Why Belize Is The Best Destination for a Multi-Gen Vacation

by Gisselle Hernandez

After more than two years of not being able to see each other, families and loved ones are making it their mission to spend time together. One of the most popular ways is through the shared passion for traveling. As destinations like Belize continue to drop mandates and relax restrictions, multigenerational families are taking this chance to go big on vacation. In fact, multigenerational travel is now being ousted by skip-gen travel, a new trend where grandparents and grandkids leave mom and dad behind and go on a trip of their own. The theory goes grandpa and grandma lost primetime retirement years in the pandemic and are now ready to spoil their grandkids with a tropical vacation of their own. 

“Going forward, I think multi-gen family trips will continue to grow because we’ve all experienced the loss of quality time with extended family members and therefore have a deeper desire to connect in a meaningful way,” Susie Chau of Carpe Diem Traveler told TravelPulse. “Family vacations are often the strongest childhood memories that kids have, so what better way to build memories than to travel together?”

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Try a round of mini-golf at Inky’s Restaurant, Bar & Mini-Golf.

In order to make up for the lost time, grandparents want to make new memories with their bundles of joy, and there’s no better place to do so than in Belize. 

Belize as a multi-gen destination 

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Photo via Instagram @rtwwithkids

What makes Belize an ideal skip-gen or multi-gen vacation destination is easily its proximity to the U.S. Sitting just below Mexico, the Caribbean country is about a four-hour flight away at most from the furthest American airports. Belize’s official language is also English, making communication streamlined. The country’s tourist activities also cater to all types of travelers, no matter their age. This allows for a very flexible yet enriching vacation experience for multigenerational family trips. 

Where to go in Belize for a multi-gen experience

The Manatee Villa at Sirenian Bay.

As one of the leading all-inclusive resorts in Belize, Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas is the blueprint for a multigenerational travel stay. Every amenity was created with families in mind. It makes sense, then, that the Placencia resort goes above and beyond to cater to large groups by offering family-style villas and all-inclusive packages. 

Family fun for all 

Sprawled on a perfectly manicured beachfront with the sea just steps away, Sirenian Bay offers luxury without sacrificing charm.  It’s easy to see why Access Hollywood noted it worthy of sharing the resort with millions of people when walking through the property. Kids will be at home indulging in the many beach games and toys available on the grounds. A friendly game of volleyball is bound to bring the family together whereas a quick round of mini-golf at the on-site 18-hole mini-golf course can instill some friendly competition. The grandkids can cruise the coastline on a paddleboard with their older cousins while grandpa and grandma enjoy a cocktail on the beach. Sirenian Bay Resort can also happily arrange a day of family fun with adventure activities like zip-lining, snorkeling, or manatee watching. 

Spacious Living at Sirenian Bay Resort 

Sirenian Bay Resort’s family-style villas offer different options for accommodating large families. Whether your group consists of 14 persons, 10, or less, the expansive rooms make it easy to have a breathable yet fulfilling stay. Multiple ensuite bathrooms allow for easy rooming, and the large kitchens complete with full-service cookware, dinnerware, and barware make it easy to whip up dinner for a small army. Of course, families have the option of adding a personal chef or choosing an all-inclusive option that involves unlimited food and beverage options. For the latter option, guests will be able to enjoy sweeping 360 sunset views at the on-site restaurant, Inky’s. 

The villas come with their fair share of outdoor fun, as well. Private pools, hot tubs, and hammocks are only a smattering of the options available when booking your family villa. 

When it comes to kickstarting family travel and a multi-gen vacation in 2022, there’s no better way to do so than choosing an all-inclusive destination like Sirenian Bay Resort in Belize. Especially when wanting to celebrate milestones or special occasions. As Chau said, “2022 is their year to celebrate it big, and now is the time to plan.”

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