Photo © Courtesy of Victoria House Resort & Spa
By Allie Murray
Canadian winters are harsh—but warm weather is readily available and waiting south of the border.
Victoria House Resort & Spa in Belize is the perfect getaway for travellers looking to escape to white sandy beaches, warm weather, and peaceful relaxation. Located on the Belize island Ambergris Caye, the resort has long been a destination for travellers—receiving countless accolades, including the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for the last 10 years.
The resort’s home of Ambergris Caye is the largest of the 200 cayes, or islands, that dot the coastline of Belize. Located in the waters of the Caribbean Sea, just off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ambergris Caye is a small island that packs a lot of beauty.
Similarly, Victoria House Resort & Spa is perched at the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef, which consists of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. Stretching some 900 kilometres along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, the reef is home to biodiversity and is a must-see for adventurous divers. The resort offers exciting adventures, including snorkelling, scuba diving, aerial tours and more that allow you to experience the beauty of the barrier reef and the wildlife that surrounds it for yourself.
“With its incredible location perched at the edge of one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world, Victoria House makes it easy to take advantage of a host of exciting water and land adventures, from diving in the Belize Barrier Reef and the Great Blue Hole, to exploring the town of San Pedro,” said Janet Woollam, General Manager of Victoria House Resort & Spa.
Sit Back and Relax
A part of their namesake, Victoria House is known for its spa services. With the tranquil beachfront location, the resort built a new facility that is set amongst coconut palms and tropical flowers. The spa makes for the perfect place for relaxation, inspiration and indulgence.
With more than 36 different treatments, there are options for everyone. The facility also includes a fully equipped fitness centre that hosts yoga classes and groups.
Immerse Yourself in History
While Ambergris Caye is known for attracting travellers seeking adventure and relaxation, the island’s largest settlement, San Pedro, is a piece of history in modern day. The town was once inhabited by the ancient Maya and is home to an abundance of Mayan ruins.
Belize is the centre of the Maya civilization and is known to have the largest concentration of Mayan ruins in Central America—it is believed that this area of Belize may have as many as 1,300 Mayan sites still unexcavated.
To make exploring the ruins easy, Victoria House offers tours of the Mayan ruins and transportation to San Pedro.
Victoria House Resort & Spa is known for its relaxing island vibe and barefoot elegance throughout the resort—making it a must-visit destination for travellers looking for a tranquil escape.
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