Whether you’re coming for your honeymoon or simply to rekindle a romance, Belize is custom-made for lovers. An unspoiled tropical paradise where tropical birds and palm trees outnumber cars and shopping malls, Belize exudes a truly special romantic charm.

Belize is known as “Mother Nature’s Best-kept Secret,” due to its pristine landscapes, beautiful islands, and abundance of wildlife. Add in mysterious ancient Maya sites in the jungle and cultural trips to local villages, and it’s easy to see why Belize is the perfect place to spend some intimate time with your special someone.

And, thanks to minimum paperwork requirements, it’s also really easy to get married in Belize. The only requirements are to be in the country three days prior to the ceremony and a few standard documents. Many people choose to get married in Belize because it offers so many options, ranging from intimate, private affairs to large, joyful celebrations.

One of the best places to enjoy a romantic vacation is at Black Orchid Resort. Named for Belize’s national flower, Black Orchid Resort is conveniently located just a 30-minute drive from the international airport. The resort is situated in the idyllic village of Burrell Boom on the banks of the Old Belize River, one of the most pristine watercourses in the country. The resort has charming villas and suites, a gourmet restaurant popular with locals and visitors alike, and a professional spa.

Black Orchid Resort is also a great destination for weddings. Depending on your tastes, you can choose from a traditional affair complete with local cuisine, tropical flowers, and music from the indigenous Garifuna people or a more elegant affair complete with video/photography services, a DJ, a delicious cake, and gourmet food for all your guests. Another popular choice for newlyweds in Belize is known as the “wedding bubbly” where a local scuba diving operator officiates an underwater ceremony.

There are also plenty of romantic things to do in Belize with your special someone, including nature hikes, bird watching trips, boat cruises along the Old Belize River, cave tubing (floating down subterranean rivers on an inner tube), and cultural tours. Adventurous couples also can enjoy activities such as rappelling down the side of a waterfall, windsurfing, sea kayaking, and stand-up paddling (SUP).

No matter what your idea of romance, Black Orchid Resort in Belize can make it happen. Black Orchid has a number of  Belize vacation packages available so that you can enjoy a wonderfully romantic time in Belize.