Belize offers some of the most impressive diving in the world, as well as the famous Blue Hole. Dotted along the surface of this spectacular stretch of ocean are pretty little islands, such as Ambergris Caye and outer atolls like Turneffe Islands and Caye Caulker.
These tropical oases are home to everything from luxury resorts to relaxed, ramshackle fishing towns. Don’t worry if you don’t dive as there is plenty more to do from kayaking, sailing and fishing, as well as relaxing and soaking up the very laidback vibe.
From a beautiful relaxing base on the main island, Ambergris Caye, head off for an amazing day exploring coral caye islands, teeming reefs and deserted beaches, snorkelling en route in search of the endangered West Indian manatee in its natural habitat.
The reefs and shallows of this marine reserve offer some of the finest snorkelling you’ll ever experience, as you swim among southern stingrays, nurse sharks, dolphins, turtles and a host of dazzlingly-coloured fish and corals. Divers might choose instead to base themselves on Turneffe Island for easy access to some of the world’s most astonishing dive sites and if you really want to get away from it all, hire your own private catamaran for a few days to explore uninhabited islands and bays.