Other Islands & Atolls
After indulging in the multitude of mainland adventures, you can wander to postcard-perfect beaches and indulge in warm waters and a laidback Caribbean-style. You find this unspoiled paradise among the cayes and atolls of Belize. When you think of things to do in Belize or dream of a beach vacation, these exquisite and picturesque islands surpass any relaxing, romantic vision. Prepare for a soul-stirring experience.
More than 200 islands dot the turquoise Caribbean waters off Belize. Spelled “caye” (pronounced “key,” and meaning “island”), the cayes range in size from mangrove-covered masses to small outcroppings of sand and coral. They are ideal for your overnight fishing camp or adventure honeymoon. Throughout the islands, you will find individual resorts on private islands and exciting communities with intriguing populations. On the islands you will find opportunities for great Belize SCUBA adventures.
Most of the Belize islands lie within the shelter of the hemisphere’s largest barrier reef. Stretching from the most northern caye to Belize’s most southern point, the barrier reef protects the cayes and the mainland from the rolling breakers of the Caribbean Sea. You will become one with amazing scenery and calm coastal waters. That means you will experience the calm intimacy you want on a well-earned beach vacation or remote family trip.
Belizean waters host eight protected marine areas and showcase the region’s remarkably beautiful biodiversity as well as the country’s commitment to the protection and conservation of its unique marine ecosystems.