Belize Makes Lonely Planet's List of Top 10 Places to Visit in 2019

Belize Makes Lonely Planet’s List of Top 10 Places to Visit in 2019

Placencia Village

Lonely Planet published their much anticipated top 10 list of countries to visit in 2019, including Belize for the first time ever.

If you’re interested in visiting Belize in 2019 (or even sooner!), here are our recommendations:

Caves Branch Jungle Lodge 

Hidden in the heart of the Belizean rainforest just outside Belmopan, Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is the premier adventure lodge in the country.

Chabil Mar 

Situated just steps from Placencia Village in southeastern Belize, Chabil Mar is a luxury beachfront resort with two infinity pools, a tropical garden, sea pier, restaurant, and 22 elegant villas.

Cahal Pech Village Resort 

Located in San Ignacio in Belize’s western Cayo District, Cahal Pech is named for the nearby Cahal Pech ancient Maya ruins.

Victoria House 

Victoria House hotel, San Pedro, Belize

Known for its best-in-class customer service, Victoria House is a lovely, colonial-style getaway perfectly situated near all of the top dive sites on the reef.

Portofino Resort 

With its own private beach, Portofino has a potpourri of elegant cabanas and is situated some five miles outside of San Pedro.

Coco Plum Island Resort 

Located on a privately owned island, Coco Plum is an adults-only luxury resort that has just 18 stand-alone private cabanas.

Belizean Dreams 

Perfectly located on the main road in Hopkins Village in southeastern Belize, this well-named resort is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the good life.

Laru Beya 

Situated on the beautiful Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize, Lary Beya is a beachside resort with the country’s only miniature golf course. Laru Beya is also home to the Quarterdeck Restaurant, a popular three-story open-air restaurant helmed by a chef who specializes in Italian and Mexican cuisine.

Belize Resort and Spa 

Founded by a health-conscious family who wanted to create an upscale wellness resort, the Belize Resort and Spa is located on a stunning 1,000-acre property in the middle of the jungle in northern Belize.

Black Orchid Resort 

Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Old Belize River in the village of Burrell Boom, you’d never guess that Black Orchid is just a 15-minute drive from the international airport in Belize City. Black Orchid has lovely suites and rooms and is home to one of the most popular Creole cuisine restaurants in the country.

Yok Ha Island Resort 

Yok Ha
Owned and operated for generations by a local Belizean family, Yok Ha is located on a three-acre island just eight miles off the coast of Dangriga in southeastern Belize. Yok Ha has just six intimate cabins but also features a pro dive shop, beachfront bar, and gourmet restaurant.

Get a copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List! Written by Larry Waight, a local with more than twenty years of experience in the travel industry, the book is packed with tips, information, and recommendations about all of the best things to see and do in Belize.
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