Escaping North America’s Coldest Month on an Island in Southern Belize

by McNab Editorial Team

As many places are now moving into the winter months, one must look ahead and see how you can escape your winter blues during the coldest months. After all, January and February are known to be the coldest months of winter for the Northern Hemisphere. Thats why Blue Marlin Beach Resort, a private island in the south of Belize, ticks all the boxes for a tropical escape in the new year. Warm weather, sandy beaches, pristine waters, amazing marine adventures, and being off the beaten path but not too far flung with all the amenities one can desire makes it the perfect base for a tropical holiday for 2021.

A Warm Wellness Escape

Kayaking Blue marlin south water caye

Kayaking South Water Caye Marine Reserve. Photo courtesy Blue Marlin Lodge

Kickstart your new year at South Water Caye Marine Reserve: a tropical retreat, with South Water Caye sitting directly on top the Belize Barrier Reef. As soon as you arrive, you will find it easy to leave all your worries behind. Fifteen individually designed guest accommodations allow for ultimate privacy and relaxation. Whether unwinding on your balcony from your ocean front cottage, or swaying in a hammock under one of the many coconut trees,  the island’s natural beauty will bring a sense of ease. Besides, revitalizing your mind and body comes naturally as you take in the 180-views of the Belize barrier reef. Book the island’s all-inclusive Relaxation Package which allows for you to have a truly unplugged state of mind. This no fuss paradise will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the new year ahead.

New Year, New Resolutions

It’s almost a new year, which means it is similarly almost time start setting new goals and planning new adventures. Although Belize’s South Water Caye is small, this 15-acre sub-divided private island has plenty to offer due to its location. After all, it sits in the middle of Belize’s largest protected marine area. Being located atop the Belize Barrier Reef allows for there to be no shortage of marine adventures. Two amazing adventures to tick off your bucket list when staying at Blue Marlin Beach Resort include learning to scuba dive and catching a Grand Slam!

Learn a New Skill: Scuba Diving

scuba diving certification

Start the new year by learning a new skill, like scuba diving. Blue Marlin Lodge is a diver’s paradise off-the-beaten path. With a dive shop on the island, you can essentially learn to dive at one of the most beautiful dive sites in Belize: South Water Caye Marine Reserve (SWCMR) one of the top places to snorkel and dive. Dive into some of the most spectacular wall dives and ocean drop-offs, before retiring to the island for some relaxation. No matter what level you are, Blue Marlin Lodge can accommodate. From dive courses, certifications, to full all-inclusive dive package – you can tick diving the Belize Barrier Reef off your bucket list when you stay at Blue Marlin Beach Resort.

Bucket list Adventures in Belize

Photo Courtesy: Blue Marlin Beach Resort

Additionally, you can tick getting a Grand Slam off your bucket list, which is high on many anglers list. Belize is one of the few destination you can achieve a “Grand Slam”. This  means catching a bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the same day, all within 24 hours. With the Belize’s Barrier Reef spanning 185 miles, Belize makes for the perfect fishing grounds. Blue Marlin Beach Resort is the perfect base for your fly fishing adventures as the calm turquoise water on the western shores of the island features a large seagrass lagoon, teeming with coral shoals and pristine flats. Additionally, bonefish frequently hang out directly off the docks. When not using the island as base, when the tide is right, your guide will take you out to catch tarpon, permit and snook. Find out more about Blue Marlin Beach Resort’s Fly Fishing Package.

Feature Image Courtesy: Blue Marlin Beach Resort

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