Travel Weekly has reported a rise in Caribbean holiday bookings from September onwards. For example, large Caribbean resorts like Sandals have seen a big boost for the autumn and winter months.
Karl Thompson, managing director of Unique Caribbean Holidays, UK tour operator for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, said: “Over the past eight weeks, we have seen that the majority of bookings made have been based on travel between September 2021 – April 2022. This suggests that our customers are keen to travel this year but want to book further ahead, for dates when restrictions will hopefully have lifted.”
TravelWeekly also reported people are also splashing out on upgrades to enhance their trips. In particular, flight upgrades and more luxurious hotel options are being booked. Also, longer vacation stints are being booked with guests choosing to stay and play for longer.
Whilst travelers have postponed their travel, they are definitely booking holidays that are more luxurious and bespoke for when they can travel.” said Louise, owner of travel concierge company.
For those planning their autumn/winter Belize holidays, here are Louise’s 3 top upgrade and bucket list recommendations:
Book a Stay on a Private Island
Just you, your travel companions and an island completely to yourself. Stays on private islands are the golden ticket in travel this year. Luckily, Belize boasts some of the best in the Caribbean to choose from.
Dive In or Fly Over the Famed Blue Hole
Ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau made this iconic site famous in 1971, when he declared it one of the best diving sites on the planet. Since then the site has won plenty of awards. The best way to see it is flying over it or diving into its cobalt abyss.
Charter a Private Boat
Whether for a week long holiday or just a day, chartering a private boat allows you to see some of the best of Belize’s coastline, completely on your own agenda. Here are some of the best ways to do so.
Need help planning your Belize holiday? For more inspiration or to book, contact Louise at ROEming Belize. Header photo courtesy Hopkins Bay, a Muy’Ono Resort.