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Belize: Caribbean cayes and coast

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With its musical inspiration and cuisine emanating from the reggae and rasta Caribbean culture, and everyone speaking English, Belize still has its own national identity, no more so than on the coast.

There are sugar-white Caribbean beaches on the mainland and the offshore cayes with coral reefs lying just offshore and wrecks harbouring a wealth of underwater life. Ambergris Caye, the largest island, offers access to the reef. Caye Caulker, a lobster-fishing island, is a long-time hippy paradise which has retained its easy-going atmosphere. Placencia, a barefoot resort currently under development, is at the tip of a spidery spit of land south of the little clap-board fishing port of Dangriga.

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Things to do in Caribbean cayes and coast

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Go jaguar spotting in Belize

Diver

Learn to dive in the Belizean Caribbean


Snorkelers and ray

Snorkel in Shark Ray Alley

Manatee

Spot the elusive manatee

Our insider tips for Caribbean cayes and coast

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Paul Winrow-Giffin

Diving or snorkelling off the Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world where the marine life presents a kaleidoscope of colour. And it’s so accessible: 300km long , it lies 300m off the shore in the north of Belize but only 40m in the south, so you can swim or boat out to it from the shore.
Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

Lying back in your hammock with a lobster picnic on Caye Caulker, where nobody knows what day it is, and the turquoise hues of the sky blend seamlessly with the sea.

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

Spotting a West Indian manatee popping up to breathe off the beach in Placencia. It’s a huge, aquatic mammal, closely related to the elephant with prehistoric looks, at the same time comical and cuddly.

What our experts say

Flying from Belize City to Ambergris Caye, on a clear day, you get a great introduction to Belize's Caribbean coast. As your plane goes low over the transparent water, you'll see mangrove- or sand-fringed islands, coral heads, the sand and sea-grass covered sea bed, bobbing fishing boats and sometimes the blur of large fish such as rays.

Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

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