Absolute blog: May 2023

BELIZE: Know Before You Go

3 May 23


Traveling to Belize is as easy as 1, 2, 3. But before you embark on your vacation, there are a few essential things you should be aware of.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your trip:


Traveling with children to an adventure-packed destination, such as Belize, can be an enjoyable and memorable experience. However, ensuring you have all the necessary permissions is vital, including a notarized letter of consent from the other parent if you travel alone with your children.

So, double-check your documentation and paperwork before departing for your adventure in Belize! This will ensure you and your family enjoy your trip without complications or delays.





Ah, the year-round tropical warmth… Hello, sunny and warm (just how we like it in Belize)!

While the country experiences both dry and wet seasons – the dry season is from December to May, while the wet season lasts from June to November – it is still possible for December to have occasional rains.

In the height of the summer months, the coast can get hot and humid. Pack breathable, lightweight clothing, sunscreen, and, of course, sunglasses.

Despite a few sporadic showers, Belize is a beautiful and vibrant country worth visiting!



Sargassum affects Belize too, and while there is no “seaweed season,” we cannot foresee when or how often this phenomenon appears along our coastline, but you shouldn’t let it dampen your vacation.

So, as appealing as they are, we invite you to look outside the proverbial box of Belize’s Barrier Reef and Great Blue Hole.

Venture off the beaten path into a world of natural wonders – an abundance of fauna and flora, an extensive cave system, and a culturally rich and diverse people – that lies just beyond its beaches.

With a bit of planning and a positive attitude, you can have a great time despite the presence of sargassum.


Belize is different from your typical tourist destination. Planning ahead is important because some areas are remote and vast; you won’t find cell service or paved roads everywhere you go, and Google Maps may only sometimes be reliable.

Booking with local tour operators, which we highly recommend, ensures your experience is authentic and safe.






The terms “5-star” and “luxury” can vary in meaning for travelers depending on the places they visit. And while it may mean high-end accommodations to many, the discerning traveler knows that true 5-star experiences come from authentic offerings and personalized services.

From helicopter flyovers of the world-renowned Great Blue Hole – witness its sheer magnitude, its near-perfect circular shape, and the stark contrast of its deep blue interior with the shallow turquoise waters surrounding it – to sunset sundowners during astronomical phenomena like the Spring Equinox (where the sun gradually sinks directly above and behind Xunantunich Maya City’s El Castillo, followed by a sky painted in hues of orange, pink, and red), countless opportunities exist to make memories that will last a lifetime.

For a glimpse into an ancient empire that fascinates historians and tourists alike, exploring the City of Caracol with an archaeologist is a must, followed by a delectable picnic spread of traditional Maya fare onsite.

Or indulge in an all-inclusive crewed catamaran charter and sail along Belize’s stunning coastline! A “floating hotel,” as we call it, offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest living barrier reef, three of the Caribbean’s four atolls, and hundreds of idyllic cayes.

So if you’re looking for a truly unforgettable vacation experience, Belize is the perfect place to make it happen.


Belize operates in an infinite loop of island time (or, as we call it, Belize time). But what does “island time” actually mean?

It means you should embrace the relaxed pace of life and “go slow.” Don’t rush through your days trying to cram in as many activities as possible.

Instead, take the time to enjoy its azure waters, explore the lush rainforests, and savor the delicious cuisine.

Whether you’re seeking adventure or simply want to unwind, Belize has something for everyone. So kick back, relax, and let the laid-back vibes of the country wash over you.



Bonus: Remember to give back to those in need by supporting great organizations that make a difference. Two programs worth checking out are Pack-a-Pound and Pack for a Purpose, which allow you to donate extra supplies to local communities during your travels. Sponsoring a Belizean child’s tuition is also a fantastic way to make a lasting impact.

Thank you for considering these options.






Experience. Relax. Repeat. Because a vacation in Belize is what you make of it.

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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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