Gales Point is a village in Belize District in the nation of Belize, Central America. The village is on a peninsula in the Southern Lagoon In 2000, Gales Point had a population of about 500 people, most of whom subsist on fishing and farming. Most recently, in 2010, the population was placed at 296. Gales Point Manatee or Malanti is the local name for the village. The village is located in the Southern Lagoon, which is a Manatee reserve. The Southern Lagoon's water is brackish. This lagoon connects directly to the Caribbean Sea through the Manatee Bar River.It also has 14 sq. miles of wildlife reserve known as the Gales Point Wild Life Sanctuary.