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 energy. It’s just a 20 minute stroll into town.
There’s so much to do! The Banyan Bay kid team goes the extra mile to treat kids—well, like kids—so expect a treasure trove of outdoor and indoor toys, games and kid-focused activities awaiting clients from the minute they arrive, including beach volleyball and the resort’s 3-tier pool. And no worries about WIFI: kids hooked on websites won’t be deprived just because they’re in Belize, but since there’s 1,000-feet of beachfront at Banyan Bay, surfing the web may take a backseat to surfing the surf!
Adults never get short shrift. Just because Banyan Bay loves kids, that doesn’t mean we’re not out to impress moms and dads. Our grand lobby entrance offers a breathtaking architectural welcome of marble floors and spectacular ceilings. Checking in is a smooth, easy affair thanks to our ultra-friendly staff members.
For adults only. Further to the topic of parental vacations, reassure your clients that just because they’re taking a family-friendly vacation, that doesn’t mean they must stick to the kids like glue. Banyan Bay offers babysitting services by pre-screened and experienced child care staff, so mom and dad don’t have to rush back to their rooms from their couple’s beach massage at the Seashells Spa, intimate dinner or cocktails by the sea.
Get some wheels. If your clients want to “do and see everything in the Banyan Bay community,” book a golf cart for their use during their stay. These fun vehicles transport visitors and residents throughout the area so clients can get anywhere they want to go with kids in tow, and there are no rental restrictions. Rent by the hour, half-days, full days or a full week.
Adventure-R-Us. The Villas at Banyan Bay’s reservation team offers so many tours, attractions and excursions, you may want to make recommendations so your clients don’t feel overwhelmed. Suggest diving, snorkeling, fishing or family- or adult-only outings to the Big Blue Hole, the Belize Barrier Reef, Shark Ray Alley, the world’s only jaguar preserve, underground caves, Mayan ruins and so much more.
Eat up. Perhaps your clients are gourmands eager for new food experiences. Belizean Fusion cuisine at Banyan Bay will grab their attention. Award-winning chef Luis Cawich has been a fixture at Rico’s Restaurant for so long, he has a fan club. As the area’s only on-water restaurant, the view is gorgeous, the food heavenly and desserts are decadent. Having this restaurant on site is often a deal-breaker for families who don’t want to shuffle the kids from place to place, since everything they need is here.
Meet the crew. If your clients travel a lot, they know that staff can mean the difference between a good vacation and a spectacular one. At Banyan Bay, the dynamic duo of Franco and Lee are the resorts point guys when it comes to anything guests need or want. Whether travelers have questions about their stay, need schedules coordinated or can’t figure out how to put together a tour and excursion itinerary that makes sense, they’re the experts–and sometimes, Banyan Bay‘s super heroes!
Build your reputation. Nothing says expertise like showing clients that you listen to them! Whether you specialize in Belize family vacations, you’re a whiz at destination weddings or you just want to treat your clients to the best-of-the-best, Banyan Bay staff stands ready to work with you to deliver on your “perfect vacation” promise. Find out just how many ways we live up to our reputation–and don’t be surprised if your reputation morphs from helpful to “What would we have done without your help?”
Banyan Bay Beach Resort
San Pedro Ambergris Caye
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