Chasing Sunsets in Belize

by Louise Roe

There’s a reason sunsets are constant standbys of writers and poets – they are beautiful, mesmerizing and inspiring. Besides, there is something magical and relaxing about watching a sunset; the sky transitions from brilliantly red and orange tones into darkness. Belize’s diverse landscapes allow for watching gorgeous sunsets, with stunning vistas, regardless of what corner of the country your Belize adventure takes you.

At sea:

Photo courtesy of Belize Tourism Board

Belize is home to the second largest living Barrier Reef in the world! You can enjoy a relaxing sailing day on the Caribbean Sea, with turquoise water and tropical weather. With XSite Sailing you can end your island hopping day out watching the sun set as you sail back to Ambergris Caye. Meanwhile, you can witness a gorgeous sunset as you sip on a refreshing drinks as you cruise off into the twilight. In the South, enjoy a private sunset cruise with Hamanasi Resort as you cruise along the bay of Hopkins. The glimmering off the sea as the sun sets makes for a magical end to the day.

On a beach:

Sunset on South Water Caye. Photo courtesy Pelican Beach Resort – SWC

There are many stunning islands in Belize that allow for watching stunning sunsets over the Caribbean Stay. Whether staying on a private island or on of Belize’s more developed island, such as Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye, you will be sure to find a beautiful beach to watch the sunset from. Maruba Beach Klub, approximately 7 miles North West of San Pedro Town, offers a beautiful white sand beaches on the West side of the island.  You’ll find crystal clear 4-5ft shallow waters expanding at least a mile. One of the biggest draws are the sunsets.

From your room:

Photo courtesy: Gaia Riverlodge

When you are looking to book a place to stay in Belize, your guaranteed to find a room with a view. Sea views, jungle views, and waterfall views are just a few magnificent backdrops for a stunning sunset. In Mountain Pine Ridge, Gaia Riverlodge resort offers guests the chance to enjoy  the sunset overlooking the on-site Five Sisters Waterfall. However, watching the sunset over the waterfalls from your private terrace or from the outdoor deck looking across the valley makes for a magical experience.

From a rooftop:

Sunset roof top views are always enjoyable. Not only do you get to enjoy tasty food and drinks, but you also get to enjoy a beautiful view. In the north on Ambergris Caye, Rain, a rooftop restaurant with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea & Lagoons offers the perfect atmosphere to dine! While in the South, Muna Restaurant & Bar, in Placencia offers unparalleled views of the Caribbean Sea, the village, and the Maya Mountains. Not to mention, dishes are prepared to suit even the most discerning of palates with a Belizean flare.

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