Where to Go for Christmas 2019
Trade evergreens and snow for palm trees and sun by taking a Christmas trip that’s unforgettable.
Does the idea of spending Christmas in a tropical paradise like Belize leave you conflicted because you worry that by leaving home you’ll miss out on the traditions you love? Truth is, a Belize Christmas is doubly meaningful and fun, which is why it has become such a popular destination for North Americans every year.
If you have been longing to visit at Christmas but haven’t been able to turn the wish into action, we’ve got an idea you’ll like: Find an ideal Belize location like Hopkins Village and check into luxurious digs at a resort guaranteed to make you feel like you’re living the good life: Belizean Dreams.
Once you’ve unpacked—but before you check out the resort—you’ve got to decorate your digs reflect the holiday. We recommend Pinterest for ideas and if you can get your hands on pineapples and love the thought of replicating one or a forest of these fun “Christmas trees,” your home-away-from-home will be properly dressed for the holiday.
Spend A Warm Christmas in Belize
Hopkins Village: Top Place to Spend Christmas
Having decorated your suite, it’s time to explore your surroundings. Start by going to town. It won’t take long to figure out why “Hopkins was voted the Friendliest Village in Belize” by “Belize First Magazine.” Meet warm, welcoming Garifuna community members eager to wish you holiday greetings. Browse shops to pick up hand-crafted gifts that let people you left behind know that you’re thinking of them at this time of year.
Back at the resort, you’re invited to relax and wind down by strolling beautiful gardens, swimming in the resort’s infinity pool and taking delicious meals at the Woven Palms Restaurant overlooking the beach and Caribbean Sea. Hang out at the beachfront Tiki Bar as much as you like—if you don’t mind leaving your wonderfully decorated accommodations!
When you’re ready to celebrate the holiday, ask staff for recommendations. You may wish to attend the Christmas Bram, Garifuna Jankunu and Maya Deer Dances and Christmas tree lightings. But the most meaningful experience of all is likely to be Las Posadas, a sacred procession through Belize streets that replicates the Holy Family’s journey to Bethlehem. Attend Mass on Christmas Eve to round out your holiday.
You’ll be inspired and impressed, returning home with your holiday spirit renewed. Will you miss a anything by trading snow and cold temperatures back home for sun, beach time and an unforgettable Christmas experience? Ask North Americans who return to Belizean Dreams Resort at Christmas each year and you’ll get your answer!