Belize has something for every type of traveler: it’s a brilliant sailing and yachting destination popular with sailors who can cruise between its hundreds of islands – 450, to be precise – along with a Unesco-listed barrier reef and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The best bit? It’s a fantastic snorkeling destination, too – so, we’ve rounded up the places which should be on your radar if you fancy exploring beneath the waves.
Proof that the best things come in small packages, Little Water Caye is a great destination if you’re a fan of corals – there’s a huge range to see here and it’s a fantastic place to spot sea sponges. If you’re visiting in the low season, it’s worth noting that visibility isn’t always the best – due to its proximity to the mainland and the rains which come from Belize’s mountainous areas. However, its shallow depth means there’s generally plenty to see throughout the year.