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The Splendour and Beauty of Belize

10 Aug

The Splendour and Beauty of Belize

Source: Bravofly

Once a best-kept secret, the word is out on Belize. This tiny Central-American nation, formerly known as British Honduras, offers a vast array of choices for the discerning traveler. With seven distinct regions offering biodiversity, indigenous culture, Mayan ruins, extreme adventure and incredible beaches, it’s no wonder that tourism is on the rise.

Here are some of the can’t miss experiences to include in a visit to Belize:

BELIZE CITY

Belize City is the largest city in the country. It is the historical but not the official Capitol. It is mostly known at the arrival point into the country and the jumping off point for the more touristic destinations. While not a tourist magnet in and of itself, there are some higher end hotels in the Ft. George area if you find yourself spending the night her.

JUNGLES

San Ignacio in the Cayo District is the most popular area for visiting Belize’s jungles. Accommodations here run the gamut from camping to luxury eco lodges like Chaa Creek. It’s a haven for adventure seekers with options for cave tubing, zip-lining, rappelling, jungle canoeing and kayaking. The Orange Walk District in northwestern Belize is home to several excellent jungle lodges such as Chan Chich Lodge, Lamanai Outpost Lodge and La Milpa. Visitors can hike, horseback ride, enjoy birding and even take a night-time crocodile safari.

The Toledo District in southernmost Belize is the least explored by most tourists. If you are looking for something more off the beaten path, the Toledo District just might be for you. Here you will find deep jungle rainforest, jungle rivers and waterfalls, unexcavated Mayan ruins and villages that have hardly changed in the past 100 years.

The Splendour and Beauty of Belize

MAYAN RUINS

Belize has no shortage of Mayan Ruins and they can be found scattered throughout the country. The most spectacular, not to be missed sites are Lamanai, Caracol, Xunantunich, Tikal (which is in Guatemala) and Altun Ha. Lamanai is the longest continually inhabited site in Belize. It sits on about 1,000 acres and has about 70 excavated structures. It can be reached from Belize City or the Orange Walk District. Caracol is one of the largest sites in the Mayan world and had a population density greater than Continue reading

Top 10 Pristine Islands in the Caribbean

12 Jul

Top 10 Pristine Islands in the Caribbean

Source: Places To See In Your Lifetime

The location sandwiched between two Americas boasts the crystal clear warm sea and pristine islands, that are covered with powdery sand. The part of the world enjoys the year long summer and is a desirable holiday destination. Check out our list and pick your favorite Caribbean island!

10. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The island country boasts amazing nature and a pristine reef, allowing visitors to have a breathtaking diving experience. The location got a huge exposure after the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have been filmed here.

Why to go there?

An unspoiled retreat, quiet haven with no crowds.

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Azure clear water of beautiful Palm Island beach

9. The British Virgin Islands

Being among the most prosperous states in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands makes approximately half of its wealth from tourism. Numerous soft sandy beaches and crystal clear water make it a desirable holiday destination. The volcanic origin of the islands however provides even more versatile landscape. The Baths – a coastal area of Virgin Gorda – is famous for the grottoes, tunnels, pools and huge boulders on the beach – similar to those in Seychelles.

Why to go there?

Tourists can enjoy many activities: snorkeling and exploring the coral reefs, enjoying a Continue reading

#TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE CARIBBEAN

17 May

 SOURCE: PRINCESS CRUISES

Private Island – Princess Cay Bahamas | Princess Cruises

RELAX ON A PRIVATE ISLAND FOR THE DAY, PRINCESS CAYS®

Located on the tiny Bahamian island of Eleuthera, Princess Cays is a secluded island playground, reserved just for Princess guests. Do some shopping, sample island fare and exotic cocktails, swim the crystal-clear waters or just soak up the warm Caribbean sun and watch the kids play on their own pirate’s galleon. For a special treat, reserve a pastel-colored cabana where you can enjoy authentic cuisine, cocktails and some serious “me” time.

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Sail on a Yacht – St. Maarten | Princess Cruises

SAIL ON A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR YACHT IN ST. MAARTEN

Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be Dennis Conner for the day and race America’s cup yachts in the turquoise blue waters and brisk trade winds of the Caribbean Sea. Grind a winch, trim a sail or punch a stopwatch as you compete against other crews in “the most exclusive sporting event in the world,” followed by a victory celebration and some post-race rum punch.

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Best Places to Travel in 2016

29 Dec

Source: MSN

MSN has officially released their travel list of “The Best Places to Travel in 2016” and here are few of those places highlighting the tropical Caribbean Islands. Read the list here for more.

Best Places to Travel in 2016: Canouan, Grenadines

Canouan, St.Vincent and the  Grenadines
Want to go where the billionaires go to get away from the millionaires? That’s how some locals describe Continue reading

The Best Caribbean Hotels for Under $200 a Night

21 Sep

The word “affordable” means so many different things to so many different travelers. That’s why with our newest “Affordable Caribbean” list, we decided to start with a price point, making it as helpful as possible for Continue reading

The Best Caribbean Snorkeling Islands

17 Aug

It’s the Caribbean’s most precious resource. It’s right there. It’s beckoning you. You’re on the beach, taking in the sun, and you’re fascinated by what’s going on in the vast blue world right in front of you. It’s why so many people always pick up a mask and fins and decided to snorkel on their Caribbean getaways — it’s a great, easy way to explore, to discover the sea. These are the best Caribbean snorkeling islands — the places where the snorkeling itself is worth making the trip. Continue reading

Antiguan film makes its UK debut

16 Dec

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The Skin by HAMAFilms will make history this week by becoming the first feature film from Antigua and Barbuda to be screened in the United Kingdom, when it premieres on Thursday.

Filmed on location in Antigua and Barbuda, The Skin, Continue reading