Belize, the unique country situated on the Caribbean coast of northern Central America, is known for its lush tropical rainforests, unspoiled lush mountains, glorious white sand beaches and a spectacular 174 mile-long barrier reef, the world’s second-largest barrier reef. And that’s not to mention the country’s rich cultural treasures and the wonder of the Mayan ruins.
For years Belize, the only English-speaking country in Central America, has been a favorite destination of adventure travelers but in the past few years the country has also been increasingly recognized as a top destination for relaxation, romance travel and sheer enjoyment of the many wonders the country has to offer.
Indeed, there is a world of exotic adventure and beauty to explore in Belize. Whether you want to switch off and rejuvenate in a lush rainforest location or to explore the diverse underwater landscape at the breathtaking barrier reef, you can discover the country’s delights at Matachica Resort and Spa, or sister property, eco-friendly GAÏA Riverlodge.
Matachica Resort and Spa is a truly special island destination. Perfectly located facing the worlds second-largest barrier reef, Matachica Resort & Spa offers all the elements to make it the ideal escape for romance, indulgence or adventure. Snorkel off the barrier reef, relax in a freshwater infinity pool, or indulge in a papaya facial or Mayan coffee scrub at the Jade Spa. For the perfect end to your day, enjoy exotic, locally inspired flavors by candlelight at the award-winning Mambo restaurant, considered to be one of the best restaurants in the country.
Your secluded retreat awaits at the healing GAÏA Riverlodge. Surrounded by the dramatic Five Sisters waterfalls of the Privassion River, GAÏA Riverlodge offers an exotic jungle getaway while still maintaining the signature relaxed approach and consummate hospitality that has come to be expected from owner Daniel Lighter. From spectacular natural beauty and over 450 species of exotic bird and plant life, to fascinating tours and treks, the hydro-powered GAÏA Riverlodge provides an authentic Belizean experience in the most culturally-rich and scenic regions of the country. One of only five properties in Belize to be Green Globe Certified, the hotel prides itself in upholding the highest standard of sustainability and preserving Belize’s natural beauty. Unwind by the river, hike the Mayan ruins, dine on fresh, seasonal delicacies from their organic garden, or discover your adventurous side with zip-lining, horseback riding or rafting. Wherever your holiday takes you, enjoy the utmost in service, hospitality and ecotourism that GAÏA Riverlodge has to offer.
With direct flights to Belize City from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte and Atlanta, Belize is your perfect destination for a short weekend getaway or long Caribbean adventure.