Top 10 Best Beach Resorts in Belize
Belize is one of the last unspoiled places on the planet and is rapidly growing in popularity as a to-visit destination in the Caribbean and Central America. In fact, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) recently released figures showing Belize coming in at second place on the list of fastest growing tourist destinations in the Caribbean, behind only the Turks and Caicos Islands.
With its white sandy beaches, lush rainforests and close proximity to the world’s second largest barrier reef, Belize is ultimate travel destination.
Take a look at our expert top picks for the best beach resorts in Belize.
Belize Beach Resort#1
Chabil Mar, Maya for “Beautiful Sea”, is The Guest Exclusive Resort of Placencia, Belize. A boutique resort of 19 Villas and a Honeymoon Suite, Chabil Mar is situated on 400 feet of gorgeous oceanfront and a stroll along the beach to Placencia Village, the closest full service resort to the Village, where our guests can partake of the Village restaurants, shops and nightlife at their leisure.
At Chabil Mar each villa on this lushly landscaped property is uniquely designed and furnished, appointed with original artwork, and feature excellent views of the Caribbean from personal verandas. In addition, two infinity beach-side pools, nestled in lush tropical gardens, grace the property.
Belize Beach Resort#2
Victoria House is an award winning luxury resort located on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, in the Western Caribbean and is one of the most luxurious places you’ll ever want to stroll around barefoot. The 42 room resort spans ten acres of white sand beaches and lush tropical gardens. Whether you choose to bask in the warm Caribbean sun, fish, dive, snorkel or visit an ancient Mayan ruin, Victoria House is the place to stay for your Vacation, Honeymoon or Destination Wedding.
Over the years, Victoria House Belize Resort has received award recognition from Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast Johansens and Trip Advisor. Victoria House is also a member of Andrew Harper and the Signature Travel Network.
Belize Beach Resort#3
Nestled 3.5 miles north of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye is a haven for romance, barefoot luxury, relaxation, and adventure known as Coco Beach Resort.This 4 star luxury beach resort offers the utmost in beachfront relaxation, including two large free form swimming pools, swim-up pool bar, Jacuzzi and waterslide.
Coco Beach has some of the best accommodations on Ambergris Caye. To suit every guests needs, Coco Beach Resort offers a wide range of accommodations from hotel rooms that sleep two to sea view penthouse suites that sleep six. Daily Housekeeping is provided with all accommodations.
Belize Beach Resort#4
El Secreto resort, located in Ambergris Caye, Belize offers an intimate, barefoot luxury experience surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the caribbean and a lush tropical landscape, a true and authentic paradise…
El Secreto nestles 13 exclusive individual thatched roof villas with a smart combination of contemporary and traditional elements. Fine Belizean tropical woods, marble finished bathrooms with a tandem bathtub, outdoor private jacuzzi and shower patio. All the villas are equipped with a King size bed, a state of the art led lighting system, air conditioning, ipod dock station, LCD TV, mini bar, safe, Melita coffee maker, 400 thread egyptian cotton Vivenda linens and Malin & Goetz amenities.
You can experience a variety of activities for couples to enjoy together-from private dinners and couples’ massages, complimentary watersports and bicycles to adventurous excursions – all designed to create lasting memories for a lifetime.
Belize Beach Resort#5
Turtle Inn is a true labor of love. Less than a year after Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside refuge in 2001, it was swept out to sea by the forces of Hurricane Iris. Turning disaster into triumph, the Coppolas led a two-year reclamation project that has created a magnificent luxury hotel in Belize that consistently ranks among the best in Central and South America.
This 25-room seafront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury style. Luxury Belize resort dwellings are in individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and are naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your private deck, the white-sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean Sea. In addition, the resort has two infinity swimming pools for your daily enjoyment.
Belize Beach Resort#6
Laru Beya is located in the Placencia Peninsula and takes its name from the Garifuna phrase for “on the beach”. The resort features room service, a private beach area and an outdoor swimming pool. Activities like snorkeling, diving and fishing can be arranged at the resort and guests can also use the resort as a base to explore Maya archeological sites, caves and wildlife in Southern Belize.
