Belize has maintained its reputation as an off-the-beaten-path destination for some time now, but it continues to gain popularity among travelers — Lonely Planet named it one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2019.
Yet even as more tourists flock here, you can still find solitude on the island of St. George’s Caye. Here, just eight miles east of Belize City, time stands still; the island has no roads, no cars, no grocery stores and no shopping malls.
Looking to unplug? The island's resorts are free of televisions, phones and in-room Wi-Fi. Instead of packing in screen time, curl up in a hammock, sleep in a thatch-roofed cabana or take a dip at the Sand Bar — a natural swimming pool in the Caribbean Sea.
If all that relaxing has you itching for adventure, scuba dive in the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. Or dive in the world’s largest marine sinkhole, the Great Blue Hole, and swim with the sharks.