The New Tropical Tradition for 2023: Family Reunions in Belize with La Perla

by Carolee Chanona

Backed by research, shared seven predictions for the creative reimagination of travel in 2023, with good ol’ nostalgia travel clocking in. The study shows Millennial travelers will be first to book emerging era-themed accommodation that transports them back to a time they hold close to their hearts, and will likely be doing so with family by their side (54%) with ‘family reunion’ multi-generational trips top of the travel agenda in 2023. This not only associates heritage hotels with loving memories but also instills a sense of loyalty among a certain tier of travelers, who will return to continue that family tradition or tap into memories of a past reunion. If you’re waiting for 2023 to make new memories with your family, consider an island getaway to a private villa in Belize’s La Perla del Caribe — flush with rooms and fully stocked for your family’s new ‘tropical tradition’. 

Playing Family Time Catch-Up In The “Pearl” of the Caribbean 

From boutique hotels to luxury resorts, there are so many ways to enjoy an idyllic Caribbean stay in Belize, especially offshore to its largest island, Ambergris Caye. But in a year to play ‘catch-up’ on all the fun family gatherings missed out since the onset of Covid in March 2020, you can get up close and personal with a vacation home, and enter La Perla del Caribe: a collection of ‘pearls of the Caribbean’, a.k.a. where you’ll be staying. 

La Perla offers a sophisticated and luxurious escape on the pristine white-sand beach, tucked away from some of the liveliness of the island hub, San Pedro Town. And though there’s no restaurant onsite, a full-service kitchen practically begs you to remake Grandma’s Lasagna recipe or hire a private chef to cater a custom-made Belizean meal—either option can be coordinated by your villa’s private concierge at La Perla del Caribe. 

What Sets La Perla del Caribe Apart in San Pedro, Belize

To start, it’s eight individually owned, partially air-conditioned villas range from oceanfront two-bedrooms to massive five-bedroom mansions decorated in a montage of Caribbean, Mexican, North African, and European styles. Not to worry, a handwritten blackboard stood at the foot of each villa’s steps reminding you which one is yours. Plus just 6 miles outside of San Pedro Town, La Perla offers a heightened sense of privacy. Almost like a private island feel

All units have spacious full kitchens, housekeeping, huge bedrooms with open bathrooms, and private balconies to longingly gaze on the breaking Belize Barrier Reef from Northern Ambergris Caye. Furthermore, La Perla guests can enjoy nearby activities such as Belize’s world-class snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing, or day trips inland or island hopping. The pool is open 24/7, kayaks are free, and bicycles and golf carts can be rented; especially if you’re looking at a multi-generational family vacation to Belize in 2023, a destination like Ambergris Caye and La Perla is sure to set the bar high for every age. 

And if you’ve got a particularly large family heading to Belize (resort buy-out anyone?), it’s even easier to rent out La Perla’s resort to have it entirely to yourself. We never said anything about limiting a family reunion meant limiting to just your immediate family! Learn more about hosting a Belize family reunion at La Perla del Caribe here.

All images via La Perla del Caribe.

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