Private Tailor-Made Journeys In Belize – Could you be loved? Belize’s answer to Bob Marley is yes. Reggae and the barefoot lifestyle rule this pocket-sized English-speaking nation, creating an ambience more-precisely Caribbean than Central American. Long the haunt of pirates, its modern treasures include wide sandy beaches, turquoise waters and the second-biggest coral reef in the world. Paradise does have its flaws. Belize still struggles to recover its image from smugglers and street crime. Yet most find it open to respectful newcomers and to be decidedly laid-back. Over a half million visitors flock here yearly – but be assured that most arrive via cruise ship and sail off just as quickly, leaving the rest for you.