If you are considering a multi-generational vacation this summer, look no farther than Ambergris Caye, Belize! Suited for every member of the family, this beautiful island is full of lush scenery, exciting excursions, family friendly dining, and local entertainment, guaranteeing that there is something for everyone to love - both when stepping away individually and when spending time together as a whole family. Below are several reasons why your entire family is sure to enjoy their stay at Las Terrazas
Resort in Belize.
Vacationing in Belize can be surprisingly affordable, and even more so when it's done with the extended family in tow! Las Terrazas Resort's two and three bedroom residences will allow the whole family to share luxury accommodations
at a fraction of the cost all the while providing ample space to break away for some time apart as well. This is true all the time, but even more during the summer of 2018 with our Second Bedroom Free Summer Promotion
! Serenity Spa & Wellness Center, onsite babysitting, 70' infinity pool, and complimentary bicycles and water toys make the resort alone appealing to vacationers from every generation, allowing the question of hotel accommodations to be the first thing you can easily scratch off your list.
With lodging taken care of, consider next the plethora of activities the island has to offer. While there are too many adventure, historical, natural, and water activities to list, let's discuss those that we feel best appeal to family members from multiple generations. For example, if you are looking for a combination of both relaxation and fun in the sun, ask the Front Desk for directions to Secret Beach. The adults can lounge on the beach, enjoying drinks, conversation, and or quiet time to read and relax while the children splash and play within sight. Consider also a Belizean houseboat adventure
or a day trip on a catamaran with ceviche, rum punch, beers, and soda, where you can stop for snorkeling and then sail on down to the tiny island of Caye Caulker. Las Terrazas Resort would be pleased to book these amazing excursions either during your reservation process with our US Reservations Office or once you have arrived at the resort! And while the Caribbean side of Ambergris Caye typically gets all the attention, the lagoon side is also not to be missed! Rent a boat and head to the west side of the island for some fishing, snorkeling, bird watching and even spotting dolphins and manatees. Another experience unique to Ambergris Caye is American Crocodile Education Sanctuary
's crocodile expedition and tour
where you'll cruise through a mangrove habitat into the night and search for crocodiles, birds, and other nocturnal wildlife. The tour takes place 6:00pm and costs $50 USD.
Need a break from the water? No problem! Belize is full of natural and historic sites! If it's archeological history that peaks your interest, take a day trip to the mainland (easily done by boat or plane) to see one of the many nearby ruins
where members of your whole family will be fascinated by the ancient civilization, historical monuments, and rich culture of Belize, all dating back thousands of years. While multi-generational travel may seem difficult at first glance, this next suggestion is sure to have the littlest boys to the greatest of grandpas rolling with laughter: The Chicken Drop! Every Thursday night at the Wahoo Lounge
, guests can bet on which game square a chicken will "drop" on. Make no mistake... you are, in fact, betting on which square the bird will poop on, guaranteeing that this will without a doubt be one gas of a party for your family to enjoy. Or, in like-minded fashion, join Crazy Canucks
every Tuesday night at 6:30pm for some crab racing fun! Get in the action with a bet on your favorite hermit crab for $10BZE.
Let's not forget the one thing that draws every family together: time at the table. Belize offers a number of fine and casual dining experiences, but these unique restaurants promise satisfied stomachs to all ages and palates. If you are looking for a casual dining option that will suit family members in every stage of life, consider The Truck Stop Belize
, an outdoor food yard made up of shipping containers that serves everything from margaritas and beer, to ice cream and tacos, and other local fare. Just in case this isn't family friendly enough, consider the fact that they host Movie Nights on Wednesdays, Trivia Nights on Thursdays, Family Movie Nights on Fridays, and a DJ every Saturday! If there are Bingo lovers in your family, be sure to send them to The Lions Den for a few rounds of fun! Especially intriguing is their Bingo and BBQ event, hosted on Friday nights. This outing, located on Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro Town, is one that draws locals, ex-pats, and tourists alike and is a unique opportunity to connect with a local family-oriented tradition that uses their event proceeds to bless the Belizean community at large. What better way to help meet the needs of the Belizean community than with good food, fun games, and drinks all within arm's reach?! Does your family have a sweet tooth and a passion for organic and fair trade business? If so, be sure to make a dessert stop at the Belize Chocolate Company
, a family owned chocolate making company that specializes in organic, fair, and direct trade bean to bar Belizean chocolate treats. If you are looking for a true experience the whole family will enjoy, consider taking one of their chocolate classes together! Sample chocolate together as you learn the process of how these local, organic cacao beans are turned into artisan chocolate. Classes are 30-45 minutes long and are offered weekdays at 10:30 for $15BZ a person. Lastly, be sure to dine at O Restaurant
, the onsite restaurant at Las Terrazas Resort. Groups are our specialty, so whether you choose a private beach dinner with a custom menu and designated server, roof top dining under the stars, or a poolside meal under our popular cabanas, your family is sure to enjoy a great feast with a great view.
If you are staying on Ambergris Caye for four days or more, we highly recommend a day trip to the mainland to experience true Belizean life. While excursions abound and would take another blog post to cover, there are a few suggestions that should not go unnoticed when it comes to multi-generational vacations. While international travel with those with disabilities can be difficult, Belize still offers a great excursion that will meet the needs of every member of the family. One day trip that is sure to please the whole family is the Belize Zoo
. With more than 175 animals from 45 different species, this zoo is sure to capture the hearts of all who visit. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the Belize Zoo is the first nature activity in the country that is fully accessible for guests with physical disabilities. If you are traveling with children or the elderly, someone who cannot walk long distances, have a family member with disabilities, or need a mobility friendly outing, the Belize Zoo is sure to meet your needs. They provide wheelchairs on site and have plenty of benches to rest on along the way. Additionally, Chaa Creek Resort on the mainland is another family friendly outing. Rumor has it, their staff is willing to set up family days, with guides eager to take your family on assisted tours of their property, from their butterfly exhibit to their natural history center, on to their nature reserve, medicinal trails, Maya organic farm, and horse stables to name a few. Las Terrazas Resort and Chaa Creek have partnered up in a Caribbean Reef and Maya Rainforest Package
, with a week spent between both resorts so that you may enjoy the best that Belize has to offer.
As you can see, Belize offers many wonderful options for the whole family - from toddlers to grandparents! We hope you and your family will consider staying at Las Terrazas Resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize for your next vacation.
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