nation tucked into Mexico's and Guatemala's embrace, being small has myriad advantages--especially since it has an overabundance of resources within its borders.
The Caribbean Sea hugs the Belize shore and the world’s second largest barrier reef skims along the coast for 240 miles. Thanks to the natural marine geology in this area of Central America, a surprising number of lagoons run the length of the nation, so while the size of Belize is technically 8,860 square miles, subtract those lagoons and the land mass is 8,300 square miles, making travel within the country fast.
Our All-Inclusive Adventure to Belize includes the following:
1) Airfare from the airports below to Belize:
Our official Airline Partner is American Airlines.
ORD - Chicago Ohare
ATL - Atlanta, GA
SLC - Salt Lake City, Utah
LAS - Las Vegas, Nevada
JFK- New York City, New York
MIA - Miami, Florida
IAH - Houston, TX
MCO - Orlando. FL
2) Airport Transfers:
We will fly you from your airport origin to Miami, where we will all meet up before we fly to Belize.
** All your tickets will have 1 carry on and 1 checked baggage included.
Miami International Airport to Hotel (TBD) - arrival
Belize International Airport to St. George's Caye Resort
St. George's Caye Resort to Belize International Airport
Miami International Airport to Hotel in Miami Beach (TBD)
3) Hotel Accommodations
Day 1 - Miami (Hotel TBD - within close proximity to the airport - guaranteed rated 3 stars or higher)
Day 2 - 4 - St. George's Caye Resort (Tropical Garden Accommodation, Upgrades Available)
Day 5 - Miami Beach (walking distance to Miami Beach)
All rooms are based on double occupancy.
** If you want a private room, surcharges will apply.
Day 2 thru 4 - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (St. George's Caye)
Day 5 - Breakfast (St. George's Caye Resort) and Dinner (TBD)
Day 6 - Breakfast (Jule's Kitchen - menu changes by season)
**We can honor some special arrangements for meals as best as we can. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences.
5) Resort Activities (unlimited use)
Hobie Cat Sail Boats
Stand Up Paddleboards
Snorkeling off beach/dock (gears provided)
Fishing off the dock (gears and bait provided)
6) One time Resort Activity
Barrier Reef Snorkeling (must be scheduled once you get to the resort)
This is a guided tour. All snorkeling equipment will be provided by the resort
Roundtrip Boat ride to Barrier Reef included
7) Beverages (resort)
Coffee service (or tea) and fresh squeezed juice brought to your room each morning
First rum punch (or non-alcoholic beverage) on the house every day
Coffee, tea all day in lodge
Fresh juice available with lunch
Tap water at the resort is safe to drink and delicious (filtered through our reverse osmosis system)
Bottled Water, and Bottled Soda are not included ($2.00/each)
8) Valet Luggage Service (arrival and departure)
9) GRATUITY - already included in your package
10) Exist Travels T-shirt (specify your size)
11) Travel Insurance (only valid if you have full paid the trip)
This insurance covers
Trip Cancellation (up to $5000.00)
Trip Interruption (up tp $7500.00)
Emergency Medical (up to $25,000)
Emergency Transportation (up to $500,000)
Baggage Loss/Damage (up to $1000.00)
Baggage Delay (up to $300.00)
Travel Delay (up to $800.00)
Change Fee Coverage (up to $500.00)
Loyalty Program Redeposit Fee Coverage (up to $500.00)
24 Hour Hotline Assistance
12) Traveling Guides
Our experienced and professional guides will help you:
Make sure all your travel-related questions are answered
Help schedule your activities
Help to make sure your requests are met during your trip
Guide you in all the requirements at the airport upon arrival and departure
Help make sure that you are having a great time
They travel with you to your destination and they will be there to make sure your trip is exactly the way you want it to be!
13) Group Photo
We will send you copies of your group photos while you are on your trip. We will send this via email within a week after the conclusion of your trip.
14) Trip Video
We will send you a fully edited highlights video of your trip within 2 weeks after your trip. We do this to help you relive this experience in Belize with Exist Travels. Video link will be sent via email.
15) Travel Arrangements
Once you book your trip, we arrange all of your travel arrangements. We will book your airfare, airport transfers, hotel and resort accommodations, meal arrangements, and more.
We want you to not have to worry about anything so you can just relax and enjoy! We will be in constant contact with you before, during and even after this trip.
We look forward to seeing you and enjoying the sun with us!
OVERWATER CABANAS (Upgrade)
Enjoy a premium location on our incredible Sunset Dock
Enjoy your private porch complete with individual hammock and thatched roof ambiance while overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the west side of our small island. These six cabanas are situated on a half-moon dock with incredible sunset views. They feature work-of-art Belizean hardwood ceilings in the bedroom area to keep you cool and comfortable. Includes private bath, air conditioning, and ceiling/floor fans. Each Cabana sleeps 2-3 people (can be furnished with one king or two beds).
OCEANFRONT CABANAS (Upgrade)
Watch the sunrise from your private porch overlooking the Caribbean
Located on the east side of the island, each of our four oceanfront cabanas has its own private porch from which you can take in the panoramic views of the ocean from your personal hammock. Wake up to greet the sunrise, or sleep in and enjoy the tranquility of your island experience. Each cabana features a gorgeous open thatch roof with natural flow-through ventilation and includes a private bath with hot and cold running water, air conditioning, and ceiling/floor fans. Each cabana sleeps 2-3 people (can be furnished with one or two beds).
