Not every Central American nation can lay claim to having a barrier reef as a neighbor, but Belize’s close proximity is reason enough to understand why the Belize Barrier Reef wasn’t named the Mexico Barrier Reef! This unique natural wonder is filled with habitats – lagoons, estuaries, mangrove forests, cayes and atolls. Marine wildlife has thrived in this safe environment for thousands of years.
What can you see if you say yes to Belize travel to explore the wonders of the reef? Every sort of aquatic creature including endangered species like manatees, turtles, birds and crocodiles. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, this system boasts seven protected areas that make up 12-percent of the complex. It’s the second largest reef system on Planet Earth, making this geological system a rare and treasured gem.
Seeing what the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (BBRRS) looks like in person is reason enough to visit Belize where a unique mix of patch, fringing, pinnacle and barrier reef types create a diverse topography not limited to coral rock. Home to 178 types of plants, 246 types of sea bed and seagrasses, the reef has served as breeding and feeding resources for hundreds of species of fish, turtle, sponge, lizard and birds since ancient times. Even Charles Darwin and Jacques Cousteau waxed poetic about this remarkable natural wonder.
Private Island Belize Resort
Having declared your intention to see it for yourself when travel restrictions are being eased, airlines are booking flights and resorts are re-opening under new cleaning and disinfecting standards, your timing couldn’t be better. How to make your stay in Belize especially magical? Book lodgings on a private island that gets you as close as possible to the Reef.
Coco Plum Island Resort is no ordinary offshore sanctuary. It’s a luxury property devoted to delivering the utmost amount of privacy to travelers weary of vacationing at resorts filled with families. Searching for a kid-free respite while dwelling in posh accommodations that set new standards for beauty, service and intimacy? The entire island hosts just 18 private oceanfront cabanas, which is why so many couples flock to this island to escape from the world.
Belize all-inclusive packages
Packages take the work out of vacation planning at Coco Plum, which is another reason guests wouldn’t think of going elsewhere for their Belize Barrier Reef sojourn. Everything from luxurious cabanas to gourmet meals, onsite amenities and tours that orient you to all aspects of the reef and the Caribbean Sea await couples eager to leave the world behind while discovering each other and the reef.
Having whetted your appetite for this unique destination, you’re advised to remember that thanks to the small size of this tiny tropical island, the earlier you book, the more likely you are to get your first choice of dates. Further, the longer you stay, the more you save if you take advantage of Coco Plum’s generous “Stay Longer and Save” offer. It’s the best of Belize all-inclusive packages and likely to please your practical side, too. Reef. Romance. Reduced rates. It really doesn’t get any better!