We leave for our summer holidays tomorrow beginning in one of our favourite weekend spots of Miami, before flying two hours to Belize on Monday morning for a week. We then return to Florida and will head to Orlando for our second week, but plan also to spend a bit of time out on the Gulf Coast while we are in the sunshine state.
Living in Bermuda allows pretty quick access to Central America via Miami and we have already had some great holidays in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama whilst living here. Belize has been on my list since when I was dying to drive down from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to see it’s incredible barrier reef, but scorching hot weather and a young baby made us the see the error of our ways.
Belize gained independence from Britain in 1981 and is the only English speaking nation in Central America. Belize has more than two hundred islands, or cayes, and is a haven for divers, although we instead are staying inland on the border of Guatemala in the jungle and amongst the Mayan temple sites.
The photograph is of Belize’s Great Blue Hole, an underwater sinkhole that is 407 feet at it’s deepest and apparently can be seen by the naked eye from space.