In colonial days St. George's Caye was a British favorite because of its proximity to Belize City, about 20 minutes by boat; more recently wealthy Belize City families weekended on the island, and today visitors favor the resort for its casual style and and private island atmosphere. Some of the thatch cottages are partly over the water (but on the lee side of the island, which doesn't get the cooling breezes, so the beachfront cottages on the sea side are preferred). Electricity comes from the lodge's own windmills. There's air-conditioning, but you may be more comfortable with open windows to catch the sea breezes, at least in the beachfront cottages. The resort has a swimming pool and offers limited spa services. Dining is family-style, though if you prefer you can have s private dinner on the dock. Expect limited choices of entrées at dinner.
St. George's Caye, Belize
800-813–8498-in the U.S. and Canada; 220-4444