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This winter why not escape to a private island where you can relax and unwind?

South Water Caye is an enchanting island that offers a variety of fun and exciting things. Snorkeling, kayaking, diving and fishing are only a few of the things that you can do on this Island which was rated early this year for having the best beaches in Belize by Outside Magazine.


Snorkeling in South Water Caye

Southern Water Caye is a paradise for the underwater enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The warm turquoise waters around picturesque South Water Caye are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. At Blue Marlin Beach Resort, You will also enjoy morning and afternoon boat snorkel trips to the reef and nearby islands as part of your Belize vacation, and complimentary kayaks for self-exploration along the inner reef.

Exploring the many coral formations of the South Water Caye Marine Reserve is safe and fun for the entire family.

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Scuba Diving in South Water Caye

The Belize Barrier Reef offers the discriminating diver the best in scuba diving in the world and Blue Marlin Beach Resort is the premier Belize PADI Diving resort with over 20 years of experience.

South Water Caye offers easy access to the best scuba diving locations in Belize including some of the most spectacular wall dives and ocean drop-offs. With the Belize Barrier Reef just steps away from your room and dive sites just 3 to 10 minutes away from our dock, this close proximity allows morning and afternoon single tank boat trips as the normal daily schedule.

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Fishing in South Water Caye

Belize’s Barrier Reef (especially the Southern reef) is a mecca for fishing enthusiasts and offers a variety of saltwater sports fishing. In fact, South Water Caye is an Angler’s Paradise and has been rated as one of the best destinations in Belize for flats fishing, bone fish, permit, and tarpon.

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Honeymooning in South Water Caye

South Water Caye is your slice of paradise where “first” memories are built to last a lifetime.

Experience your first couple’s expedition as you explore the exquisiteness of the Belize Barrier reef which is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Set out on self discovery for the best private swimming spot on a kayak and indulge yourselves afterwards with your first couple’s Swedish massage on the white sandy beaches while you listen to the melodious sounds of nature.

Plan your wedding in South Water Caye

Dreaming of your wedding in the tropics where your honeymoon vacation starts the moment you say “I Do”? If you are seeking a secluded island getaway for the barefoot wedding of your dreams – simple, fun, and stress free – South Water Caye offers you an enchanting island setting and a perfectly unique venue for your romantic tropical wedding ceremony and beach reception.

For more information about South Water Caye and Belize, please contact us at the following address:

Blue Marlin Beach Resort, South Water Caye, BELIZE
Belize Toll Free: 1-800-798-1558
Belize Direct: 011-501-522-2243 | Belize Fax: 011-501-522-2296


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1.) Because a Belize vacation will change your life

2.) Because Belize offers the best snorkeling in the region

3.) Because the food is very delicious in Belize

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4.) Because Belize is a haven for nature lovers

5.) Because Belize was the heart of the Maya world

6.) Because you can scuba dive in the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere

7.) Because there are plenty of beautiful islands such as South Water Caye and Laughing Bird Caye

8.) Because English is the official language and you won’t have problems with language barriers

9.) Because money exchange is easy –$2 Belize dollars to 1 US dollars and also US dollars is accepted countrywide

10.) Because it is easy to get around with airlines like Maya Island Air and Tropic

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11.) Because there is a lot of things to do in Belize. Diving, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, beach combing, are some of the top things the country offers

12.) Because there is always something happening. For example, tomorrow Belize will celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day

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13.) Because you can visit three countries easily once you are in Belize. These three countries are Mexico in the North, Guatemala in the West and Honduras in the South.

14.) Because Belizeans are friendly and they will make you feel at home

15.) Because you can explore fantastic caves like Barton Creek and Actun Tunichil Muknal

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16.) Because you can climb Maya Cities like Caracol and Altun Ha

17.) Because Belize is a happy mixture of Creole, Mayan, Mexican, Mestizo, Mennonite, Chinese, Indian, Rastafarian, and Garifuna cultures.

