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Holiday dates still available!

2 November 17

Looking for a last minute holiday? We’ve got you covered! We still have a few spots left on luxury yachts, private islands and in rainforest retreats. Contact us for a tailor made quote.

 

 

Indigo opens!

27 March 12
Indigo Belize, Ambergris Caye, Mata Grande Area
AB is excited to announce the launch of Indigo, a fabulous collection of 15 luxurious beach homes in the North Beach area of Ambergris Caye. Designed by Carolina Hernandez and inspired by the design of Solaria Villas, Indigo features Carolina’s signature broad sweeping verandas, soaring tree trunk structures, curved lines and unobstructed views of the Belize Barrier Reef from every suite.
The suites feature local artworks, locally crafted hardwood furniture, gourmet kitchens, fine linens and 180 degree verandas, perfect for dining alfresco at sundown. With an exotic swimmers pool, lush gardens, an onsite gym, beach toys and a 5-star service package that includes grocery delivery, massages, fine wine and private chefs ……  you will find all you need for the perfect vacation.
Indigo Living Area, Belize, Ambergris Caye, Mata Grande Area
Indigo launches with 30% off the regular rates – pick from the Penthouse Suites for unrivalled vistas, the Beach Suites for instant access to the sand and ocean, or the Oasis Suites which surround the tropical pool. For more information check out Indigo on our Accommodation page

A happy hello or a fun farewell

28 September 11

One of the things that we love the most about Belize is the all-star collection of local characters. Whether you have just arrived into the country and are taking one of the ‘puddle jumper’ planes on to the islands or the south, or if you are heading back home after your vacation, you cannot miss one of our favourite guys Eden Holland, AKA ‘Jet’, at the ‘world famous’ Jet’s Bar in the departure lounge at Belize International airport.

Jet is fond of the ladies and encourages everyone to have their picture taken with him behind the bar, as a means to get a hug and a squeeze. Standing at only 4 ft 8″ tall, he gets away with the kind of squeezes that most men would receive a slap for, or an angry confrontation from the husband or boyfriend. But not only is Jet a charmer with the ladies, he’s also a keen sales man. He’ll ask you what flight you are taking and will let you know when general boarding is actually happening, so you can maximise your spending time in his establishment.

The walls of the tiny hole in the wall bar are adorned with travel memorabilia and of course, countless pictures of himself with the ladies. The offerings are short but to the point – icy cold Belikin beer, delicious but deadly rum punch and hot dogs with all the trimmings. This legendary man and his little bar are also making headlines – recently awarded the accolade of being named one of the top 10 airport bars in the world by AOL Travel News, making it one not to be missed.

Hot honeymoon?

13 April 11

The BBC, in conjunction with The Lonely Planet, has voted English speaking Belize (along with the Seychelles) top of “The five best getaways for a royal honeymoon” for Prince William and Kate, and Reese Witherspoon has been recently spotted on the Caribbean shores celebrating her marriage.

With the second largest barrier reef located close to shore, pristine jungle, myriad Mayan temples and a wonderful Caribbean and Central American vibe, it is no wonder why Belize is developing a reputation as a beautiful, exciting and unique travel destination.

We have taken all the work out of the planning with our new ‘Hammock Honeymoon‘ Tailor Made itinerary, for the ultimate pampering getaway.

Beat the winter blues in Belize… and don’t just take our word for it

25 January 11

Yahoo Travel picks Belize as one of the top 10 place on the planet to beat the winter blues… to read the full article click here

“This Central American up-and-comer – about the size of Massachusetts – is packed with potential. The tiny English-speaking country fronts the Caribbean Sea and offers sunny, warm weather all winter long and loads of adventuresome travel opportunities. Case in point: The longest continuous barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere borders the coast of Belize, making the waters here outstanding for snorkeling and diving. Offshore atolls and sandy reef shelves are home to baby sharks, massive stingrays, skinny eels, and lots of colorful marine life.

Inland, the Maya Mountains are swathed in thick rain forests with thousands of streams and rivers cascading down – ideal for jungle treks and nature tours. Also not far offshore are dozens of islands, called cayes, which make for great day trips or secluded stays; Ambergris Caye and Isla Bonita are among the most developed, boasting chic restaurants and resorts, while Caye Caulker remains more laid-back and remote. Nature buffs will also love the Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary – just a few miles east of Belize City – which protects over 9,000 acres of sea and mangrove; local guides bring visitors by boat to survey the abundant wildlife at one of the world’s top winter destinations.”


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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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