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Plan Your Dream Destination Wedding in Belize

Belize is truly a tropical paradise, with gorgeous sunny weather, cool sea breezes, and miles of white beaches. Tie the knot in tropical splendor, with the sparkling waters of the Caribbean as a backdrop and your friends and family gathered to support your special union. The small nation of Belize is located just south of Mexico, a short flight from many destinations in the United States. With a gorgeous coastline fronting the Caribbean, majestic waterfalls, pristine rainforests, deep caves, jungle rivers, and some of the best diving, snorkeling, and swimming spots in the Western Hemisphere, Belize is one of the most beautiful unspoiled areas of the world. Home to a diverse range of exotic flora and fauna as well as many Maya ruins like Altun Ha and Xununtunich, Belize is truly a dream destination for your wedding. Requirements for Getting Married in Belize Foreigners are allowed to legally marry in Belize and the procedure is rather straightforward. The groom and bride must present copies of their birth certificates, as well as proof of their citizenship (a valid passport will suffice) to the Register General. When applicable, you will also need supplementary paperwork like divorce decrees. Couples seeking to get married […]

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The Villas at Banyan Bay Named Winner in 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels

The Villas at Banyan Bay  has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award for Top Hotel from the prestigious travel website company TripAdvisor. The Travelers’ Choice Award is the highest honor given by TripAdvisor, with selections based on the combined reviews and feedback from the global travel community. For the 14th consecutive year, TripAdvisor has named the world’s best properties after carefully reviewing and tabulating millions of reviews and feedback opinions from travelers around the globe during the previous year. Travelers’ Choice Awards are selected for the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain Hotels, B&Bs and Inns, Luxury Hotels, Service, and Small Hotels. Winners of the Travelers’ Choice Award are selected on a criteria of outstanding service, quality, and value. The Villas at Banyan Bay is proud to have been selected by the global travel community for the Travelers’ Choice Award in the category of Top Hotel. “We extend a hearty congratulations to all of the hotels that won this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for Top Hotel,” stated Barbara Messing, TripAdvisor’s chief marketing officer. “When travelers choose where to book their next trip, they should consider the winners of this prestigious award for having demonstrated outstanding value, […]

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The 7 Best Scuba Diving Adventures in Belize

The abundance of marine life, the clear, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, and the world’s second-largest barrier reef just offshore combine to make Belize one of the best places to scuba dive in the world. Below are the seven best scuba diving adventures in Belize: 1 – Shark Ray Alley Many years ago, local fishermen would clean their fish in a specific area above a sandy plateau adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. Over time, this began to attract large groups of sharks and stingrays. Today, guides use chum to attract enormous rays and nurse sharks to the area, allowing divers to get up close and personal with the animals. 2 – Swimming With Dolphins Established on the island of Spanish Lookout Caye is Belize’s first authorized facility for scuba divers who want to interact with dolphins. The large, four-acre lagoon is home to a select group of dolphins. Scuba divers can swim and interact with the dolphins in a controlled, educational environment. 3 – Hol Chan Marine Reserve Just offshore of Ambergris Caye is a large split in the Belize Barrier Reef. More than three square miles in size, the area is designated as the Hol Chan Marine […]

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Put some color in your life at Fiesta de Carnaval

The monotony of life, work and responsibilities in the drab concrete jungle can get you down. Sometimes you need to escape your surroundings all together and experience something new to add some spice into your life, something exotic, something colorful… something like Fiesta de Carnaval in San Pedro, Belize. The Fiesta de Carnaval is a joyful riot of color. It is a massive two-day event on the island. It is a mess of flying paint and flour, so it’s definitely the time to embrace getting absolutely covered in color. The event is held the weekend before the start of Lent and everyone gets in on the act, from local kids and adults to unsuspecting tourists. It is so much fun. This is definitely an experience you’re never going to forget. Fiesta de Carnaval is a unique tourist experience, and can be shared with friends, with family or just with the locals who participate in this tradition. Even after the festival is over, there is still much to do. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye is home to a whole range of activities to suit the personalities of all visitors. There are plenty tours that can take you snorkeling with sea turtles, sting rays and […]

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21 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Ambergris Caye Belize

Do you love trivia? We’ve got you covered, so next time you’re talking about Ambergris Caye, you can impress others with your inside knowledge about this area’s history, cultural references and surprising facts. If these revelations make you want to visit even more, we recommend a nice long stay at the Villas of Banyan Bay where you will learn even more about this popular vacation destination! 1. The “San Pedro” Madonna crooned so seductively about is none other than the town that’s at the heart of Ambergris Caye. 2. Ambergris Caye is just 25 miles long and five miles wide, so you can see everything without traveling far. 3. Despite Ambergris Caye’s popularity, there are plenty of places to visit that are so solitary, you can actually hear nothing but nature’s ambient sounds. 4. Explore Hispanic influences here on Ambergris Caye that are vestiges of Spain’s colonization in the past. 5. Lots of people refer to Ambergris Caye as San Pedro because the town is so bustling it’s gained a huge reputation on its own. 6. If you haven’t visited lately, you might be surprised to learn that some sandy streets are now paved, so if you counted on sand […]

