Awards & Accolades of Top Caribbean Island — Ambergris Caye, Belize
Belize has been increasingly highlighted in recent years in an ongoing list of accolades naming the small country and its “crown jewel’ of Ambergris Caye as one of the best places to invest, relocate, and retire outside of the United States. Belize is a small former British colony just south of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico that boasts an endearing turquoise Caribbean coastline dotted with approximately 200 tiny islands or “cayes.” The largest of these is Ambergris Caye, which is both home to one of the country’s largest international “expat” populations and the main draw for tourists arriving in Belize — around 70% of them spend some if not all of their time on “La Isla Bonita.”
Most recently, in August of 2017, the Forbes Real Estate Council made up of successful real estate industry experts and Forbes contributors, named Belize the second of nine distinct areas outside of the United States that should be on any real estate investor’s radar.
The article cites the “structural stability of the country,” as well as Belize’s English-speaking legal system based on British common law (read: fully-titled land for foreigners), its stable exchange rate to the U.S. Dollar, an economy growing at 20% annually, as well as various tax incentives.
To recap, here are some additional accolades and milestones that San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize has accumulated in recent years:
2013 — TripAdvisor #1 Island in the World
2014 — TripAdvisor #1 Island in the World (yes, two years in a row!)
2016 — Hilton announces Mahogany Bay Village will be their latest Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, marking the first-ever luxury brand to enter the country of Belize.
2016 — Ambergris Caye, Belize is named a Top Caribbean Retirement Spot by U.S. News & World Report.
2016 — Ambergris Caye, Belize is named by Caribbean Journal as the fastest-growing tourism market in the Caribbean.
2016 — International Living’s Retirement Index scores Belize a 98/100 in the category of “Fitting In.”
2016 — San Pedro, Belize is named in the TripAdvisor Top 10 Destinations in Central America.
2017 — Mahogany Bay Village, Belize is named the first international Coastal Living Community.
2017 — Forbes names Belize the second of Nine International Areas Real Estate Investors Should Give a Look.
If you can imagine making a piece of paradise more than just a one-time vacation spot for you and your family, look no further than the tiny country that has it all — Belize! Join us for an educational weekend at Mahogany Bay Village on Ambergris Caye to discover why investors and retirees are flocking our the tiny Caribbean island. Our Coastal Living Lifestyle Trip provides the perfect mix of business, lifestyle, and activities that give you a mini-glimpse of the array of possibilities that await in Belize. Give us a call at 1.800.416.7339 or visit MBVlifestyle.com for the details on visiting Belize for 4 days / 3 nights for $597!
To read more on investing in Belize, please visit our previous blog posts — Top 17 Reasons to Invest in Belize Real Estate is a great place to start!