If the howling winds and bitter cold have got you down, the best place to get away from winter's misery is with a fun family vacation in tropical Belize!
Family vacations are much more than just herding the kids to one attraction after another. Research has shown that family vacations are important for bonding and allow for some downtime between the busy demands of modern life. And while Belize certainly has high-speed internet, visiting a tropical wonderland like Belize is a great opportunity for kids and parents alike to put down the phones and tablets and enjoy some quality time in the great outdoors. The country is home to a wonderfully exotic range of animals including parrots, toucans, monkeys, and even jaguars. And there are lots of educational attractions in Belize that kids really like such as climbing to the top of an ancient Maya temple or learning more about the unique cultures which call Belize home.
Here are just some of the things the whole family can enjoy in Belize:
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Belize has over 400 offshore islands and is home to the largest coral reef system in the Northern Hemisphere.
Birdwatching and Hiking
Belize has one of the most pristine environments in the world, including vast tropical rainforests where thousands of flowers bloom. The jungles are also alive with birds. More than 500 different species have been recorded in the country.
Zip Lining and Cave Tubing
Zip lining in Belize involves sailing along miles of steel cables in some of the most beautiful areas of the country. Cave tubing is a uniquely Belizean activity that involves using an inner tube or canoe to float down huge underground rivers that flow through caves.
Getting to Belize is now easier than ever, too. American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, Sun Country, and Southwest Airlines now fly non-stop to Belize from major cities across the United States such as Atlanta, Chicago, Newark, Denver, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, and Miami. Canadians can also now easily get to Belize thanks to flights to Belize provided by Air Canada and WestJet from Toronto and Calgary.
If you're ready to relax on a sunny beach, one of the finest resorts is Belizean Dreams. Located in beautiful Hopkins Village and featuring just nine stand-alone villas, complimentary meals and drinks, and a freshwater infinity pool, Belizean Dreams offers all-inclusive family vacation packages, including high-energy adventures on the mainland, scuba diving, or "just chilling" deals for families that prefer a low-key, relaxed experience.