Is Belize Becoming the New Honeymoon Hotspot?
While destination honeymoons set in exotic tropical locales have been growing in popularity in recent years, new-kid-on-the-block Belize is experiencing an increase in romantic couples seeking affordable luxury in an idyllic setting, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek’s wedding and honeymoon planner.
Chaa Creek’s Denise Duran said that she believes positive word of mouth combined with the desire to do something different is behind the increase in enquiries and bookings Belize is experiencing.
She also said that Chaa Creek has just announced new complimentary “add-ons” to their all-inclusive Belize Honeymoon vacation packages to make a Belizean honeymoon even more attractive.
“Honeymoons are such an important life event for couples that they’re willing to go that extra bit more to share something extraordinary, and more and more they’re discovering that Belize offers the same level of quality and service that more established destinations do, but at a lower cost.
“The novelty factor of doing something fresh and exciting is also important, but couples don’t want to take chances with something so important, especially when travelling abroad. Now that Belize has matured as a romance destination and has generated so much positive word of mouth, people feel more comfortable about coming here, even though we’re still off the beaten track and much less crowded compared to other places,” Ms Duran said.
Starting this month, Chaa Creek is offering a complimentary guided picnic horseback ride through the rainforest as part of their all-inclusive Belize Honeymoon Adventure Package.
“Our honeymoon package is already quite extensive, but we thought we could add a bit more icing on the cake to offer couples something they’ll remember forever. If you imagine a tranquil ride though a beautiful rainforest filled with the sights and sounds of exotic birds and then enjoying one of our chef’s deluxe picnic hampers in some private romantic spot, you’ll get an idea of what we’re offering,” she said.
Chaa Creek’s all-inclusive Belize vacation packages include rustic-luxe accommodation, and all meals, transfers, taxes and staff gratuities as well as a wide range of activities and access to all features in the 365 acre private rainforest nature reserve, such as the Belize Natural History Centre, a butterfly farm, Maya Medicinal Plant Trail and Maya Organic Farm, the Hilltop Spa and infinity pool.
“Being a ‘destination within a destination’ as Chaa Creek is known, means that you can relax into a complete Belize holiday once you’re here, with nothing more think about or pay for. Couples can enjoy hiking, horseback or mountain bike riding along our vast network of jungle trails with over 70 Maya archaeological sites and temples, canoeing the Macal River, taking guided or self-guided nature tours, exploring the beautiful tropical gardens or just spending time together by the pool or on their own veranda.
“With options such as couples’ massages or enjoying an intimate candlelight veranda dinner and a soak in their private Jacuzzi with a bottle of champagne surrounded by the scents and sounds of the jungle, there’s something to fit every mood. And now, with a complimentary horseback picnic excursion there’s even more to enjoy and at no extra cost,” Ms Duran said.
“We pioneered romance adventure in Belize, it’s something we’re proud of and we still go out of our way to give couples experiences they’ll cherish forever. It really is the stuff of dreams,” she added.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is an award winning eco resort set within a 365 acre private nature reserve in Belize.