South Water Caye
Spend a few days unwinding and exploring at beautiful South Water Caye (part of the chain of barrier reef islets off the Caribbean coast of Belize), where snorkeling, swimming, even sea kayaking and SCUBA diving excursions in the clear blue waters are all available. South Water Caye, which has been described as “one of the most beautiful and exclusive islands in Belize,” is a private 12-acre Caribbean island paradise with soft white sand beaches, abundant tropical flowers, and coconut palm trees surrounded by diverse mangrove islands, tidal seagrass flats, warm crystal clear water, and pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life. Mainland accommodations are are also available
Days 1-3 South Water Caye Pelican or Thatch Caye Lodge
Transfer to Dangriga on the coast of Belize by way of the Hummingbird Highway. From there, you will have a boat transfer from Dangriga to South Water Caye. South Water Caye is in the barrier reef chain of islets offshore Belize, about 14 miles southeast of the coastal town of Dangriga. You can literally walk off South Water Caye and swim to the crest of the barrier reef. Overnight at on South Water Caye in spacious wooden shoreline cottages.
Snorkel in the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean. This is one of the best snorkeling areas on the reef. Kayaks are available for a trip around the island or just a little exercise. Snorkeling equipment is available or bring your own mask and snorkel for a secure fit. Arrangements can be made with the lodge for boat trips out to do sea kayaking, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving, or you may choose simply to snorkel right from shore. The facility’s field station includes a reference library, spacious communal dining facilities, Internet access, and a bar.
On your last morning, you will transfer back to Dangriga and take a short flight back to the Belize City airport for your connections home.
2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
What to Expect
Duration 3 days
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.