Belize Barrier Reef

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Belize Barrier Reef, photo by U. S. Geological Survey
Belize Barrier Reef (photo by U. S. Geological Survey)
 

The Belize Barrier Reef is located off the east coast of Belize.

It part of the MesoAmerican Barrier Reef — the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest barrier reef in the world.

The Belize Barrier Reef comprises a string of barrier and fringing reefs, atolls and patch corals, lagoons, sea grass beds and mangrove forests, extending over hundreds of miles. It is a popular destination for both diving and snorkeling.  In addition to its barrier reef, it also boasts three distinct Caribbean atolls: Turneffe Atoll, Glover’s Reef and Lighthouse Reef.

The reef system is home to more than 65 species of stony coral, 350 species of mollusk, more than 500 species of fish, and endangered species (including several types of sea turtle).

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Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza

This modern hotel is located in a quiet area in north Belize City. It offers a fitness centre, outdoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Average score from 129 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$139 - $165

 
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Juan's Guest Rooms at Juan in a Million

Offering a restaurant, Juan In A Million Caye Caulker Guest House is located on the main street of tropical Caye Caulker island. Rooms and dorms feature a terrace and free WiFi. Average score from 163 guest reviews: 6.2/10.

$14

 
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Botanical Paradise

Featuring free WiFi, Botanical Paradise offers accommodation in Caye Caulker, 22 km from San Pedro. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this homestay is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$114

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Yocamatsu

Situated in Caye Caulker, 21 km from San Pedro, Yocamatsu boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The bed and breakfast has a barbecue and terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$129

 
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Golden Tree Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Golden Tree Hotel offers accommodation in Belize City. Free private parking is available on site. The nearest airport is Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, 11 km from the property. Average score from 67 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$58

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Villa Mandevilla

Villa Mandevilla

Located in San Pedro, Villa Mandevilla offers an outdoor pool and a private beach area. This property also features free WiFi in public areas and stunning views of Mayan Ruins. This villa will provide you with air conditioning, a balcony and a... Average score from 4 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$500

$5009.7
Weezie's Ocean Front Hotel and Garden Cottages

Weezie's Ocean Front Hotel and Garden Cottages

Weezie’s Oceanfront Hotel and Garden Cottages is a boutique hotel located on the eastern shore of Caye Caulker with views of the barrier reef. Free WiFi is available. The cottages are located 2 blocks from Weezie's Oceanfront Hotel. Average score from 207 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$129

 
$1299.4
Caye Reef Condos

Caye Reef Condos

Situated in Caye Caulker, Caye Reef Condos features a garden and year-round outdoor pool. San Pedro is 20 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. All units are air conditioned and feature a cable flat-screen TV. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$310

 
$3109.2
Pelican Reef Villas Resort

Pelican Reef Villas Resort

Located in San Pedro, 50 km from Belize City, Pelican Reef Villas Resort features an outdoor pool and views of the sea. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$365

 
$3659.1
Casa Pura Vida

Casa Pura Vida

Set in San Pedro, this air-conditioned villa features free WiFi. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 32 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$590

$5909.1
The Sands Inn- Ground Floor

The Sands Inn- Ground Floor

Set in Caye Caulker, The Sands Inn- Ground Floor offers a garden and outdoor pool. San Pedro is 22 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 428 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$150

$1509.0
Sapphire House

Sapphire House

Sapphire House is a holiday home with a terrace, located in Caye Caulker. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen equipped with an oven. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$151

$1518.8
Yocamatsu

Yocamatsu

Situated in Caye Caulker, 21 km from San Pedro, Yocamatsu boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The bed and breakfast has a barbecue and terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$129

 
$1298.7
Hidden Gem

Hidden Gem

Featuring free WiFi, Hidden Gem offers accommodation in Caye Caulker. San Pedro is 22 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$169

$1698.7
Banyan Bay Suites

Banyan Bay Suites

The Villas at Banyan Bay are located in San Pedro, on the Belizean island of Ambergris Caye. Overlooking the ocean, the complex has a garden with an outdoor pool. Free continental breakfast included. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$220 - $1332

 
$2208.7
Beachside Cottage

Beachside Cottage

Featuring a barbecue, Beachside Cottage is a detached holiday home set in Caye Caulker. The air-conditioned unit is 22 km from San Pedro. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 428 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$150

$1508.4
Thatch Caye Resort

Thatch Caye Resort

With a restaurant and a pristine beach area, Thatch Caye Resort is located on a private island in Dangriga. This incredible all-inclusive resort offers guests on-site dive facilities and kayaks to explore the area. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$499

$4998.4
The Great House Inn

The Great House Inn

Located just 100 metres from the sea, this charming colonial hotel offers a traditional Caribbean restaurant and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. The historic Fort Point Lighthouse is a 2-minute walk away. Average score from 126 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$138 - $150

 
$1388.3
Seaside Villas

Seaside Villas

Offering free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Seaside Villas is situated in Caye Caulker, 22 km from San Pedro. The accommodation is air conditioned and comes with a hot tub. Belize City is 32 km away. The accommodation is equipped with a seating area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$149

 
$1498.2
Banana Beach Resort

Banana Beach Resort

Featuring 2 swimming pools and a furnished terrace, Banana Beach Resort is set in Tumbo Beach. A transfer service is available to San Pedro Airport just 2 km away. Free Continental breakfast is offered. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$128 - $210

 
$1288.0
Island Magic Beach Resort

Island Magic Beach Resort

Featuring a sun terrace with swimming pool and a beach bar, the Island Magic Beach Resort is located on the Caye Caulker just 1 km from the airport. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$128

 
$1287.8
Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza

Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza

This modern hotel is located in a quiet area in north Belize City. It offers a fitness centre, outdoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Average score from 129 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$139 - $165

 
$1397.4

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Diving
The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300-kilometer (190 mi) long section of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. It is considered to host among the best diving in the Central American region..
Snorkeling
The Belize Barrier Reef portion of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System has plenty of areas shallow enough snorkeling.
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours
Natural
Beaches
Ocean Wildlife

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