A Reef and A Hammock

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by LEBAWIT GIRMA

Belize’s hundreds of offshore islands or "cayes" remain a well kept secret. This is the beach on South Water Caye, one of the most postcard perfect islands I visited, located 14 miles off the south coast. The island sits right atop the Belize Barrier Reef, designated a World Heritage Site. I could see the reef crest from my hammock, just a stone's throw from shore. I found this beach scene so simple yet exactly as I imagined Belize to be: raw, beautiful and uncrowded.

Location: South Water Caye, Belize


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