BELIZE

A hidden gem of Central America, Belize is known for its abundant natural wonders and thriving ecosystems. Home of the third largest barrier reef in the world, the country's many islands are surrounded by incredible snorkeling and scuba diving spots. Belize's largest island, Ambergis Caye is a short boat ride away from Hol Chan Marine Reserve - where you can swim alongside sharks and stingrays in the popular Shark Ray Alley. Back on shore, the town of San Pedro is a laid-back beach town with a few high-end resorts. 

Belize is also where the famous Great Blue Hole is, located 43 miles from the mainland. Although you'll pay a pretty penny, one of the best ways to see this beauty is from above in a private charter flight.