T+L: Belize Is One of 13 Places with the Bluest Water in the World

by Khaila Gentle

Sometimes, there’s nothing quite as calming as cool shades of blue – especially when it comes in the form of shimmering seas and wide open oceans. The editors at travel publication Travel + Leisure agree, noting that “sometimes, all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week — who are we to limit you) of staring off into a tranquil blue sea.”

To make the life of every aquaphile and thalassophile with a case of wanderlust easier, they put together a list of travel suggestions for where to enjoy tranquil turquoises and soothing sapphires. The list features a collection of 13 places in the world that are home to the bluest water, and Belize made the cut.  Here’s what T+L had to say about Belize’s blue seas.

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

By Melissa Locker

Image courtesy Sunbreeze Hotel/Duarte Dellarole

To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you’re at it, we’ve put together a list of some of the bluest waters in the world. These lakes, seas, beaches, and bays have vistas that range from brilliant navy blues to the lightest, clearest turquoises imaginable. Needless to say, they are the perfect places to reconnect with nature, family, and yourself.

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye belize San Pedro beach

Ambergris Caye, Belize. Photo by Roeming Belize

A short boat ride from the largest barrier reef outside of Australia, Belize’s Ambergris Caye is a scuba diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. Head to Shark Ray Alley to snorkel among nurse sharks and stingrays; visit Hol Chan Marine Reserve to get up close with eels, turtles, and colorful fish; or explore the underwater caves of Blue Hole.

You can read the full list by Travel + Leisure here.

Featured Photo of Ambergris Caye by ROEming Belize 

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