The above review is virtually a complete misrepresentation of Belize. Just a few points. There is a great deal of midpoint properties. Saying rice and beans is the only food in Belize is obviously incorrect.
"the temperatures made it all a horrid experience.\" this sort of info is easily searchable with Google.
A hostel on a caye runs about $12.00 and a hotel room starts at about $35.00USD. The cayes arent really about beach life as the beaches are not good in Belize except for Placencia which has decent beaches. The cayes are more about snorkeling/diving given the mesoAmerica reef and atolls. Destinations include kayaking, caving, cave tubing, birding, rock climbing, fishing both salt and fresh, the zoo, various cultural activities and festivals, diving and snorkeling. Suggest you google Belize cuisine as it is varied. chocolate is a up and coming big deal in Belize, look for local artisan chocolate, rum, beer and wine. There are over 20 national parks, preserves and sanctuaries to explore.
[ Edit: Edited on 22-Nov-2015, at 10:09 by katzgar ]