Belize in Summer: Where U.S. Dollars Stretch Like Rubber

Belize in Summer: Where U.S. Dollars Stretch Like Rubber

Belize in Summer: Where U.S. Dollars Stretch Like Rubber

You’re in good company if you consider yourself thrifty. It’s fun to search for bargains so your dollar stretches like crazy. Even summer vacations can be affordable if you choose the right destination. Belize in summer is literally and financially in full bloom, where deals can be had that may surprise you.

During the winter months, resorts, restaurants and attractions are expensive and visitors stand in queues to book activities, jockey for lodgings and put up with crowds. Come in summer and everything you wanted to do, see and experience is cheaper and more readily available. You avoid booking hassles, resort rates are as low as they’re going to get and even flights to and from Belize are affordably priced.

Resorts throughout the nation give you every amenity you seek and there’s no difference between the service snowbirds receive than those afforded summer travelers. Perhaps the biggest financial surprises are found at all inclusive resorts where your dollar stretches like crazy. Visitors enjoy posh accommodations, gourmet dining, transfers to and from the airport and select activities that range from Maya ruin tours to cultural events–all of which are prepaid!

Even the exchange rate could make you feel like a mogul: $1 USD to $2BZD, so if you decide to use Belize currency, you can, or just stick to U.S. dollars since they’re accepted, and in some cases preferred, wherever you go.

The seas are calm and conducive to fishing, diving and snorkeling. You get the undivided attention of tour employees since they’re not herding “winter cattle,” and since summer is lobster season, you can eat every form of lobster under the sun while you’re in Belize, without putting a dent in your cash reserves.


What to do with all of the money you save by summering in Belize? This is a no-brainer. Stay at Belize Resort and Spa and binge on massages and spa treatments. Seriously. You won’t be the first northerner to insist on daily massages guaranteed to soothe, calm, renew and invigorate you because summer massage prices are discounted, too.

Though the spa is as busy as a beehive in winter, summer is a different story. Whether your desire is a mud, seaweed or aromatherapy massages, a body scrub, body wrap, facial, manicure or pedicure, you can try a different service every day—-including a romantic couples massage.

Be selfish. Focus on your comfort and pleasure at rates that will pamper you and your wallet. And you don’t have to tell jealous friends how little you spent on this elegant Belize vacation. Let them remain in an envious state long enough to make your point, and only then reveal your big summer vacation destination secret.

Get a copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List! Written by Larry Waight, a local with more than twenty years of experience in the travel industry, the book is packed with tips, information, and recommendations about all of the best things to see and do in Belize.
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