SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Belize Tourism Board recently released its January – June 2019 Tourism Statistics which show remarkable growth. Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay community, offers insight on why Belize continues to rise and how it’s related to the country’s current real estate boom. Read about it in Legacy’s latest blog post titled, “Belize Tourism in 2019: The Numbers Are in For the First Half of the Year.”

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“Belize is appealing to vacationers for many reasons,” said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. “Its official language is English, it’s easily accessible from many U.S. cities, and it helps that U.S. Dollars are accepted everywhere. Belize continues to be one of the few safe, tropical destinations that offer sustainability, captivating wildlife, and a mix of welcoming, exotic cultures.”

Visitors are drawn to Belize for its 185-mile long barrier reef, tropical rainforests, ceremonial caves, beautiful beaches, and its ancient Mayan ruins. The country offers something for everyone, including families, honeymooners, and more, and appeals to nature lovers, adventure seekers, divers, beach bums, and history buffs.

A sample of findings from the Belize Tourism figures for January – June 2019, include:

  • Belize welcomed 284,576 overnight visitors from January to June.
  • There was a 6 percent increase in overnight arrivals over the first half of 2018.
  • Belize had 697,767 cruise ship visitors from January to June.
  • There was a 10.8 percent increase in cruise passenger arrivals over the first half of 2018.
  • Visitors to Belize came from the United States (66.65 percent), Europe (11.8 percent) and Canada (7.6 percent).

As Belize continues to show impressive growth as a top travel destination, many travelers are choosing to buy real estate in Belize, as well.

You can read the full article about Belize tourism in 2019 here:

Orchid Bay, as well as other areas, such as San Pedro and Placencia, are experiencing a surge in real estate sales. This shows that Belize’s appeal to visitors is also spilling over to investors, retirees, and vacation homeowners.

Orchid Bay had a total of 18 homes going under contract between January and July.

“This sales boom is thanks to Belize’s increasing tourism and the many benefits that the country offers homebuyers,” said Chris Williams. “Such incentives include low property taxes, no estate or capital gains taxes, 100% foreign ownership, and the country’s Qualified Retirement Program.”

Located in northern Belize and developed by Legacy Global Development, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience — all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first-world infrastructure, and 10 percent green space set aside.

Buyers have many types of homes to choose from, including Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, Bungalows, and homesites and lots where buyers can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a 7,700-square foot beach club with multiple swimming pools, a gym, restaurant, bar, lounging decks, and private beach access, which is currently in development. An on-site grocery store and medical clinic are also projected to open in the future. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

To learn more about the Orchid Bay, Belize visit – or, call (877) 959-9646 or email

News Source: Legacy Global Development