The Best Place to Travel in December
Christmas may be associated with pine trees and snowy landscapes, but it might be time to reconsider what the season actually means. If your goal is to reconnect with family, why spend another holiday battling snowstorms, drinking eggnog, and trying to keep your loved ones off their phones for some personal bonding time. A trip to Belize is a cure for the common Christmas. Here’s why.
A Tropical Holiday Vacation
While Belize’s climate ensures that the highs are always comfortably in the middle of the 80s, there’s no better season to visit than the winter. The wet season is over, and that means that there are clear skies all month long without any worries about a storm uprooting your plans.
A World of New Customs
While many Belizeans celebrate Christmas in a way that will be familiar to Americans, there’s a whole array of new customs to pick up if you’re adventurous. Jankunu and Charikanari dancers show off their unique skills throughout Garifuna neighborhoods, while the idea of a dance-heavy festivity known as the Christmas Bram is passed down from Creole traditions. For many, midnight Mass is a necessary show of faith on Christmas, while others celebrate the pan-African holiday known as Kwanzaa. In any case, there’s no reason your holiday has to be celebrated the way it is back home.
Resorts That Will Truly Pamper
But if you decide you want a traditional white Christmas, you can definitely find a Belize resort that can offer you everything short of the snow. Whether you’re looking to forget your troubles on a sandy island, go exploring the jungles with your family, or a little bit of both, there are plenty of great resorts all over Belize. Hospitality and sustainability go hand in hand in Belize, and you don’t have to look far to find a great place to stay. Chabil Mar, Cahal Pech Village Resort, San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Victoria House, and Black Orchid Resort all offer sublime service while retaining their unique personalities — and that means you can pick a Christmas setting that is perfectly tailored to you.
A Thorough Approach to Safety
As the Covid-19 pandemic has raged across the world, Belize has been praised as an example of how to reintroduce the tourism industry in a healthy way. The Gold Standard system and new health regulations for businesses have done a world of difference to stave off threats — and Belize continues to do an effective job. In other words, there’s no reason to not have the holiday you want this year.