Welcome to the Belize Circle!

Here’s Important Information About Your Membership


Dear New Belize Circle Member,

You’ve taken the most important step possible toward realizing your dreams of a new life in this little country with such an abundance of upside.

These are exciting times in Belize, a small but beautiful and diverse country that, at this moment, is attracting people from diverse walks of life… some are famous, ridiculously wealthy public figures, while others are just normal folks like you and me. The common denominator I can identify among everyone finding his (or her) way to Belize’s shores today—from scuba enthusiasts and eco-adventurers to missionaries and billionaire investors—is a desire for a simpler, freer, more private way of life.

With everything going on in the world these days, Belize’s back-to-basics lifestyle is almost irresistibly appealing. And she stands today as the one of the world’s top overseas retirement and lifestyle havens.

Now you’re connected on the ground and have at your disposal the most impressive collection of Belize resources available anywhere.

The benefits of your new Belize Circle membership are many. Let’s review them to be sure you’re aware of all the products and services at your disposal starting right now:


Benefit #1: Free Attendance At Every Belize Event We Host During The Lifetime Of Your Membership

Please note that we plan up to two events a year in Belize. You’ll be notified as soon as details on the next Live & Invest in Belize Conference are available. In the meantime, we’ll be sure to reserve a seat in the room with your name on it and one, as well, for your guest. Feel free to contact us for any information on our Belize events. We look forward to seeing you in Belize soon, and we’ll keep you apprised of all future Belize events on our calendar. Again, you’re welcome to join us as our guest at every single one of them.


Benefit #2: Electronic and Website Access to All Conference Materials

We record all of our Belize conferences and other events and make all recordings, slide shows, and other conference materials available to Belize Circle members with our compliments. You don’t need to do anything. The materials will be forwarded to you automatically following each event.


Benefit #3: Free One-To-One Consultation With A Top International Tax Attorney And Offshore Expert

As a Belize Circle member, you are eligible for an hour of free consultation time with one of the most respected, most experienced Belize experts anywhere, Joel Nagel.

Joel is a U.S. tax attorney who’s been helping Americans take their assets offshore and relocate overseas for almost two decades. And Joel is focused on Belize as a preferred, top offshore jurisdiction.

Joel’s a regular speaker at our live events. He’s up-to-date on banking, taxation, residency, citizenship, and business opportunities in Belize. He’s the man I trust most when it comes to these important issues, especially in Belize.

To arrange your free consultation, contact your Belize Circle Member Liaison Phil Hahn. (Meantime, Phil will be in touch with you via separate email to introduce himself and to put himself at your disposal.)


Benefit #4: Access To Everything We Publish On Belize… Now And Forever!

As a Belize Circle member, you’ll have instant access to our complete library of Belize publications. Right now, this includes:

  • Our “Live and Invest in Belize Manual,”…
  • Our special Overseas Haven Reports on Belize’s Cayo District, Northern Belize, and Ambergris Caye
  • Retire At 45 In Tropical, Tax-Free Belize,” our special report on Belize’s QRP retirement program, detailing why this is one of the top three retirement residency programs in the world right now…
  • Our “44 Things You Must Know Before You Relocate, Retire, or Invest Offshore,” the nuts-and-bolts support you need to plan your adventures in Belize with confidence…

Go here now to access your Belize Circle library

And remember, as a Belize Circle member, you’ll receive every Belize publication we ever produce… whether we publish it now, next year, or years from now. Once it’s hot off the presses, you’ll be sent the details by email for how to enjoy full access.


Benefit #5: Free Accommodation In Two Of Belize’s Top Luxury Retreats

As a Belize Circle member, you are invited to stay free for four nights at each of the two top retreats we’ve identified in the country. Use these two resorts as your bases to explore the different regions of Belize… while relaxing in style and savoring the Belizean pace of life. Note that this specially arranged benefit allows you a total of up to eight nights free stay in Belize.

  • Grand Baymen — On Ambergris Caye, the most developed of Belize’s islands, you are invited to come and experience the community. Leave your daily stresses behind as you watch the azure waves crashing on the great barrier reef beyond. The Grand Baymen community incorporates both Baymen Garden (a private condominium community on four acres) and Exotic Caye Beach Resort (an established beach resort that welcomes tourists from all over the world)… not forgetting the San Pedro Fitness Club (the premier club on Ambergris) where you can work out in the gym, play a game of tennis, or take a dip in the swimming pool… all in the heart of friendly, beachside San Pedro Town…
  • Carmelita Gardens — Carmelita is situated in the fertile Belize River Valley, with rainforest on one side and the Belize River on the other. The property is comprised of 450 acres with more than a mile of riverfront and a spectacular view of the Maya Mountains. Carmelita is flanked by the riverfront village of Santa Familia and the Mennonite town of Spanish Lookout. The developers here have a plan to preserve the 150 acres of rainforest, home to howler monkeys and native fruit trees, on the north side of the property, while incorporating a new village with plenty of room for organic gardens, micro-farms, and community agriculture. It’s an opportunity to explore yet another amazing part of this diverse country…

To arrange your stays, or to learn more about each resort, visit the Belize Circle website, or contact us directly at CustomerService@BelizeCircle.com.


