Your Ultimate 5-Day Family Summer Vacation in Belize!

Your Ultimate 5-Day Family Summer Vacation in Belize!

As you embark on your family summer vacation in Belize, your adventure begins when you touch down at Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City. From there, get ready for a scenic drive to your first destination: Caye Caulker, a laid-back island paradise known for its barefoot-perfect atmosphere, turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life.

The radiant sun and blue skies welcome you to the tropical paradise you’ll enjoy for the next few days. There are two ways to get the laid-back island:

Ferry: Upon arrival at the airport, arrange for a transfer to the water taxi terminal.  Scheduled boats depart every hour to an hour and thirty minutes for Caye Caulker. It is an hour-long ride, cutting through the blue waters with the Caribbean breeze lulling you to sleep after your flight.

If you want to get to Caye Caulker in the blink of an eye, check in to your flight at the airport. Enjoy a scenic view of the Belize District and the Caribbean Sea from above. By flight, it takes 15 minutes to travel from Belize City to La Isla Cariñosa!

Day 1 – Arrival

Upon arriving on the island, you’ll naturally embrace the chill vibes of Caye Caulker. Settle into your accommodation and stroll the streets of the “Go Slow” island, known for stunning sunsets! Your children will be amazed at how easily one can spot marine life like tarpons and stingrays. When dinner time rolls around, you’ll find plenty of options to satisfy both the kiddos and parents, fuelling your excitement for tomorrow’s adventure!

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Day 2

On your first day in Belize, dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding Caye Caulker for a day of snorkelling, swimming, and beachside relaxation. Explore colourful coral reefs teeming with tropical fishes, or opt for a thrilling snorkelling tour to swim with gentle nurse sharks and stingrays. After, unwind on the island’s pristine beaches and savour a delicious seafood dinner while watching the sunset over the Caribbean Sea at the Split. 

After submerging in the underwater world, cruise along the glistening Caribbean Sea, indulging in a bowl of ceviche to end the day’s exploration.

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Day 3

Return to the mainland as you head to your next destination on your family summer vacation: Cayo! Along the way, make a stop at The Belize Zoo, often dubbed the “best little zoo in the world, for some family fun with the animals on a VIP tour. Here, your family can get up close and personal with native Belizean wildlife, including jaguars, tapirs, and colourful tropical birds! The Belize Zoo is dedicated to the rehabilitation and protection of animals, providing shelter for native species in their natural habitats, making it a must-visit on your itinerary.

After spending a few hours at the zoo, hit the road to Hopkins Village to check in at your next resort and unwind after a long day, enjoying dinner under the bright starry sky.

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Day 4

Rise and shine! It’s time to explore Southern Belize. After a tasty breakfast at a neighbourhood café, your first visit is the butterfly farm in Maya Center village. Learn about the butterfly life cycle and surround yourself with the beauty of your fluttering friends! After a delicious lunch, immerse yourself in a Garifuna cultural experience on the beach. Let your children try their hand at learning the infectious beat of the Garifuna drums! They’ll have just as much fun when it’s time to participate in the various dances. 

End the day with a thrilling night adventure doing the Bioluminescence Tour along Anderson Lagoon where you’ll gaze at the glowing neon blue water!

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Day 5

As your family’s summer vacation in Belize winds down, spend your final day soaking up the sun and enjoying quality time together with some island-hopping adventures. Whether it’s snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters, building sandcastles on the shore, or simply relaxing in a hammock beneath the swaying palms, an island getaway is the perfect beach fun for your children, and some much-needed R&R for you. Your family will have a blast meeting a few marine friends such as the turtles, nurse sharks, and sting rays, at Laughing Bird Caye, Moho Caye, and Silk Cayes!

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As you prepare to say goodbye to Belize, take one last look around and savour the beauty while enjoying another local breakfast on the beach. Whether you’re heading home or planning your next adventure, Belize will always hold a special place in your family’s hearts. Your children will be overjoyed to tell their friends stories about their adventures in Belize!

Start planning your next family summer vacation in Belize today and create memories that will last a lifetime!