While it’s true that Belize is a popular destination for romantic honeymoons and adventure travelers, this friendly English-speaking country in Central America is also one of the best places to take your kids for a fun and educational family vacation.
The whole family can enjoy fun educational activities like taking a trip to the Belize Zoo, an animal sanctuary that rescues injured and abandoned animals, or explore ancient Maya ruins like the city of Lamanai, inhabited by the Mayans for more than 3,000 years. For outdoor fun, families can relax on inner tubes while floating down a river that passes through a network of caves, go zip lining high up in the jungle foliage, or engage in a friendly competition to spot some of the hundreds of bird species that call Belize home. Belize is known for its amazing offshore adventures, including the Belize Barrier Reef, a living marine ecosystem stretching for hundreds of miles that is home to a colorful kaleidoscope of marine life. The whole family can enjoy snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, immersed in huge groups of nurse sharks and rays, or charter a boat for a sailing adventure through some of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Best Family Vacation Resort in Belize
The multi-award winning and perennial TripAdvisor number one-ranked resort of Banyan Bay on the island of Ambergris Caye is one of the best family-friendly resorts in Belize. With two dozen elegantly appointed villas each with two rooms and a shared suite are ideal accommodations for families to vacation together, and the private grounds of Banyan Bay have plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Banyan Bay has a beautiful three-tiered swimming pool, its own beach, and is home to Rico’s, one of the top restaurants in the country with a full range of American and international cuisine.
When it’s time to explore further, Banyan Bay is just a few minutes from the lively and colorful capital of San Pedro, and the resort offers golf cart rentals that make getting around fun and easy. There’s reliable, high-speed wireless internet for staying in contact with friends back home while babysitting services and a top-rated spa offering couples massages helps parents relax and unwind.
We’re all busy throughout the year with the pressures and strains of our hectic modern lives. A fun and educational family vacation in Belize is a great way for everyone to unwind while enjoying fantastic food, seeing amazing things, and making memories that will last for a lifetime.