Benefit #6: Exclusive Discounts On Your Purchase At Special Property Developments

Four nights at each of the three resorts above is great, but what if one of them truly distinguishes itself as a place you’d want to live or invest? As a Belize Circle member, you qualify for special, member-only discounts at all three of the major resorts, including opportunities for purchasing land, beachfront lots, even fully turnkey condos at special pricing. Specifically, you save 2% (up to US$3,000) off the purchase price of any piece of property you buy at any of these private communities. This discount is good forever… and can be used at any time, whenever you’re ready to act.

In addition, the discount is not once-off. If you decide to make more than one buy at the communities included in this program, you enjoy the discount with each and every purchase.


Benefit #7: First Notice Of Special Deals On Belize Real Estate Opportunities

My husband, Lief Simon, our resident international real estate expert, and I have been paying attention to the Belize property market for many years and have established relationships and friendships with many on the inside track of the local property scene here. As a result, we hear things before others do, and we’re often the first to learn of important new deals and investment opportunities.

Lief writes of these opportunities for his Global Property Advisor members. Now he’ll share them with you, too. As a Belize Circle member, you’ll be on Lief’s short list… the list of friends, colleagues, partners, and members he alerts to the best deals in key markets as soon as they cross his desk. Keep an eye on your inbox, as an opportunity could be right around the corner…


Benefit #8: Your Dedicated Belize Circle Member’s Liaison

In many ways, this is the most important and most valuable benefit of your Belize Circle membership.

When you’re preparing for an international move—and maybe, even more so, once you’ve taken the leap and are getting your bearings in your new home—you’ll come up with all sorts of questions… some to do with big issues like acquiring residency, shipping your household goods and personal belongings, shopping for a home to rent or to buy, and choosing health insurance… as well as others to do with everything from where to buy a new car to how to get a local driver’s license… from how to choose the best cable/Internet plan to where to shop for living room furniture for your new house… from how to find a reliable plumber or carpenter to how to make friends and get involved with your new community…

Please allow me to introduce Phil Hahn, your dedicated go-to guy on the ground in Belize. Phil first came to Belize in 2003 to inspect 115 acres of land on the northern coast, which he had under contract. He fell in love with the people and the country and immediately purchased the parcel. With a lifelong passion for architecture, Phil designed and founded one of the country’s most successful new developments on the property. Over the years he’s been through all of the necessary red tape involved with establishing businesses… permitting development and construction… finding a home… getting utilities hooked up… opening bank accounts… developing friendships with grocers, restaurateurs and hoteliers…

In addition to his first development, Phil has consulted on several other real estate projects and is currently developing a sustainable off-grid community in Cayo near San Ignacio and the Mennonite community of Spanish Lookout.

Phil is even a past President of the American Chamber of Commerce Belize. Whatever’s happening in Belize, Phil and his broad network of family, friends, and colleagues know about it. Whatever you want to do in Belize, Phil will know how and who can help. As I’ve mentioned, Phil will be in touch separately to introduce himself personally. Meantime, if you have any questions or requests now, you can contact him here now: MembersLiaison@BelizeCircle.com.


Benefit #9: Access To Our Live and Invest Overseas Group Bupa International Health Insurance Policy

This is a one-of-a-kind benefit, available nowhere else outside our group.

Arranging health insurance in your new country of residence can be one of the most important and confusing issues you’ll face as you prepare for your new life overseas. The options are many. Now, thanks to the Live and Invest Overseas Group Policy we’ve negotiated with Bupa International, all Belize Circle members will enjoy a 10% discount off the cost of their Bupa coverage. Your cost of coverage will depend on your age, your country of residence, and your personal health circumstances.

For more information, and to contact Bupa today, access the Bupa section of your Belize Circle website. Go here to do that now.


Benefit #10: Invitations To All VIP Events, Including Exclusive Meetings, Receptions, And Webinars

Finally, your name has been added to our list of “VIP” readers. This means you’re invited to join us for every VIP event, meeting, cocktail reception, webinar, etc., that we offer, not only in Belize, but anywhere.

At every conference we hold, we include at least one private VIP reception. In addition, at every conference, we set aside a private room for use by VIP attendees only. This is a place where you can check your email (using the computer we provide), have private conversations with speakers, meet to chat with fellow attendees, or sit down with a member of the Live and Invest Overseas staff to review your questions and seek some one-on-one guidance.We’ll be holding a private VIP party at our next Live and Invest in Belize… and we’ll hope to meet you there!

More information about your membership is detailed at your Belize Circle website, including important contact details for members of our Belize team.

As I mentioned, your login information should have been emailed separately, immediately following the acceptance of your application to become a Belize Circle member. If you have any trouble accessing the website, or any questions about any of the benefits of your Belize Circle membership, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Reach us at CustomerService@BelizeCircle.com. You are on your way to the new life you’re dreaming of. And we’re standing by to do everything we can to help you get there quick.

We’ll be in touch again soon, and we look forward to the chance to meet you sometime soon down here in sunny Belize!


Kathleen Peddicord and Our Entire Belize Circle Team

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