Beat the Winter Blues on a Private Island In Belize

by Andrea Murray

With the winter winds breathing down your neck, how can you beat the winter blues? How about a slice of paradise on earth where you can truly escape and wave goodbye to winter’s chills? For the ultimate getaway, Belize offers everything needed to warm you up. This little gem is home to numerous beautiful island resorts with luxurious accommodations, activities to keep you entertained, and more. If you’re uncertain about which island to choose, look no further than Ray Caye Island Resort, one of Belize’s top destinations and a beloved favorite.  From fishing and diving to sailing trips and sliding into the Caribbean Sea, here’s what makes this tropical island the perfect winter escape! 

Fun in the Sun at Ray Caye Island Resort

Photo Credit: Ray Caye Island Resort/ Kaejon Misuraca

Located 18 miles away from Placencia Peninsula, Ray Caye is the perfect place to recharge and unwind. Do it while paddle boarding or kayaking or simply relaxing on a hammock with the sound of waves in the background.   Better yet, go beyond the simple and serene moments with a variety of water sports activities.

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Enjoy Belize’s underwater world with snorkeling and diving trips or set sail on a Hobie cat and feel the wind in your hair. Then, at the end of the day, head to the resort’s southern dock and watch the namesake eagle rays as they float lazily by. 

Photo Credit: Ray Caye Island Resort/ Kaejon Misuraca

Another unique charm of Ray Caye lies in its opportunity for island hopping. Explore neighboring sister island Moho Caye, where the day unfolds with snorkeling, beach volleyball matches, hammock relaxation, and the sheer pleasure of soaking up Vitamin D under the warm Caribbean sun. 

Your Island Escape Is Calling

Photo Credit: Ray Caye Island Resort/ Kaejon Misuraca

Choose from an array of room options at Ray Caye: beachfront cabanas, villas, and honeymoon suites cater to all travel preferences. Plus, for family gatherings and special events like weddings, you even have the option to exclusively rent out the entire island (or half), ensuring an unforgettable experience for all. 

As the winter months drag on, there’s no better time to embrace the warmth and tranquility of Belize’s island life. With its sun-drenched beaches, crystal-clear waters, and laid-back vibes, Ray Caye offers the perfect retreat for those in need of a winter escape. So, pack your bags, leave your chills and worries behind, and let the soothing embrace of island life wash over you. 

All photos courtesy of Ray Caye

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