Escape the Winter Blues at This All-Inclusive Island Resort

by Khaila Gentle

Winter is here. While that means cooler weather and less bugs, it also means shorter days. And, for many of us, those shorter days signal the arrival of the dreaded winter blues.

Looking for a way to escape the end-of-year blahs? Your solution might just be lying on a sandy beach beside the Caribbean sea. Off the eastern coast of mainland Belize lies Manta Island — the off-grid private island resort that was designed with escape and relaxation in mind.

Escape to Belize, Where It’s Warm & Sunny

The Caribbean region is known for being an almost year-round tropical paradise. Belize is no different. With temperatures in most districts averaging 75 degrees Fahrenheit and a dry season that lasts from December to May, its sunny days and warm waters make it an ideal location for finding your smile again.

Among the recommended remedies for battling the winter blues, like eating well and getting some sun, are checking items off your bucket list and getting fresh air. In addition to the top tier weather, Belize also offers a wide array of activities. Whether your list includes snorkeling the barrier reef or diving into the depths of the Caribbean Sea, all of that and more is possible in this dually Caribbean and Central American nation.

Glover’s Reef Atoll: Unspoiled and Uncrowded

Picturesque but isolated, the coral islands inside Glover’s Reef Atoll sit surrounded by crystal clear blue waters.  It was once a refuge for pirate brothers John and Rodger Glover. Today, Glover’s Reef is a sanctuary for anyone seeking a brief respite from the demands of day-to-day life. In addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage site, this atoll offers remarkable snorkeling, diving, and fishing opportunities. And, best of all, Glover’s Reef is home to a private island resort offering  twelve acres of “barefoot, off-grid luxury.”

Enjoy Privacy & Paradise at Manta Island Resort

Gentle wind blowing through the trees. White sand beneath your feet. Azure waters as far as the eye can see. That’s just a fraction of what awaits at Manta Island Resort. Located some 36 miles east of Dangriga Town in southern Belize, inside the Glover’s Reef Atoll,  it is the epitome of a private island getaway and the perfect winter weather escape.

A stay at this off-the-grid luxury resort means you’ll be able to fully unwind while soaking up as much sun as you want. Plus, with just nine oceanfront cabanas and three villas, Manta Island Resort offers guests a sense of privacy fit for unwinding. And if you’re looking for some rejuvenating adventure, add-on stays at one of their sister resorts will have you checking off the bucket list in no time.

There’s a reason this small and intimate island paradise was voted one of Trip Advisor’s Hottest New Hotels in the World for 2022.

All photos courtesy of Manta Island Resort.

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