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Belize: Home to the Bluest Water in the World

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been fascinated by the color blue. In a recent article published on Travel and Leisure, author Melissa Locker went on a search to find the world's bluest waters. One of the spots she discovered was the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize.

The Travel and Leisure article highlighted the popularity of Ambergris Caye as a tourist destination. Located just a short boat ride from the second-largest barrier reef in the world, Ambergris Caye is widely known as a paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling. One section of the reef known as Shark Ray Alley even allows divers and snorkelers to interact with vast schools of stingrays and nurse sharks.

But the ultramarine waters of Belize are not limited to just the reef. Deep in the heartland of Belize is the Inland Blue Hole, a gateway to underwater caves. Whether it's at the beach or in the middle of a rainforest, Travel and Leisure magazine definitely agree that Belize is home to sparkling bodies of water with intense hues of sapphire blue.

And thanks to Belize's year-round balmy weather, it's the perfect getaway destination for Americans and Canadians wanting to escape the icy chills of winter. And now that all six of North America's biggest airlines offer non-stop flights to Belize, it's easier now than ever for visitors to relax in a hammock adjacent to beautiful bodies of deep blue waters. And if you're up for an educational adventure, the country is also home to more ancient Maya sites than anywhere else on the planet.

Belize is a small country on the Caribbean coast located just south of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. As a former British colony, Belize is also the only country in the region where English is the official language. More than half of the country is set aside as a protected animal refuge or national park, making it easy for visitors to relax amidst scenes of stunning natural beauty. The offshore reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to hundreds of species of colorful fish, anemones, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and other exotic marine life.

If you'd like to see the incredibly blue waters of Belize, Adventures in Belize is offering Belize vacation packages to the finest island resorts in the country. Adventures in Belize also has a wide variety of Belize all-inclusive vacations that include snorkeling, fishing, and scuba diving on the reef.