Easter 2017: 8 Amazing Belize Getaways Ideal For A Family Trip
Celebrate Easter in Belize
Easter is one of the best times to visit Belize. A major four-day holiday combining warm weather, picnics, religious observance, and exciting sporting events, Belize is the perfect place to enjoy a fun family vacation this Easter.
Below are 8 amazing Belize getaways that you and the whole family can enjoy this Easter:
Cahal Pech Village Resort
Located just steps from the town of San Ignacio in western Belize, Cahal Pech is a great place to enjoy San Ignacio’s Easter fair, explore ancient Maya ruins and caves, picnic at a waterfall, or visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tikal just across the border in Guatemala.
Cahal Pech Village Resort has everything you’ll need for a family vacation, including a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and screened in porch with a fabulous view of the Belize river valley and San Ignacio Town.
Caves Branch Jungle Lodge
Built more than 20 years ago by a Canadian family of adventurers, the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge has risen from a primitive campsite to become the premier luxury jungle resort in western Belize. If your family loves adventure, including cave tubing (riding an inner tube down a subterranean river), zip lining, bird watching, five-star tree luxury houses, night safaris, and climbing ancient Maya pyramids, Caves Branch is an excellent destination.
Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is located near the capital of Belmopan in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Caves Branch offers comprehensive jungle and sea packages for families wanting to head to the beach after exploring everything that the mainland has to offer.
With a lush tropical garden and beachfront pier ideal for al fresco dining, the Chabil Mar resort on the Placencia Peninsula is a great place for the whole family to enjoy a beach vacation. Just a few miles from the top snorkeling and scuba diving spots on the Belize Barrier Reef, Chabil Mar is also conveniently located to popular mainland destinations like the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve (home to some of Belize’s endangered jaguars) and boat safaris up the Monkey River.
Placencia was chosen by Vogue magazine and the New York Times as the top destination to visit in Belize.
The Placencia Hotel and Casino
A modern resort with world-class facilities, the Placencia Hotel and Casino is located in southeastern Belize. Kids love the hotel because of its amazing swimming pool and sumptuous rooms and parents can unwind and relax at the casino that regularly features live bands.
The Placencia Hotel and Casino is located in the Placencia Peninsula and fronts the turquoise Caribbean Sea and specializes in organizing tours and excursions to all of the top spots on the Belize Barrier Reef and the mainland.
Yok Ha Island Resort
A privately owned three-acre island just eight miles off the coast of Dangriga in southeastern Belize, Yok Ha Island Resort is a great place for families to relax and unwind after a fun day of adventures. With just five cabins, a dive shop, restaurant, and bar, Yok Ha is conveniently close both to prime snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, and fishing spots on the Belize Barrier Reef as well as the mainland.
If your family needs some quality time on a tropical island paradise, Yok Ha has what you’re looking for.
Portofino Beach Resort
Portofino Beach Resort is located just five miles from the town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye but feels like a world away. The only way to get to the resort is by a free shuttle boat or by exploring the interior on foot or with a complimentary bicycle rental. Renowned for its world-class personal service, Portofino guests can enjoy diving with equipment from the PADI certified dive shop, kayaking, snorkeling, and in-room massages.
Isolated enough to enjoy the beauty of nature, Portofino is a great place for the whole family thanks to its gorgeous location and proximity to all the fun and excitement of San Pedro Town.
A perennial award winner thanks to its unparalleled commitment to guest satisfaction, Victoria House is located just steps from San Pedro Town in Ambergris Caye. With world-class amenities and gorgeous villas, Victoria House features one of the best seafood restaurants in the country and a beautiful private beach.
Whether it’s basking in luxurious comfort or enjoying water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling and diving, there’s something for the whole family at Victoria House.
Black Orchid Resort
Just a short 20-minute drive from the Belize City international airport, the Black Orchid Resort is lovingly integrated into the pristine natural beauty of the village of Burrell Boom on the banks of the Old Belize River. Close to the big city and all of its attractions as well as top destinations like the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, the Community Baboon Sanctuary, and a number of Maya ruins, Black Orchid is a great place for the whole family to enjoy. The village of Burrell Boom is home to one of Belize’s finest Easter traditions, a horse race that attracts racing enthusiasts from all walks of life to cheer on the horses and celebrate the holiday weekend.
Whether you want to enjoy a fun in the sun beachfront vacation or prefer to explore the wonders of nature in the interior, there’s a perfect getaway destination for the whole family in Belize.