Belize City’s Radisson Fort George Is Your Tranquil Retreat In The Heart Of The City

by Larry Waight

Belize is a Central American country rich in natural beauty, culture, and history. It’s filled with friendly, English-speaking people and offers a wide variety of great activities for visitors of all ages. No wonder it has become a popular stop for cruise ships. Belize City is one of the places that passengers disembark. For those who are planning to stay, there is the stunning Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina, which offers full-service premier accommodations that are suitable for both those here on vacation as well as for the savvy business traveler.

A City Break

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Set against the backdrop of the Caribbean, this 6,000 square foot building offers some of the best event facilities in town, providing the perfect place to hold a conference or other business event. The flexible spaces are filled with natural light, providing a pleasant environment for communication and collaboration. With stunning views of the ocean observable from many of the hotel’s rooms, and with a plethora of on-site amenities such as professional event planning services and catering, the Radisson Fort George is the perfect place not just for business events but also for weddings and other special personal celebrations in the City.

Here travelers will be provided a warm Belizean welcome and a centrally located base from which to explore everything from the ancient Maya temples to the world’s second-largest barrier reef. While this is a member of a large hotel chain, there is still personalized service provided.

Belize City waterfront sailboats

Belize City waterfront. Shutterstock

For example, the concierge is well acquainted with the local tours and excursion companies and will be able to hook you up whether you want to go scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, or find the best bird-watching tour. If you are traveling with family, there is even a babysitting service available! Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, two swimming pools, free Wi-Fi, an on-site spa, and a business center which will allow you to send FAXes and make photocopies. 

Staying Safe in the City

If the pandemic has got you down, be at ease. The Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina are fully compliant with Belize’s stringent COVID safety standards.


Designed to protect both citizens and tourists, the 9-point plan put out by the Belize Ministry of Health and Wellness informs hotel housekeeping services about proper room cleaning and disinfection, as well as ensuring that all staff follows the rules necessary to avoid outbreaks.

Guests will enjoy the contemporary and vibrant style of the accommodations. Fully modern, each room offers flat-screen TVs, in-room safes, air conditioning, and tropical views. Large work desks and complimentary coffee make your room an ideal place for business. Many of the rooms include a private balcony which will allow you to have your coffee while enjoying an ocean breeze, as well.

There are several on-site restaurants to tempt you. For breakfast or lunch, try Le Petit Café for a light meal or yummy baked goods. Baymen’s Tavern features family-friendly live entertainment daily as well as offering lunch and dinner.

If you’d like to try a variety of international and local specialties including fresh-caught seafood and a large buffet selection, then you’ll want to dine at St. George’s Restaurant. For a unique experience, the Stone Grill Restaurant allows you to cook chef-prepared dishes on volcanic stones at your own table. Finally, there are room service options if you’d rather unwind alone.

Sightseeing in the City

Since the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina is within easy walking distance of many local attractions, it’s easy to spend time sightseeing. You can visit the Museum of Belize, the Baron Bliss Lighthouse, or St. John’s Anglican Cathedral. The latter is the oldest cathedral in Central America.


The unmistakeable Baron Bliss Lighthouse in Belize City. Image courtesy Azain Medina/Vista Real Estate

For more adventurous travelers, there are diving tours that will let you explore the unique beauty of the Belizean Barrier Reef as well as island tours to see the wild manatees or river tours that will wind through wetlands and allow you to glimpse the howler monkeys.

The ancient Maya site of Altun Ha is only an hour’s drive away via tour bus and will appeal to amateur archeologists and history buffs.

You can also get a rental car to freely explore. The nearby water taxis let you island-hop to Ambergris Caye, and the Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport is also nearby. As you can see, the stunning Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina is indeed your tranquil retreat in the heart of Belize City.

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