Belize off the beach snorkeling

Old Jun 11th, 2012, 11:33 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Belize off the beach snorkeling

I'm thinking about booking a trip for my wife and I and a several other couples. We are all pretty adventurous and under 33, but not everyone is a great snorkeler or diver.

Which Belize resort has the best off the beach snorkeling? I went to Negril and there was decent(medium density coral and fish) reef snorkeling about 100yards off shore in about 20ft of water, so I was looking for something similar to that.

I've also been looking at Grand Cayman and Cozumel for the same reasons, but I've always really wanted to go to Belize.

Thanks,

Craig
csh8428 is offline  
Old Jun 11th, 2012, 11:54 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 24,438
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We had the best snorkeling we've ever done in Belize, but we had to go out to the reef to do it. Around a lot of the resorts there is sea grass in the water that limits visibility. At Hol Chan, we saw huge rays, sea turtles, nurse sharks, and beautiful tropical colored fish.
volcanogirl is offline  
Old Jun 12th, 2012, 04:17 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,066
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
On far north Ambergris Caye, you have walk in snorkeling at Tranquility Bay Resort. It's a nice place, but, far from town. Dining options will be limited.

Southwater Caye would work as well, also, it's much smaller and cheaper neighbor, Tobacco Caye.

There's also the atolls, which I honestly know little about.

What, unfortunately, you won't find in Belize, is walk in snorkeling in close proximity to any beach towns.
JeanH is offline  
Old Jun 12th, 2012, 05:10 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,230
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you tell us when you're planning to be there, your general budget, and if you're interested in mainland adventures like caving, hiking, and visiting Maya sites we can help you better.
hopefulist is offline  
Old Jun 12th, 2012, 05:10 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,230
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh - and how many nights you're planning.
hopefulist is offline  
Old Jun 12th, 2012, 02:59 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hey there, if you are looking for something completely unique and spectacular check out www.lighthousereef.travel or www.gloversreef.travel. These are 2 pretty amazing places to snorkel. Cheers!
denverwr is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
newlyretired
Mexico & Central America
11
May 14th, 2015 04:56 PM
cpcd
Mexico & Central America
7
Nov 15th, 2011 04:24 AM
chellyroo
Mexico & Central America
14
May 18th, 2010 11:49 AM
alice
Mexico & Central America
5
Aug 6th, 2002 10:07 AM
geoff
Mexico & Central America
10
Jul 9th, 2002 02:20 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:18 AM.