Absolute blog: May 2011

10 of the best tropical islands for honeymooners

28 May 11

Belize was nominated as having one of the best tropical islands for honeymooners in The Guardian newspaper (17th May 2011).

“A stretch of sand, just enough to hide a pirate treasure chest, then a few hundred coconut trees and some wooden cabins – there isn’t a great deal to Tobacco Caye. I’d take a few thick books and, of course, some snorkelling gear – after all most of what’s here is below the azure glittering surface of the Caribbean Sea. It’ll take a few minutes to stroll around the coast of this atoll, but the reef goes on and on – part of the second longest barrier reef in the world. If you do feel marooned, get over to neighbouring Goff’s Caye – that’s even smaller: six trees and a spit of sand” Kevin Rushby, Guardian travel writer.

To see a collection of the best Belizean tropical islands, Absolute Belize has put together a tailor made itinerary that involves island hopping to the most pristine islands in the country via your own luxurious live aboard sailboat, complete with captain and chef. Your time aboard is combined with spending a few days in the sand at Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn in Placencia, which is consistently ranked as one of the best resorts in all of Central and South America. For more information or to download the brochure follow this link

Crazy for Cacao?

20 May 11

It’s the Toledo Cacao Festival week here in Belize. If you couldn’t make it don’t worry, we have put together a ‘Cacao Crazy’ tailor made itinerary – a complete cultural and sensory immersion into the world of chocolate, for the ultimate chocolate addict.

Visit a local Cacao farm and meet the growers, learn about the production process, enjoy a chocolate making master class and make your very own bar of chocolate. There will of course be plenty of opportunities for tasting, the culinary highlight being a Cacao dinner where Cacao features in every course.

The Toledo region in Southern Belize boasts a rich cultural history, lush jungle terrain and pristine waters, so the itinerary can be tailored to include visits to Mayan ruins, snorkeling, diving or fishing day trips, horseback riding or trekking through the jungle or cave exploration, putting those extra cacao calories to great use!

Love Lobster?

7 May 11

Donna Heiderstadt at Shermans Travel recommends our ‘Lobster Lovers’ Tailor Made Itinerary, for the ultimate romantic getaway for lovers of crustacean.

Eating, while a highlight, is not the only activity on the itinerary, which also includes sailing, snorkeling (with sharks, rays, and hundreds of other species), fishing, kayaking, cooking lessons, and more. Your stay culminates on the final day of Lobsterfest with an alfresco party of live music, dancing, and lobster eating in San Pedro town on Ambergris Caye.

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Whether you want an action packed agenda in the water and the jungle, or simply spend some quality time in a hammock, Belize has something for all tastes and tempos.

Map of Belize, showing our 4 main regions
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