Just to the south of Mexico lies the postage-stamp sized country of Belize. From beautiful beaches to lush jungles, it’s the perfect place to escape from busy city life. It’s also almost always one of the top 10 places to visit in Central and South America. It’s easy to see why.
By choosing a hand-picked luxury villa for your next holiday, you can guarantee a retreat where you can get away from it all. And, choosing the right company to work with when booking your rental property in Belize is the best way to ensure you have the perfect holiday.
Belize is home to almost 300 kilometers of coastline, much of it along crystal clear Caribbean waters. There are amazing, soft sand beaches, and warm waters to match. There are also over 200 islands along the coast of Belize, called cayes (pronounced like “keys.”). The most popular of the case is Ambergris Caye, but it’s also possible to find some luxury villas on some of the smaller islands as well.
What To Do in Belize
Belize is a small country, about the size of the state of Massachusetts. But, this small package packs a punch when it comes to things to do. There are so many things to do in Belize, including snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef. The reef is the second largest coral reef in the world, just behind the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is home to over 500 species of fish, along with sharks and sea turtles. It’s also been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Most scuba diving trips also explore the Great Blue Hole, one of the most iconic destinations to explore within Belize. Located about 70 kilometers off the coast, the reef was a limestone cave, that’s existed for about 150,000 years. It eventually collapsed and filled with water. Underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau once called the Great Blue Hole one of the best dive sites in the world.
Or, for a little more adventure, it’s possible to swim with the whale sharks too. Whale sharks are some of the largest fish in the ocean, with some as long as 12 meters. They are gentle creatures though, so this is a safe adventure experience! It’s even okay to swim alongside them.
After a long day of snorkeling or diving, track down some amazing Belize cuisine, including their version of tamales, or bollos. Although tamales are popular all over Mexico and Central America, the Belize version is a little different. The Belize tamale is often wrapped in a banana or plantain leaf, rather than a corn husk. It’s also flavored with a red spice paste called recado roja. There’s often a sweetness to them as well, with the addition of prunes, raisins, or even almonds. It’s possible to explore the town and find tamales, or chow down on a few in the comfort of your luxury villa.
A Luxury Retreat in Belize
One of the best things about renting a luxury villa is the ability to be able to travel with friends or family. It is one thing to rent a few hotel rooms, and to hang out by the public pool. But by renting a luxury villa, so many more memories can be created. Enjoying a luxury retreat with friends means you can share the common areas, and enjoy the pool, beach, and scenery, sometimes all on your own.
Luxury villas offer more personalized service as well. This means a personal concierge handles everything from selecting the right villa, to ensure every detail is handled on arrival, and during the entire stay. Villas often also come fully staffed, with cooks and all. This means there is an option for amazing private dining, in your villa, for each meal. Sure, it’s possible to explore the island as much as you want. But, it’s also possible to explore as little as you want too. Any full service villa rental company can help with reservations and recommendations for what and where to eat in the surrounding area. But, they can also help with arranging private dining experiences, and can help craft the perfect menu, for a fun dinner with friends on the beach, at the villa itself.
Remote Relaxation in Belize
Whether it’s a beach front villa, or an overwater bungalow, enjoying a private villa in a tropical location is luxury travel at its best. As for that “explore as much or as little as you want” . . . sometimes villa rental is all about relaxation. And, there is no better way to do it than in an intimate villa environment. That might mean being the only two people with lounge chairs on the beach, swimming in a private pool, or drinking a bottle of Champagne at sunset at the edge of a private pier. With a luxury villa in a tropical paradise like Belize, anything is possible!
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