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Norwegian Getaway’s First Belize Trip

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Belize has welcomed the Norwegian Getaway in its first call to the Caribbean destination. The ship arrived with 4,360 passengers last week and hosted an on-board plaque exchange ceremony between the Belize Tourism Board and […]


Belize Just Waived Testing for Vaccinated Travelers 

It’s easier than ever to visit Belize.  The Caribbean destination has officially waived testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.  For those who cannot show proof of vaccination or are unvaccinated, Belize still requires proof of a negative PCR test taken […]

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Belize Requiring All Visitors to Purchase Travel Insurance

Belize has announced new entry requirements for travelers, set to take effect Feb. 15, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The centerpiece is a requirement for an application for Belize Travel Health Insurance, a mandatory health insurance that “helps protect travelers against […]

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From Belize to Roatan, Six Tiny Private Island Resorts to Try

The perception of private island resorts in the Caribbean is one of seclusion, of exclusivity; of, more often than nought, some degree of pretense.  But that’s not always the case.  And at a handful of private-island resorts in the Caribbean, […]

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Belize Has New Rules for Vaccinated Travelers

Belize was the first Caribbean destination to waive pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors.  But following similar moves by a number of Caribbean destinations, Belize will now require all travelers, vaccinated and unvaccinated to prevent a negative PCR test.  All […]

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From Antigua to Belize, 9 Tiny All-Inclusive Hotels to Try

Let’s call them “small inclusives” — these pint-sized Caribbean resorts deliver all-inclusive amenities alongside a boutique hotel experience where guests get personalized service and the serenity of a vacation where it often feels like you have the whole place to […]

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Belize Removes Use of Travel Health App

Belize has made the decision to stop requiring travelers to download and complete its Belize Travel Health App prior to arrival in Belize, the government said.  Belize is still requiring travelers to provide either proof of full vaccination; or a […]

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Vaccinated Travelers Can Now Visit Belize Without a Test

Belize has become the first Caribbean destination to allow vaccinated travelers to enter without having to present a negative test, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Instead, vaccinated travelers need to president a Vaccination Record Card dated no less than two weeks […]

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Belize Gets “Safe Travels” Stamp

Belize has received the “Safe Travels Stamp” from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  The stamp, billed as the first global safety and hygiene stamp for destinations, was awarded to the country at the end of last month.  The aim […]

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Belize Just Updated Its Travel Protocols

Belize, which reopened for tourism earlier this month, has announced a new set of protocols headlined by a relaxation of the restrictions on movement for visitors.  Belize has expanded its “Safe Corridor” for tourists to include all of its “Gold […]

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Marriott Autograph Collection’s Alaia Belize Reporting Strong Sales

Alaia Belize, the Marriott Autograph Collection’s first-ever property in Belize, is reporting strong sales amid the pandemic. 2020 sales will outpace 2019 with the oceanfront resort already reporting 28 sales as of October 3rd, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned. The new […]

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Belize Keeps Up Strong Tourism Growth

By the Caribbean Journal staff After a what was a blistering 2018, Belize’s tourism sector has seen another strong year so far in 2019. The destination is reporting a 6 percent jump in stayover tourist arrivals for the first half […]

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Belize Keeps Up Strong Tourism Growth in 2019

By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s surging growth in 2018 has continued into the new year. After one of the fastest growth rates in tourist arrivals of any Caribbean destination last year, Belize has seen a 6.3 percent increase in […]


Travelers Are Flocking to Belize Right Now

By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland Belize is one of the hottest destinations in the region right now, according to the latest data from the country’s tourism board. The country on the Caribbean coast of Central America reported 14.6 percent […]

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Belize Is Getting New Flights from Sun Country Airlines

By the Caribbean Journal staff From WestJet to Southwest Airlines, Belize has seen a wave of new flight launches to the destination in the past several years. Now you can add another new route to the list. Sun Country Airlines […]

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Guyana, Belize Sign Trade and Investment Agreement

A pair of CARICOM countries has signed a landmark new economic agreement. Belize and Guyana have signed a new trade and investment agreement, with both sides hoping the pact can open new areas of funding and marketing for local producers. […]

Strong First Half For Belize Tourism

Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s tourism growth continued in the first half of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received a total of 185,996 stopover tourist arrivals from January to June, […]

Belize and United Kingdom Strengthen Military Ties

Above: the HMS Argyll (Photo: UK Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard recently concluded an official visit to the United Kingdom. The delegation included Brigadier General David Jones, […]

Belize Tourism Continues Strong 2013

Above: the El Secreto resort in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s tourism sector got off to a record start at the beginning of 2013, and the trend has continued. Belize recorded 215,234 tourist arrivals from January through August, […]

Belize Condemns Destruction of Mayan Archaeological Site

Above: another Mayan pyramid in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s government is condemning the recent destruction of the Noh Mul Mayan archaeological site during a mining project last week. Gaspar Vega, Belize’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of […]

Taiwan Presents $5 Million Grant to Belize For Infrastructure Projects

Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Taiwan Prime Minister David CK Wu By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan has granted $5 million to the government of Belize for infrastructure projects. The funding, which was officially presented by Taiwanese Ambassador […]

Belize Reports “Encouraging” Oil Discovery in Orange Walk District

Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff Maranco Energy Belize Limited, which is currently searching for oil in the Orange Walk District in the country’s northeastern region, has discovered an “encouraging oil show,” according to the government. The […]

New York Lawyer Contributes to Save Belize’s Mesoamerican Reef

Sir Thomas Moore, a lawyer in New York and longtime supporter of ocean renewal, donated $100,000 to help completely end all forms of trawling in Belize. Moore made the contribution as part of the Christie’s Green Auction last week. The […]

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This Belize Resort Has New Plunge-Pool Villas 

One of the top private-island resorts in Belize has debuted a trio of new villas, replete with fully-heated private plunge pools.  The Turneffe Island Resort, set on a 14-acre coastal island in Belize, has revealed three new “Sunset Villas.” The […]

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How to Move (Or Buy a Vacation Home) in Belize

While island life might lack certain utilities and services that busy, urban hubs are equipped for, the best islands to move to are the ones that offer the best of both worlds: seclusion with the option to turn it off […]


Southwest Airlines Launching New Flights to Puerto Rico, Belize

Southwest Airlines is planning a new expansion to the Caribbean, with the low-cost carrier set to add new routes to two sizzling travel destinations: Puerto Rico and Belize.  On March 9, 2024, Southwest will be adding a new weekly route […]

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American Airlines’s New Daily Flights to Montego Bay, Belize 

With continued competition from low-cost carriers in the Caribbean, American Airlines is continuing to ramp-up its region-wide expansion for the upcoming winter travel season.  American is adding daily flights and expanding service to a host of destinations around the Caribbean, […]

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Belize Is Getting Its First Nonstop Flights From New York 

It’s been one of the Caribbean’s buzzing destinations in the last three years, and now Belize is taking a major step forward with its first-ever nonstop flights from New York.  Fast-expanding JetBlue Airways is set to launch its inaugural nonstop […]


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