The Belize Barrier Reef is the longest living reef in the Western Hemisphere, paralleling the coast line for approximately 185 miles. More than 200 cayes are scattered offshore between the Belize mainland and the Reef, which has been designated as a World Heritage Site. Many of the cayes are mangrove cayes, providing nurseries for the abundant marine life in Belizean waters, and the shallow coral gardens that surround them are perfect for snorkeling! Deep fissures and canyons also cut the reef, providing great diving opportunities.
Right off the shore of Dangriga is the beautiful South Water Caye, named one of the Best Secret Islands on Earth by Travel and Leisure magazine. Stay at one of Pelican Beach Resort's idyllic cottages on the island, and try one of the following activities (or just relax in a hammock):
- Island hopping
- Ecology tours