belize snorkeling and divingThere are countless reasons to go scuba diving or snorkeling in Belize. There are also many reasons to visit Belize and stay at the Blue Marlin Beach Resort. Here are some:

1) The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world.
2) The South Water Caye Marine Reserve boasts many interesting coral reef formations.
3) The South Water Caye Marine Reserve is also the largest marine protected area in Belize.
4) The Blue Marlin Beach Resort has dive sites that are within three to ten minutes off its docks.
5) The Man-O-War Caye Bird Sanctuary is home to many native bird species including brown booby birds, magnificent frigate birds, and pelicans.
6) The endangered West Indian manatee lives at the Tobacco Caye Range.
7) Snorkeling at night lets the visitor see bioluminescent plankton and nocturnal animals like octopi and eels.
8) The Blue Marlin Beach Resort Snorkel Package includes one night time tour, tours of the Belize Barrier Reef, and one Island Adventure Tour.
9) Blue Marlin offers a Belizean breakfast, evening snacks, and a three-course dinner.
10) The various vacation packages at Blue Marlin include unlimited use of kayaks, beach hammocks, snorkel gear, and internet wifi.
11) The South Water Caye provides easy access to some great scuba diving locations including ocean drop-offs and wall dives.
12) The Blue Marlin Beach Resort does let guests customize their vacation packages and pick dive sites.
13) Friendly, playful bottlenose dolphins sometimes turn up at Tobacco Cay.
14) The Blue Marlin Beach Resort runs a full service dive resort. Guests can get their certification from a dive instructor.
15) Blue Marlin offers lessons for scuba divers, from novices up through dive master.
16) The various vacation packages at Blue Marlin do include boat transportation in their pricing.
17) Guests can rent equipment from Blue Marlin.
18) Charles Darwin described the Belize Barrier Reef as “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies.”

snorkeling in belizePhoto by Sestian

19) The Belize Barrier Reef is home to 500 species of fish and over 100 species of coral.
20) Belize was the first country in the world to ban bottom trawling, which it did in 2010.
21) 618 resident and migratory bird species live on Belize.
22) Four different species of mangrove grow on Belize: the red mangrove, the white mangrove, the black mangrove and the buttonwood.
23) Blue Marlin offers a Honeymoon & Romance Vacation Package that includes snorkel trips, candlelit dinners, Swedish massage and an Island Adventure Tour.
24) Blue Marlin has a range of accommodations from “igloos” to cottages to rooms in colonial apartments.
25) Blue Marlin offers fishing expeditions. Guests may try their luck at fly fishing, deep-sea fishing, reef trolling, and bottom fishing.
26) Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar, the hotel restaurant, offers fresh, in-season seafood that includes lobster, conch and fish.
27) All of the vacation packages include a meet-and-greet at the airport.
28) Blue Marlin offers all of its guests beach towels, housekeeping service, and a complimentary “welcome” cocktail.
29) Blue Marlin has been a PADI Dive Resort for over 20 years.
30) Whale sharks, which are the world’s biggest fish, visit Belize during the months of March, April, May and June.

While Belize is a small country, it has a lot to offer to visitors. So does Blue Marlin.

The Blue Marlin Beach Resort is offering a special deal for tourists traveling to Belize until February 21, 2015.

scuba diving in south water caye belize

Take advantage of this exciting “last minute deal!”

Pay for 5 nights and get the 6th night FREE. This extraordinary package includes:
• Meeting you/family at Dangriga Airport
• Round-trip boat transfers between the airport and resort
• Welcome cocktails on your arrival
• Your own private beach cottage overlooking the Barrier Reef/Caribbean Sea
• All meals (which include: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, 3-course dinner daily with juice, fruits, coffee or tea
• Your own private veranda with hammock and chairs
• The Resort’s Complimentary personal water canister, beach towels, and toiletries
• Mini-fridge
• Daily housekeeping
• FREE use of kayaks, beach hammocks, Wi-Fi, water tubes, library exchange, snorkel gear, lounge and refills of purified drinking water
• Taxes (9% Hotel Tax and 12.5% Sale Tax)

5 Night Price is $2,800.00 US per couple, but you stay 1 extra night for FREE with Breakfast included!

Take advantage of this SPECIAL OFFER!

The Blue Marlin Resort offers one of the best locations for an all-inclusive resort in all of Belize. Being on your own island alone makes this resort particularly unique! They also offer packages that include: relaxation, snorkel, diving, fishing, honeymoon and romance, and adventure.

belize beach resorts

One of the Blue Marlin’s best features is its restaurant, Charlie’s Restaurant and Bar. It offers a casual, yet elegant dining area and a clubhouse in front of their lagoon. The restaurant serves a variety of first-class dishes, such as: fresh conch and lobster (when in season), fish, shrimp, poultry, beef, and pork. The bar also serves beer, wine, and specialty drinks. They will gladly accommodate anyone with special diets.

What people are saying about the Blue Marlin:
The resort provides everything you need to have a tropical paradise vacation
• The resort itself is excellent
• A great adventure in the Caribbean off of Belize. The sound of the waves put us to sleep each night.
• The best dives ever.

south water caye belize

About the Blue Marlin
Located on top OF the Belize Barrier Reef and only 14 miles southeast of Dangriga, this private island is paradise. The Blue Marlin is an eco-friendly resort with energy conservation a big priority. There are several different types of accommodations to stay, such as: your own private cottage, Island igloos, and ocean-view rooms. The staff will be very happy to assist you in deciding which one is best for you.

Their amenities are first-class with the perfect beach just outside your door. The calm waters make it easy to paddle a kayak around the island. The resort offers Land tours which include: Xunantunich & Inland Blue Hole, zipline and waterfall, Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve, and cave tubing. Sea tours include: snorkeling, diving, fishing, and an island adventure tour.

Have you packed your bags yet? This offer is only available for a few more days, so take advantage of this FANTASTIC DEALl! Call and book your reservation today while it’s available.

Pool-Maya-Temple in Belize

 

Photo by Tony Rath

A water temple complex where archaeologists think a “drought cult” offered sacrifices has been discovered at the Cara Blanca site in Belize. A lodge and two smaller structures had been built near a deep cenote, where the Maya placed pots, jars, and bowls and may have prayed for rain.

See also: Fishing in Belize

The water temple had been built from the cenote’s tufa stone, and its floors had been covered with broken water jars, teeth, and claws dredged from the sacred pool. “The pilgrims came there to purify themselves and to make offerings,” Lisa Lucero of the University of Illinois told National Geographic News. She and Andrew Kinkella of California’s Moorpark College explored the cenote and found that more offerings to Chaak, the Maya rain god, were placed in the shrine after a widespread drought hit the Maya region.

See also: Belize Adventure Tours

Their report on the temple will be published in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal.

Blog courtesy of http://www.archaeology.org/