Belize City, Belize: Belize is has one of the largest United States expatriate populations - however, they are not generally located in Belize City, but rather San Pedro Island, some 30 miles north. Belize features the largest natural reef in the Western Hemisphere, and the second largest on earth (after Australia's Great Barrier Reef). Consequently, SCUBA nd snorkeling are very popular here. As well, you can reach many of the Mayan ruins from the city. Due to it's British heritage, Belize is the only english-speaking country in Central America. In fact, Belize was once known as the British Honduras.
The cruise ships have to wind their way though the reefs to get to Belize, and even then, they have to anchor several miles out. Fortunately there are high-speed catamaran tenders that results in a trip of only 15 to 20 minutes.
Belize has literally 200 islands that are habitable, and indeed, if you have enough cash, you can buy your own private island.
A visit to Belize City is not complete without a tasteof Tropical Caraboo Cream, locally made by the Travelers Rum Company.