The holidays are just around the corner, but first we have Garifuna Settlement Day!
The national holiday is celebrated on November 19th, commemorating when the Garifuna people arrived on the shores of Belize in 1802. After being displaced by the British they sought refuge on our shores, and they’ve added greatly to Belize’s cultural mosaic ever since.
A mixed indigenous people, the Garifuna have a unique language, dance, music, and dishes. While Garifuna Settlement Day is celebrated most in the areas with large Garifuna populations, such as Dangriga and Hopkins, festivities reverberate across the country.
If you’re in Belize we hope you’ll get the opportunity to experience the Garifuna culture during the celebrations!
In a recent article on chowhound.com Belize is featured for a two day travel tour including mainland Belize and La Isla Bonita.
The packed to-do list includes the famous ATM cave and Lamanai, followed by a stay on Ambergris Caye to eat your way through San Pedro and take a dip in our turquoise water.
If you’re looking for a quick read that’ll provide you with plenty of tips for your upcoming trip, click here. By choosing Mayan Princess for your stay, there’s no need to worry about transportation once arriving on Ambergris Caye—you’ll be in the heart of San Pedro with everything at your fingertips!
Just because we’re facing back to school season soon doesn’t mean that summer has to come to an end! At Mayan Princess we’ve created a special so that you can bask in the sun all the way until November 14th.
With our Endless Summer promotion save 15% on your booking. Enjoy being beachfront in Belize with all of San Pedro’s amenities at your doorstep. Not to mention all the summer weather with the perks of the quieter season!
For full details on the promotion and to book now, click here. We look forward to extending summer with you!
There’s a big selection of accommodations to choose from when you’re planning a trip to Ambergris Caye. While we might be a little biased, we think you can’t go wrong with Mayan Princess Hotel, and we’ve compiled our top 5 reasons why:
1. Location! We’re 100% beachfront, walking distance to the ferry and dive shop, with San Pedro at our doorstep, it couldn’t be easier to experience and explore Ambergris Caye.
2. Spacious suites. So much more than the average hotel room, Mayan Princess suites feature living spaces and private patios (with hammocks!) to spread out and relax.
3. Kitchenettes. While trying out the local food is a big part of travel, it gets tiring always deciding what restaurant to go to. Our kitchenettes feature stove tops, fridges, and a variety of cook and eat ware so that you can prepare meals on your time.
4. Service. From our complimentary airport transfers to freshly brewed coffee every morning, we love taking care of our guests.
5. Tours. Many come to Belize in search of adventure, and we’re ready to book it for you! Whether it’s fishing, watersports, or you want to head into the jungle and see Mayan ruins, we can help you see the best of Belize.
Ready to see for yourself? Contact us today!
In just a week one of Belize’s largest festivals will be opening here in San Pedro: Lobster Fest! Celebrating the start of lobster season, the streets of San Pedro come alive during the festival marked with live music, street parties, a variety of activities, and of course, lobster!
The festivities will begin with a Lionfish tournament on Thursday the 13th at Estele’s with lobster season opening on the 15th. Celebrate with an all-day beach party at Secret Beach on Sunday, or dine at any number of the participating restaurants. Lobster Fest finishes on June 22nd with the annual block party complete with steel drums, dancing, competitions, and more.
We’ll see you there!
One of the main questions travelers ask when coming to Ambergris Caye is the best mode of transportation. Unlike many destinations where you can plan on renting a car, the main way to get around San Pedro and the greater island is by golf cart!
At just 40km or 25 miles long, golf carts are an easy and convenient way to explore Ambergris Caye. Whether you want to visit Secret Beach, experience one of our popular restaurants, or simply get around San Pedro, golf carts make it easy to see the sights.
For your convenience we can set you up with a golf cart rental so that it’s ready and waiting for you. Just let us know when you make your reservation, and enjoy getting around on island time!
In big news for Belize, TripAdvisor has announced Tropic Air a winner in the 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards in the category of Speciality and Leisure Airlines!
The awards are based on reviews and ratings that are gathered throughout the year, meaning that to receive an award is a direct result of travelers having positive experiences. As one of two airlines that brings travelers from Belize City to Ambergris Caye, we are thrilled to see Tropic Air praised for its quality of service.
If you have any questions about booking travel for your stay at Mayan Princess, we can be reached at [email protected]! And of course, congratulations to our friends at Tropic Air.
Have you ever wondered what Belize’s azure waters and barrier reef look like from above? NASA astronaut Jeff Williams recently posted a video and photos from his vantage point in space. Interested in seeing what he saw? Click here to see what he captured.
While we can’t take you up in a spaceship to see the barrier reef, we can help you see it earth-side! Amigos del Mar Dive Center is located on the dock right outside Mayan Princess. It couldn’t be easier to arrange dive lessons and a visit to any number of the spectacular dive sites around Ambergris Caye!
Interested in seeing the Belize barrier reef for yourself? Contact us today and we can help you get planning.
Our beloved Belize has been gaining popularity as a tropical destination, and recently Fox News has done a spotlight on Belize outlining five activities for the ultimate Belize adventurer.
So much more than beaches lined palm trees, there are exciting activities for every kind of traveler. And who can resist this description:
Filled with lush jungles, countless islands and protected wildlife sanctuaries, it’s home to a range of animals that include the tapir, howler monkeys and the elusive jaguar. Not to mention it’s a birders paradise, boasting over 600 species. In addition, it’s a country that offers travelers the opportunity to explore both natural and cultural wonders such as the Belize Barrier Reef and the ancient Maya civilization.
The feature lists the Belize Zoo, Lamani, the Black Hole Drop, Great Blue Hole, and River of Caves as the ultimate activities for an adventurer. Interested in reading their descriptions? Click here for the full article. At Mayan Princess we provide the ideal launching pad for exploring Belize and would be happy to help you plan your adventures!
The Caribbean Journal has said in a recent article that “Belize is one of the hottest destinations in the region right now” resulting in travelers flocking to Belize. The boost in tourism is largely attributed to the new flights from multiple airlines and cruise ship passenger arrivals.
While we’re happy to see the new flight paths getting travelers to us quicker and easier, we know that Belize’s attraction is really due to our landscape! So much more than just a beach vacation, Belize is rich in culture with friendly, welcoming locals, jungle for exploration and extensive human history you can witness first hand, just to name a few highlights.
Interested in exploring the hottest destination for yourself? Mayan Princess is the ideal launching pad for seeing Belize—whether you’re looking to dive, experience Mayan ruins, or mingle with the locals in San Pedro, you can do it all from our beachfront location. Contact us today to get planning!