Thanksgiving is not a national holiday in Belize, but more and more people from across North America are discovering that a vacation in Belize is a wonderful place to celebrate the holiday. Instead of struggling with shopping frenzies, frigid temperatures, and organizing big meals, people celebrating Thanksgiving in Belize can relax and enjoy the warm weather surrounded by loved ones. All of the big airlines offer special discounts on non-stop flights to Belize during the holiday period, making it easier and more affordable than ever to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving in a gorgeous, exotic destination.

Every year, thousands of visitors come to Belize during Thanksgiving, drawn to the country by its unspoiled natural beauty, delicious fresh-grown organic food, and the bounteous hospitality of the people. Locals, retirees, and expats alike come together to celebrate with plenty of food, talk, and friendship.

North Americans celebrating Thanksgiving can enjoy all of the familiar comforts of home, including direct transmissions of the football games, a big turkey, sweet potatoes, buttered rolls, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce prepared by a top local chef.

The warm temperatures and sunny skies allow you to wear comfortable, casual clothes as you come together with family members and friends both new and old to give thanks to the good things in life. After dinner, you can relax and watch the game in splendid comfort or else burn off some calories with a lovely stroll through a pristine jungle, kayaking across a river, or climbing an ancient Maya pyramid.

With no crazed Black Friday shoppers, snarled traffic, or extensive meal prep and clean-up to deal with, Thanksgiving in Belize is the ideal opportunity to relax and spend quality time with the people who matter most.

Black Orchid Resort

Located on the banks of the scenic Belize River just a 15-minute drive from the international airport outside of Belize City, the Black Orchid Resort is the ideal place to stay to enjoy trips to the tropical jungle, Caribbean Sea, or Belize City. The on-site restaurant can prepare both local dishes and traditional Thanksgiving dishes, and all of the rooms come with international satellite television so you don’t miss a minute of the big games.

As part of your stay, guests can choose between one of three exclusive adventure tours: a trip to a nature sanctuary to see Black Howler monkeys, a guided kayaking tour, or an excursion into the jungle to enjoy fabulous bird watching.

Questions about visiting Belize for Thanksgiving? Send us an email or call 866-437-1301. We will love to help you plan your Belize Thanksgiving vacation.