Is This Belize Resort The Best for a Buddymoon?

by Gisselle Hernandez

Docking at South Water Caye, you’re greeted by shrieking seagulls flying low overhead and an abundance of bonefish beneath the dock. Your eyes take in the plethora of palm trees scattered across the small 15-acre island, and land on the pristine sand sloping into the turquoise-colored reef. You know for a fact that the next few days spent here are about to be idyllic. Easily accessible from Dangriga, Hopkins, and even Placencia, South Water Caye lies on a massive marine reserve, which means it sits almost right atop the Barrier Reef. One day here is just enough to explore incredulous snorkeling and diving – right off the island! But if you – like many others – want to spend a little extra time in paradise with your best pals, there’s no better place than Blue Marlin Beach Resort in Belize to make that buddymoon come true. 

A buddymoon – like a honeymoon but a vacation getaway spent with your buddies instead – is great for bonding and creating new memories with your best friends. What better way to do that than at a small resort on a bountiful caye? 

Adventure for all 

Blue Marlin Beach Resort is one that makes the most of being privileged enough to have the reef at its water’s edge. Wade out far enough from the beach, and you’ll come across giant coral formations and an eclectic mix of exotic fish. You and your BFFs can spend the morning snorkeling around the island and finish the day off with some cold beers at Charlie’s Bar. Hash out some friendly competition with your buddies at the beach volleyball court, or book the fishing package and nab that elusive Grand Slam (catching permit, bonefish, and tarpon all in one day).

For those friends that prefer to relax – they are on a secluded island after all – each cabana at Blue Marlin Resort comes equipped with yoga mats. The 40-feet-long dock also makes for great early morning bird watching or stingray sightings. Did we mention there’s also a massage therapist on-site? There truly is no wrong way to spend your days here. 


The Belize based resort, Blue Marlin offers a vareity of watersports for their guests, including SCUBA, snorkeling, guided island tours and kayaking.

What makes Blue Marlin so great apart from its exquisite amenities is its affinity for being just off-the-radar enough that not many vacationers flood the island. This is a plus when wanting to get away from cityscapes and the crowds that come with traveling during peak season. Sure, most come to Belize for the beaches, but South Water Caye is that locale that still emits the private-island vibe. With all meals and drinks included and jaw-dropping views as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to forget about the rest of the world beyond the small caye. 

A resort all to yourselves 

To truly make your Belize buddymoon knock all other friend trips out of the park is booking a full resort buyout. This surprisingly affordable option allows you to rent out the entire resort for a group size of 14-36 people. Impress your friends by having them and only them at this secluded retreat. Accompanying this package is a variety of accommodations, on-site adventures, an Island Adventure Tour, bonfire nights, and many more. Your friend-getaway is bound to be one for the books – and the envy of all your social media friends once they see you post all the postcard-worthy photos and adventures you’re having. Which you can easily do in real-time since the entire island has WiFi availability!

blue marlin beach lodge

Image courtesy Blue Marlin Beach Resort

A buddymoon in Belize does not have to involve exasperating planning and coordination, since the resort buyout package provides you with your own travel planner to handle all the arrangements. This way you can focus on relaxing, exploring a new Caribbean island with your friends, and making long-lasting memories. 

Header image courtesy Blue Marlin Beach Resort 

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