Depart from Placencia’s pier in the morning and travel by boat to the postcard-perfect, 2-acre (0.81-hectare) Ranguana island. Ringed by white sand and the clear blue Caribbean, this private escape features a host of fun and relaxing ways to spend the day. Join a beach game or try out water sports, such as snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking. You can also curl up with a book in a hammock or soak up the sun on a white sandy beach.
Midday, recharge with a traditional Belizean barbecue chicken lunch. Drinks are available from the bar with cash or a credit card. Be sure to bring a beach towel, hats, water shoes, sun protection, and a camera to capture the frame-worthy tropical scenery.