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12 Reasons to Stay at Banyan Bay Suites for Christmas

By Banyan Bay Suites 12/12/2019 5 minutes

Breakaway from the traditional fireplace celebration in your home and warm up under the tropical sun in Ambergris Caye, Belize, this Christmas! Channeling our favorite holiday tune, here are 12 reasons why a Christmas vacation at Banyan Bay Suites is the ultimate investment to end the 2019 calendar year or for bringing in the new year, 2020:

PERFECT WEATHER

Why stay frosty when you can be suntanning? If the lack of sunshine is rapidly putting you into grinch mode, then we think your trip to Belize is much needed! Typical temperatures in Belize during the month of December and January can range from a cool 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit. You'll be able to achieve the perfect summer tan on your Christmas vacation in Belize! But, if the weather alone does not move you, keep reading!

FLIGHTS

With Belize’s proximity to the main airline gateways in the USA, you will find that no matter where you are, flights to Belize are conveniently accessible. American Airlines offers direct flights from Miami, Dallas, Charlotte, and Los Angeles, while United Airlines offers direct flights from Houston, Chicago, and Newark. For those traveling from other Central American countries like Panama City, Cancun, Flores, San Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, COPA Airlines and Avianca now offer flights to Belize. And, just recently, AeroMexico has a direct flight from Mexico to Belize on weekends!

PEOPLE

Guests to Belize have always raved about the country’s most precious resource, its people! With welcoming embraces to our shores and a collective friendly disposition, the faces and people of Belize are what makes this tiny country stand out from the rest of competing destinations. Paired with English as its mother tongue, a passion for hospitality, and theming with culture, this tourist-loving destination is rapidly growing in admiration!

FOOD

There is more than rice and beans to associate Belize with when it comes to cuisine, especially when it's Christmas in Belize! The country is famous for its merging of flavors from its melting pot of cultures to create many mouthwatering experiences that take you on a gastronomic journey of epic proportions! Pier 366 on the beachfront of Banyan Bay will host its annual Christmas and New Year’s Dinner Feast Specials. But, before you leave, be sure to stop by the local spots like Celi’s Deli, Neri’s Tacos, and The Baker.

Christmas in Belize at Banyan Bay Suites
Christmas in Belize at Banyan Bay Suites

DIVING

Many underwater dive logbooks now include many sites in Belize. It is no secret that this tiny Central American country boasts some of the most magnificent dive sites in the world along with hundreds of atolls, cayes, and its dotting 185-mile barrier reef. The country’s underwater planet welcomes snorkelers and divers of all experience levels. And, you can easily arrange your marine trips with our on-site dive shop, Belize Pro Dive Center.

FISHING

Novice and experienced anglers from across the world have come on the premise of achieving a "grand slam" in Belize! A "grand slam" is catching three of the most prized fish, a Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon, in one day. Whether you prefer deep-sea fishing, fishing in the flats, or sport fishing, your fishing lines are bound to get tugged, so visit Belize and get hooked!  

BEACH

Swaying palm trees, cobalt waters, and steady Caribbean breeze are elements for a perfect beach day. Of the few ‘beach areas’ that Ambergris Caye possesses, most would agree that our resort beach area, the Alaia Beach (formerly Mar de Tumbo), is the perfect location for catching some much-needed vitamin sun.

MAYAN SITES

Xunantunich, Altun Ha, Lamanai, Cahal Pech, and Lubaantun are just a few of the main attractions in the Maya World that takes visitors to travel back in time and history. Take a guided tour and learn about prehistoric artifacts, pottery, and ancient Maya temples that hold stories and secrets of this fascinating Mayan civilization!<

TOURS

With a collection of "things to do," "attractions to see," "tours to go on," it is relatively impossible to cover them all on your first stay in Belize! But, if ziplining through thick jungle canopies, floating down a seven-mile-long river path on an inner tube, horseback riding through trails, or jungle trekking on an ATM tickles your fancy, we have you covered! Tours are in abundance here, all you need is time! Check with our amazing front desk agents to arrange all your awesome Belizean adventures. 

KIN SPA

Our lobby area houses K’in Spa, a luxe wellness spa and massage quarter. Hit the reset button as we satisfy the soundness of your mind, body, and spirit. The spa offers exfoliating treatments, spa packages, manicures/pedicures, and facials at several different price ranges to suit your budget. K'in Spa also offers gift certificates that will make for a perfect holiday gift!

Christmas in Belize at Banyan Bay Suites
Christmas in Belize at Banyan Bay Suites

PIER 366

Boasting the most impressive backdrop of the second largest Barrier reef, Pier 366, our resort's over-the-water restaurant, has seen significant changes from its name to its executive chef. Chef extraordinaire Laurent Girard has revamped the entire menu to reflect the bounty of the Caribbean! The Pier 366 Seafood House offers quality cuts of meat and the freshest seafood that will wow your senses and satisfy your every craving. Their mantra is from “sea to table!” The restaurant will have a specially prepared menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Shall we reserve your table now? You can call us for reservations at +501-226-2565.

AMBERGRIS CAYE BOAT PARADE

While on your Belizean escape, you can get as active as you want or relax in a hammock under a shady palm tree with a good novel and refreshing cocktail! A highlight of this festive season on Ambergris Caye is the Holiday Boat Parade scheduled for Saturday, December 7th. This spectacle, which is a crowd favorite, showcases a flotilla of boats outfitted with dazzling lights, Santas, his helpers, and jolly mates singing carols along the parade route.

So, this holiday season, gather your squad and give your family around an “Un-Belizeable” getaway at Banyan Bay Suites – your true home away from home!

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