Is 2021 The Year To Move Country? Here’s Why That Should Be Belize

by Vivian Roe
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It has to be said that this unexpected worldwide pandemic has many of us rethinking our way of life. Whether it is reconsidering your work-life balance, picking up a new hobby, reconnecting with loved ones or simply being in nature. Some even have considered an entirely new direction in life. Today, more and more people are looking to move abroad once this pandemic eases and allows it. Worldwide connectivity, lower costs of living and the ability to satisfy your growing wanderlust from your time spent in lockdown, are some of the many reasons behind this. So is 2021 the year to move country? Why not Belize?

Carmelita Gardens self-sufficient

If the time to sit back and review resulted in big plans for a big move, then this one is for you. From the top reasons to move to Belize and where to move to, read on for the key information you will need when planning to move abroad in 2021.

Why Belize

Nim Li Punit, Toledo. Photo by ROEming Belize

This year, Forbes listed the country as one of the 5 cheapest places to move. Well-priced property, relatively easy visa processes and the fact that the country is English-speaking add to the top reasons to consider Belize. In addition, the country’s simple beauty, including lush jungles, translucent waters and abundant wildlife, attract many to this Caribbean paradise. Whether you are moving as a family, retiring or simply just looking for a second home, Belize makes an excellent option.

Your hardest decision will be where to move! Here are our top 2 picks to get you thinking:

Sustainable Jungle Living at Carmelita Gardens

Our motto is simplicity, simplicity, simplicity.

Nestled off-the-grid within the Cayo district on the banks of the Belize River exists a 98-acre self- sufficient community. Indeed, Carmelita Gardens is designed to evoke a simpler time when life’s pace was slower. The homes are self-sufficient, the food is grown locally and modern off-the-grid technology is used.

Carmelita Gardens vegetables

Sustainable living at Carmelita Gardens, Cayo.

At the heart of living at Carmelita Gardens is community. Essentially, your neighbors will become your friends. Those you farm with, those you visit the local surroundings with and those you bond with. Retired nurse Dianne Dodson, decided to move here after researching many options. In particular, the community was a big pull for her.

I was looking for a place to become the home for my heart, mind and soul.

Should you be searching for a sustainable community focused around responsible agriculture, art, education, and entrepreneurship, then this option is for you.

Visit the Carmelita Gardens website for more information or to arrange to visit.

Luxe Island Living at Alaia Belize

Look out for Marriott’s new Autograph Collection hotel, Alaia Belize, that is set to open December of 2020.

If a luxe beachside retreat on a buzzy island is more your thing, then take a look at Alaia Belize. It is the first-ever Marriot International property in Belize. The 155-unit residential resort is set on 1,000 feet of beachfront in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. It is compromised one bedrooms, two bedrooms and ocean villas, debuting in 2021.  And, each of the condominiums offers ocean views, 900 square feet of outside space.

In addition, there is more than 1,200 square feet of interior space. Prices range from $229,900 to $1.3 million. Not to mention, world-class amenities are also a part of the grand plan. The resort includes a private beach club, suspended rooftop pool and onsite lounge. In addition, there will be a full-service spa, fitness center, kids club and art gallery. Finally, the property offers worry-free ownership, another huge pull for this option.

Thinking of moving to Belize more and more? Caribbean Culture+ Lifestyle offers an abundance of information on how to start your new life in Belize. Header photo copyright Jessica Sawers. 

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