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Recent Belize reviews

  • GREAT LOCATION

    "GREAT PLACE TO STAY. IT'S ALL ABOUT LOCATION AND IT HAS THAT ! PRICE IS GOOD. THE MGR. & HOUSE KEEPER ARE THE BEST !!!!!!!!! ALWAYS GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO HELP YOU."
    Guest: steve k. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 29, 2015
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  • craig

    "me and my girl stayed at carols for 5 days, Carol and her husband Egbert were very accommadating. We would stay again no problem, cant wait till we come back. thank you :-)))))))))))"
    Guest: long hair Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 13, 2015
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  • Perfect location for a family vacation

    "Our family of four was fortunate enough to arrange a week long stay at Sapphire House during the Christmas vacation. From the very first, we were impressed with the communication we received from Geoff and Jane and then from Amie at Caye Caulker rentals. Each email was answered promptly and every attempt was made to answer our questions. Upon our arrival, Amie met us with the keys and arranged a taxi to take us and our luggage to the house. Amie was kind enough to give us an orientation to the property and to explain island customs. She provided a map and gave us many helpful suggestion in regards to good restaurants and places to shop for groceries. We found the house to be clean and comfortable with room enough to satisfy even our teenager! The kitchen was surprisingly well appointed and we were very pleased to be able to prepare many of our meals at the house. The air conditioning worked very well in the house although I must admit that we had to Google the make and model before we could get it set properly. Once we got it sorted out, we were very comfortable. There are lots of screened windows that can also be opened to let in the fresh air if that is how your prefer to stay cool. To the delight of our teenager and my husband the WiFi was quite reliable and the TV had more than enough channel options to keep them happy (ahem!). I found my happy place in the hammock with a book, of which there are many to peruse in the house. There were so many thoughtful touches to make guests comfortable and we couldn't have been happier. We found the neighborhood to be peaceful and the walk to the village was very reasonable. We decided to rent bicycles for the week and we enjoyed many trips into the village for shaved ice and then on to the Split for swimming. The white sand roads were easy to navigate (watch for the occasional pothole) and were very safe to travel with only the occasional golf cart to pass by. We had lots of friendly greetings from the locals and the tourists and were met with many smiles. We would highly recommend Sapphire House especially for families as there is plenty of room and full kitchen amenities. Towels were included too, so no need to pack any! Just bring sunscreen and relax!"
    Guest: Bonnie M Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 16, 2015
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  • AMAZING

    "My family & I (two adults & two kids ages 13 & 10) visited Sarkiki in April 2015. The drive from the airport is quiet long but the views are well worth it. We would recommend renting a car (we did) that way you can explore what the country has to offer. We were the only ones there for three days of our stay which was great! Linda was super easy to work with and answered every question we had in a timely fashion (usually within hours)! The staff are just awesome - Epi, Lisa, Manuel, Ruben, Gregory, the list goes on and on. You need anything just ask and you will get it! When we got there they showed us unit 5 which only had two beds. We had asked Linda ahead of time for a unit that could accommodate an extra twin bed. When we mentioned this to Epi he hopped right on it and we ended up with Unit 6. It was perfect. Rooms are large & the beds were very comfortable. There is only AC in the bedrooms which took us a bit by surprise but there is a fan in the living area which helped make it a little more comfortable when inside. We asked Epi for a second fan and he showed right up with it. You'll spend most of your time outside. There was a constant breeze which made it lovely to just sit by the pool and see the ocean. The beach was dirty and there was a TON of seaweed. But the staff raked it up every morning right in front of the resort. Because of the seaweed we did not venture out into the ocean. We would have loved to snorkle but the sea was a bit rough the entire time we were there. Epi arranged a snorkle trip with Patrick (he works at the local Marina) but we had to cancel it because the sea was rough. We ate mostly in but did go out for a few meals. We ate at Frog's, Tina's kitchen, Chef Rob's, Belizean Dreams, and a pizza joint right on the main road in Hopkins. All were tasty and we would recommend all of them. We shopped at Happy Store (takes credit cards) & Dong Lee's (cash only). It wasn't what we expected but we were able to get by between the two of them. We also found a bigger grocery store in Belmopan which we shopped at a few times. As far of activities we cave tubed at St. Herman's Cave (highly recommend), went to the Mayan ruins (ask Epi for a suggestion as to which one to visit), and rented dune buggy's from Woogie Buggy (right in town). Lastly, Alvin, Epi & Lisa's son was just charming! Smart and super funny! Super happy that we got to spend 4 days with him. Views=stunning!"
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
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Belize Travel Tips

Looking for a getaway to unplug, reconnect and relax under the warmth of the sun? You'll find it all in Belize. This Caribbean locale is idyllic for all, from adventure seekers to nature lovers and everyone in between.

