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Aerial View of the Great Barrier Reef, Belize Cayes, San Pedro, Belize

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.

Beach, Belize Cayes
Belize Cayes, Belize

Our Specialists 'Must Do'

Aside from the appeal of spending lazy afternoons cradled in a hammock slung effortlessly between coconut palms, 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 Blue Hole.

Experiences

What type of experiences do you love? We’ll curate them into a journey that’s perfect for you.

Taste Belize Cuisine

Sample the Caribbean flavours of fresh seafood, alongside a local, cold beer.

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Discover the Barrier Reef

Snorkel and dive with rays and white tip sharks on the Belize barrier reef, the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere.

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The Blue Hole

Take a boat trip to Belize’s famous Blue Hole to explore this remarkable underwater sink hole. The Blue Hole is considered by many as one of the world’s great diving experiences.

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Sailing tour of the cayes

Raise the main sheet and cast off to explore Belize’s Caribbean Islands by sailing boat.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

James Armitage

Aside from the luxury of being able to order a rum in English, James suggests that travellers embark on snorkelling and diving trips off the Caribbean Coast and explore the wonderful Cayes.

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John Faithfull

This quirky English-speaking country holds huge appeal for John, who is at his happiest when swimming and clambering through caves strewn with archaeological relics in Xibalba – the Mayan underworld!

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John tailored the itinerary to our needs and we were delighted with his choice of properties and activities.

Destination: Belize
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