Essence names Belize as a “Dreamy Destination”

by Carolee Chanona

Once travel is given the green light, it’s safe to say it won’t be ‘business as usual’. Essentially, everything about travel will change. From how we book accommodations, to where we go, plus the impact we want to leave behind as travelers. One of the key travel trends predicted in the aftermath of COVID-19 is how we choose our destinations. Both domestically and abroad, destinations will need to allow you to enjoy amenities while socially distancing. This may look like open-air private villas on the seafront or a jungle vacation rentals with private access to a swimming hole. Or, locally-owned resorts and boutique hotels. If you’re dreaming of future travel, keep Belize high on your list. In this travel feature, Essence Magazine names Belize’s Cayo Espanto perfect a social distancing vacation.

Cayo Espanto Private Island Resort

Located three miles off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is a private island resort that creates a sense of secluded paradise for every visitor. Each of the resort’s seven villas includes a private dock, pool, a butler, and personalized meal and concierge services. All the resort’s villas are luxurious but the one that literally stands out above the rest is Casa Ventanas. You’ll notice Casa Ventanas is Cayo Espanto’s exclusive over-the-water bungalow. And, the one-bedroom villa is the most intimate and requested on the island. As a bonus, a glass floor section of the villa provides guests with the unique experience of taking a glimpse at the Caribbean sea life below. Discover your own private island in Belize, where paradise and luxury come together as one. Besides, Cayo Espanto is just one of Belize’s near 400 offshore islands.

Why choose Belize for future travel

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Home to lush jungles, secret waterfalls, and mystical Mayan ruins, the country of Belize offer pure retreat and tranquil respite. Belize is the perfect place for any type of traveler. Specifically, because post-pandemic travel means over-tourism will become less of an issue. Half of Belize is covered by dense jungle, and 80 percent of its rainforest remains under government protection. Not to mention, Belize is home to nearly 400 cayes that embody the essence of social distancing. Plus, Belize is a destination that follows a lower-impact model and invests in its natural habitat – prime for post-pandemic vacations. Plus, Belize adventures are boundless. Chase adrenaline, or welcome the sunset by lounge chair. As you wander Belize’s great outdoors, go at your own pace and you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable time. So, keep dreaming about travel and build your Belize bucket list today!

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