Discard the Old Habits, and Encounter the New You at The Belize Collection
2022 was another challenging year for many, so who can blame you if you didn’t keep up with the workouts or reading a book a week? Still, for those lucky enough to see a new year, January brings an opportunity for change, abandoning those habits that took us away from who we want to be and rediscovering those that better align with, well, you.
Let 2023 be the year that you reattune with what’s best for yourself, and make the resorts at The Belize Collection help you by providing the perfect setting and conditions to get started.
What makes The Belize Collection an ideal set of locales to reencounter yourself is that all of the Collection’s resorts offer seamless ways to integrate better habits into your life. For example, say you’re looking to hit 10,000 steps a day in the new year. Well, at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, you’ll be covered with many trails easily accessible, holding an abundance of tropical jungle sights to stop and gawk at along the way. So go at it at whatever pace you like, and re-enliven those parts of yourself that have lain dormant in the tumult of the past few years.
If cycling is more your speed, get a complimentary bike near the check-in desk and circle the property as much as you like as you find that peak moment of zen where you and the bicycle hit maximum flow.
Do you plan to practice yoga for core strength and mindfulness next year? Get your practice started in the best location by grabbing a yoga mat at our on-site yoga deck overlooking the creek. Move through poses while surrounded by a grounding space undisturbed by bustling culture. When you feel you’ve done enough, treat yourself to a cooldown swim in the crystalline creek.
You can also use your time at the Lodge to put the phone down more often. Wi-fi is intentionally limited solely to the rooms, lounge, and dining area to give you opportunities for an electronic fast.
If getting reattuned in a beach setting is more to your liking, you’ve got plenty of options with the Lodge at Jaguar Reef and Almond Beach Resort in Hopkins and the Umaya Resort in Placencia. Swim out into the soothing Caribbean Sea, where you can take a few laps in front of the Lodge before heading to the Big Dock bar to absorb some precious vitamin D in the bar’s sunning area. You can bring along that book you never got around to last year, and while away the hours alternating between swimming and brilliant literature.
Sometimes developing new habits involves taking more time to appreciate your present moment. Umaya offers the perfect conditions for that with a lagoonside deck that provides an exceptional opportunity to simply take in the setting sun as it courses across the water and behind the nearby Maya Mountains. Meditate or practice yoga there if you’d like to make your mindfulness practice a little more active. Or don’t. This year is going to be all about trusting yourself, building confidence in your instincts, and saying yes to more and no whenever you feel like it.
That goes for the food as well. While The Belize Collection offers many indulgences crafted by the Collection’s renowned Chef Rahim, all our resorts offer you the means to start on a more balanced path. Enjoy a steak one night and a luscious fruit bowl the following day as a promise to your older self. Swap out the fried potatoes for an arugula salad with one of our entrees. Make that switch from sodas to natural fruit juices you’ve been meaning to do for months. Day by day, as you make these adjustments, you’ll feel better able to recommit to how you want to live in mind, body, and soul.
You deserve to live as the best version of yourself. A visit to The Belize Collection’s resorts will catalyze the changes you want to make for 2023 and beyond.
We’re evolving to the next step in our journey.