Belize Island Adventure Blog

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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
Email: reservations@bluemarlinbeachresort.com

 

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Photo by Tony Rath

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: http://discovermagazine.com/galleries/2014/dec/cave-of-the-crystal-maiden

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Candice Accola and Joe King are still reeling from their romantic honeymoon in Belize.

The Vampire Diaries actress and The Fray rocker have been sharing plenty of snapshots and giving fans a glimpse inside their tropical trip on their Instagrams—making us all green with envy!

In one series of pics, the musician is seen dancing with his bride on a boat while each balance a glass of champagne. Now that’s the life…

See also: Find Paradise at South Water Caye

He quoted a Weezer song as the caption for the cute photo and posted another shot of them jumping into the ocean together while holding hands.

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He also shared an image of Accola looking out from their hotel room and wrote, “This night was majestic.”

The two tied the knot last weekend in a star-studded, lavish ceremony in New Orleans at the Montegut House.

Several of Accola’s co-stars attended the bash, like Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham, Michael Trevino and Paul Wesley.

Ian Somerhalder, however, was unable to share the special moment in person as he was in Atlanta filming.

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He sent the following message to the lovebirds on Instagram:

“Candace and Joe- my brother, my sister. What a magical day this is for both of you. From the eye of the storm I am still with you in spirit.”

See also: Belize Honeymoon & Romance Vacations

He added, “Sending you so much love from my shoot in ATL- i’m working hard & I wish I could be there physically, but we have the rest of our lives to celebrate. I love you guys! So. Much.”

This marks her first marriage and the second for her guitarist husband, who has two daughters from his first marriage.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. King!

Source: http://www.eonline.com/

Everyone know about the Great Barrier Reef, but have you ever wondered what the second largest Barrier Reef on the planet looks like? Watch this great clip from BBC show ‘Wild Caribbean’ to find out more.

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Read also: Why You Should Scuba Dive or Snorkel in South Water Caye

Please visit our website http://www.bluemarlinbeachresort.com/ for more information on the Belize Barrier Reef.