Why you should visit the Belize Cayes
- Ambergris Caye has won Top Island in the World by Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards
- Experience the world renown diving on the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere
- Exciting snorkelling in wildlife rich waters
- Sample the Caribbean flavours of fresh seafood with a local cold beer
Our specialists ‘Must Do’
Aside from the appeal of spending lazy afternoons cradled in a hammock slung effortlessly between coconut palms, those on a holiday to Belize Cayes should definitely get wet. Snorkelling and diving pose the greatest attraction here. A snorkelling trip to Shark Ray Alley is a thrilling experience as you paddle among the nurse sharks and sting rays. Similarly the Turneffe Flats are an irresistible gateway and the Lighthouse Reef is regarded as one of the world’s most highly recommended dive sites. This outermost reef system gives easy access to Half Moon Caye and the famous Blue Hole.
A little more about the Belize Cayes
The cayes are a vast collection of enticing islands and atolls strewn between mainland Belize and the Barrier Reef. Shrouded by mangrove forest or fringed with lofty palms, the sloping shelves of fine sandy beaches are gently lapped by the warm crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea, conjuring up the quintessential vision of paradise. Many of the cayes reside undisturbed, nestled in the vibrant guardianship of the Barrier Reef with whimsical names attributed to a distinguishing feature such as beauty; ‘Bread & Butter Caye’, its inhabitants; ‘Laughing Bird Caye’, or early founders; ‘St. George’s Caye’. The population here are a mix of English, Spanish, Creole and Maya. Belize Cayes offer the perfect region for those looking for beach and diving holidays to Belize.
When to go the Belize Cayes
The best time to visit Belize is November through to May and if diving or snorkelling is your focus February to May are the best months.