Located in southern Belize, Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort is surrounded by wildlife — on land, near the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and jaguar preserve, and in water, where you’ll find the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Located on its own 1,300 feet of private beach, the resort offers state-of-the-art scuba gear, a 42-foot Newton dive boat, and two dives daily. But the real clincher? Twenty-five luxurious, air-conditioned thatched-roof cabanas. $285 to $500. (877) 759-8834, www.kanantik.com
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