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How to Have a Wellness Vacation in Belize

Relaxing at Tobacco Caye, Belize

With the New Year, wellness is often a top priority for many. Eating well and exercising doesn’t have to mean strict diets and gyms, it can be a simple as a vacation to a laid back destination such as Belize. Belize offers the perfect balance of spectacular locations, rejuvenating activities and unique cultural experiences. 

If you're looking to refresh your mind, body and spirit this year, here's our quick and handy guide on where to go for a wellness vacation in Belize:

Escape to a Spa in the Belize Rainforest

Belize is home to a number of luxury resort and spas, located in the lush rainforests of the interior. Set along the banks of the Macal River and stretching towards the foothills of the Maya Mountains, The Lodge at Chaa Creek offers upscale accommodations and the onsite Hilltop Spa. Experience an al fresco massage surrounded by the lush-green tropical rainforest or choose from a number of professional spa treatments. 


 The Lodge at Chaa Creek Belize Spa
 The Lodge at Chaa Creek - Hilltop Spa

Join a Yoga and Kayaking Retreat on Glover’s Reef Atoll

This February, join Island Expeditions and Gypsy Souls Yoga for a special departure at the Glover’s Reef Basecamp to relax, unplug and unwind. This Belize Yoga and Kayaking Retreat offers the perfect balance of activity and relaxation.

The day begins with optional sunrise yoga on the beach and concludes with a gentle stretch yoga class in a beautiful location.  The time spent in between is up to you.  Dedicated guides and a certified yoga instructor are there to help you to create the perfect getaway. Spend your day kayaking and snorkeling or chose to connect with our onsite yoga instructor for a private lesson or to discover paddleboard yoga – it is all at your fingertips.

Sea Kayaking on Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize
Sea Kayaking on Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize

Hike in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park

Being in nature has proven health benefits including lowering heart rate and blood pressure, reducing stress hormones and boosting the immune system. Improve your overall feeling of well-being by hiking in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park. On the Belize Antelope Hike, you will take a guided hike with an experienced local guide. Climb to the top of the 1,000 foot waterfalls through lush rainforest learning about jungle flora and fauna. Relax and renew as you learn interesting facts about the plants, trees, birds and creatures that call this Belize jungle their home. End the challenging but short hike at the top with a refreshing swim in the emerald pools and take in the breathtaking views of the tropical rainforest and Caribbean Sea. 

Emerald pool in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Belize
Emerald pool in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Belize

Unplug on a Remote Tropical Island located on Lighthouse Reef Atoll

If one of your goals for the New Year is to have a digital detox vacation, we make that easy.  Our Lighthouse Reef Basecamp located on the stunning Half Moon Caye does not have internet or cell service (we do have a satellite phone for emergencies).  Unplug and reconnect with family or make new friends with fellow guests.  Half Moon Caye is the also the perfect location for snorkeling, sea kayaking, SUP and exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lighthouse Reef Basecamp on Half Moon Caye, Belize
Lighthouse Reef Basecamp on Half Moon Caye, Belize

Are you planning a wellness vacation to Belize?

If you need help planning your trip, chat to one of our Belize travel specialists at 1.800.667.1630 or email info@islandexpeditions.com

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February Yoga & Kayaking Retreat in Belize

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Belize Yoga Retreat