Where does “fun” appear on your vacation “must-have” list? After all, what’s the point of getting away if you’re not going to come home with a big grin on your face?

Dr. Michael Rucker learned that the word fun means something different to each of his clients and the list of meanings he unearthed could leave you scratching your head. For some, fun equates to hedonism. For others, it’s entertainment and escapism.

If you’ve come to the realization that “time flies when you’re having fun,” a Belize vacation will satisfy your desire for as much fun as you can cram into your schedule. What can make a vacation even more fun? Learning more about the place you’re going so you unlock the fun you’re eager to find.

Fun fact #1: Did you know that Belize is the only nation in Central America with ties to the U.K.? Formerly known as British Honduras, Belize attained its Independence from Great Britain in 1981 and today it is the only English Speaking country in Central America.

Fun fact #2: Despite the fact that Belize shares borders with Latin nations, Belize has a true Caribbean vibe. Music, food and cultural heritages mix Spanish, Creole, and Maya heritages that come together to create a uniquely Belizean vibe. You can expect a unique, fun vacation as a result of this cultural mix.

Fun fact #3: Long before the Brits relieved Spain of its territorial claim, it was settled by nomadic Mayas. At one point, up to 1 million Mayas lived in present-day Belize. These bright, creative, indigenous peoples sprawled across the land. For fun, you can see all 900 of the ruins currently within Belize’s boundaries.

Fun fact #4: Belize’s landmass is nearly identical to the size of Massachusetts and since only around 380,000 people make up the nation’s population, it has one of the lowest population densities in Central America. Compare 1 million Mayas to 380,000 Belizeans and imagine how densely populated the nation was back then!

Fun fact#4: The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System sits so close to the mainland of Belize, getting there takes no time at all. For tourists eager to experience snorkeling, diving, exploration and marine wildlife for which the reef is known, this area is a wonderland that competes with the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, yet it takes just a few hours to get to Belize’s reef from the U.S.

Fun fact #5: There is no more fun-filled place to stay in Belize than Black Orchid Resort. This laid-back property, located in the heart of Belize, offers every modern convenience under the sun within a tropical rainforest setting along the banks of the Belize River. It’s t just a 15-minute drive from the international airport.

Black Orchid is small (16 regular and 7 luxury suites plus two lush villas), offers gourmet dining, a relaxing pool and access to tours that can be arranged with our concierge. Free continental breakfasts, the use of bicycles and availability of high-speed wireless internet are extras you crave when you vacation and we can help define the amount of fun you have during your carefree 2020 visit!