I have heard that in other places, (not sure where. Can anyone help on this? Caymans? ) the cruise lines literally purchased their own little island for their guests. The crusie stop allowed all the people off on their private island to swim, snorkel, lunch etc. and then off they went. They never even bothered the other islands or mainland if there was one. The government still received the port fees for the country and the masses stayed isolated. If this was possible in Belize (and I have no clue if it is)I think the tourists would get an even better taste of Belize than going to crime ridden Belize City for the day. They get a small taste of paradise and then want to return as the week long guest spending REAL money.
Debbie