February Travels: Celebrating the Eight Types of Love in Belize

by Khaila Gentle
“I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once, to see the world. Twice to see the way you see the world.” — Anonymous

It’s believed that travel doesn’t just ignite romance, it strengthens relationships and bonds of all kinds. In addition to allowing you to reconnect and make lasting memories with the person that matters most in your life, travel grants you the opportunity to learn more about yourself as well as about your travel partner. Whether you’re looking to fuel your love for travel or your love for your special someone this February, here are eight travel ideas inspired by the eight types of love.

1. Eros: Escape to a Private Island

Where to Stay: Coco Plum Island Resort 

Savor an idyllic escape with a stay at a private island resort like Coco Plum Island Resort. With only 18 private oceanfront cabanas, Coco Plum Island hosts a maximum of 42 guests at a time. This romantic destination was practically built with couples in mind. Adults-only and all-inclusive, you and your soulmate will enjoy adapting to island life and being as relaxed or adventurous as you’d like. Choose to bask in Caribbean sunshine while in an overwater hammock. Or, embrace you inner explorer with an all-inclusive snorkeling package. Then, spice things up with a Honeymoon & Romance add on, complete with wine, candlelit dinner, nightly turndown service, and other goodies.

2. Philia: Have A Buddymoon At the Cayes

Where to Stay: Sunset Caribe Resort

Photo by Sunset Caribe

Celebrate your deepest friendships with a buddymoon. After all, traveling together is often a rite-of-passage for many close-knit friend groups. Enjoy creating new memories with your friends when you go island hopping between Belize’s two Northern Cayes. 

First, go slow on the petite but perfectly formed Caye Caulker. Take your time exploring the small island, by foot, by bike, or by golf cart. Then, kick things up a notch on the ever-bustling Ambergris Caye. Visit the (not so secret) Secret Beach for a day of drinks in the water. Then, enjoy a sundowner at sunset on a rooftop bar like Grand Caribe’s Rain.

3. Ludus: Embrace Your Playful Side At the Zoo

Where to Stay: Bestwestern Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza
Belize Zoo tapir feeding carrots

Feed tapirs at The Belize Zoo! Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a multi-gen family trip, celebrate playful and affectionate love with a visit to the “best little zoo in the world”. Adults and children alike never tire of getting to know the friendly faces that inhabit the Belize Zoo, located near La Democracia village on the George Price Highway. And that’s usually because this is no ordinary zoo. It was founded as a refuge for abandoned or injured wildlife. Today, it houses many rare and unique animals native to Belize.

4. Agape: Travel With Purpose in Belize

Where to Stay: Muy’Ono Resorts

Belize’s Muy’Ono Resorts Have a Number of Philantropy Programs

The greek word agape encompasses empathy and love for all those around us. Embody this type of love when you travel with a purpose and make a lasting positive impact on the communities that you visit. Many resorts in Belize, including the Muy’Ono Resorts, take part in the Pack for a Purpose initiative. By saving just a bit of space in your suitcase for a few extra items (anything from sneakers to school supplies) you can improve the lives of local children and families.

5. Pragma: Celebrate Longstanding Love with a Luxurious Getaway

Where to Stay: Copal Tree Lodge, A Muy’Ono Resort

Sure, you may have had your fair share of equally luxurious and romantic sojourns. But you’re never experienced the way this Muy’Ono Resort serves up luxury and romance deep in the jungles of Southern Belize. Celebrate a love that’s endured and matured over time with a much deserved stay at Copal Tree Lodge. An all-inclusive luxury jungle eco-lodge, Copal Tree Lodge is fit for the epicurean couple with a love for sustainable travel. Immerse yourself in the pristine jungle setting of the award-winning, world-class destination.


Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?

— Walt Whitman


If you’re ready to have that longstanding love last forever, take advantage of the Jungle Elopement package. It comes complete with wedding planners, your own photographer, and many more delightful perks.

6. Philautia: Celebrate Self-Love with a Solo Trip to Cayo, Belize

Where to Stay: Ka’ana Resort

Relaxing solo at Ka’ana Resort.

The concept of self-love has existed since the time of the ancient Greeks and likely long before that. Celebrate that concept by booking yourself that much deserved solo-trip. Belize’s northern islands are a go-to destination, but don’t shy away from the equally as gorgeous Cayo District. Ka’ana Resort is a boutique hotel specializing in luxurious and intimate escapes.

7. Storge: Enjoy A Family Beach Vacation

Where to Stay: The Lodge at Jaguar Reef

Enjoy a stress-free family vacation in Belize when you stay at the Jaguar Reef Lodge in Hopkins Village . Make it your mission to celebrate familial love this year, and, while you’re at it, make it fun. This member of the Belize Collection of Resorts offers enjoyment for everyone. Enjoy staying in comfortable and spacious suites, complete with plentiful amenities like a lounge bar, a kids’ pool, a heated infinity pool with swim up pool bar, kayaks, bicycles, and lots of land and water sports adventures. Plus, get to take advantage of the ongoing New Year, New Villas promo when you stay in one of Jaguar Reef’s newest beach condos.

8. Mania: For When You’ve Done and Seen It All

Where to Stay: Chan Chich Lodge

Photo by Chan Chich Lodge

For the person who just can’t live without travel – so much so, in fact, that they probably feel like they’ve done and seen it all: consider an extended stay in the Belizean rainforest. Nestled inside 30,000 acres of lush greenery lies Chan Chich Lodge, a unque luxury eco-lodge in northwestern Belize. Here, enjoy close encounters with nature – like the elusive jaguar – as well as walking in the footsteps of the ancient Maya like you’ve never done before. Plus, with one of Chan Chich’s awe-inspiring night safaris, if getting to spot some of Belize’s unique wildlife doesn’t leave you feeling awe-inspired, then the captivating views of the milky way while you sit surrounded by darkness surely will.

Featured Photo by Coco Plum Island Resort

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