Hello Sirenian Bay friends!
Belize is synonymous with beachside living, and with good reason. With a coastline on the Caribbean Sea and some 200 idyllic islands to its name, Belize knows how to make the most of those days in the sun. White and golden beaches abound, with most just a quick trip away by car, boat or plane.
If you’re planning a vacation to Belize, these are the beaches you should make a beeline for.
Placencia Peninsula Beaches
We may be biased given that Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas is lucky enough to call the peninsula home, but the Placencia Peninsula is peerless when it comes to its beaches. With 16 miles of barefoot-perfect sand, it’s a clear winner when it comes to those relaxing seaside afternoons. Explore its length to enjoy the golden sands of Placencia Beach – along with high quality dining and accommodations – and the pristine white sand beaches of Seine Bight and Maya Beach.
Hopkins Village Beach
Experience Garifuna culture with this five-mile beach in Hopkins, just south of Dangringa. You’ll get to swim, sunbathe or go for a morning jog beneath coconut trees and in view of the bright local architecture. The water is clear and bright, and when you’re done there are plenty of opportunities to try the coconut-infused Garifuna cuisine and enjoy a drink or two. If you have a bike or transport, head over to nearby False Sittee for more fun in the sun.
Spanning 25 miles, Belize’s largest island is known for its water sports – and its beaches. One of the best known is Ramon’s Village, a popular resort with a picturesque strip of beach that’s well worth your time. The northern section of Boca del Rio is another crowd favorite, along with the beaches at X’tan Ha Resort and Tranquility Bay to the north. Don’t let the private resorts fool you: all beaches in Belize are public, so you can set up your towel and umbrella wherever you please.
Laughingbird and Silk Cayes
Just 11 miles from Placencia, the tiny Laughingbird and Silk Cayes are a must-visit day trip for anyone staying near the peninsula. Quiet and tranquil, these islands are located within marine reserves and are home to extensive coral habitat, marine life and birdlife. With their white beaches and shady coconut trees, they’re an ideal destination for snorkeling, diving and soaking up some rays. There are no overnight accommodations, so be sure to book a return trip.
A quick trip from Belize City, Caye Caulker is home to one of the country’s most popular swimming spots: the Spit. Sunbathing, snorkeling, wind surfing and angling are all popular activities for this fun-loving destination. The area’s reef and underwater limestone caves also make it a hit with divers – and there’s also a hopping bar scene when the sun goes down.
Need some help planning your Belize beach itinerary? Feel free to get in touch with the team at Placencia’s Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas.
This is Hugh Manatee signing off for now – stay tuna-ed for the next installment from Sirenian Bay!