Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina: Your City Hub For A Tropical Getaway In Belize  

by Larry Waight

Situated along the northeast corner of Central America, Belize has the privilege of hosting both the world’s second-largest barrier reef and some of the most beautiful tropical landscapes thanks to the verdant Maya Mountains and the Cayo District in the west. The beauty of this Caribbean country has to be seen to be believed, and there’s no shortage of resorts that are willing to promise you the world with their travel packages.

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But if you’re the type of traveler who likes to set your own pace and explore everything a new place has to offer, the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina could be your best option. Situated in the busy hub of Belize City, the Radisson is an ideal base for getting out and adventuring at your own pace.

Easy Access to Everything


The newly re-painted BELIZE sign by Baron Bliss Lighthouse. Image courtesy Belize City Council

When most people are looking for the perfect tropical getaway in Belize, Belize City rarely ranks among destinations like San Pedro, Placencia Village, or San Ignacio as the top choices. But that doesn’t change the fact that almost every traveler to the country ends up stopping in Belize City.


That’s because this is Belize’s most important transportation hub. As the home of the country’s central airport, direct flights to and from the United States are easy to find — and flights to the country’s smaller airports are cheap, short, and frequent.

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And if you want to explore the more popular islands, the Belize City ferry is one of the most effective routes there. Whether you have a limited amount of time to spend in Belize or just want to make your time there as productive as possible, it just makes sense to use the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina as your base camp.

The Guidance to Explore Like a Local


The Radisson is found in the historic Ft. George area.

Belize City may be primarily a transit point for tourists, but they’re missing out on a destination that has a lot to offer. Positioned directly on the Caribbean Sea, Belize City has stunning views of the water — and that’s true of the Radisson as well. And while Belize City isn’t specifically tailored to tourists in the way some other destinations are, the on-site concierge at the Radisson can help you explore both the city and the surrounding areas like you’ve lived here your whole life.  

Altun ha maya site

The Altun Ha Maya Site.

People venture far and wide to explore the various Maya ruins scattered throughout Belize, but one of the most popular and stunning extant sites ― Altun Ha — is only about 20 miles from the hotel. Experience the warm and brilliantly blue waters yourself by booking a diving expedition, or let the local staff fill you in on the best tours of the city itself. Whether you’re looking for the most authentic hole in the wall for Garifuna cuisine or a top-shelf restaurant for a romantic night out, you’ll be in the loop at the Radisson. And if you happen to have your family with you, the on-site babysitting services can help you easily break away and enjoy a night out with that special someone.

Amenities For Any Type of Traveler


There are a lot of reasons why people come to Belize City, but everyone deserves to be able to enjoy their time in paradise. The Belize City has reliable and complimentary Wi-Fi and a business center with a fax machine and photocopier, so business travelers can wrap up their affairs and get out on the beach as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, the 24-hour fitness center ensures that you can get your workout in even if your day is packed with events and adventures.


Take a dip in one of the Radisson’s two pools, or make a visit to the spa to treat yourself to the full body massage that you deserve. But the most unique amenity the Radisson offers may just be the marina. If you’re really eager to explore the waters, their full-service marina lets you get out on the Caribbean faster — and it lets you explore for longer knowing that you can dock right back at home when you’re done with the day’s activities.

A Place to Call Home

And you can be assured that it will definitely feel like home at the Radisson Fort George. As a 2021 winner of Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award, the Radisson has a proven record of delivering memorable experiences. Rooms are clean, comfortable, and contemporary; and you’ll be treated to complimentary tea and coffee as well as convenient room service.

After an especially busy day, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll have a place to rest easy and not worry about a thing. On top of it all, these advantages don’t come with a high price tag. Eminently affordable, the Radisson Fort George gives you the financial flexibility to choose your own adventures in a way that pricey resort packages often don’t. 

All images are courtesy of the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina.

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