Get away to the adventure coast.
Sometimes you just need to get away. Whatever your reason for needing to hit a hard-stop on your daily hustle there is a destination that can help you reconnect with nature while offering endless adventure with a beautiful backdrop. Welcome to Belize.
Boasting the title of the “adventure coast,” Belize sits on the 560-kilometre long Mesoamerican reef, offering some of the best snorkeling, diving and swimming spots anywhere in the world. With such amazing marine secrets to be explored there is no better way to spend your time in Belize than aboard your own private luxury yacht, bringing the ocean right to your doorstep. The Moorings have put together their list of top reasons to vacation in Belize.
For a small country Belize is home to a surprising amount of different species of animals. Your best bet for checking out those native to the country is at The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, where you can spot jaguars, tapirs, howler monkeys and many more that have either been rehabilitated, orphaned, rescued, or born at the zoo. Want a truly unique experience? Sail over to Gales Point where local guides will show you the best spots to observe manatees and the Hawksbill turtles, two of Belize’s most endangered species.
Get back to nature with a once in a lifetime getaway
Stretch out your sea legs and learn about ancient cultures with a day trip to one of Belize’s numerous Mayan ruins. Once known as the epicenter of Maya civilization, Belize offers the highest concentration of archaeological sites in Mesoamerica including Altun Ha, Xunantunich and Lamanai. Explore the Sacred temples, pyramids and other ancient structures amongst luscious jungle backdrops.
Whether you’re an experienced diver or a first-time snorkeler you will be astonished at the sheer amount of activity “under the sea.” The Belize barrier Reef System is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason. Comprised of seven protected areas this reef is home to over 500 different species of tropical fish, along with whale sharks and manatees. With many of the best spots being reachable only by boat you can enjoy easy access whenever you like.
Belize offers a unique fusion of Caribbean chill with Central American flair. Drop anchor at the small island of Caye Caulker and you will discover a village full of brightly colored houses and friendly faces. Take in the unique artisan shops, reggae music and enjoy fresh lobster at one of the local restaurants.
It’s easy to forget when you have endless things to see and do on vacation to sit back, take it easy and just enjoy yourself. It doesn’t matter if you opt for a bareboat, skippered or fully crewed charter experience you can tailor your vacation to be exactly what you need. Whether you prefer to chill out on the pristine, white-sand beaches, hop off the deck to explore under the sea, or just sit back and read a book with a cocktail in hand, chartering in Belize offers you the perfect chance to reconnect with nature and take some time for yourself.
and pursue similar innovations. Nat Hab also expects to learn lessons the company can apply across its other trips in destinations worldwide.
“One way we’re dedicated to protecting the planet is to inspire the travel industry to become more sustainable,” said Natural Habitat Adventures Founder & President Ben Bressler. “Our goal is to continually raise the bar on conservation, and our first zero waste adventure will show that it’s possible to reduce our environmental impact while providing an exceptional experience for our guests.”
Nat Hab wants its zero waste ethos to extend beyond the trip itself. By inspiring its travelers and partners to make conscious choices about waste in their everyday lives and business practices, Nat Hab aims to create a long-lasting ripple effect. Given that the average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash per day, Nat Hab recognizes there’s much room for improvement. When travelers witness the effectiveness of waste reduction on vacation, they learn how to reduce or eliminate disposables at home, too.
“We encourage the travel industry to follow Nat Hab’s lead to mitigate its impact, protect the earth’s precious natural resources, and educate travelers about how they can do their part,” said Jim Sano, World Wildlife Fund Vice President, Travel & Conservation.