Whether you're looking to explore Mayan ruins and hike along rigorous trails or you can't wait to visit the local museums and experience traditional flavors each time you dine, Belize is sure to be a vacation spot you won't soon forget.

With its amazing, warm climate, you'll want to spend as much time outdoors as you can, and Belize features a host of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries to explore. You can see more than 500 species of birds as well as monkeys, crocodiles, lizards and other native creatures. There's also plenty of space to hike or bike and beaches to relax on. Belize is also an excellent spot to learn about history, as it was home to one of the world's most mysterious civilizations - the Mayans.

Things to Do in Belize

- Belize Barrier Reef: Explore the world under the sea at the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the second longest in the world. It's home to more than 100 types of coral and 500 species of fish, making it a huge attraction in Belize. Plan a snorkeling adventure to swim through the gloriously turquoise waters as you marvel at the cornucopia of life below the surface. As you get deeper, you can even check out underwater caves and walls, as well as the famous Blue Hole. On the surface, you can take out a kayak and paddle around from one islet to another, try windsurfing or simply lounge in the sound, listening to the relaxing sounds of the water.

- Altun Ha: Altun Ha is the most popular Mayan ruin to visit and easily accessible from Belize City. Here you'll find temples all around that provide plenty of information on the history of the Mayan culture. For 25 square miles, you'll be surrounded by forests and vegetation as you explore. In the Temple of the Masonry Altars, which is the largest, you'll find a jade replica of a Mayan sun god. This temple was used for religious rites and activities, and there's evidence of bloodletting and ceremonial sacrifices. The Temple of the Green Tomb is known for being a place where a Mayan priest-king made his funeral chamber, and it was found filled with treasures and offerings. It's called the green tomb because 300 jade pieces were discovered there.

- Museum of Belize: History buffs will love a visit to the Museum of Belize, which collects, preserves and displays objects with artistic, historical and scientific interest. You'll have the chance to see Belize's earliest stamp depicting Queen Victoria from 1937, a preserved jail cell and inmate, a Buenavista vase depicting the mythical Mayan hero twins doing a victory dance over the Lords of Xibalba and much more about the past and culture of the area.

- Xunantunich: This ancient archeological site is situated atop a ridge over the Mopan River. Xunantunich, which means stone woman in the Mayan language, is a major center for ceremonies that you can tour. It's accessible by ferry daily, and its name refers to a ghost woman many people have claimed to see who continues to haunt. She's said to be dressed all in white, but her most noticeable feature are her fire-red, glowing eyes. She's been known to appear in front of El Castillo, climbs the impressive stone staircase, then disappears into a wall. Take a tour here to see her for yourself!

Dining in Belize

- Riverside Tavern: One of Belize's most popular dining locations is Riverside Tavern, where you can enjoy a meal both indoors and outdoors. Steaks are a specialty here, but there ribs are just as tasty. For something a little lighter try the seared tuna, coconut or jerk shrimp, or grilled snapper. It's a laid-back sort of place, but after dark, shorts, sleeveless shirts and sandals are discouraged. So, put on your nicer dinner attire and treat yourself to a lovely meal overlooking Haulover Creek.

- Bird's Isle: Another favorite dining destination in Belize is Bird's Isle in Belize City. Step inside and it will feel like an oasis that locals and visitors alike enjoy. Sip on fresh-squeezed juice in the morning or a cold beer later in the day as you sample a stellar burger or snacks like conch fritters. Thursday nights there's karaoke, so warm up those vocal chords and get ready to belt out your favorite tune. Some nights there's also live music, so wear your dancing shoes just in case.

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