16 Charming Hotels in Belize Everyone Must Visit in 2017

16 Charming Hotels in Belize Everyone Must Visit in 2017


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The 16 Most Charming Hotels in Belize to visit in 2017

Nestled at the south of the Yucatan peninsula facing the Caribbean Sea lies Belize, a country prized by locals and tourists alike for its beautiful coastlines, tropical jungles and impressive and luxury resorts.

These getaways from the hustle of everyday life are the perfect charming spots to unwind and take in everything this beautiful country has to offer.

Victoria House Beach Resort in Ambergris Caye

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Found on the largest island of Belize, Victoria House is an exclusive resort with only forty-two rooms. Each one is located in a tropical garden setting with views of the reef and surrounding beaches. While not every room has a television, better entertainment can be found with their luxury massage and spa treatment in either your room or in a beach gazebo along the shore.

The Villas at Banyan Bay, Ambergris Caye

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Travel with the kids and the entire family! With fully furnished 2 and 3 bedroom Villas, spectacular views of Belize’s Barrier Reef a few miles offshore and our full service Rico’s Restaurant, the Villas at Banyan Bay offers this and much more.

El Secreto Beach Resort in Ambergris Caye

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This not so secret collection of 13 individual thatched roof houses provides guests with a mixture of the contemporary and traditional room. Each one comes complete with a tandem bathtub, outdoor private Jacuzzi and patio. It also boasts a stunning outdoor restaurant on the beach and spa treatment that can be enjoyed on their moon tower cabana.

Chabil Mar Beach Resort in Placencia

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Mayan for “beautiful sea,” Chabil Mar is located in Placencia Village and is surrounded by the beauty of the Caribbean. Winner of over 7 traveler’s awards, its location with over 400 feet of private beaches features tropical gardens and a private pier. Guest rooms present verandas with tables and chairs as well as 1000 square feet of living space.

Turtle Inn Beach Resort in Placencia

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A 25-room seafront location built by the famed Francis Coppola, this refuge is the perfect place to achieve total relaxation. All rooms feature artisan furniture, a luxury bath and a large screened deck. There are two infinity pools on site as well as a kids only gelato bar and spa that uses only local organic ingredients.

Laru Beya Beach Resort in Placencia


Laru Beya is the self-purported place to “do nothing and experience everything.” Each room includes a hammock on the balcony. All accommodations are specially designed to fit individual guest needs from a rooftop Jacuzzi to an en-suite full kitchen. The hotel is full-service and features a miniature golf course, bicycles, kayaks and even a library for those that want to relax inside.

Cahal Pech Village Resort in San Ignacio

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So named after the hills of the ancient Mayan city the resort is built on, Cahal Pech is one of Belize’s largest hotels with over 40 rooms to relax in. Each room comes with private balconies facing the verdant Belize River Valley. The site itself features 3 freshwater pools, a fully stocked bar, delicious restaurant and vehicles to take you to some of the best excursions in the country.

Bocawina Rainforest Resort in Stann Creek Belize

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Bocawina Rainforest Resort. Sojourn within 7,100 acres of pristine jungle at one of Belize’s most popular eco-resorts where your thatched cabana promotes sweet dreams when you’re not touring waterfalls and Mayan ruins.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge in Stann Creek District

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Located within over 100,000 acres of wilderness in the Sibun National Forest Reserve, Sleeping Giant is truly a rainforest escape for couples that enjoy nature. Their 13 guest rooms are finished with woods, marble and granite and feature three piece bathrooms. Its most stunning feature is its view from the second floor lounge where you can enjoy a coffee while taking in the sounds of the surrounding forest.

Yok Ha Island Resort in Water Foot Caye

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Yok Ha Island Resort: This tiny private island is a three-acre paradise near Dangriga that balances tranquility, luxury and big-city access, just eight miles away.

Ka’ana Boutique Resort in San Ignacio

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In Western Belize surrounded by the ruins of the ancient Maya lies the intimate Ka’ana Resort. Apart from their spa and five different meal options, the property offers private tours of the surrounding jungle and ruins. Guests can choose from five types of suites that look out over the beauty of the area.

Matachica Beach Resort in Ambergris Caye

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Situated along stunningly white private beaches facing the second largest barrier reef in the world lies Matachica and its 26 villas. Each one is private and features patios with hammocks and daily maid service. Fully immerse yourself in relaxation at the Jade Spa with all natural ingredients taken from the local jungle and sea.

Cayo Espanto Resort in Ambergris Caye


The ultimate in privacy and a 5-star resort, Cayo Espanto is a private island three miles from San Pedro. The island has seven private villas each facing its own beach. The villas come with a personal houseman, private sundeck, three meals a day and water sports equipment. Additional pampering includes cigars, cognacs and professional massage therapists.

Portofino Beach Resort in Ambergris Caye

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An eclectic mix of 17 beautiful rooms ranging from beach cabanas to suites, Portofino Beach Resort affords every guest with an unadulterated view of the Caribbean. Meals can be served en-suite or enjoyed on a private dock. Their Green Parrot Beach Bar also provides guests a way to unwind right on the beach.

Thatch Caye Island Resort


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Thatch Caye: Architects situated every luxury villa on this little island along the ocean’s edge, so each guest is treated to both scenic splendor and the utmost in privacy.

Turneffe Belize Island Resort

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Turneffe Belize Island Resort: The moment you set eyes on the interiors of 20 guest rooms decorated from floor to ceiling with local woods and unobstructed views of the sea from private patios, you’ll know you’ve arrived in paradise.




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