Guest rooms highlight Placencia’s culture with artwork and furniture produced by local artisans. Prepare meals or future awards-show speeches in the full kitchen of a one- or two-bedroom suite, or head to The Quarter Deck to feast on local seafood and tropical fruits in an open-air thatch dining room. You’ll find more restaurants and nightlife in Placencia, just a 10-minute drive down the peninsula.
Belize Beach Resort#7
As one of the newest luxury properties on the island of Ambergris Caye, Las Terrazas is a Preferred Boutique Resort and the only member of Preferred Hotel Group in Belize. Located just 3.5 miles north of San Pedro, Las Terrazas Resort invites you to experience exceptional, spacious townhome-style accommodations and gracious hospitality at their oceanfront retreat.
Situated on one of the most beautiful and secluded private beaches, their Ambergris Caye resort is an exhilarating tropical playground where you can discover Belize; “Mother Nature’s best kept secret.” Experience world class attractions from diving and snorkeling, the lavish Serenity Spa and Wellness Center, fishing, zip lining and cave tubing, Mayan Ruins, or snoozing on the beach. How best to relax is entirely up to you.
Belize Beach Resort#8
Set on a secluded stretch of natural white-sand beach facing the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Matachica offers a choice of 26 intimate villas, including 25 single casitas and 1 two-bedroom villa. Vibrantly colored and exotic with thatched roofs, their villas are uniquely decorated with hints of Central American motifs and original art collected from around the world.
The villas are spacious, privately located from each other and include Matachica’s distinctive features of large traditional mosaic bathrooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private patios with hammocks, Matouk & Frette linens with feather duvets, bathrobes and daily maid service. All rooms have private safes.
Belize Beach Resort#9
South Water Caye, voted Best Beach by Island’s Magazine, is the home of Blue Marlin Beach Resort, the only full-service resort on this intimate coral island. The resort is comprised of 5 Private Beach Cottages overlooking the reef, 6 comfortable Ocean-view rooms, 3 spacious Island Igloos, a water-front restaurant, a funky bar with billiards and dart board, a fully stocked gift shop, a fleet of boats and a Belizean staff who makes you feel right at home in an easy-going atmosphere.
Boasting a dual coastline of the living reef on the east and the turquoise lagoon on the west, Blue Marlin Beach Resort offers mesmerizing views of the Caribbean Sea and is situated within the largest marine reserve in Belize, the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. Nearby attractions include Carrie Bow Caye, Man-of-War Caye that is home to the Boobie Birds, Twin Cayes and Tobacco Caye.
Belize Beach Resort#10
Opened in 2003, the stellar reputation of The Placencia Hotel & Residences (http://www.theplacencia.com) has now gained further accolades and notoriety. While already an impressive resort and property, the addition of the new Casino at the Placencia has added a new dimension to the stay and play resort. Sure, you can still spend your holiday lounging on the beach, patronizing the spa and eating gourmet food, but the addition of Belize’s new casino gaming ‘s epicenter makes The Placencia the one-stop, must-visit destination in the region. Offering a full range of gaming, you can enjoy the excitement of the casino action, and then relax by the beautiful, swim up bar and watch the activity at the new mega-yacht marina. Whether swimming, snorkeling, fishing or planning your future trip to the upcoming golf course, there is something for everyone, every hour of every day. the 24/7 playground in paradise.
Belize Beach Resort#11
The Cove is one of the most beautiful and luxurious accommodations on the Ambergris Caye. A collection of eight secluded, luxurious seafront villas each elegantly decorated with its own unique style and décor. Enjoy, not only, your very own private in-bath jacuzzi, but also the chance to rise to the sounds of the ocean lapping against the shoreline, and stepping out from your master suite directly into a bevy of cascading pools just footsteps away from your bedroom door.
Each of these spacious villas are meticulously decorated and feature fully equipped gourmet kitchens, private verandahs overlooking the Caribbean, king size beds, 52″ HD Flat screen TVs, iPod™ docking stations, DVD players, and an assortment of books, games, and DVDs for you to enjoy.
Private, spacious luxury is at the forefront of the tastefully adorned villas each providing all the necessities, comforts, and conveniences of home. These three bedroom villas are well suited for large family groups or couples traveling together who are seeking an intimate, secluded and elegant holiday home for extended vacations or special occasions. One and two bedroom options are also available.