Why should you visit Belize? Many would have a long list of reasons to visit this jewel, but our top three will undoubtedly make you want to book your ticket to Belize sooner.
Swim with Sharks
Belize is one of the few spots on the planet where you can swim with sharks safely. Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley was previously a common area for fisherman to clean their catch of the day, but it is now one of Belize’s most popular snorkeling spots. It is the country’s first marine protected area, and it is home to a diverse range of fish, rays, sharks, and other aquatic life.
This thrilling excursion allows you to swim at arm’s length with some spectacular sea critters. At Grand Caribe, because of our great location, you’re only a ten to fifteen-minute boat trip away from the site, making it easy to reach your destination. You can enjoy this tour whether you’re a morning person or a night explorer as we offer both a day and night tour.
Do you get nervous or terrified when you hear the word “shark”? There’s no need to be concerned; nurse sharks are completely harmless and one of the most prevalent sharks in the area. Because of the reserve’s popularity, the aquatic inhabitants are quite welcoming and frequently eager to greet you when your boat arrives. If you’re lucky, you might encounter horse-eye jack, bar jack, and Bermuda chubs, among other fish. Swimming with sharks is a must-do adventure, so ask our front desk about the Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling or Night Snorkeling to Hol Chan Reserve. You can also book this tour when you book your stay.
Explore Maya Ruins
Visit the ancient Altun Ha Mayan Ruin, where the largest carved Jade head was discovered. Begin your Maya ruin trip with a short flight or boat ride to Belize City, where your guide will meet you with a van and take you on a 45-minute drive to your destination. Upon arrival, you will be given a guided tour of the beautiful ruin, learn about Mayan history and civilization, and have plenty of time to explore and climb one of the main temples, which offers a stunning panoramic view of the Belize rainforest. Altun Ha is one of three Mayan Ruins Tours available at Grand Caribe.
In addition to Altun Ha, we offer tours to the Lamanai Mayan Ruin. The varied styles of ancient Mayan art and architecture distinguish this ruin. For a full day of excitement, combine your inland adventure with a visit to the Xunantunich Mayan Ruin in western Belize, followed by a unique cave tubing experience. You can’t go to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower, just as you can’t go to Belize without seeing the stunning Mayan Ruins.
Flying is the New Tour Experience
On your next Belize vacation, take advantage of our Astrum helicopter tours! While ground excursions are enjoyable, imagine being able to capture all of the breathtaking scenery from a bird’s eye view. The Great Blue Hole & Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour gives you the opportunity to soar above the world-famous giant marine sinkhole. This natural monument is surrounded by a ring of corals in the shallow sparkling water of the Lighthouse Reef. Whether you’ve been to this location before or not, you haven’t truly experienced it until you’ve taken a helicopter fly-over tour with us! Ask our concierge about our Helicopter Adventures and experience some of our unique combination tours.
If our top three must-experience activities still have you second-guessing your vacation destination, it’s possible you haven’t heard about our luxury suites and condos just a few steps away from the Caribbean Sea. Or our unmatched resort amenities, such as three onsite restaurants, a grocery store, six freshwater swimming pools, a swim-up pool bar, and fully equipped medical facilities, to name a few. What about our onsite spa and salon? After a day of adventure, you can pamper yourself. After all, vacations were designed to be relaxing! So, don’t hesitate to book your stay at Grand Caribe; we can make your vacation grand!