The Last Summer Hurrah: Steals To Sweeten A Quick September Stay In Belize

by Carolee Chanona

Is the glass half empty, or is it really half full? Is the season slow, or simply prime for the pickings all to yourself? I guess it depends on how you look at it, but September is a sweet spot when it comes to celebrating the last bit of summer. If you still haven’t nailed down plans or hoping to squeeze in a second (!!) vacation in the latter part of summer, here’s why September in Belize renders an incredible post-pandemic getaway that’s saving you some coins, too.

Where to stay

Budget-minded travelers can count on off-peak periods to find the best bargains for the humble brag of vacationing on a private island, inside a forest reserve, or beachfront in Belize. Below, muse a few we’ve found so far.

Hidden Valley Inn. Use code “CCL22” when booking directly to get 30% off rooms and 10% off tours inside their 7,200 lush acres. Plus, your choice of a complimentary birding tour or guided night walk.

Sunbreeze Suites. Book any of the 21 spacious Ocean Front Suites at Sunbreeze, each with its own private balcony, for 6 nights or more and get up to 30% off your stay.

Victoria House Resort & Spa. Stay in September before the 19th and slash 20% off stays in any two-bedroom Luxury Villaone or two-bedroom Infinity Suite, or Casa Azul Villa at Victoria House.

Ray Caye. The private island resort in the South is making a splash with 20% off plus your 5th night free during their ‘sweet summer savings’ promo.

How to get to Belize

A quick escape to Belize is made even easier, thanks to daily flights on major carriers out of many major city hubs.

What to do during September in Belize

Belize jouvert September celebrations

September is the height of civic pride celebrations in Belize as its month of independence. On September 10, parades across the country commemorate St. George’s Caye Day, a historic victory by the Baymen in a battle against the Spaniards. Or, have your visit overlap on September 21 to celebrate Independence Day; a carnival road march typically hits the pavement in Orange Walk Town, where masqueraders sway in vibrant costumes celebrating Caribbean culture. Or, fete until morning comes with j’ouvert. Pronounced “Jou-vay,” J’ouvert is Antillean creole and a compound of the French words `jour and `ouvert’ meaning daybreak; the pre-dawn libation sees revelers throw paint, powder, oil, and grease at one another while dancing until dawn. And perhaps if you’re lucky, there’ll be a Soca & Jazz Festival! International and local Belizean artists herald in Independence Day – fireworks included.

Header image via Belize Tourism Board.

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