The Rise of Celebration Travel: A Belize Trip For Every Occasion

by Gisselle Hernandez

As the travel industry recovers, more travelers are looking to resume the joy of visiting far-flung places. Those missing the thrill of airplane rides and the smell of the salty sea air will hop on any excuse to have the vacation of a lifetime. With Expedia predicting 2022 to be the year of the big trip, globetrotters are now using the latest trend to board a (cheap) flight to Belize: celebration travel.

The act of celebrating a special occasion abroad is not a new concept. Weddings and honeymoons have always been the blueprint. But now, travelers are choosing to spend their birthdays, anniversaries, and even career milestones elsewhere. Belize has always been the go-to for the romantic events in one’s life – heck, the country is often considered the best destination for weddings and honeymoons year after year! It’s only natural travelers are now using the country as their base to celebrate new occasions throughout their lives. Below we’ve outlined which places in Belize serve the perfect itinerary for any type of celebration travel. 

For those celebrating a birthday

Celebrating a milestone birthday deserves the full glam of the ultimate party. Whether you’re turning 30, 50, or 60, a private island is the way to go. Depending on the size of your invited guests, a private island buy-out is your best bet. You deserve a lavish celebration and the seclusion and convenience of renting out an entire island resort. However, that doesn’t mean you must go into debt over one birthday trip. Belize island resorts like Blue Marlin Lodge make an island buy-out budget-friendly. 

For the love birds celebrating an anniversary 


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Why not revisit a favorite destination where you had your wedding or honeymoon? Celebrating an anniversary in Belize can rekindle that newly-web romance you all remember so fondly. It could be your one-year anniversary or your 10th anniversary, either way, Belize quickly adapts to your change of pace. For the young child-free soulmates, a romantic jungle lodge sweetens the deal. Gaia Riverlodge offers transcendent waterfalls and stunning mountainscapes that scream romantic and offers a sweet package deal with its kids-free sister property on Ambergris Caye, Matachica Resort. If you do happen to bring the kiddos along for your anniversary, try an all-inclusive without the cookie-cutter vibe with Grand Caribe in Ambergris Caye

For the couples who are used to the questions of “what’s the secret to staying happy together for so long,” you deserve an enriching venue that sparks new curiosities within each other. San Ignacio Resort Hotel is the ideal contender, since it’s conveniently located near the heart of town yet offers many wild experiences right on the property. 

For the freshly-graduated lot 


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Ph.D., Master’s, or fresh out of college, a buddy-moon is the icing on the cake after all those studious years. Grab a couple of your closest friends and sail away to the adventurous capital of Western Belize. Choose a budget-friendly accommodation (those student loans won’t pay themselves) and go for a chic eco-lodge like Hidden Valley Inn. Not only will you get a bang for your buck at this lovely, homey inn, but there are 7,200 acres of jungle to explore. Go hiking or waterfall chasing or book a thrilling zip lining tour to let loose all of that energy spent studying. 

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