As the name implies, St. George’s Caye Resort is located on St. George’s Caye which is steep in history. As the one-time capital for the region, it was in the Battle of St. George’s Caye in 1798 that the Baymen, shipwrecked British sailors that had made Belize their home, fought off 32 Spanish warships so that still today, Belize is the only Central American country to speak English.
Today the caye is the nearest of many, to Belize’s International airport and like the others, offers excellent opportunities for rest and adventure in the Caribbean Sea and on the world’s second largest reef.
Although located in the Caribbean Sea along the reef, being just 7 miles from Belize City makes this resort ideal for exploring the mainland as well as the beautiful waters.
The resort features 12 private cabanas and 7 rooms in the main lodge. There is a choice of either garden, over water or ocean front cabanas or of course rooms in the lodge but all rooms include air conditioning, ceiling fans, bath towels and bath robes, plus the cabanas include a porch complete with hammock.
Food & Dinning
Although most meals are served in a family style manner, allowing guests to get to know each other, on Saturday’s there is, in true Belizean style, a BBQ and bonfire on the beach. Most of the meats and veg are shipped fresh several times a week from the chef’s own farm, apart from the coconuts which come of course, from the island.
The resort has a spa where a variety of massages and treatments can be found, plus the resort maintains all the equipment you may need for water sports activity, from snorkeling or wind surfing to fishing or Hobie Cat sailboats. There is also a pool available for those that would prefer to swim in a more relaxed setting.
Staff & Service
Apart from catering to your every need, the staff at this resort would be happy to arrange for you to take snorkel lessons in the pool, prior to you visiting the reef.
Apart from all the attractions that the Caribbean Sea and the reef can offer, St. George’s Caye’s close proximity to the mainland means that tours to it are easily arranged and can include jungle treks, zip lining, cave tubing and of course visits to one of the many Mayan ruins.
The 10th of September is celebrated as a national holiday in Belize. St. George’s Caye day sees celebrations throughout the country but are centered on St. George’s Caye as they commemorate the day the Baymen turned away the Spanish in 1798.