Lan Sluder’s Top 10 Beach Resorts in Belize
A former business newspaper editor in New Orleans, Lan Sluder has written more than 15 books about Belize. Founder, editor and publisher of Belize First Magazine, Sluder has contributed articles on travel to the New York Times, Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune and many other prestigious publications.
Below is his guide to the top 10 beach resorts in Belize:
1 – Victoria House
Located in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye, Victoria House has consistently been an award-winning resort, regularly named as a top destination by TripAdvisor and other prestigious travel sites for its outstanding hospitality and luxury accommodations.
2 – Phoenix Resort
Situated in the capital of Ambergris Caye, the Phoenix Resort proudly proclaims that it is the best location in San Pedro, with close access to dining, shopping and all of the vibrant nightlife of the town while offering luxurious rooms.
3 – Grand Caribe Beach Resort and Condominiums
Located on the much quieter northern end of Ambergris Caye, the Grand Caribe Beach Resort offers outstanding short-term and long-term stays with a beautiful view of the Caribbean and all of the excitement of San Pedro just two miles away.
4 – Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort
Situated in the village of Hopkins in the Stann Creek District of southeastern Belize, the Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort features delightfully appointed treehouse rooms and close access to all of the best onshore and mainland activities in the region.
5 – Pelican Reef Villas Resort
Located just south of the town of San Pedro on the south end of Ambergris Caye, Pelican Reef offers luxury lodgings in the form of 24 exclusive suites and signature cocktails at its on-site restaurant.
6 – Chabil Mar Villas
Situated right on the beach in Placencia Village, the Villas at Chabil Mar offer guests a way to relax in luxury while enjoying all of the best that southeast Belize has to offer.
7 – Turneffe Island Resort
Found on the tiny Turneffe Atoll, the resort offers luxury and comfort to divers who come from around the world to explore the rich underwater life found in the area.
8 – Cayo Espanto
Located on a tiny island near Ambergris Caye, Cayo Espanto is a privately-owned five-star resort offering unparalleled intimacy, service and relaxation just three miles offshore from San Pedro Town.
9 – Maya Beach Hotel and Bistro
Situated on the most beautiful beach in Placencia, the Maya Beach Hotel and Bistro offers personal service and delicious food in a friendly B&B setting.
10 – Xanadu Island Resort
Located just a mile south of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye, the eco-friendly Xanadu Resort is situated right on the beach, offering outstanding service and relaxing, peaceful accommodations in the world’s only monolithic dome structures.