Destination: South Water Caye Marine Reserve
Duration: 8 days
*Price Range: $$$
*Rates inclusive of full vacation experience – hotels, tours, domestic transfers, and tax (excluding international airfare). Actual price based on length of travel, number of travelers/rooms, seasonal rates (high, low, peak), number of tour activities, and mode of domestic transportation.
$$$: At or under $1,200 per person
$$$: $1,200 – $1,800 per person
$$$: $1,800+ per person
Fly into Belize Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). Take a domestic flight from Belize City to Dangriga. You’ll be greeted by the Royal Belize concierge and taken to your boat. A 25-minute boat ride will bring you to your all-inclusive private island retreat. Alternatively, take a helicopter ride from Belize’s international airport to the island. Tour the 7.5-acre island to become better acquainted with your new home for the next 7 days. Order your first (of many) cold beverages and take in the endless turquoise views from every angle on the island.
After a delicious and fresh breakfast, head out to one of the nearby cayes, atolls, or islands for some of the world’s best diving and/or snorkeling. Royal Belize is a 5-star PADI dive resort that works with Belize Underwater to offer a safe, enjoyable dive or snorkel experience within the world’s second largest barrier reef. Enjoy an island lunch between snorkel or dive sessions and head back to your private island in the early-to-mid afternoon. Find a hammock under the shade of a palm tree to read a book or take a nap with warm Caribbean breezes. Wake up in time for sunset cocktails and then a gourmet dinner with premium local ingredients and island harvests.
Enjoy a full day on the island at your own pace. Volleyball, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, Hobie cats, wake and knee boards, and water skis are all complimentary and available at any time. Also available at any time are made-to-order drinks and snacks. The island’s staff is ready at a moment’s notice with the help of iPads used to communicate with your private concierge as well as entertainment.
Experience the Blue Hole today with a dive trip or, better yet, a private helicopter ride! Return to Royal Belize for afternoon massages followed by a lantern-lit dinner in the Grand Palapa.
Wake up early in time to watch the sunrise with a warm cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and spend the rest of the day in the water. Enjoy another morning off-site diving or stick around the island playing bocce ball, Frisbee or beach volleyball. In the afternoon, head into the water with a Waverunner to go tubing! After another gourmet dinner, lay a blanket on the sand with a bottle of wine and stargaze the rest of the evening.
Wake up and watch the sunrise from your yoga mat. Spend the day finishing a good book between naps and refreshing swims in the warm Caribbean water. Snorkel for conch or lobster to make an afternoon ceviche snack or spearfish for dinner. Anglers will enjoy the endless opportunities to fly fish, reef fish, or deep sea fish on daily tours. Blue Horizon Fly Fishing will help you chase your Grand Slam (permit, bonefish and tarpon) on a full day, half-day and/or beginner guided tours.
Enjoy your last full day in paradise. Have you tried all the blended cocktail concoctions your private bartender has up his/her sleeve? If not, today is your last chance! Celebrate your week in paradise with a sunset cruise with champagne and pre-dinner snacks.
Take a 25 -inute boat ride back to Dangriga for your domestic flight back to Belize City. If you have extra time due to a later international departure, stop at the Marie Sharp’s factory for a quick tour and to purchase sauce and jelly souvenirs. Catch your international flight home from Belize International Airport.
- All-inclusive private island with personal chef, bartender, and concierge service
- As a PADI dive resort, enjoy daily dive and/or snorkel trips minutes from the island
- Unlimited use of jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, fishing gear, kayaks, Hobie Cats, etc.
- Watch the sunrise from your yoga mat on the white sand beach
- Take a helicopter ride to/from Belize International Airport or on a day trip over the Blue Hole
- Sail at sunset while sipping champagne
Best for: Couple, Family, Small Group, All Inclusive, Ultra Luxury
Bucket list experiences: Marie Sharp’s, snorkel, dive (South Water Caye Marine Reserve, Glover’s Reef Atoll, Turneffe Islands, Gladden Spit, Blue Hole), whale sharks, Mesoamerican Reef, beach, sailing, helicopter ride, fishing (reef, fly, deep sea), spearfishing, conch/lobster hunt, yoga
Accommodations & Location:
- Royal Belize, South Water Caye Marine Reserve
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