A More Exclusive Belize: 6 of the Best Boutique Hotels in the Country
A combination of Caribbean beauty and rich Central American culture, Belize is home to lush jungles, Mayan Pyramids and the second largest barrier reef in the world. Known for its fascinating underwater playground of more than 500 species of fish and 100 different kinds of coral, the country is a scuba diver’s dream. But above ground, Belize is just as beautiful; and with its laid-back Caribbean attitude, vast network of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries and friendly Spanish-speaking natives, there’s not much not to love about the destination.
When it comes to accommodations, the country has no shortage of notable options. And tucked away in exclusive locations and on its sandy beaches are some of the most alluring boutique hotels in Belize. If privacy, natural beauty and high-end amenities are high on your list of requirements for your stay, these six hotels will be sure to meet your needs.
Gaïa Riverlodge — Cayo
A favorite among environmentalists, Gaïa Riverlodge is considered one of Belize’s most celebrated eco-tourist destinations. Located on the central Pacific coast, the adults-only property offers picturesque views of lush green landscapes and the sparkling Five Sisters waterfalls. The hotel includes an on-site restaurant, spa, gym and pool, but with its close distance from many of the country’s best attractions, you’ll most likely be spending your days outside of the lodge. All 16 private cabanas and nine suites, are designed with traditional bay leaf thatched roofs, Belizean hardwoods and varnished mahogany interiors. Some include private verandas with hammocks and all are fully screened.
Star Rating: 4
Suite Choice: Waterfall View
Rate: Starting at USD $250/night (low season)