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Is Belize what I'm looking for?

San Diego, CA
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Is Belize what I'm looking for?

I am looking for carribean like white sand beach with snorkeling right off resort. Can be rustic but nice at same time if you know what I mean. I'm looking for alternative to St John, Kauai, Maldives etc.

Like 4-5 star rustic. Also if it is kid friendly that a bonus but not necessary. Please recommend a resort.

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1. Re: Is Belize what I'm looking for?

Probably not what you are looking for. The water is very shallow and calm, due to the barrier reef, so very little walk in snorkeling. Many of the resorts, however, have created artificial reefs at the end of their docks, with some decent snorkeling. Almost everything in Belize is kid friendly! They really love kids. Depends on what you mean by rustic, it's there, or not, depending on what you mean. You can get anything from composting toilets and solar showers, to a private island with butlers and a private chef. The snorkeling at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley is fantastic, the people of Belize are their greatest asset, and it's a great place to visit.

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2. Re: Is Belize what I'm looking for?

Walk in snorkeling only on the remote atolls (one lodge per island dedicated to divers, snorkelers, kayaker, anglers) and a few small islands in the reef with a few small inns. Placencia beaches are the best in Belize (although the beaches are not as nice as Hawaii) and the reef and snorkeling is 19 miles from shore.

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