Belize Once Again Ranked Top Honeymoon Destination

Belize Once Again Ranked Top Honeymoon Destination


The AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, is a huge organisation with a lot of clout. With more than 37 million members it is one of the biggest non-government organisations in the USA and has been an important lobbying and information source for people over 50.

AARP has branched out since its inception back in 1958, with affiliate AARP Services Inc providing an impressive range of services including insurance, discounts, and well-researched entertainment and travel packages to a more diverse membership.

So when the AARP says something, a big audience is listening.

And recently the AARP named Belize as one of the top ten honeymoon destinations, sharing honours with Tahiti, the Maldives, Bali and other exotic tropical locations. Yes, tropical seems to be a key element for a happy honeymoon.

But of course, it takes more than a warm sunny climate to make the AARP’s top ten. This is a discriminating group looking for the very best for its members, so no wonder Belize got a nod.

The AARP feature Said “Belize is an incredibly compelling Honeymoon destination for three simple reasons: its close proximity to the Unites States (a two hour flight from Miami), its weather (around 84 degrees daily year round) and the 190 mile long Belize barrier Reef…”


We’d like to add a few more reasons.

AARP also points out that Belize attracts a wide variety of people and lists nature lovers, history buffs, cave exploders and aficionados of other interests.

Chaa Creek, set in its own 365 acre private nature reserve with over 70 ancient Maya archaeological sites, an impressive range of activities including excursions to artefact-rich Maya ceremonial caves and ancient temples, not to mention luxurious accommodation, a professional Hilltop Spa, fine dining restaurant and so much more, ticks off all the boxes the AARP lists, and then some.

And now, with Tropic Air’s Maya Flats airstrip at Chaa Creek’s doorstep, Belize’s stunning Caribbean islands, barrier reef and coastline are a short hop away.  Chaa Creek’s all-inclusive Belize vacation packages make the Caribbean an affordable, hassle free addition to honeymoons dreams are made of.

When Chaa Creek began offering dedicated “Adventure Romance” packages years ago, they were simply a response to the number of people who visited and later decided that this would be a great place to get married or celebrate a honeymoon. Long time staff member Denise Duran was a natural for the position of wedding and honeymoon planner, and before too long the sight of love-struck couples wandering through the lush tropical gardens, enjoying an intimate jungle picnic or leisurely canoe trip down the Macal River became commonplace as Denise and her staff worked their magic.

And magic doesn’t seem to be an exaggeration here, with word of mouth a big factor in the growing popularity of Chaa Creek’s romance and honeymoon packages. Take, for example, the comments of John and Kate Hammond, from Chicago.

“Thank you for making our Honeymoon Vacation perfect! We don’t want to leave but we’re taking away with us wonderful memories of hiking, birdwatching, horseback riding, Maya Stories, and of course Margaritas! This is truly a special place and we are lucky to have spent time with you all. Words cannot do Chaa Creek justice. Whatever magic you have, keep using it! A wonderful place!”

Yes, add the Hammonds’ words to those “three simple reasons” AARP mentions, and you have the recipe for an unforgettable honeymoon with memories a couple will cherish forever.

Denise has become something of a legend for working closely with couples to ensure that their romantic adventure is perfect, offering her experience, ideas and importantly, flexibility in creating honeymoons that are, well, magic.

We’re happy that an organisation as knowledgeable as the AARP is spreading the word about what an extraordinary honeymoon destination Belize is, and don’t worry – family owned and operated Chaa Creek prides itself on giving guests individual attention, and Denise and her staff wouldn’t have it any other way.

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