About Belize

Where is Belize?

Belize is located in Central America, nestled between Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea. Belize holds the optimal position for a private paradise. It is tucked away in the Caribbean, which is known for its gorgeous islands, but is still close enough to the US so you’re not too far away from familiar amenities despite being in a different country.

What currency is accepted in Belize?

The official currency of Belize is the Belize Dollar (BZD). However, the US Dollar is widely accepted. As a general rule of thumb, 1 USD = 2 BZD in most stores, restaurants and merchants. In the commercial banks, the exchange rate is a bit higher at 1 USD = 1.98 BZD. Because, most places accept USD anyways, it is not necessary to convert your currency to BZD. Just bear in mind that paying with USD does not mean you will always get the same currency back in change.

Do they speak English there?

Yes. Belize is a former British Colony; and as such, it is the only Central American country with English as its official language. Many people here are multilingual so be prepared to hear many different tongues. Other languages widely spoken are Spanish, French and local dialects of Kriol, Garifuna, Maya and Plautdietsch as well.

What cultures make up the demography?

Belize truly is a land of many colors. Belize is now home to Maya, Creole, Mestizo, Garifuna, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Mennonite. Each ethnic group preserves their own cultural practices but most speak English and all live in harmony with each other. Despite the varying cultures, the demeanor of Belizeans as a people is very welcoming to all.

Is it always sunny in Belize?

No, but most days are. Because Belize has a sub-tropical climate, temperatures remain warm varying between the neighborhoods of 69°F to 89°F. While most days are indeed sunny, there are periods of rainy days especially during the rainy season between June and November.

I know about the barrier reef. What other natural features are found in Belize?

Apart from having the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize is home to many other natural wonders scattered all across this beautiful country.

The Great Blue Hole is a large sinkhole off the coast of Belize near the middle of Lighthouse Reef. The Great Blue Hole measures 300m across and 124m deep. This is one of the most popular diving spots in the world as its often crystal clear waters host several species of fish and vibrantly colored corals. Belize's coast is studded with over 100 cayes (islands). These cayes vary in size and popularity but almost all provide great swimming and fishing off the shore.

Belize is also home to the largest concentration of ancient Mayan ruins in the world. Currently, there are over 600 identified site with many others awaiting excavation. Other inland sites found in Belize are the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary which is the world's first jaguar preserve and the Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve which has the most extensive cave system in Central America.

Why should you buy a private island in Belize?

Everyone dreams of owning their own piece of paradise and Belize provides the perfect haven to make that dream come true!

Even if you don't want to permanently live in Belize, you can still purchase a private island in Belize and visit frequently thanks to the country's close proximity to other larger countries like the US and Canada. Belize is only a short plane ride away from major US ports of entry like Florida, Texas and California. So, taking a break from reality and travelling to your piece of paradise is a breeze!

Belize is home to an abundance of natural wonders. The main feature that sets Belize apart from other destinations in the Caribbean is its barrier reef. Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the northern and western hemispheres with over 180 miles of coral reef spanning all along its coast line.

If the first two reasons weren't enough to convince you to buy a Belize private island, then this third one will. The price of private islands in Belize is unparalleled to anywhere else in the Caribbean. A 25 acre property in the Turneffe Atoll in the barrier reef will cost about USD $150,000 while a property less than an acre in Turks and Caicos could cost upwards of USD $500,000.

Why deprive yourself of enjoying your life in paradise? Find the property that's right for you with Belize Private Islands!