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Belize Is Now Open for Tourism

 Belize has officially reopened its borders for international tourism.  The sought-after destination on the Caribbean coast of Central America has begun welcoming back travelers to its Philip Goldson International Airport as part of the third phase of the country’s five-phase …

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Belize’s Cayo Espanto Resort to Reopen in October

 One of the top private-island resorts in the wider Caribbean is slated to reopen for guests next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Cayo Espanto resort off the Caribbean coast of Belize is now taking reservations beginning Oct. 1, according …

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Marriott Is Opening a Residential Resort in Belize

 Alaia Belize, the first-ever Marriott International property in Belize, is planning to open in the first quarter of 2021.  The 155-unit residential resort will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, set on 1,000 feet of beachfront in San Pedro Town.  …

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 A few weeks after postponing its tourism reopening, Belize has announced a new planned reopening date of Oct. 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The country on the Caribbean coast of Central America will be reopening its Philip Goldson International Airport …

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 Belize is postponing what had been a planned tourism reopening on Aug. 15, destination officials confirmed.  Citing an increase in COVID-19 cases, the Belize Tourism Board said it was “necessary to delay” the reopening of Belize’s Philip Goldson International Airport.  …

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 Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize is planning to reopen in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The celebrated eco-lodge will be reopening its doors on Nov. 1, the property confirmed.  “Blancaneaux Lodge has always been remote, secluded and sustainable …

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 A boutique beachfront hotel in Belize is on the market.  The Mata Rocks Beachfront Hotel in the popular tourism hub of Ambergris Caye has been listed for $2.4 million.  Resort Consultants, which is marketing the property, says it is a …

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 Belize will open its international airport on August 15, 2020, as part of the country’s five-phase re-opening strategy for tourism. The opening of Belize City’s Philip Goldman International Airport will kick off Belize’s third phase of re-opening, allowing for further …

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 Demand for Caribbean private-island real estate is booming — as more people look to escape crowded cities and find seclusion in the tropics.  But not every private island comes with a large price tag.  That brings us to a new listing …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Caribbean Journal Invest (CJI) recently spoke with some top Belize real estate experts to find out why the Central American destination could be prime territory for hotel investment once the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is over. …

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 More and more hotels and destinations are looking to take their offerings virtual right now, with the current climate leading to a surge in “digital vacations.” The latest to launch one is the legendary Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize, …

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 Belize has closed down its borders in the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced. That means the country’s borders are now closed both to foreign visitors and Belizeans seeking to re-enter the country, he said. …

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 The Sirenian Bay Resort and Villas in Belize has completed a major expansion project.  The Placencia-area family-owned resort has debuted a total of 12 new beachfront bungalows, with a mix of one- and two-bedroom units.  Each of the bungalows has …

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 Belize has many eco-resorts in its unspoiled rainforests — Chaa Creek and the Ka’Ana Resort, to name a couple of outstanding examples — but this Central American nation also has hundreds of miles of Caribbean coastline on its eastern border, …

All-Inclusive Private-Island

 At the best private-island all-inclusive destinations in the Caribbean, you’ll find the all-inclusive experience without all the crowds.  That means the comfort and convenience of all-inclusive in a luxurious, rarefied package, often in some of the most luxurious spots in …

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 New York’s Dream Hotel Group is planning a new hotel on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The company has announced plans to open “Emma & Elissa by Dream Hotel Group” in 2023 in the fast-expanding beach town of Playa del …

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 Long a well-kept secret for travelers in the know, Belize has quietly become a full-fledged Caribbean hotspot in recent years, buoyed by one of the region’s fastest rates of tourism growth.  And now it’s borne out by the data — Belize …

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 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …