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St George’s Caye Resort

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PRIVATE, SECLUDED, BEAUTIFUL…..
We invite you to visit our secluded paradise getaway, where you will enjoy Valet Service in rustic elegance on our private island – a world away, yet only 7 miles from civilization.

Located on St. George’s Caye in Belize, Central America, our private residence island offers you complete relaxation in a private cabana, personal service from our friendly local staff, catered food and beverage service, and the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate in SCUBA diving, snorkeling, jungle experiences and fishing.

You will enjoy socializing with other guests in our lounge and during meals at our adults only facility with minimum age of 15. (Certified divers and Open Water dive students accepted at 13.)

Diving at St. George’s Caye, Belize
Located just minutes from the Belize Barrier Reef, a true natural treasure, St. George’s Caye Resort offers some of the best scuba diving in Belize. Adventure travelers have the chance to discover Belize on one of the largest and most diverse ecosystems in the world. The coral reef system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stretches nearly 185 miles long and is home to more than 500 species of fish as well as sea turtles, dolphins and numerous invertebrates.

St. George’s Caye Resort is located just minutes from the reef allowing you to be in the water within a few short hours of arriving in the country. The resort’s experienced, on-site dive staff is always available to plan your diving itinerary step-by-step, along with any refresher courses or certifications you are interested in taking part in during your stay. You will enjoy a diving experience like none other thanks to St. George’s Caye Resort’s signature “Valet Diving” program which promises the utmost in personalization.

At St. George’s Caye Resort, diving is a way of life. The knowledgeable, on-site dive team is committed to ensure that guests have the most fulfilling and carefree experience possible scuba diving in Belize. With the resort’s signature “Valet Diving” program, the dive team does the work and you have all the fun!

All of your equipment will be checked, assembled and loaded on to the boat for you. Even your mask will be cleaned in advance. Once back onshore, the crew will wash and disassemble all your equipment so that it is organized and ready to go for your next dive.

There’s no need to worry about cattle boat diving at St. George’s Caye Resort. Each boat is limited to no more than 14 divers, and the resort’s secluded location means that nearby dive sites are free of crowds from other resorts. The small group size equals personal attention and a comfortable and safe atmosphere for every diver.

If you are a novice or just want to brush up on your skills, the dive team will conduct a full review in shallow ocean water beforehand to make sure you are comfortable and confident before descending. If you want to get certified, a variety of courses can also be completed at the resort.

October 3, 2016

St George’s Caye was the perfect spot for my wedding//honeymoon/family trip. The service and staff was 100 percent my favorite part. They were so genuine and accommodating. With little to no direction on my part for the wedding, they made it beyond beautiful and special. They planted an aisle of palms trees for me and put our alter right on the bay. They took pictures for us and provided the most beautiful island flowers. We had a private dinner with wedding cake and champagne, and they surprised us with a romantic setting in our cabana that evening. The rest of the trip was a blast. The excursions, food, and atmosphere were perfect. The other guests were all smiles and carefree. We were treated so well. I loved that SUPs, kayaks, and hobby cats were available to use at our leisure. Some of our party enjoyed learning to scuba in the pool. This hidden gem has something to offer everyone whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation.

June 27, 2014

We just returned from one of the best vacations we have ever had! I booked this trip as a birthday surprise for my husband and we all loved it. Our 2 sons joined us and as they are all divers this was a destination they couldn’t wait to get to. The resort is like having your own private island, and the staff treats you like you are all part of the family. If you are looking for a vacation where you do not need to drive anywhere or cook this is the one for you! Food was exceptional, and the week we were there we had grilled lobsters, stone crabs and many great meals. If you don’t like a particular food they will get you a replacement meal so don’t be afraid to ask. We had two bungalows, one in the garden area and the other near the water (over water bungalow) and they are so charming! Hammocks outside on the deck, coffee or tea and juice left outside your room each morning so you can enjoy sitting outside. Don’t miss the chance for the Blue Hole trip and the reef diving as it is just beautiful. We took an organized trip to go zip lining and cave tubing, one that should not be missed. Beautiful scenery that we have yet to see in other parts of the world we have travelled to. Thanks so much to Captain Ron, Theresa, Ivan, Melvin, Santiago, Jose’s…and all other staff. We will all see you again. All the best!!

June 10, 2014

My husband and I were at St. George’s in February 2013, and it was truly the trip of a lifetime. We could not get over the feeling that we had truly landed in paradise! The location was breathtakingly beautiful, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the service was over the top. Although I am a certified diver, I also tend to be a nervous diver, but Jose put me completely at ease. The warm, clear water and beautiful sea life made the dives my most enjoyable ever. My husband speared tons of lion fish, which they cooked up for us….delicious! We also toured the Myan ruins, and did the cave tubing and zip lining, all of which were definitely worth it. The beach barbeques, lobster dinner under the big tree outside and lunch on the sandbar were memories to last a lifetime. That said…we hope to be back soon to make more memories!

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June 9, 2014

St. George’s Caye Resort:

My wife and I took a trip down to Belize in January of 2013 for 7 days. We had an amazing time, mostly due to the resort; St. George’s Caye. We were promptly picked up at the airport, and transferred from land to water. The ride through Belize City was informative and an interesting, but the cruise to the island was relaxing and relatively short, the perfect mix after getting off the plane. As we arrived at the Island Resort Dock, we were welcomed with drinks and snacks; a perfect start to a perfect week. The rest of the week was filled with relaxation, land and sea adventures, great food, and our over the water bungalow. I could go into details about the zip lining, the kayaking, both guided and resort fishing, Mayan Ruins, the CAVE TUBING (a must do), all which was exclusively arranged through the resort, with one of the best tour guides I have ever had, but I am here to tell you about the diving. No need to bring your own equipment…however we brought our fins and masks…not necessary though, the resort has great equipment. They can meet all your diving needs weather it is your first time, or you are a seasoned veteran. The diving service is first class, they prep all equipment and have it ready on the boat for you, and they even bring meals when necessary, all you really need to do is show up. The dives are led by experienced dive masters, and if you pay attention, they will reveal the underwater secrets of Belize’s. After, everything is cleaned and stored for your next trip out, or made ready for your departure from the resort if it is unfortunately time for you to return to reality. Honestly I have dived in many parts of the world, I even lived on an island in the pacific, Guam, while serving in the military, and the diving with St. George’s Caye’s Resort Staff is first class.

P.S. Ask about spear fishing, and don’t be afraid to try the Lion Fish, it is one of the best fish I have ever had.

Thank you St. George’s Caye Resort, I cannot wait to return.

June 6, 2014

I booked St. Georges Caye for a work “incentive” trip and many of the people going were non-divers. I thought that the staff was OUTSTANDING and made sure to give each and every person personal attention. The dive staff was also amazing and were willing to do anything to make sure that our trip was fun and sucessful. We had an amazing day trip out to the blue hole and it was especially cool to just have a small group be able to go and enjoy the fun together without a big crowd. The rooms were beautiful and always clean. The food was really great, and I really appreciated (being a non-seafood eater) that they were willing to accomodate. I would most certainly go back! The sooner the better!

June 4, 2014

This was our first dive trip. We were very spoiled with the valet diving and Jose is awesome! We saw amazing things. My husband and I are ready to go back, but I’m always hesitant just because of the eating arrangement. I’m a picky person, so most days I was hungry. If you’re lucky enough to be there for the BBQ, that is the best! Overall, it’s a great place to stay and dive.

May 8, 2014

I have always been scared to try SCUBA diving, but on a recent trip to St. George’s Caye Resort, they convinced me to give it a shot with their awesome “no risk” program. They let you try it in their saline swimming pool for no charge!!! I got a brief gear orientation with Jose, one of their very capable and friendly dive instructors. Then we got in the pool together for about an hour of training. It was amazing! It took me awhile to get comfortable and Jose was very patient with me the whole time. And once I got comfy, I was impressed with Jose’s instruction and how he helped me learn important safety skills like not panicking when my mask comes off 🙂 I now feel very ready to try the real thing out in the ocean and look forward to doing so very soon! (I waited until the last day to try SCUBA in the pool so there wasn’t time for me to do a real dive on this trip.)

