BelizeBrimming with dense jungles, high waterfalls, wonderful wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, and a fabulous array of coral cays and of course the stunning Blue Hole, Belize promises adventure and relaxation in equal measure. Belize is a small English-speaking tropical paradise on the Caribbean coast that’s more akin to the nearby Caribbean islands than its Central American neighbours. As well as its diverse terrain, Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, which has incredible marine life and excellent scuba diving opportunities. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Belize: Be sure to visit Chan Chich in the remote northern rainforest to spot monkeys and jaguars. For diving enthusiasts, be sure to check out Turneffe Island, where there is a PADI certified diving centre and some of the best diving in the New World. Head down to Placencia on Belize's southern coast to experience the wonderful music and diverse customs of the local Garifuna culture.