Looking for a reason to vacation during the month of May? Writer Michael Kerr offers these suggestions:
May 1: Global Love Day
May 2: World Tuna Day
May 3: Garden Meditation Day
May 6: Play Outside Day
May 13: International Migratory Bird Day
May 19: Endangered Species Day
May 21: International Tea Day
May 22: International Day of Biological Diversity
May 25: Wine Day
May 31: World Parrot Day
Where to celebrate these Holidays?
In Belize, where everything’s blooming, crowds are gone, beaches are pristine, and the weather remains idyllic. Do you require official occasions to justify your Belize getaway beyond Kerr’s list? We’ve got them, too:
•May 1st is not only Global Love Day but Labor Day, too. Attend parades, rallies, and demonstrations that launch the month of May in style.
•May 8th is the ideal time to treat your hard-working mom to a Mother’s Day getaway at a resort that treats mom like a celeb. At Belizean Dreams Resort in Hopkins Village, there are endless ways to show her your love.
•Belize’s love affair with the cashew knows no limits, which is why the an entire day is devoted to paying tribute to this nut. On May 11th, sample treats that include cashew wines at the annual Belize Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show.
•On May 19th and 20th Belize’s annual Chocolate Festival takes place and if you bring an extra toothbrush, even your dentist will forgive you for making this pilgrimage to the original home of chocolate making.
•Pretend you’re royalty any time at Belizean Dreams where tea time can be enjoyed throughout the month of May. After all, Belize remains a member of the British Commonwealth, so if you want to go abroad without learning a foreign language, you’ve found your May destination and since low season starts May 30th, you can afford this trip too!
•May offers calm waters for adventurous types who crave snorkeling, scuba diving, cruising, and fishing. Permit, bonefish, and tarpon are the stars of Belize’s Grand Slam fishing season launched in May.
•Because Belizean Dreams is located on the coast, forget the hot inland weather. Relax in 80-to-82-degree temperatures as Caribbean coastal winds blow across the beach offering guests a true tropical escape.
•May is the month to see Belize wildlife: monkeys in rainforests; long-legged wading birds at lowland lagoons; a transitioning turtle season (Loggerheads leave; hawksbills stay), and you may also spot sharks, rays, and dolphins at this time of the year.
Belizean Dreams in May: An epicenter of service and savings
May vacation specials make holidays more affordable, so there’s no need to follow Kerr’s suggestion to invent your own May holidays when this resort offers exactly the excuses you seek for your May getaway!