Rich in culture and history, St. George's Caye is located seven miles east of Belize City. It was settled as a town in 1650, but has grown to be a popular tourist attraction with the growth of Belize City. It was Belize's first capital until 1700s. The weather is beautiful year round. It is conveniently located from mainland Belize and so you can explore world-class diving sites along the Barrier Reef as well as enjoy discovering Mayan ruins. Apart from several private residences, this Caye features the popular St. George's Caye Resort. Some of the adventurous activities that you can try while vacationing here are diving, sailing, and snorkeling.
Things to do and see while in St. George's Caye
• Diving and Snorkeling: Diving and snorkeling is amazing year round. Visibility remains constant year-round away from the mainland shore. Whatever you skill level is, you can have an amazing diving and snorkeling experience in St. George and its surrounding destinations. Only 5-10 minutes from St. George’s Caye, you’ll find a variety of pristine dive sites that teem with marine wildlife. Start with the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is home to more than 500 species of fish as well as sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, and numerous invertebrates. Enjoy an underwater dive safari and catch as much lionfish as you can. The most sought after dive destination in the Belize Barrier Reef is the Great Blue Hole. The Great Blue Hole is a giant underwater circular cavern with over 300m across and 108m deep. Advanced divers can descend to a depth of more than 100 feet to fully appreciate the wonders of this incredible dive site. Turneffe Atoll is about a 30-minute boat ride from St. George’s Caye. You can enjoy some of the best wall dives at Turneffe. Its seascape consists of lagoons, creeks, flats, and 150 mangrove islands, boasting hundreds of fish varieties, stony corals, sea turtles, manatees seabirds, and more. Hop on board your own yacht or catamaran charter and take a one-hour ride north from St. George to reach Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Rays are common around the waters of Hol Chan while lobsters and sea anemones live among the nooks and crannies. You will also find different types of coral, sponges, sea turtles and other marine animals here. Don't miss kayaking and paddle boarding while you are in St. George's Caye.
• Pure Relaxation: St. George Caye is a safe and secluded Belize island paradise where you can relax as much or as little as you desire. Unwind and recharge with 5-star service at the St. George's Caye Resort for a laid-back island experience. There are no crowds so you can enjoy a secluded vacation experience here. There are cabanas on the beach that feature thatch roofs and hardwoods. In fact, you can enjoy your dinner right in front of the beautiful Caribbean Sea while looking into the cool ocean breeze. Since St. George is located only 7 miles from Belize City, you can combine your vacation with adventurous activities such as exploring the Mayan jungle, discovering history about the Mayan ruins, and plenty of other adrenaline-fueled activities in the ocean and the jungle.
• Fishing: Take your private boat charter out and enjoy world-class fishing in St. George's Caye and its surrounding rich fishing sites. You can catch and keep certain species, but must catch and release others. A fishing permit is required, but we will get this in advance for you! On your reef fishing adventure, expect to catch mackerel, barracuda, grouper and tuna. You can also try your hands at spin casting or fly fishing for snook, bonefish, or permit in the rivers or coastal waters of Belize.
• Dining and Shopping: The St. George's Caye Resort is the only place to eat or drink on the island. All meals are served at one long, 16-seat table on the upper level of a wooden building with a wide outdoor terrace, maintained by the resort. You can get a decent breakfast including tropical fruits, cereals and cooked options. Dinner is a four-course meal and you can even request Belizean dishes such as ceviche and fresh papaya. You can buy little things such as a bag from the Sand Bar of St. George's Caye Resort. There are no more dining and shopping options here. If you are a mall shopper, then Belize is not the place for you. However, there are various boutique shops and small stores where you will find the most inexpensive items such as jewelery, furniture, cigar, coffee, paintings and arts and crafts. For a 5-star dining experience, check out these restaurants – Ruby's Cafe, Sandbar Beachfront Restaurant, Wayo's Bar, Hidden Treasure Restaurant, Stella's Smile Wine Bar, Antojitos Santelmo, Blue Water Grill, Blu Restaurant, Caribbean Spice Belize, Brodie's, Sahara, Hour Bar and more.
• Other Adventurous Activities: If you plan to stay at St. George's Caye during your vacation, then you can take your private yacht or catamaran charter to Belize City for exploration of Mayan jungles and ruins. In and around Belize City, you will find many Mayan temples, pyramids, sacred caves, Gods and old buildings at Xunantunich and Actun Tunichil Muknal. Visit Tikal & Maya Biosphere Reserve, explore Barton Creek Cave & Xunantunich, and have fun at Lamanai and Caracol. If given the opportunity, checkout the nearby cayes and atolls including Ambergris Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Glover's Reef, Drowned Cayes, Rendezvous Caye, Caye Caulker, and more. When you are in Belize, expect to have unlimited fun.
St. George's Caye is an amazing place in Belize to experience great diving, snorkeling, have pure relaxation at the island's only resort, and enjoy a wonderful vacation. If you are planning to visit Belize, plan your private yachting vacation in St. George's Caye. We will help you plan your itinerary and make sure you have true Belizean experience while vacationing here. Contact Yachts Belize to book your luxury yacht in St. George's Caye and get ready for an amazing experience! Check out our fleet of luxury yacht here, and then contact one of our charter consultants at 702-401-4284 to plan your yacht charter itinerary and book your charter experienc.