WHY IS JUNE A GREAT TIME TO TAKE A FAMILY VACATION TO BELIZE?

You Betta Belize It! Family fun in the summer sun!

June marks the start of the summer holidays and its a great time to take advantage of “off season” pricing and lack of crowds to really enjoy a family vacation of a lifetime! Warmer weather marks the beginning of summer, with temperatures averaging in the mid-80’s and cool rains in the evenings and early mornings. There are a plethora of fantastic activities to enjoy including diving, snorkeling, jungle adventures, and more. Book your all inclusive vacation at Blue Marlin Beach Resort and start the summer months!

Start your adventure on an island hopper flight from Belize City to Dangriga where we will meet you and take you to the boat

Here are the top reasons to visit us in June:

Lobster Season

Lobster fresh off the grill and straight from the sea

June is the kick off of lobster season, which is celebrated throughout the country, especially nearby Placencia, where a weekend of festivities including lobster grills, cookoffs, music, family games, street art, and, of course, more lobster in all its delicious forms. Placencia Lobsterfest, within an hour boat ride along the coast from Blue Marlin, makes for a great day tour from the resort. Lobster ceviche, bisque, kebabs, and even sausages grace the menus of street vendors and restaurants alike. Then we you get back in the evening, indulge even more. Here at Blue Marlin Beach Resort, we serve fresh, wild-caught lobster which is brought is by local free divers and fisherman and lovingly prepared to you liking by our Chef. This is truly from sea to table dining at its freshest!

Summer Savings

Family fun on an island walk with our island guide and resident dive master, Stacey.

The summer months are traditionally “off season” in Belize. Recent years have seen year round visitors increasing steadily, but you can still find some great deals during the summer months and Blue Marlin is no exception. Bring the kids for a relaxing family getaway, plan a romantic long weekend for you sweetie, or just jump into savings by treating yourself to a fabulous dive package. Whatever your reason for visiting us, you will not be disappointed. We offer the best in personalized service, fresh meals, and comfortable accommodations in a one-of-a-kind setting at Blue Marlin.

Plenty of time to have family time

Fisherman’s Wonderland

June is an awesome time to discover the bounty and excitement of the sea with a fishing vacation. From catch-and-release to serious trolling there’s something for everyone. While the boys go play out at sea and catch dinner for the evening grill, the girls can relax in a hammock and schedule a fabulous massage on the beach. Here are the species most likely to bite in June:

Going for the Grand Slam!

Trolling:

Barracuda, Mutton Snapper, Tuna, Jacks, Billfish

Fly fishing:

Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Jacks, Tuna

The hunt for the elusive Permit was a success!

Bottom fishing (we use minnows and sardines caught in cast nets as bait):

Mutton Snapper, Cubera Snapper, Queen Snapper, Silk Snapper, Black Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Bluerunner Jacks, Bar Jacks, Yellow Jacks

Snappers ready for the grill fresh out of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea

Your Own Slice of Paradise

A lot of family holiday spots are defined by loud crowds clamoring to get a bit of fun in the sun now that school is out. No at Blue Marlin. Here, you have your own private paradise. You can have a great time with your family to really bond and catch up, sharing adventures and making memories in a pristine natural location atop the largest living barrier reef in the world. Our exclusive setting makes for a private ambience, but still offers plenty of fun activities including diving (Scuba Certification and Discover Scuba available upon request), snorkeling, paddleboarding, beach volleyball, and art classes inspired by the island scenery and more! We are a safe, quiet environment for families looking for adventure and time to discover and explore together.

What are you waiting for? It’s not too late to book your June getaway now. Contact Carlene, our reservations manager, for the best summer deal around!

Tropical goodness with whole foods from the islands

Belize is home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna, making it a hotspot for global biodiversity. From the tropical forests and mountains, to the islands and reefs, Belize is a naturalist’s playground. South Water Caye and Blue Marlin Beach Resort are no exception, being located in protected marine area with a host of unusual, unique critters and greenery.

Despite conditions that might not seem conducive to a diverse ecosystem– such as high salinity in the air and soil, sand with little topsoil, constant sea breezes, and lack of fresh water sources— there is an abundance of plants on the island, many of which have medicinal, food, or decorative value. Here are a few plants that can be found right around the property:

Exotic, fragrant blooms of plumeria

NONI! We say YES-I to NO-NI! This strange fruit grows on trees throughout the island. When ripe it has a very pungent smell, but this might explain some of its nutritional and medicinal value. The entire plant, from the leaves, stems, to the fruit, have been used for centuries in the tropics as a therapeutic superfood. The noni has been used as a skin healer, immune booster, and analgesic.

Noni fruit growing at Blue Marlin Beach Resort

ALOE VERA! Aloe vera is used as an immune booster when consumed as a drink, and a skin and hair healer and strengthener. Aloe grows in abundance at Blue Marlin Beach Resort. It is a great sunburn remedy as well. We always recommend using Reef Safe waterproof sunscreen at least 1/2 hour before snorkeling or swimming. But should in case you miss a spot and come out looking like a candy cane, you can always go pick some fresh aloe as an after sun treatment.

Aloe vera– nature’s after sun treatment

BREADFRUIT! Breadfruit, although being a fruit, is more of a potato substitute. It’s starchy flesh can be found under a thick green exterior. Breadfruit may help your blood sugar stabilize. The breadfruit is native to Polynesia where it is baked, boiled or fried as a starchy, potato-like vegetable and made into bread, pie and puddings. In 1789 Britain sent Captain Bligh on the H.M.S. Bounty to Tahiti to collect breadfruit cuttings for introduction into the New World colonies.

A young breadfruit waiting to be harvested

HIBISCUS! The hibiscus flower is not only very ornamental, it is also edible. Our chef often uses the fresh flowers as garnish for our delicious meals. For a romantic welcome to the island our housekeepers will impress you with their floral designs in your room. Any woman will feel a little more special with a hibiscus blossom tucked behind her ear. And what better way to refresh than a nice cold hibiscus juice? This is a truly a beautiful and useful plant known to lower blood pressure and help with digestion.