Travelers flock to snorkel, dive, and fish in the clear turquoise waters of Belize’s more-than-185-mile-long barrier reef. Still, there are hidden corners in this ecosystem, like the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, where Island Expeditions runs what may be the world’s first inn-to-inn stand-up paddleboard trip.
Based out of laid-back island lodges, the journey balances snorkeling and open-water crossings—where you can see stingrays, nurse sharks, and sea turtles—with island-style downtime.
Jan.-Mar.; 7 days, from $2,179; islandexpeditions.com