Feel the Welcome of Belize


October 23, 2019
Words by Shana Kinnerup
Photos courtesy of Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club

Anchored firmly in the Caribbean Sea lies Ambergris Caye, the largest island off the coast of Belize. This long, narrow island is one of the more developed cayes, offering sophisticated options for wedding parties.

You’ll feel the welcome of Mahogany Bay Resort and Beach Club as you drive down the long dirt path to the Great House. Its luxurious, plantation style has a warmth to match the welcome. The Guest House is the heartbeat of the property, where guests can gather and socialize. The upper levels have expansive decks with million-dollar views; the perfect stage for unforgettable “I do’s.”   

The Mahogany Bay Resort boasts some of the most varied accommodations on the island, with the ability to accommodate couples and large groups alike. Rentals include a cottage for two or villas for parties of 10 or more with a private pool and boat dock. They paid particular attention to using local hardwoods in each room, which all include outdoor seating spaces. This convergence of the indoors and out sets a stage for relaxation that the Caribbean is known for. The property is vast, the views abundant and privacy tangible. It is arranged as its own private community with spa amenities, a freestanding coffee shop and a vendor’s row offering local flavors and snacks, all complementing the full service dining options on property. For a destination wedding, this makes the Mahogany Bay Resort your singular Belizean island choice.  

The beauty of Ambergris Caye is not Mahogany Bay Resorts’ alone. The Belize Barrier Reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, is one of the biggest draws to the island. For guests who wish to keep their feet aground, the property has its own private beach club.

Don’t forget:

  • Golf carts are the main mode of island transportation, so you’ll want one for you and your guests to move around the property, as well as for excursions throughout the caye.
  • Spa day! The full service spa includes not just wellness and relaxation, but also hair and nail services to get you and your wedding party ready.
  • Flights to Ambergris Caye leave every 30 minutes to and from Belize City, making this island an easy destination for travelers.  
  • Charter a boat for a day-diving trip to Shark Ray Alley or the infamous Great Blue Hole.

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