For more information about Belize, please contact us at the following address:

Blue Marlin Beach Resort, South Water Caye, BELIZE
Belize Toll Free: 1-800-798-1558
Belize Direct: 011-501-522-2243 | Belize Fax: 011-501-522-2296


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Photo by Tony Rath


In March of this year, Outside Magazine awarded South Water Caye with a 2014 travel award for having the best beaches in Belize. For those who do not know, Outside Magazine is an American Magazine focused on the outdoors with a circulation of more than 600,000 readers.

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South Water Caye is east of Dangriga and is a 15 acre island inside the country’s largest marine reserve. The top activities to do in the island are snorkeling, scuba diving the pristine reef and nearby atoll, kayaking, birding, and paddling the shoreline of the island.



Fodors has described South Water Caye as one of their favorite underrated spots in Belize that has good off the beaten reef diving and snorkeling in a stunning tropical setting.

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Blue Marlin is the ideal beach resort in South Water Caye and is a good base for fishing, diving, and snorkeling.

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South Water Caye Marine Reserve is home to sea grass beds, patch reefs, sand bores, mangrove habitat and over a dozen of major cayes and smaller islets. Man-O-War Caye is also found within the reserve which is a sanctuary for the frigate birds and the brown booby.

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South Water Caye is the perfect island to disconnect from the outside world and forget all of your worries as you treat yourself with outdoor activities like beach combing, sunbathing, diving, snorkeling, birding, kayaking and fishing.

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The Rough Guide has called South Water Caye one of the most beautiful and exclusive islands in Belize.



South Water Caye Marine Reserve along with Gladden Spit Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, Laughing Bird Caye Marine Reserve and Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve, comprise the Southern Barrier Reef Complex, probably one of the areas with the highest biodiversity in the MAR region.

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The highlights of South Water Caye Marine Reserve include the following:

  • Man–Of–War – Caye – is a crown reserve and nesting site for the brown boobie (Sula leucogaster) and magnificent frigate bird (Fregata magnifiscens), one of only 10 nesting sites in the Caribbean.
  • Healthy Coral Reefs – provide habitat to critically endangered species such as the Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus), the Black Grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci), and the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and many other threatened species such as the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus).
  • Twin Caye and Pelican Range – Verdant mangrove islands like Twin Cayes and the Pelican Range harbor highly productive mangrove forests. This variety of luxuriant mangroves foster a unique assemblage of invertebrates and juvenile fishes sheltering in their roots.
  • Carrie Bow Caye – Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution have conducted research at Carrie Bow Caye since 1972 studying the linkages of coral and mangrove ecosystems.
  • Pelican Cayes – Within SWCMR, the Pelican Cayes have been identified as of particular importance, in recognition of the unique and fragile nature, and for the diversity of marine organisms occurring in the sub–tidal mangrove communities of the Pelican Range – unparalleled in the Caribbean. These cayes include deep, clear lagoons encircled by steep, lush coral ridges, with coral reef, mangrove–root, and peat substrates, thickly overgrown by layers of brilliantly colored organisms, including sponges, tunicates, and marine plants.



The Government of Belize included South Water Caye Marine Reserve as an important part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site, established in 1996 for its “outstanding universal value”, and is obligated under this international convention to conserve and protect the area.

Contact us for more information on South Water Caye!

Discover Magazine has published an in depth article on Belize’s famous cave, Actun Tunichil Muknal. For those who do not know, Discover Magazine reports on captivating developments in science, medicine, technology, and the world around us.

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The article reads:

Actun Tunichil Muknal is a giant limestone cave in the jungle of western Belize. Over the past 50 years, archaeologists have discovered vestiges of religious rituals in hundreds of caves throughout the land of the Maya.

See also: Maya Ruins & Jungle Package

In Actun Tunichil Muknal, or “Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre,” the remains of a 20-year-old woman known as the “Crystal Maiden” have laid for more than 1,000 years. Archaeologists believe she was sacrificed by a priest as part of a religious ritual. 

Archaeologist Holley Moyes has spent two decades crawling into jungle-choked caves to answer one question: What drove the Maya to make offerings in such dark, remote places?

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The above picture is the entrance of the ATM Cave.

See also: Belize Sea Tours

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Some parts of the cave are only accessible by climbing — a challenging task even with modern equipment.

Read the full article here: