Commonly Asked Questions:
Do I have to be really physically fit to join the retreat?
Definitely not! Our retreats are more about a lifestyle than enduring hardcore physical activity all day everday. There is 1-2 workouts included per day, but everyone at all fitness levels are welcome. Take workouts at your own pace, and if you’re not feeling up to something meet us at the next activity. After all, this is your vacation!
What food is included in the cost?
There are two meals with one fresh-pressed juice included per day. Breakfasts and all lunch/dinners that aren’t group sit down meals will be chosen by each participant 1 week prior to the retreat from a selected menu. Meals and juices are delivered to the rooms on scheduled times that are fitting to our schedule. Majority of the food on the island is fresh, organic and delicious!
I’m thinking about coming by myself, is that okay?
Totally! Activate Retreats creates an environment where we are all feeding off each others energy and making new friendships while doing it. There are shared room options as well, so if you don’t want to book your own suite there are other alternatives that are just as accommodating.
Can I drink alcohol on the retreat?
We want you to have a time! Whether that is a glass of wine at dinner, or a night out after a day of adventure, we are all adults that can make our own decisions. Always do what makes you feel best, we aren’t here to hold you back! Activate Retreats is a fitness/wellness escape to paradise, and our ultimate goal is for you to enjoy the experience in any which way you please.
What is the weather like?
The overall climate of Belize can be described as sub-tropical. The humidity while high, is seldom oppressive for long and is most noticeable along the coast. Temperatures in Belize range from 50°F to 95°F with an annual average of 79°F. November to January are typically the “coolest” months with a 75°F average and May to September are the warmest with a 81°F average.
What Language do they speak in Belize?
English is the official language of Belize but the most diverse language in Belize is Kriol (Belizean Creole), with other cultural languages spoken such as Garifuna, Mandarin and Spanish.
Where Is Belize Located?
Located in the northern hemisphere above the equator, Belize is bounded on the north by Mexico, the south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Belize offers the best of both worlds, the majesty of lush tropical rainforest and mystery of the Ancient Maya coupled with white sand islands and a spectacular 174 mile long barrier reef. The options for fun adventure are endless.
Is the Sun really strong?
The sun just doesn't seem stronger in the tropics - in fact it is! Sun protection is extremely important and because of the high winds sometimes tourists underestimate the ability for the sun to burn you. We highly recommend you bring a "reef safe" water/sweat proof sunscreen. (50 SPF) We also recommend bringing hats, sunglasses and clothing that can protect you from the sun.
Is Ambergris Caye Safe?
Ambergris Caye is an island located off Belize's shore, and should not be grouped in the same context as Belize City, where some criminal activity occur. The country of Belize has a bad reputation when it comes to safety, However Ambergris Caye is certainly one of the safest areas to travel around in Belize.
What is the main safety concerns tourists face in Ambergris Caye?
Theft: Either you leave something on your beach chair for just a minute, you leave something in the rental car, or in a few cases a face-to-face mugging. Remember, it is just stuff, so if you someone should mug you, hand over what they want, and report it to the police or hotel security after. Don't leave anything valuable in open sight, don't wear fancy jewellery or bring expensive handbags.
Passports: Passports have been known to 'disappear', either from a bag or hotel room. Be sure you hide your passport. I always tell people to have a photocopy in your carry-on. Better to be prepared, then not.
Credit Card Fraud: Try not to use your credit card, except at the hotel. And, before you leave, buy one of those wallets that prevent people from cloning your card.