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Belize closed its borders on  March 22 after the first covid-19 infected person  arrived in Belize.   Through a combination of quick response when the first case was detected, strong enforcement of the State of Emergency regulations with fines and jail time for violators and through public education and transparency, Belize has now been covid-19 free for over 6 weeks.

The borders are still closed as surrounding countries all have active covid-19 cases.  As a result, hundreds of Belizeans have been “trapped” outside of Belize and unable to return home.

With covid-19 under control Belize is now preparing to open its borders for […]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Belize Covid Free For One Month and Starting to Open Up

Yesterday the Prime Minister of Belize announced the aspirational goal of opening the International Airport saying “A July 1 re-start for international flights, is the fervent hope of us all. Indeed, it has been the trigger for contingency tourism planning that is now well advanced. Unfortunately, however, we must concede the distinct possibility of a push back. Unless, for instance, either a rapid test is available for us to screen visitors or they can produce a satisfactory passport immunity certificate, it is difficult to see how we could proceed.”

Belize was able to get on top of covid-19 through

quick response […]

By |May 15th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

No Active Covid-19 Cases in Belize May 5 2020

While the country wide Statute declaring a State of Emergency stays in place until the 30 June, the country is cautiously opening up.  The possibility of a second wave is a concern.

The adult curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am and to 6:00 am for minors is still in place, by law everyone must wear masks in public places, and social distancing of 6 feet must be practiced.  These regulations are strongly enforced by the police.

The border remains closed.  Caution remains the catchword as Belize’s neighbors have active covid-19 cases.  Belize has had 18 […]

By |May 6th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Top 5 Best Dives Sites in Placencia

The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world with plenty of dive destination to explore. Its spectacular lush and healthy reefs invite divers from around the world to discover the underwater paradise categorized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Six Cut – Grand Channel

One of the most unique dive destinations in Southern Belize located in Grand Channel,  Six Cut is a compilation of three dive sites in one.  Divers swim along a giant mountain ridge covered in soft, hard corals and vibrant reef fishes. The outer ridge then drops into a blue abyss where variety rays, […]

By |May 2nd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Belize response to covid-19

Belize is weathering the covid-19 virus very well. The country wide lock-down seems to be limiting the spread of the disease as we have had no new cases for 9 days. Belize has had 18 cases, two of which sadly resulted in loss of life.

As I reported a couple of weeks ago, the Belize government has acted quickly and strongly to protect Belize from the effects of the virus. The border was closed on March 23 when the first case of covid-19 was detected. For the month of April, non-essential businesses were ordered to close and food providing businesses hours […]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Every sustainable business needs a deeper purpose than simply providing a service and making money. At Splash we decided that our mission is to teach the world about the beauty of Belize and the need to protect and preserve this special place. We sincerely want each and every guest who comes to Splash to become ambassadors for Belize.

We have a larger part of our country protected by wildlife sanctuaries, parks and forest reserves than any other country in the world. We have the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere – a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the […]

By |October 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belize Barrier Reef Beats Endanger List

The Belize Barrier Reef beats endanger list after being danger-listed in 2009. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (BBRRS) has been removed from the UNESCO World Heritage Center list of World Heritage in Danger on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018. This decision was made by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) during their 42nd annual meeting, which took place in Manama, Bahrain.
Belize Barrier Reef Beats Endanger List
“In the last two years, especially in the last year, the government of Belize really has made a transformational shift,” said Fanny Douvere, marine program coordinator at UNESCO’s World Heritage Center. Belize is changing and enforcing new […]

By |June 28th, 2018|Belize, Blog, Placencia, Travel Belize|0 Comments

Belize | The Best Diving Destination In Central America

Warm waters, magnificent marine life and pristine location are but only a few things make Belize the best diving destinations in Central America.

Not to boast, but Belize’s marine preservations efforts coupled with the natural marine landscape and beauty make it a top diving destination. Belize has three of the 4 atolls in the region making its waters so much more attractive than our neighbors. Not to mention the fact that there are hundreds of cayes throughout the country. Here is where divers can reenergize while enjoying a beach break!
Belize What You Will See At The Reef & Best Diving Destination […]

By |June 19th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Is Why PlacenciaIs So Famous!

If you haven’t heard about Placencia, brace yourself as you are about to find out why Placencia is such a famous destination for many!

Placencia is a small fishing village in the Southeast coast of Belize. The peninsula offers the sea view on the east and the lagoon sunset view on the west. Placencia is world- renowned for Whale Shark Diving, but there is so much more to experience.
Placencia Offers the Best of Both Worlds
Placencia offers the best of both worlds. Inland charm and sea adventures relaxations. Inland you can experience the Maya culture along with famous Maya archeology and much […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Belize, Blog, Placencia|0 Comments

Belize | Doing Its Part to Reduce Pollution

Belize is doing its’ part to Pollution more than ever before. Global pollution is one of the biggest challenges our beloved marine life can encounter. Belize stays clear from being on the list of “Most Polluted Countries in the World” fortunately. The country is not all clear from the issues of global pollution. Belize has recently passed a new legislation that will not only help to reduce plastics and Styrofoam but will ultimately ban its use in this Caribbean Paradise.
Recent Actions |Doing Its Part to Reduce Pollution
On March 20th, the Government of Belize advance a proposal led by the Ministry […]

By |May 16th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments