The Unheralded Space Offshore Southern Belize—And A Savvy Resort Buyout

by Carolee Chanona
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You might not have an entire island to yourself, but it’ll definitely feel that way just 35-minutes by boat offshore of Dangriga, Belize. When we get caught up in the amazing decadence and unparalleled luxury offered by private island resorts in truly exotic and tropical locations like the Maldives and Fiji, we tend to forget that the Caribbean has some hidden gems far more efficient with both travel time and money. With sapphire shallows, sterling sunsets, and every accommodation in-between, Belize justly finds itself on many travelers’ bucket lists, especially after a year like 2020. As an unheralded secret spot in Southern Belize, South Water Caye offers tropical solitude and straightforward relaxation, coupled with savvy resort buyout deals thanks to Blue Marlin Beach Resort.

Private Resort Buyouts in Belize

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Photo courtesy of Blue Marlin Beach Lodge

Essentially, private buyouts means guests can have each resort all to themselves, for an experience intimate as it is dynamic. Here, this 5-acre, Belizean-owned retreat offers comfort and relaxation with any one of their 14 units, suitable to host a group from 14 to 36 persons. Named after the sport fish that can be caught in front of the island, Blue Marlin Beach Resort offers 180-views of the Belize Barrier Reef. That is, alongside a full service PADI Dive Shop, island dining, relaxation, and top notch services. Perfect for social distancing and traveling with your own bubble, the resort sits on its own corner of the island covered in white, sandy beaches and is surrounded by colorful marine life at the nearby Belize Barrier Reef.

Stay & Sail at Blue Marlin

And because Blue Marlin Beach Lodge is all about its location, where else can you snorkel directly from the island, or boat out just two short minutes from your room? The best snorkel and dive sites in Belize’s largest marine reserve in Southern Belize are just 500 feet away from its eastern coastline along the reef wall, which directly faces the island. After all, the island sits inside its namesake marine protected area—the South Water Caye Marine Reserve—which protects a total 185 square miles of islands and their surrounding waters. As such, this complex is considered one of the areas with the highest biodiversity in the entire Mesoamerican Reef region. With something for everyone, on-site adventures include snorkel, diving, fishing and kayaking adventures.

Blue Marlin Beach Resort’s buyout package goes beyond the usual all-inclusive amenities to also offer unlimited non-motorized water sports, beach volleyball, island BBQ, and bonfire nights, and more. Not to mention, your own personal travel planner to handle all arrangements in Belize. So that once on arrival, you and your travel bubble can simply seek solace over crowds, head to the nearest hammock, and soak in the salt-tinged Caribbean Sea breeze.

A private island resort rental package includes:

Note: Included is liaison assistance at the international airport after Immigration and Customs processing. Onward connection to Dangriga is available by local air (20 minutes) or private ground shuttle (2.5 hours). Kindly arrange this transport with Reservations Desk at additional cost at time of reservation. 

For more information, contact [email protected]. Header image of South Water Caye courtesy Duarte Dellarole.

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