TROPICAL GARDEN CABANAS (Included in Package)
Catch a glimpse of the ocean through the palm trees
Situated in our lush gardens, these cabanas let you enjoy a nice peek at the ocean from your private porch complete with individual hammock. Both cabanas feature a gorgeous thatch roof, private bath with hot and cold running water, air conditioning, and ceiling/floor fans. Sleeps 2-3 people (can be furnished with one or two beds).
VILLA SUITE (Upgrade)
Amazing ocean views from veranda & living room adjoining your Private Suite
Relax in your comfortable private suite with king size bed, bright tropical accents, and gorgeous Belizean hardwood floors. The oceanfront Villa features three private rooms – the Captain’s Suite, Dolphin Suite, and Coral Suite – each adjoining a beautiful shared living space and large covered veranda with unsurpassed ocean views. Experience the warm Caribbean breezes from a hammock, porch swing, or cozy love seat on the veranda. Each of the large private suites features en-suite bathroom with custom tub and shower, air conditioning and ceiling fans, and comes with all resort amenities and services.
Each room in the villa sleeps 2 people. Max occupancy of the villa suite is 6 people.
Barrier Reef Snorkeling (Compliments of Exist Travels)
The Belize Barrier Reef is part of he Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef system in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The reef is laced with sea life with thousands of brightly colored fish darting in and out of gorgeous corals in only 10 or 15 feet of water. Charles Darwin described it as "the most remarkable reef in the West Indies" in 1842.
LAMANAI MAYA RUIN EXCURSION
Lamanai is one of Belize's largest Maya ceremonial centers. The name means "submerged crocodile" in the Mayan language. This site, situated along the New River Lagoon, features monumental temples and palaces. Evidence dates the earliest occupation at the site to be around 1500 B.C., with the earliest pottery artifacts dating from about 500 B.C.
Seven temples grace this majestic site, including the Jaguar Temple, the Mask Temple, and the High Temple.
BLUE HOLE SNORKELING
For the non-diver to experience the Blue Hole, the snorkeling is world class and the same sea life viewed from top side is just as breathtaking! This trip visits the same three sites listed above.
CAVE TUBING AND ZIP LINING
This excursion is a one of a kind combination of adventures. Zip lining through the rain forest has become a popular activity in Belize - a way for anyone to feel like Tarzan for a day. Safely secured in a harness with feet dangling free, zip line riders will traverse from platforms in the jungle canopy, whizzing past a stunning display of tropical flora and fauna. The zip lining will take approximately 1hr and is composed of six different lines.
Belize has some of the best game fishing in the world. As part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the largest in the Western Hemisphere – the Belize Barrier Reef offers unmatched fishing opportunities. Some anglers tell us it is virtually impossible to go fishing in Belize and not catch something!
Great weather, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of action are all part of the Belize fishing experience. Some of the favorite sport fish in Belize are snook, tarpons, jack, barracudas, bone fish, snappers, permit, plus many more!
The types of fishing trips we offer are:
River Fishing Reef Fishing Flat Fishing Fly or Spin Fishing
ST. HERMANS CAVE & BLUE HOLE NATIONAL PARK
Immerse yourself in the jungle environment in this one-of-a kind park. St. Herman’s is a source of wonder with numerous underground streams, sinkholes and an extensive cave system. You will hike for approximately 1⁄2 hr to the entrance of the cave. St. Herman’s Cave Park is home to over 200 species birds and is ideal for birding. Three of the five species of wild cats found in Belize: jaguar, ocelot and jaguarondi - have been sighted in the park. Other residents include the Baird’s Tapir and Nine-banded Armadillo. Please note Jaguar and Ocelot sightings are extremely rare!
Complete your adventure with a swim in the sapphire waters of the inland Blue Hole (not to be confused with the Great Blue Hole out in the ocean) located just 5-minute drive from the caves. The Blue Hole National Park is a 25ft deep natural swimming pool fed by an underground river. Be sure to take a swim suit or change of dry clothes (towels will be provided by the resort).
The Diver certification courses we offer are taught to the standards of the Recreational Scuba Training Council, to which all major diving organizations belong (SSI, NASDS, PADI, RMCA, SCUBA, IDEA, and PDIC).
At St. George’s Caye, the resort we teach the Scuba School International (SSI) system because it gives our experienced instructors the versatility to teach each student to their experience and skillset. Our courses provide the same level of education and training that you would get in the U.S. and your certification will be recognized worldwide. With over 30 years of combined diving experience, our instructors and dive masters are ready to share the beauty of the undersea world.
The most sought after dive destination in Belize!
Departing St. George’s Caye at 7:00am with your breakfast on board, we start the day with a single tank dive exploring the famous Blue Hole. The second morning dive will take place at Lighthouse Reef, a magnificent site just outside of the Blue Hole. Lunch is enjoyed at the Boobie Bird Sanctuary, followed by the amazing wall dive at Lighthouse Reef.
PADI and SSI require that divers have their deep dive specialty advanced certification before diving the Blue Hole.
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 on November 22, 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 Atoll is about a 30-minute boat ride from St. George’s Caye and offers some of the best wall dives in Belize.