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Half Moon Caye National Monument

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Address: Belize
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The first marine conservation area in Belize measures 45 acres in size with...

The first marine conservation area in Belize measures 45 acres in size with two distinct ecosystems.

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Most Beautiful Place I've Ever Been

I visited this island in 2010 (I know a long time ago) so I'll make this short as it's been almost 7 years. It was so beautiful. The water was so clear and the snorkeling was out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Alissa D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I visited this island in 2010 (I know a long time ago) so I'll make this short as it's been almost 7 years. It was so beautiful. The water was so clear and the snorkeling was out of this world. I will never forgot my time spent on the island.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Like many people this was the second stop on a Blue Hole day. We were a mix of divers and snorklers, and both groups absolutely loved the experience. Our best dive of our entire stay in Belize was the Playground- even better than the Aquarium. The booby observation tower is amazing (esp b/c it was mating season), and both the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a short stop on the island after diving the Great Blue Hole to eat some lunch and go for another dive. The Island was very beautiful particularly where all the frigates gather gives the island a Jurassic Park theme. The dive site was about 30 min from the Island and it was one of the best dives I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The island is beautiful and you must walk the trail to see the boobies and frigate birds. Red Footed Boobies and Frigates and pretty cool. The bird house is nice to go up into and spend some time just watching. Bring your own lunch, there is no place to buy any food or drinks.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We dove this after the Blue Hole dive, and I think this was definitely my favorite dive in Belize and probably one of the top 5 I have done in the entire Caribbean. Very pretty reef structure, plenty of large fish, healthy reef fish population, and great visibility.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We visited for 4 nights in April 2016 with National Geographic. We were well cared for by the staff. Accommodations were pleasant, but not frilly. If you need creature comforts like air conditioning and running water, you will be disappointed (this is why I gave it 4/5 rating). If you go for the experience, you will probably want to stay... More 

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Caiif. Bay Area
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time, you'll be disappointed. First, they left w/o us. Set in sun waiting for them. Then they stuffed us in like sardeans. It was overloaded with people, you couldn't turn, or take pictures. Really, don't go. Employees were short tempered, un-friendly, and rude. Oh yea, the food was also bad.

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

What a great place. We camped here with Island Expeditions. The snorkeling was the best I've ever experienced. Lots of fun stuff to do and learn. Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and yoga in the morning. The food was great and meeting and getting to know the fellow campers was a much better experience then I expected. I loved it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after the Blue hole dive for lunch and a nature walk. Wow what a pristine beautiful oasis!!! Make sure to climb the bird tower. So many beautiful birds!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Oh my GOD. We visited via Island Expeditions (B.C. Canada). After an overnight visit to Crooked Tree Lodge we found ourselves at the docks just outside of Belize City. We loaded up on an expertly captained 40 sea cruiser. Getting there was quite the ride - 55 miles east - 2.5 hours - we crossed "the blue" - about an... More 

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