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This property is ideally located in the country of Belize just West of the Placencia Lagoon. This quiet secluded Island is ideal for those who prefer privacy, the Island is bordered and protected by the Placencia Peninsula, The barrier Reef and the Mangroves. We are 1.50 miles from Robert's Grove Marina and 5 Miles from  Harvest Caye (Norweigan Cruise Line).

Now owned and Managed by his granddaughter, Ms. Jacqueline Champagne, it is an oasis, an Eco - Friendly Island with Plenty of Natural Resources. The island is Surrounded by the Natural wonders of Belizean Mangrove, Enjoy bird watching, Walk with the Butterflies, spend time with the Iguanas, tour the wildlife within the island, See the Manatees, Dolphins, Stingrays, Fiddler Crabs and other sea Creatures or enjoy the Activities.

Our exclusive hideaway resort provides the history of the Mangroves, Swamp Land, Belizean Island and all of its Natural wonders. Many coral reefs, Cayes, and islands to the Northeast, such as Ambergris Caye, Lighthouse Reef, Glover Reef, and the Turneffe Islands are part of Belize's territory, forming the Belize Barrier Reef, the longest in the western hemisphere. Towards the Southeast you find Laughing Bird Caye, Silk Caye and Ranguana Caye. This is the second longest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef. The country's largest river is the Eponymous Belize River.

 

our History

The Maya civilization was one of the most dominant indigenous societies of Mesoamerica (a term used to describe Mexico and Central America before the 16th century Spanish conquest). Mayans lived in three separate sub-areas with distinct environmental and cultural differences: the northern Maya lowlands on the Yucatan Peninsula; the southern lowlands in the Peten district of northern Guatemala and adjacent portions of Mexico, Belize and western Honduras; and the southern Maya highlands, in the mountainous region of southern Guatemala.

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Belize Tourism Board

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The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is the legislated body designed to govern, enhance and promote the Belize tourism product. The BTB undertakes numerous strategic initiatives as well as the implementation of tourism policies to address the changing needs of the tourism industry. The organization’s goal is to ensure the socioeconomic growth of Belize through prudent, transparent and effective governance.

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The People

The Garifuna People live in a chain of Towns and Villages along the eastern coast of Belize,  We have a very special terrain which includes mangrove swamps, river valleys, coastal plains, and grassy plains with some pines and palm trees. Belizean Creoles, AKA Kriols, are Creole descendants of Black African slaves brought to Belize and English by Scottish log cutters, These Individuals were also called Baymen. Our culture is a Splendid mix of influences and people from Creole, Maya, Garinagu (also known as Garifuna), Mestizo (a mixture of Spanish and Native Americans), Mennonites who are of German descent, with a blend of many other cultures from Chinese to Lebanese. Take a look at our Gallery

The Placencia

The Placencia Lagoon lies behind the Placencia peninsula. It is a narrow, 24-km long estuary that is mainly shallow, (1-2 meters), with a few deeper holes and channels. It has a huge positive impact, with the  Increased the flow of tourism and revenue to the area. Dorey,  Kayaking, birding,  Water Rafting, Paddle Boats, Paddle Boards  and manatee watching are all readily available within the lagoon. The convenience of being able to use the lagoon in all weathers makes it widely available to every visitor to the area. Take a Tour of the Lagoon, Our Guide will educate you and teach you the History of Belize's Placencia Lagoon From atop of our Platform which provides you with an up close view of Nature and it's inhabitants at its best. Its width and area are somewhat variable because of enormous marshy wetlands that blanket most of the inland coast. Much of the coast is lined with mangroves whose roots are encrusted with a rich variety of sessile life - shellfish, sponges, anemones, and algae and provide shelter for juveniles of many commercial species of fish. The lagoon is home to remarkable biodiversity including  several endangered and magnet species like the Jabiru  Stork, Morelet's crocodile, American crocodile and West  Indian manatee. Both bottle-nosed and Atlantic spotted dolphins also frequent the Lagoon.

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Belize (501) 629-9979 | U.S.  (855) 208-5317

Get back to nature at Champagne Island, Belize's Eco-friendly Oasis

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ABOUT US

Champagne Island, Originally known as Buena Vista, was a given Name well known by the Local African Garifuna Settlers, It was founded by Pablo Valerio in the 1940's.

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Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Belize, Central America

Belize (501) 629-9979

TOLL FREE: (855) 208-5317

info@champagneislandbz.com

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