The Top 9 Best Resorts You Have to Visit in Belize
The Top 9 Best Belize Resorts You Have to Visit in Belize
Thousands of travelers visit Belize every year thanks to the country’s magnificent beauty like the pristine barrier reef (the largest in the western hemisphere), the abundant flora and fauna that inhabit the unspoiled rainforest, the remnants of ancient Maya Cities like Caracol and Altun Ha, and the eclectic and colorful Belizean cultures like the Creole, Mestizo and Garinagu.
Belize is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers. “ Zip lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling, cave tubing and bird watching continue to remain the top activities that travelers partake in”, says Belizean Blogger Lorenzo Gonzales who promotes Belize immensely on his Canadian website www.belizeadventure.ca.
Over the years, many beautiful and exotic resorts have been popping throughout Belize that are adding to Belize’s beauty and charm. As you will see in this article, the below Belizean resorts are not only the most popular but can be used as a base to explore the country’s spectacular attractions.
From North to South and East to West, here are 9 most beautiful resorts that you might consider to visit on your Belize vacation.
Turtle Inn is a 25 room seafront hideaway that is owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola. The resort is located in Placencia and offers individual thatched cottages decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings that are naturally cooled by the ever-present Caribbean Sea breezes. Over the years, the resort has been consistently ranked as one of the best in Central and South America by Trip Advisor and Conde Nast Traveler.
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.
Chabil Mar is also located in the Placencia Peninsula and is the only guest exclusive resort in the area that reserves the entire resort amenities for the private use of their guests.
The resort is comprised of 19 spacious villas and 1 honeymoon suite and sits on 400 feet of private Caribbean beach. The boutique resort boasts two beachfront infinity swimming pools nestled in lush tropical gardens, a private pier for swimming and reserved dining, and offers complimentary use of kayaks and bikes, free Wi-Fi, as well as a bar and an outdoor restaurant with great food and views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Blue Marlin Beach Resort
South Water Caye, voted Best Beach by Island’s Magazine in 2014, is the home of Blue Marlin Beach Resort, the only full-service resort on this intimate Belize island. The resort is comprised of 5 Private Beach Cottages overlooking the Belize Barrier 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.
El Secreto Beach Resort
El Secreto Beach Resort opened in 2012 and is located on a sandy strip eleven miles north of the town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. The luxury resort is comprised of 13 private villas kitted out with Egyptian cotton sheets, outdoor Jacuzzis and private decks with hammocks. A gourmet restaurant, an elegant swimming pool and a spa are also onsite.
The resort is only 30 minutes by boat from San Pedro Town.
Portofino Beach Resort
Portofino is the ultimate beach resort in Ambergris Caye and is located 6 miles north from the hustle and bustle of San Pedro Town. The resort is a haven for romance, relaxation, luxury and adventure and offers spacious and stylish beach front accommodations.
The resort is owned by Jan and Sandra van Noord who moved from Belgium to Belize in 2001.
Victoria House Beach Resort
Victoria House is an award winning and upscale beach resort in Ambergris Caye that has been rated by Travel and Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Trip Advisor, among others as one of the top luxury resorts in Belize.
This luxury resort is one mile from the great Belize Barrier Reef and consists of 42 plantation style accommodations in the following categories: thatch roof casitas, suites and villas. A gourmet restaurant, a chic bar, a private pier and two stunning swimming pools can also be found onsite.
The vibe at Victoria House is described as “Barefoot Elegance”.
Belcampo is located in the verdant hills above the Caribbean coast of Southern Belize and is a sanctuary from the everyday world. The jungle lodge offers the best in local food and culture, active adventures, wildlife viewing, saltwater fly fishing and world class hospitality.
The resort is comprised of 16 individual and spacious suites that are well appointed with plush beds, screened verandas and spa style bathrooms.
A jungle farm restaurant, a rum bar, and a jungle spa are just a few of the amenities that can be found onsite.
Cahal Pech Village Resort
Cahal Pech Village Resort is located in San Ignacio Town, the ecotourism capital of Belize.
The resort is perched on top of the ancient hills of Cahal Pech Maya site and is comprised of 23 spacious and comfortable palm thatched cabanas, 14 standard rooms, 5 spacious suites, 9 deluxe suites, 3 fresh water swimming pools, a gourmet restaurant, a fully stock bar and a gift shop.
The resort offers a spectacular and invigorating view of the Belize River Valley and is close to the many popular archeological sites in the area – Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, El Pilar, Caracol and Tikal in Guatemala.