The Belize’s barrier reef, the second-longest in the world loves to show off its finery year-round. Awe-inspiring corals sprawl across reef surfaces, and since the government and environmental groups are protective of the 180-mile-long reef system, you could meet more than 25 species of fish when you dive.
Ray Caye Resort is not just breathtakingly beautiful, but guests find snorkeling paradise literally steps from their lush accommodations. Located so close to the nearby Gladden Spit, considered the epicenter of snorkeling heaven, it takes just minutes to get there.
Set off on a boat. Stand on the Ray Caye pier. It matters not where you position yourself because fish are everywhere, and while the name of the game is “catch and release” on the island, you can enjoy your fill of excitement by taking tours that deliver you to Belize’s Great Barrier Reef or flats for a variety of fishing excursions that test your mettle and give you bragging rights you’ll never find back home.
For paddle board enthusiasts and wannabes, absolutely nothing surpasses the feeling of taking control of a simple board to explore the environs of Ray Caye. Staff is happy to provide one or more, if you like boarding with a buddy, so don’t hesitate to request one during your stay.
Having described the Wild Orchid catamaran as the ultimate in luxury, you’ll be delighted to know that smaller versions are available. Head off on your own, piloting a Hobie Wave catamaran that is not just state-of-the-art but more fun than you ever imagined. Don’t be shy. Complimentary lessons on piloting these crafts will get you going, even if this is your first time out!
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