It’s Reef Week 2015 here in Belize. Coupled with Island Expeditions being recognized this week in Outside Magazine’s Best Trips 2015, I could think of no better time than now to share images from my recent trip to their Half Moon Caye camp.
Some people head to Cancun and Tulum to vacation. This five-day trip to Lighthouse Reef Atoll reminded me why I’d rather pick Belize.
I fell in love with the Jewel all over again. And I felt immense gratitude that I get to write about this gem of a country and explore it for work.
Days were spent paddleboarding, kayaking, kayak sailing from Half Moon Caye to Long Caye, snorkeling the Blue Hole and the Aquarium–we had these spots all to ourselves–spending sunrise on the beach with yoga, enjoying homemade meals and happy hour laughs with a fantastic group of adventurers.
For the first in a long while, I wanted to stay in this unplugged paradise, escape the world for just a little longer.
A big thanks to the entire Island Expeditions team–from their knowledgeable, multi-talented Belizean guides (shout to to Daton and Pablo) to the activities and safety tips, the warm Garifuna kitchen staff and even the dedicated on site Audubon staff and Coast Guard.
To view my Instagram shots from this trip, click here.
My visit was sponsored by Island Expeditions–but the opinions are wholeheartedly mine.