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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laughing Bird Caye National Park

Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Placencia, Belize
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Placencia
Type: Islands, National Parks
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Surrey, England
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We visited the Laughing Bird with Bernard from the Ocean Motion Tours. It’s such a beautiful spot and only a short boat ride from Placencia. This tiny island was amazing – calm seas on one side and rough on the other. The sand was so fine and white! We loved watching the pelicans and spotted a few tarpons so close to the beach. Snorkelling was fun. Our guide Bernard was just great pointing to us all the different fish and creatures in the sea. Then he cooked a delicious lunch on the beach and a bit later took us for yet another swim. We found more variety of coral and fish here than in Thailand or Mauritius. Thumbs up from us!

Visited December 2012
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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Good Diving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Did my first dive in Belize here. Pretty great, but not much more then coral and some relatively common fish to see. I did however hear that the snorkelers who went here saw tons of really interesting sea life. So give it a try, its at least worth it for the hilarity of watching all the pelicans feast.

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Sault Ste. Marie
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Special Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This small island is a fantastic location for families to retreat and relax, experiencing the abundant sea life of the world's second largest barrier reef. We spent a day here with our seven year old daughter and we all enjoyed so much the clarity and warmth of the water, and the incredible variety of sea life. Corals, plants, fish and other creatures abound in this sanctuary, in such a variety as we'd never seen before in other places of the world we've visited. It's to Belize's credit that such a place has been protected and preserved, and a definite must-visit location.

There are picnic tables, bbq pits, and lavatory facilities on the island, as well as park rangers very knowledgable about the park. The rangers are very warm and friendly, certainly very approachable and happy to share the knowledge and experience of the park.

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“holymoley!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Awesome coral and fish.We went 3 times during our 2 week stay in Placencia..Laverne at Ocean Motion was very accomadating and would call us if in the morning if the weather looked suitable for snorkeling. Bernard her husband gave us a great trip and made us a delicious lunch on the beach.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

If you want to spend a relaxing day this is a MUST do. Make sure you have Rene from Placencia Eagle Ray Tours take you!

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