By nature, Belize is a destination for anyone who longs for romance. The warm weather, lush tropical scenery and easygoing ambiance all create the perfect setting. Here are seven unforgettable things you can do as a couple in Belize.
1. Sail Into the Sunset
Charter a boat and take an evening cruise along the coast; operators like XSite Belize Sailing & Adventures put you right on warm Caribbean breezes. The waves will carry you to the Belize Barrier Reef and the unspoiled offshore islands. Sip on champagne or a delicious rum cocktail as you watch the sunset on the ocean.
2. Take a Private Photshoot
An ancient Maya city creates a unique backdrop for your photographs. Climb the stairs at Altun Ha, one of the most photographed Maya ruins in Belize. The magnificent temple stairs give you a view of the surround jungle and sky over Belize. It’s a unique photo opportunity only Belize can offer. If you prefer a beach shot, visit the sugar-like beaches of Placencia Village. Embark with a local photographer, like Kevin Quischan Photography or Leonardo Melendez Photography, to capture your Belize moment.
3. Take a Spa Day Together
Visit a luxurious day spa or wellness center where you can indulge in all your favorite treatments together. Turtle Inn’s Sunset Spa in Placencia offers a traditional Thai Massage inside an open-air Balinese Rice House.
Out on the cayes instead? The Victoria House Spa’s spa facility is the largest of its kind on Ambergris Caye, clocking in at 3,500-square feet with over 36 different treatments.
Swim in a Jungle Waterfall
Belize has many natural pools and waterfalls. Hike through the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and cool off in the double waterfall of Tiger Fern. Deep in a cliff side of the Maya Mountains, the Maya King’s double cascades create an incredible sight as they gush into the rock pool.
Have a Candlelit Dinner Under the Stars
The clear skies of Belize are filled with stars at night. Create a magical evening by arranging to have romantic dinner with a breathtaking backdrop. Belize has world-class restaurants where you can dine on food with a touch of the Caribbean. Try a candlelit dinner or dinner beneath the stars at Chan Chich Lodge or Ka’ana Resort.
Have a Wild Adventure Together
Belize is full of wild adventures that will get your hearts pumping. Get close to nature at one of the many wildlife sanctuaries or nature preserves. Visit San Ignacio – the gateway to many of Belize’s best adventures. Go jungle zip-lining, explore a cave, hike a Maya City or simply take a canoe down the meandering Macal River.
Editor’s Note: This article as first shared on October 27, 2020 and was updated and reshared on January 29, 2023.