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Home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, Belize is becoming more and more popular for Americans to enjoy their family vacation.
Take advantage of the best snorkeling and diving experiences in the Caribbean while staying at one of the many beach resorts in Belize. What's more, English is the main language on the island - making it a great location if you're looking for a home away from home.
The second-largest coral reef system in the entire world, the Belize Barrier Reef has become one of the most visited tourist destinations for people who love activities such as scuba diving, sailing, fishing, and snorkeling.
Running about 190 miles along the entire coastline of Belize, it is home to many marine animals such as eels, turtles, rays, sharks, dolphins, and manatees, all commonly sighted by guests visiting.
Along with the amazing colors and wildlife have given, the reef plays a big part in protecting the coastline and beachfront from any lasting effects tropical storms and hurricanes can cause.
The Great Blue Hole is one of the world's top dive sites and consistently gets ranked within this category. A giant marine sinkhole close to the center of the Lighthouse Reef, located just off the coast of Belize, at the most eastern part of the reef. It's 300 meters across and 125 meters deep!
Although this hole is amazingly deep, the clear waters allow for great visibility giving divers views of marine wildlife and stunning cave formations.