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Banyan Bay welcomes Copa Airlines to Belize

With Copa Airlines’ inaugural flight to Belize this coming week, just days away, the tourism industry is excited with the  possibility for increased traffic from Central and South America. Banyan Bay, an award winning beach resort on Ambergris Caye welcomes this news with huge delight because it means that travelers from South America and Central America can now visit and experience the beauty of La Isla Bonita. Copa Airlines, Panama’s leading airline, will have its inaugural flight touch down in Belize tomorrow, Tuesday December 8th and will now be offering flights to Belize for its passengers as part of its expansion efforts.Roblox Hack No Survey No Download The airline will be offering two weekly flights to Belize City from Hub de la Americas, Panama City. Flight CM 281 will leave Belize City on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:17 p.m., arriving at ‘Hub de las Americas’ at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 5:34 p.m. The return flight, will leave Panama Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:29 a.m. arriving in Belize at 12:52 midday. All flights are local time and the flight time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. For its direct flight to Belize, Copa will be operating a modern […]

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Ambergris Caye Belize

Ambergris Caye is also known as San Pedro Town or La Isla Bonita Imagine a secluded beachfront property. Behind you lies a calm caye. In front, sprawling as far as the eye can see, are the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. In the summer, the sea winds cool the island. In winter, the winds blow in an enveloping warmth. The water is always inviting, and an air of true relaxation permeates every corner of the land. Separated from the mainland, Ambergris Caye is a secluded island stretching on for 25 miles with only a mile wide width. It is a length of pristine beachfront that is the largest of Belize’s almost 200 islands. From almost total seclusion to an uninterrupted view of the Caribbean, Ambergris Caye is the top attraction for visitors seeking a true tropic jewel. On this stretch of island, guests are placed on the edge of the world’s second largest barrier reef. Less than a half mile from the shore, everyone is welcome to take in the underwater marvel by snorkeling, scuba diving or even hiring a private charter boat. Nearby are some of the reef’s most famous attractions, including the Blue Hole, Shark Ray Alley, […]

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Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrated in Belize

Belize Garifuna Settlement Day Celebration 2015! Garifuna Settlement Day is the celebration of when the first Garifuna arrived in Belize in 1832 by a dory. They are descendants of Black Caribbeans who were first deported in 1797 from St Vincent. Every year on November 19th, this event is celebrated and showcases their unique culture with a staged arrival by the first settlers. Included in the celebration are parades, live music, dancing, mass, and the election of Miss Garifuna. The celebration is held throughout Belize, but especially in Dangriga, which is their spiritual home, and in Punta Gorda and Hopkins. The flag, a mixture of yellow, black, and white is raised in all parts of Belize. The yellow represents the sun, the black represents the color of the people, and the white represents peace. To this day, the Garifuna language is still spoken in Belize and has been declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Photo credit:

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Introduce Clients to The Villas at Banyan Bay in Belize and Become Their Hero

As a travel agent, you get to know your clients well as you figure out which accommodations best suit their needs and budgets. When kids are involved, your mission can be more difficult—unless you have family-friendly destinations on speed dial, like the Villas at Banyan Bay in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Make this your go-to resource in Belize and become a travel planning hero in your client’s eyes just by recommending this slice of paradise. Travel is painless, thanks to Belize’s proximity to North America and the growing number of carriers serving the country. Some flights are so short (Just 1.5 hours from Miami), kids rarely have time to check out the bathrooms. Banyan Bay staff will be on hand to meet your clients and see to their in-country travel needs and arrangements. We recommend the water taxi. Kids love it! Accommodations are kid-friendly. At the Villas of Banyan Bay, rooms are both luxurious and child-friendly. Every two- or three-bedroom unit faces the Caribbean Sea, a spectacular site guaranteed to lower the pulse rate of the most frazzled moms and dads. They can the kids for a walk on the beach after unpacking to let them work off some […]

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November in Belize? Yes, Please

Visit Belize & Ambergris Caye in November Allow us to brag about Ambergris Caye Belize, the recipient of recent travel industry excellence awards that have changed the way the traveling public see this romantic, exciting destination. But 2015 travel awards hardly tell the whole story. In fact, temperatures that rarely deviate from warm and warmer make travel to Belize a fabulous choice year-round—but November will hold a special place in your heart if you decide to come then. Keep reading to learn why you should say “Yes, please” to November in Belize. Airfares are affordable. Despite the fact that high season is on the horizon, Southwest Airlines became a game changer by adding daily direct flights to Belize in mid-October, and this has impacted fares posted by American, Delta, United and non-domestic airlines. Why not use this competitive environment to your advantage by flying here in November? Need a place to stay that’s as attractive as those airfares? You couldn’t choose a more luxurious tropical destination than the Villas at Banyan Bay. This resort welcomes families to sprawling, fully furnished, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury accommodations in close proximity to the award-winning Rico’s Restaurant, Seashells Spa and spectacular three-tier pool. […]

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