Simone Biles Visits Belize for the Holidays

US gymnast Simone Biles celebrates on the podium of the women's floor event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)


Simone Arianne Biles needs no introduction, as she is known by the world over as the 19-year-old superstar gold-medalist in gymnastics. Originally of the USA, Simone Biles has Belizean citizenship because of her Belizean mother, Nellie Cayetano Biles. In December, she came on special invitation from the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), and was given a warm welcome by Belizeans and residents countrywide. After arriving on December 22, 2016, she enjoyed a fantastic Belizean Christmas vacation with her family.

During the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, Biles won five Olympic medals, of which four were gold. With all the global fanfare, the BTB immediately began social media engagement with Biles, extending an invitation to visit Belize. She immediately replied accepting the invitation, even though she has been coming here since she was a little girl. It’s no secret that Biles loves Belize.

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She officially attained her citizenship two years ago, but her most recent visit was surrounded by a significant amount of pomp and circumstance. After a press conference on arrival, and a motorcade throughout the streets of Belize City, she was able to escape with her loved ones to some of Belize’s most attractive destinations. Her vacation was filled with lots of family time on the beach, and included swimming, snorkeling and fishing on the Belize Barrier Reef; exploring one of Belize’s most impressive Mayan sites, Xunantunich; and horseback riding and hiking to magnificent waterfalls.

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