I can’t say enough nice things about this resort, especially the staff. They are all friendly Belizeans who want you to experience the best of their country and they pampered me and my husband the entire 10 days we were there in February 2014. My husband has a gluten allergy and the kitchen was very accommodating – and the food excellent. I will go back for sure — and this time, I’ll try SCUBA in the Caribbean!

May 4, 2014

A little pricey but they had a good deal and I’m so happy we went! I’ve always wanted to stay in a hut over the water!!
Service is excellent and the diving was out of this world.
The food is very good but they don’t really cater for everyone. I went a little hungry and there’s nowhere else on the island to buy snacks.

April 5, 2014

Went there in October 2012. Very NICE surprised B-day BBQ lunch on the sand bar. Great service and good food. Diving is quite good and easy, saw red lip bat fish that I thought only be seen in Galapagos.

March 23, 2014

Have you ever been to Belize?

I just got back from a familiarization trip to Belize to check out a resort and their dive operation. I normally do these trips to check out resorts before I plan a trip and ask my friends to join me. This particular destination was St. George’s Caye just 20 minutes away by boat from Belize City.

St. George’s Caye is a small island located just 15 to 20 minutes by boat out of Belize City. Most other destinations need a second air flight to get to them, sometimes costing up to $250. Some resorts are located up North out of Belize City to Ambergris Caye. Other down South having to fly to Dangriga and then by shuttle past Hopkins. This too cost up to $200 added trip cost. Few resorts in Belize are inclusive of meals, you end up paying a premium just for your daily meals at local restaurants that may be near by the resort you may be staying at.
Now for St. George’s Caye, they are located on a small island and the only resort on the Island. They have their own nearby reef, which is just minutes away and are able to get to quickly the outer reefs of Turneffe Atoll and the Big Blue Hole. They have several dive boats, largest allows up to 14 divers aboard. They are acquiring a larger boat this year that may hold up to 20 divers.

They offer a variety of scuba classes and offer valet type diving where they take your gear to the boat, set it up for you, or allow you to do your own set up on the boat. At the end of the dives, all you have to do is take your personal items and cameras and they will take the rest of your gear off the boat and rinse it thoroughly and hang it to dry for the next day. They will even clean your mask at the start of day diving! You can do up to 4 dives per day, which can include a Night Dive.

The resort is constantly being up graded and improved. They just recently added an outdoor eating area so that you can view the open seas and see the sunrise in the mornings! They have 6 rooms in the Main lodge, 4 Oceanfront Cabanas face the Caribbean Sea and border the white sand beach, 6 Over the Sea Cabanas afford you a premium location over the water on our unique circular dock, 2 Ocean view Cabanas amid lush gardens.

They offer; Kayaks, Hobie cat sailboats, windsurf boards and snorkel equipment are all included in the resort’s nightly rate. The friendly staff is always available to provide instruction, guidance and helpful tips. Local fishing is available and those really needing to relax, they have a spa to allow you to get Swedish Massages at an added cost!

We did 9 dives and were supposed to go back to the main land for some land excursion that they offer, but due to rains that happened to down pour the week before the rivers were overflowing and not safe for their Cenote tube rafting. Other tours available are; Howler Monkey tour, Jungle Zip lining, Mayan Ruin tours and the spectacular Belize’s Zoo.

Their meals are served at the main Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served buffet style and are some of the best meals that I have had in the Caribbean. The first night there they had an outdoor BBQ where the guest were treated with a camp like fire with chairs sitting around the fire and being served a chef’s inspired Belizean cultural cuisine; lobster, shrimp, chicken and ribs. Plus we were served salad, local beans, and vegetables. We ended the night with an amazing homemade dessert!

I am looking to plan a trip back sometime in 2015, would love to have you join me on another great Dive Adventure! Come and join Gorman Dive Adventures in Belize and try some great diving for 2015. http://www.diveadventures.net

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