Located on a private residential island just 20 minutes by boat from Belize City, St. George’s Cay Resort is a good choice for groups. It has access to a secluded section of the Belize barrier reef dived by few other than the resort’s guests. So as soon as you arrive you can be swimming with turtles, dolphins and any number of the more than 500 species of fish that call this 185-mile-long reef home. The location and small size of the resort also allow for valet diving, with flexible schedules so you and your group can adjust your diving on the fly. If you’re in the mood to practice some photography skills, just hit the sites 10 minutes away where reef dwellers such as moray eels and thimble jellyfish (they spawn in May) are prevalent; if you want to check out some of the top sites in Belize, take the day trip to Lighthouse Reef Atoll and the famous Blue Hole. Meals are served in the main lodge where everyone can get a download of the day’s events plus, if there are people in your group who don’t dive, there’s an on-site spa and excursions to the mainland to see Mayan ruins, play golf or go tubing in the refreshing rivers deep in the jungle.
Make It Happen
St. George’s Caye Resort has a special package for Scuba Diving readers, which includes four nights in a lagoon cabana, all meals and drinks, four dives and a $50 spa credit for $1,000 per person. The package is valid until Nov. 15; just use booking code M-Scuba4 when you make your reservations. More Info: www.gooddiving.com