Consider Belize as your Next Family Vacation Destination in 2020 

by Louise Roe

Thinking of booking a family vacation? Why not Belize! Belize is a unique and fun family destination. From the lush jungle, ancient Maya sites, beautiful cayes, the second largest Barrier Reef in the world, and rich history, Belize is a small destination with plenty to offer for all ages on a family vacation.  

For those looking for a Beach Holiday  

Family vacations on the beach include hanging out in a hammock. Image by Victoria House Resort & Spa

Belize is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world making it a fantastic destination to soak up the sun and enjoy a beach holiday with your family. Enjoy a stay at one of the many cayes that dot Belize’s coastline. Looking for an island with just one resort, with the Caribbean Sea at your doorstep, why not book an island stay at Ray Caye.

Or are you looking for an island a little more developed? Try Ambergris Caye. A short minute flight from Belize City, it is the most developed island in Belize. This stunning island lures in visitors because of its gorgeous white sand, its close proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef, and plenty of accommodation and restaurant options. It makes for a vacation filled with amazing water activities. Whether diving, snorkeling, fishing or just swimming in the sea from your shore, or hanging on the beach getting your toes sandy, this island makes for an enjoyable family destination.  

Families who enjoy a road trip 

Punta Gorda by EcoTourism Belize:Yaaxche

Punta Gorda by EcoTourism Belize (Ya’axche)

If you are a family who likes to hop in a car and explore, Belize is the place for you. Belize, being only 8,867 square miles in size, is a small destination packed with amazing adventures, with everything relatively close to one another. From Corozal in the North to Punta Gorda in the South, from the two border points, it’s less than three hundred miles. In Belize, you don’t have to travel far distances to reach your destination. In the morning you can be on the beach in Placencia and by evening you can be birding and hiking a nature trail amongst Belize’s lush jungle in the Cayo District. 

The best thing about a road trip is that you can explore the country at your own speed and adventures are endless. Just in Cayo, whether visiting an ancient Maya site, cave tubing, ziplining, birding, visiting The Belize Zoo, or venturing to Mountain Pine Ridge to swim in one of the many waterfalls and pools, the choice is yours. You can go with the flow and don’t worry about getting lost, as all the road signs are in English. 



Ultimately if you are a family who enjoys adventure Belize is a destination to consider for your next family vacation. Apart from the many authentic travel experiences and adventures, there are to enjoy, there are also many family-friendly resorts offering all the amenities and services you need. 

Header image courtesy Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, a Muy’Ono Resort

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