Your office mates vacationed in June. Ignore their envy when you depart for Belize in August.
Admit it: You save your vacation days for late summer so you’re ready to face the fall and winter with vigor, excitement and tan lines that last longer than those worn by folks who vacationed in June and July. Let them envy you while you relax on the trendiest peninsula in Belize: Placencia, where luxury resorts like Laru Beya offer summer discounts, crowds are small and evening temperatures average 77-degrees F.
In addition to fewer crowds, Placencia attractions meet the needs of active vacationers and those with fewer ambitions. Once you’ve snagged a plane ticket, count on folks at Laru Beya to tempt you with activities that suit your fancy. August in Placencia isn’t just fun; it’s the month preferred by savvy travelers.
Wander the peninsula. It’s only 16-miles in length and quite the cultural adventure. Get around courtesy of Laru Beya’s guest conveyances: golf carts and bicycles. Runners like to turn the peninsula into a fitness circuit so they stay in shape without missing a beat.
Book water sports equipment that’s meant just for Laru Beya guests. Whether you want to go kayaking or you’re ready to pilot a Hobie Cat, you won’t have to queue to reserve a vessel since the resort isn’t crowded in August. Oh, and there’s no cost to you, so you can use the equipment every day if that’s what floats your boat.
Get as wet as you want to be. Find your special place on the Laru Beya beach that’s just steps from your posh accommodations or make it a practice to take a dip in the resort’s freshwater infinity pool in the early morning. Watching the sun rise on the horizon is downright therapeutic and starts every day on a positive note.
Let Laru Beya entertain you! Visit the onsite lending library if you finish reading the book you brought along (you can trade it in, as a matter of fact). Play mini-golf with or without the kids. Say the word and you can revel in the luxury of in-room spa services that invigorate your body and put your mind at rest.
Leave the resort if you must. Laru Beya staff has designed packages that treat guests to snorkeling, exploring ancient Maya ruins, zip-lining, jungle trekking, wildlife spotting and tours of gardens and farms. The Placencia lagoon is a magical stop; you could spot an endangered Manatee during your visit.
August is an idyllic time to see and do all of this and while rainy season begins this month, those showers come and go so fast, you might not bother donning the fold-down poncho you toss into your luggage because a little rain is no big deal when weighed against so many perks. Let early summer vacationers sulk when you return home with fresh tan marks that tell the story of your blissful sojourn in Placencia.