Enjoy the beautiful waters off of the coast of Dangriga. Experience the untouched coral reef formation. Swim with various marine life and relax on the slow island of South Water Caye or many more like it. For avid fishermen, this is the ideal destination for fly fishing for bonefish, permit and tarpon.
Coco Plum Caye
Known as “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret,” Belize is an adventure seeker’s paradise. White sandy beach surrounded by turquoise water, perfect to relax and
disconnect from everyday distractions. Whether it is kayaking around the island, or swimming through the clear waters of the Caribbean there are activities for all ages and levels. Coco Plum Island and Resort is perfect for any outdoor enthusiasts. Adult Island ONLY.
South Water Caye
South Water Caye is 35 minutes off the coast of Dangriga. This beautiful island lays partially atop the barrier reef. It is a well-known area for the diversity of marine habitats and life. This area is a protect UNESCO World Heritage site among a few other sites in Belize. Divers can practically swim to the drop-offs from the shore. Or you can relax on the coast of the island and enjoy the peaceful waves while soaking up the sun. There are a few resorts that reside on South Water Caye. To contact them visit the Accommodation Page.
Tobacco Caye is located in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef at the northern edge of the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. It is approximately thirty minutes offshore from the town of Dangriga in central Belize. Access is by boat, and water taxi service is available from Dangriga and Hopkins. As you approach your destination by boat, this idyllic gem reveals itself from behind the Tobacco Caye Range. Soft, sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms and calm, turquoise waters await you.
Home to about 700 patch reefs in the lagoon and surrounded by 50 miles of sheer drop-offs, which start from 25 feet and drop straight down to about 2,700 feet. You will find that most of the reefs are almost uncharted and untouched. This area is a critical nursery and feeding ground for sea turtles, sharks, and numerous fish. Glover’s Reef Atoll is one of the few UNESCO World Heritage sites in Belize and one everyone should experience.
South Water Caye Marine Reserve (SWCMR) is the largest Marine Reserve in Belize. Here you can experience the depths of the water and all the marine life that resides in the area. This area is home to numerous spotted eagle stingrays, large southern stingrays, and completely safe for all levels of swimmers. Come swim with the fish by booking a tour or checking with your hotel.
The Great Blue Hole, biggest of of its kind. Measuring 1,000 feet across and approximately 450 feet deep. Divers descend into the Blue Hole’s tranquil abyss to see geological wonders and fascinating marine life. The Great Blue Hole is apart of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover what was once a limestone cave during the last ice age, now filled with exquisite coral and marine life. Contact Roam Belize or check with your Accomodation for packages on this amazing site. You can also view the Great Hole from the air by contacting domestic airlines for tours.
The underwater walls around South Water Caye Marine Reserve are amongst the best in Belize. The walls start between 35 to 65 feet and drops off into the abyss. Some common animal encounters include turtles, eagle rays, unique fish, and nurse sharks. There are multiple dive sites for different levels of divers. Explore the caribbean ocean and marvel at the spectacular colors of the reefs. Book a tour now or check your accomodation for packages.
On a variety of islands, you can Paddle Board or Kayak off the shore of pristine beaches. Glide over grass beds as school of fish swim by. Peer through clear waters to find colorful fish and patches of coral reef. Try a single, or share the fun in a double kayak. Check out the Accomodation page for the Off-Shore resorts to see if they offer this activity.
When the tide is just right, your guide will take you to cast on one of the best destinations in Belize for fly fishing. Try your hand at snook and tarpon. Only 120 ft from the Belize Barrier Reef and nearby picturesque islands. Contact your hotel for packages or book a tour.