4 Tips for Planning Your Belize Vacation

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Relaxing at the Glover's Reef Basecamp
With the big freeze happening in much of North America at the moment, it is easy to let your mind wander and think of warming up somewhere tropical. If travel to Belize has been on your bucket list for a sunny vacation, check out our trip planning tips which will come in handy when you make the decision to get out of the cold.  

How to Find the Best Flight Options to Belize

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Flights to Belize
Need to get away and warm up but not sure how to get there? We have good news. As we approach the start of 2017, taking that much needed Belize vacation has never been easier.  Just this year, we have seen new direct flights open up to Belize City from Toronto, Denver and Houston. American Airlines have just introduced a new schedule for flights from the UK, allowing guests coming from London Heathrow to arrive in Belize on the same day. This is all very exciting news for travellers thinking about escaping to Belize in the middle of a cold and long winter or at anytime of the year.

Creating a World-Class Stand Up Paddleboard Experience in Belize

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Coral Islands SUP Trip Belize
The Coral Islands SUP trip is a unique partnership recently formed with Norm Hann Expeditions, one of North America’s leading stand up paddleboard (SUP) instructors.  Prepare for the ultimate adventure as the Coral Island SUP trip is the only multi-day SUP, lodge to lodge and snorkel trip in Belize.

Exploring the Atolls of Belize - But What is An Atoll?

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Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef Atoll
Belize is home to three of the four atolls in the Western Hemisphere. The fourth atoll is located near Banco Chinchorro in Mexico. The three atolls located off the coast of Belize are Glover’s Reef Atoll, Lighthouse Reef Atoll and Turneffe Atoll. 

What is an Atoll?
An atoll is a ring-shaped island formed of coral that surrounds a lagoon. As reef building corals thrive only in warm waters, atolls are only found in the tropics and subtropics. 

Popular Garifuna Musicians of Belize

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Pen Cayetano
For those who love international music or anyone who wants to learn more about where all that great music comes from in Belize; here are some musical facts so you can culturally prepare for your next trip and make the most of it while you’re there. To start, Garifuna music contains Afro-Indian, Hispanic, and English Creole influences.

Interview with Norm Hann: Guest Instructor, Belize Coral Islands SUP Trip

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Norm Hann paddling on the Coral Islands SUP trip
A few years ago we partnered with Norm Hann and his company Norm Hann Expeditions to launch the first ever lodge to lodge SUP and snorkel journey in Belize.  Norm is one of the top SUP instructors in North America and has been working alongside our Belizean guides on our unique Coral Islands SUP trip.

What’s New at Island Expeditions for 2016/2017

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Kayaking the Moho River, Belize
We are excited to share with you news on our new trip itineraries for the 2016/17 season and beyond!
 
Epic Belize
We are looking forward to the upcoming inaugural departure for our new Epic Belize trip on January 21, 2017. Experience the best of Belize on this epic 8 night multisport journey.

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